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Raisi: Trump must face retribution over gen. Soleimani assassination

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi says former U.S. president Donald Trump must be brought to justice and face retribution for ordering the assassination of anti-terrorism icon General Qassem Soleimani.

Bagheri: Talks with P4+1 will resume in near future

Ali Bagheri Kani, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister and chief nuclear negotiator in Vienna talks, says the P4+1 group of countries has agreed to continue negotiations based on Tehran’s proposals.

China supports Iran’s positions during Vienna talks

China has supported Iran’s positions during the Vienna talks aimed at removing sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

IAEA’s cameras to be installed at Iran sites after precise examinations

The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) says monitoring cameras of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will be installed at Iran’s nuclear facilities after precise technical, security and judicial examinations.

Shamkhani: Strategic partnership with neighbors Iran top priority

The secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council has said even with the assassination of Iran’s top General Qassem Soleimani, the United States did not achieve its goal of dismantling the regional resistance.

Iran negotiator optimistic about reaching a deal in foreseeable future

Iran's chief nuclear negotiator says as a result of interactions and meetings held over the past few days at the expert level and by senior negotiating officials in Vienna, the differences between Iran and the P4+1 group over negotiable issues are decreasing.

Iranian parliament speaker: Palestine Muslim World top priority

Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf has said the most important priority of the Muslim world is the issue of Palestine.

Report: Iran has started positive interaction with IAEA

Nour News, a media outlet affiliated with Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, has said Iran has started positive cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA.

EU’s Mora: New sense of JCPOA revival in Vienna

The European Union's Deputy Foreign Policy Chief Enrique Mora says all parties present in Vienna have a new sense of reviving the provisions of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

Iran’s chief negotiator: no obstacle to deal

Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator and Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri has said there is no obstacle to a deal if necessary grounds are provided in the Vienna talks over the Iran nuclear deal.

Iran FM slams West’s failure to offer constructive proposals in Vienna

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian has criticized the West for failing to put forward constructive initiatives and proposals during negotiations with the Islamic Republic.

Raisi: lifting sanctions top priority for government

Iranian president Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi said the lifting and neutralizing of the anti-Tehran sanctions is a top priority for his administration.

Iran: Proposed drafts based on principles approved by all parties

Iran's lead negotiator to Vienna talks says the Islamic Republic’s proposed drafts on the removal of sanctions and Tehran’s nuclear activities are based on the principles approved by all parties.

Vienna talks end; Negotiations to resume next week

Ali Bagheri, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister and chief nuclear negotiator, has said this round of talks aimed at removing the anti-Iran sanctions has ended in Vienna. Bagheri said the Iranian and the 4+1 group’s delegations on Friday held a session of the Joint Commission of the nuclear deal, JCPOA, in the Austrian capital.

Deal close at hand in Vienna talks if West shows goodwill: Iran FM

Iran’s foreign minister has expressed hope the negotiating teams in the Austrian capital, Vienna, will arrive at an agreement over lifting of Iran’s sanctions if the Western parties to the talks act in good faith.

EU halts free trade talks with Australia again

The European Union (EU) has postponed its trade negotiations with Australia for the second time a month. The decision follows anger over Canberra's decision to cancel submarine contract with France.

EU, Australia trade talks postponed over submarine deal

Trade talks between Australia and the European Union (EU) have been delayed over Canberra’s decision to cancel a multibillion-euro submarine deal with France, EU and Australian officials said Friday.

China warns of the return to cold War era, citing AUKUS

The US-UK-Australia military bloc has heightened geopolitical tensions as well as risks of a return of the Cold War, potential arms race and nuclear proliferation, China warns.

IAEA chief: AUKUS deal tricky inspection-wise

Head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi warned that the security pact between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States is “very tricky” so long as nuclear inspection is concerned. He was referring to the fact that Australia does not have nuclear weapons but is getting a nuclear submarine.

France signs military contract with Greece after losing sub deal

France has inked a major military deal with Greece after the recent diplomatic tension with the U.S. and Australia due to the cancelling of a submarine deal between Canberra and Paris. France had described it as a stab in the back.

UK PM bidding to ease tension with France over AUKUS

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told French President Emmanuel Macron he wants to “re-establish cooperation” between the two, in the wake of the AUKUS pact row.

China says Asia-Pacific doesn’t need ‘submarines and gunpowder’

The Asia-Pacific does not need “submarines and gunpowder”, China’s foreign ministry spokesperson said, slamming the trilateral security pact between the US, the UK, and Australia, dubbed AUKUS.

Russia: NATO ‘totally shocked’ by AUKUS

A newly formed military alliance among the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia has totally surprised NATO itself, rather than the opponents, a top Russian diplomat says.

Moscow’s security chief: AUKUS security pact against Russia, China

A top Russian official described the AUKUS alliance of Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States as another military bloc directed against Moscow and Beijing.

France: US instigating confrontation with China

French Defence Minister Florence Parly accused the United States of attempting to instigate confrontation with China, amid the growing tension over a security deal between Canberra and Washington.

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