Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Iran-US Relations

Official: Iran ready for prisoner swap with US ‘with or without nuclear deal’

The spokesman of Iran’s Foreign Ministry says the country stands ready for exchanges of prisoners with the US as a humanitarian issue even if efforts to revive the 2015 nuclear deal fail to yield results.

Official: President Raisi to visit New York for UN meeting

An Iranian official has confirmed that Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi will visit New York later this month, to take part in the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

Tehran says US behind ‘scenario’ of Albania serving ties with Iran

The spokesman for the Iranian ministry of foreign affairs strongly condemned a move by the US Department of the Treasury to impose sanctions on the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence that followed Albania’s move to cut off ties with Iran.

Iran rejects US, UK accusations regarding cyberattacks in Albania

The spokesperson of Iran’s foreign ministry has rejected as baseless the accusations of the US National Security Council and the UK foreign ministry against the Islamic Republic of Iran regarding an alleged cyberattack on Albania.

Iranian top commander warns US, Israel amid war games

The chief of staff of the Iranian Armed Forces has warned the United States and Israel against any provocative move, adding that hosting their forces in military drills in the region will lead to instability.

Expert: Future activity of US firms in Iran can enable effective sanctions removal

An economic expert says a future presence of American companies in the Iranian market in the case of a revival of the 2015 nuclear deal — even at a limited scale — could help make the US administration effectively remove the sanctions against Tehran.

Top Iranian general warns threats posed by US spy drones won’t be tolerated

The chief of staff of Iranian armed forces has warned that the country will not tolerate new threats posed by the enemies to maritime security in the West Asia region.

Academic: Biden seeking results in Iran talks before mid-term elections

A Canada-based academic criticizes the US administration for having killed time so far in the diplomatic process aimed at reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, despite a call from many political elites in the American society for Washington to secure an agreement with Tehran.

Nournews: Here’s why IRGC briefly seized US naval drone in Persian Gulf

A news website close to Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) releases details of the brief seizure and release of an unmanned surface vessel (USV) belonging to the US military by the naval forces of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) in the Persian Gulf waters.

Any deal between Iran, US would be merely a break in confrontation: Commentator

An Iranian political commentator says if the negotiations between Iran and the US produce a deal, that would only be an intermission in the broader state of hostilities, and that the antagonism between them does not stop.

Iran UN envoy urges US commitment over nuclear disarmament

Iran’s Ambassador to the United Nations Majid Takht Ravanchi has called on a real commitment to nuclear disarmament by the United States and a Middle East free of nuclear weapons.

Iran’s rights chief urges US to free all innocent Iranians in its jails

Iran’s top human rights official slams the United States for keeping tens of Iranian citizens in jail and renewed the call for Washington to immediately release all the innocent nations of the Islamic Republic.

Iran denies ties to attack on Salman Rushdie

The spokesperson of the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has rejected claims that Iran was involved in a recent stabbing assault on anti-Islam novelist Salam Rushdie in New York.

Iranian daily: US would better accept nuclear agreement; time passing in favor of Iran

The Iranian government’s official newspaper, “Iran”, says time is passing in favor of the Islamic Republic in the Vienna talks and this means Washington needs to back down and accept Iran’s demands.

Scholar: Iran, US wasted many opportunities to reach compromise

A US-based scholar says Washington has been pursuing a policy of pressure and simultaneous efforts to reach an agreement with Tehran since the presidency of Bill Clinton (1993-2001), but both Iran and the United States have lost many opportunities to reach a compromise.

Iran to resume full implementation of nuclear-related measures if US makes right decision

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations Majid Takht Ravanchi has stated that If Washington makes the correct decision, Tehran will cease its remedial actions vis-à-vis the nuclear deal. He made the remarks at the Tenth NPT Review Conference in New York on Wednesday.

Iranian: New sanctions show hypocritical nature of US

The Iranian foreign ministry spokesman says the US move to impose new anti-Iran sanctions at a time when the Iranians have suffered heavy casualties and economic losses due to the recent floods clearly exposes the hypocritical nature of the US.

IRGC commander: Iran forced US to flee the region

The commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps says the US has weakened to the extent that it no longer plays a role in the West Asia region’s geopolitical landscape and has shifted to Ukraine.

US says Iran nuclear deal not dead yet

US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman has said the Iran nuclear deal—formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)—is not dead yet.

Former Iranian rights chief Larijani says US policies outdated

The former secretary of the Human Rights Council of the Iranian Judiciary has said Iran is capable of producing nuclear arms.

Iranian MP: US lifting IRGC from “terror list”, must to revive nuclear deal

The United States wants to return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran after several rounds of extensive talks to revive the nuclear agreement, but it does not want to give any assurance that it will not breach the deal again, an Iranian lawmaker says.

Iran dismisses Biden’s allegations as baseless, hypocritical

The Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman has rejected US president Joe Biden’s claims regarding Tehran’s nuclear program as baseless and hypocritical.

‘Biden’s Mideast trip to make revival of Iran nuclear deal harder’

US President Joe Biden’s trip to the Middle East to bring Saudi Arabia and Israel closer will make revival of Iran’s nuclear deal more complicated, a former Iranian diplomat says.

Iran: US-Israel statement addressed not just to Iran, but all Arab-Muslim states

Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman warns that a joint US-Israel declaration issued during President Joe Biden’s visit to occupied al-Quds was not just addressed to Iran but to all Muslim and Arab countries, which would have to submit to Tel Aviv’s “military edge.”

Raisi urges US to learn lesson from past mistakes, rules out retreat in nuclear talks

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi says the Islamic Republic of Iran will not back down from its rightful stance in the talks over the revival of the nuclear deal, JCPOA.

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