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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is planning to hold talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani later this month in New York following the reinstatement of sanctions against the Middle Eastern country by the United States, a Japanese government source said.
Iranian foreign ministry spokesman says foreign ministers of Iran and other parties to the 2015 nuclear deal are likely to hold a meeting on the sidelines of this year’s UN General Assembly in New York to discuss efforts to salvage the nuclear pact.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi says Tehran has not yet received any report regarding the arrest of an Iranian student from any official channel and Australian authorities, but the foreign ministry is following up on the media reports on the issue.
Iran says it will file a complaint against the Italian-French aircraft manufacturer ATR for not remaining committed to its obligations under its contract with the Islamic Republic.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the nation will resist against the bullying US in the same way as Imam Hussein, the third Shiite Imam, resisted against tyrant ruler of time Yazid, and they won’t cave into escalating pressure by Washington.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said he believes it is not possible for the “unrealistic” US to bring down Iran’s oil export to zero, as Washington is almost isolated internationally on this particular issue.
The world’s largest commercial turboprop maker ATR is in talks with alternative buyers for seven remaining aircraft which it has to deliver to Iran under a $536 million deal, the company’s Italian shareholder Leonardo says.
A senior Iranian official says the United States’ claim that it will bring Iran’s petroleum sales to zero is just nonsense.
A senior security official says the US strategy of using sanctions to force the Iranian people to cave into its demands will lead nowhere, just as the former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein failed to impose his will on Iran during the 1980s Iran-Iraq war.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says Washington is frequently sending messages to Tehran asking for talks, but Iran ignores those messages as the US’ behaviour shows it is not honest in its request for negotiations.