The outgoing administration of US President Donald Trump has imposed more sanctions on companies in Iran, China and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for doing business with the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) and on three Iranian entities over conventional arms proliferation.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has denounced the outgoing US administration’s decision to blacklist Yemen’s Ansarullah movement just before handing over power, saying such a hostile move shows Washington’s “utter contempt for peace.”
The president of Iran’s Strategic Council on Foreign Relations said a possible US return to the landmark nuclear deal with Iran must take place after all anti-Tehran sanctions are lifted because, with the sanctions in place, Washington’s return to the deal amounts to “extortion.”
Claims by Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan against the Islamic Republic are “baseless, repetitive and boring,” says a senior Iranian official, calling on Riyadh to pursue a constructive approach in its regional policy.
The total death toll from the novel coronavirus in Iran has reached 56,621, the Health Ministry said Friday.
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has kicked off massive military drills in central Iran, in which it tests its latest ballistic missiles and combat drones.
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the United States is doing all it can to prevent convergence and dialog between Iran and the Persian Gulf region’s Arab countries.
The commander of Iran’s Navy said the main goal of two-day large-scale maneuvers held by the country's naval forces is to promote sustainable peace and security in the region while projecting the power of the Iranian nation and its scientists to extra-regional forces present in the Persian Gulf.
Parliament Speaker said the incoming US administration’s likely return to the 2015 nuclear deal means nothing if all anti-Iran restrictions are not lifted.
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says -- as per Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei’s assertion -- Iran has to effectively see the results of any potential sanctions relief from the United States, not merely a toothless signature, in case Washington decided to return to its obligations under the 2015 nuclear agreement.