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Iraq, Syria Working on Joint Railway Project with Iran

Syria and Iraq have discussed the establishment of rail connections with each other and with the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Iran FM, UN Envoy Discuss Iraq Developments

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has held talks with Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, the new Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Iraq and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI).

‘Some Korean SMEs Go Bankrupt after US Sanctions against Iran’

The Chairman of Iran-South Korea Joint Chamber of Commerce says following the cutback in economic relations between Tehran and Seoul due to US sanctions, many small or medium-sized companies (SMEs) that had ties with Iran have gone almost bankrupt.

Europeans Have No Excuse for Delaying INSTEX Launch: Iran

Iran’s foreign minister has criticised the European signatories to the 2015 nuclear deal for delaying the enforcement of a non-dollar payment channel, known as INSTEX, aimed at facilitating trade with Tehran under the US sanctions.

Iran Says Ready to Work with France to Settle Regional Woes

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the Islamic Republic is prepared to join hands with the French government to resolve regional issues, especially those in Libya and Sudan.

‘Pompeo’s Claim about Iran’s Interference in Venezuela Ridiculous’

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi has denounced the US secretary of state’s claim that Iran is interfering in the internal affairs of Venezuela, describing it as “ridiculous”.

Iran Summons New French Envoy over Araud’s Tweets

The Iranian Foreign Ministry has summoned France’s new ambassador to Tehran over “unacceptable” tweets by French Ambassador to the US Gerard Araud, who was later forced to delete them.

Iran FM, Top Italian Lawmaker Hold Talks in Tehran

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has discussed issues of mutual interest in a meeting with Vito Rosario Petrocelli, the president of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Senate of Italy.

Iran-US Negotiation Unlikely in Near, Far Future: Academic

Sadeq Zibakalam, a professor of political sciences at the University of Tehran, says Iran and the US are unlikely to break the ice in the near or distant future.

Iranian Jewish MP Condemns US Blacklisting of IRGC

The representative of the Jewish minority in Iran’s parliament has strongly denounced the Trump administration’s designation of IRGC as a terrorist organization, saying such moves are aimed at weakening Iran as Washington cannot tolerate independent countries.

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