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Iran Jewish MP: US policies in line with Israel interests

An MP representing Jewish Iranians in Parliament has said US presidents don’t have a say on deciding America’s foreign and domestic policies.

Iran: US Afghan entry a plight, its withdrawal a mess

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has called for the formation of an inclusive government in Afghanistan, saying Tehran is closely monitoring the situation and is in close contact with all parties in the country.

Raisi Admin Will Definitely Resume Vienna Talks to Revive JCPOA: Iran

Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh says the government of President Ebrahim Raisi will definitely continue the nuclear talks in Vienna aimed at reviving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Iran: Hiroshima Bombing Anniv. Reminder of US’ Grave Crimes against Humanity

Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman says the 76th anniversary of the US nuclear bombing of the Japanese city of Hiroshima is a reminder of a grave crime against humanity by Washington.

Iran’s Talks with US Never Been Taboo: Diplomat

Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, who is saud to be the final nominee for the post of Minister of Foreign Affairs in Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi’s administration, says negotiations with the United States has never been a “taboo.”

Iran No Longer Interested in Prisoner Swap with US: Report

An informed Iranian source says the country is no longer willing to swap prisoners with the United States.

Iran Slams US Senators’ Call for Denying Visa to President-Elect Raisi

Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman has slammed calls on the US president to deny the Iranian president-elect an entry visa for the United Nations annual General Assembly meeting in New York.

Iran’s Zarif: No Trust Doesn’t Mean No Interaction

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Tehran has no trust in the west but this does not entail calling off interactions.

US Refused to Back Off from Its ‘Hostile’ Stances in Vienna: Iran

Iran's envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says the United States had refused to back off from its hostile stances in the course of the Vienna talks aimed at reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

Nuclear Talks Prove Iran Must Avoid Negotiating with West: Leader

Iran’s Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the nuclear negotiations between the Rouhani administration and the world powers proved that trusting the West is not helpful and Iranian administrations must avoid negotiating with them.

Iran: No Broader Talks with US before JCPOA Obligations Fulfilled

Iran dismisses talks with the US on a wider range of topics than the 2015 nuclear deal, saying current signatories to the accord and Washington need to fulfill their obligations before any broader discussions could take place.

Iran Slams US for Linking Prisoner Swap to Fate of JCPOA

Iran's Government Spokesman says the United States of America, for reasons that are unclear and unacceptable, has linked the release of prisoners to the nuclear negotiations, which Tehran considers unnecessary and baseless.

Iran’s Leader Urges Muslim Nations to Resist Western Powers’ Interference

Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, has in a message marking the annual Hajj pilgrimage, called on Muslim nations to stand up to the interference and evil of Western powers.

US Move to Reject Prisoner Swap Deal with Tehran ‘Outrageous’, Iran Says

Iran’s foreign ministry has hit out at the US, saying its denial of a deal with Tehran to exchange prisoners is outrageous.

Iran Rebukes US Intervention in Cuba

Iran has condemned the intervention of some Western states and the US in the internal affairs of Cuba, describing the US sanctions as the root cause of Havana's problems.

Western Politicians Sell Themselves Cheap for MKO Circus: Iran

Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman has slammed what he called sellouts among western politicians for attending an annual meeting of the anti-Iran MKO terrorist group.

Biden Admin Denying Iranian Victims of Chemical Weapons Access to Medicine: Zarif

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has released a message marking the anniversary of the Iraqi gas attack on the city of Sardasht and National Day of Fight against Chemical and Biological Weapons.

Raisi Didn’t Rule Out Possibility of Meeting with Biden: Analyst

A conservative Iranian political activist says President-elect Ebrahim Raisi said “No” when asked if he would sit down for talks with US President Joe Biden, but his answer “was not an absolute Nope.”

Raisi to Maintain Rouhani’s Policy Towards JCPOA: Reformist Figure

Iranian reformist figure Mohammad Hashemi Rafsanjani says the new administration of President-elect Ebrahim Raisi will maintain the current administration’s policy towards the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), for now.

Iran Denies Media Reports, Says Didn’t Apply for Security Council Membership

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has dismissed inaccurate reports about Iran's failure to win enough votes for non-permanent membership of the UN Security Council, saying Tehran has not applied for the Security Council membership.

Iran, US Close to Returning to JCPOA: Western Media  

The London-based New Arab or Al-Araby Al-Jadeed says there is conclusive evidence indicating Iran and the US are close to returning to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Exhibit Showcasing Andy Warhol’s Works Opens in Tehran

An exhibition showcasing several of American Artist Andy Warhol’s works have opened at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art.

Iran Condemns US Seizure of IRIB News Websites

Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh says the US move to seize the website domains of Iranian media outlets affiliated with the IRIB is a systematic attempt by the United States to undermine freedom of expression on a global level and to silence independent voices in media.

Iran Closely Following ‘Alarming’ Developments in Afghanistan

Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh says the country is closely monitoring the "alarming" developments in Afghanistan.

US in No Position to Comment about Iran Election Process: Spokesman

Iran's Government Spokesman Ali Rabiei says the United States Department of State is in no position to comment about Iran's democratic mechanisms, and that Washington had better correct its own internal affairs before judging other countries.

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