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Iranian PM: Iran has no problem in negotiating with Saudi Arabia

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SHAFAQNA- The member of National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of Iranian Parliament stated that by developing bilateral relations with the neighboring countries we can quickly deal with the difficulties caused by sanctions. "Iran…

Zarif: Riyadh and Washington are fomenting 'dangerous escalations' in Middle East

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SHAFAQNA | BY Leila Yazdani : At the Doha Forum in Qatar, Iranian foreign Minister Javad Zarif rejected the label of the world's top sponsor of terrorism ascribed to it by Saudi Arabia and the U.S. He accused Riyadh and Washington of fomenting…

Iran’s Rouhani: US sanctions are ‘economic terrorism’

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SHAFAQNA- Iran's President Hassan Rouhani lashed out at US “economic terrorism” against Iran and warnned of a "deluge" of drugs, refugees and attacks on the West if U.S sanctions weaken Iran's ability to contain these issues. “US…

EU must act soon if it wants to keep the nuclear agreement alive

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SHAFAQNA | by Leila Yazdani : The 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and World powers will be in danger if European countries fail to fulfill their pledge to ease the US’ pressures. The US pullout from the JCPOA on May 8, and its “illegal”…

Iran cannot 'wait forever' for EU's promised SPV

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SHAFAQNA– Iran 's Deputy Foreign Minister said EU needs more time to introduce operational measures, but underlined that Iran cannot wait forever. Despite the US pressures, the European Union continues efforts to provide a financial mechanism…

Barham Salih in Iran: one step forward to strengthen Tehran-Baghdad political and economic relations

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SHAFAQNA- Tehran and Baghdad had agreed to create a free trade zone, the Iranian President Rouhani said at a meeting of high-ranking delegations of Iran and Iraq on Saturday. About Barham Salih visit to Tehran and talks between Iranian and…

Iran: US failed to create a consensus around its new sanctions +Video

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SHAFAQNA- Iran's Ambassador to the UK  told CNN "the United States has failed to create a consensus" around its new sanctions. In an exclusive conversation with Christian Amanpour, Hamid Baeidineghad said that the oil waivers given to…

Zarif: Pompeo should own what he says

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SHAFAQNA- Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has blamed his American counterpart, Mike Pompeo for his threat to starve the Iranian people through sanction, saying Pompeo must assume responsibility for what he says. In a post on…

Iraq president says talks continuing with U.S. over Iran sanctions

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SHAFAQNA- Talk with Washington over anti-Iran sanctions were continuing and Iraq’s  special conditions should be taken into consideration, Iraqi president told a press conference in Kuwait. Iraq is not to act as a mediator between Iran…

Lebanese Analyst: US sanctions did not affect the formation of Lebanon government

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SHAFAQNA- The second phase of US sanctions against Iran began last week, and at the same time, US sanctions against Lebanon's Hezbollah (HIFPA) began in a modified version. What is worrying about the implications of these sanctions is that…

Rouhani: Iran will break unjust US sanctions

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani referred US as a "bullying power", saying Iran will "proudly bypass "illegal" and "unjust" sanctions because it's against international regulations. The most biting round of sanctions since US President…

Video: Iran's Message on Trump Sanctions

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SHAFAQNA- “Washington would once again regret its unwise measures”, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in an online video message on Trump Sanctions Tuesday. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif  tweeted : President…

Louis Farrakhan: Sanctioning Iran is a big mistake

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SHAFAQNA- During a solidarity trip to Iran, the leader of the religious group Nation of Islam (NOI), Louis Farrakhan, described U.S reimposing sanctions against Iran as a big mistake, adding that the United States cannot continue its unilateralism. Louis…

Maximum pressure on Iran would harm long-term U.S interests

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SHAFAQNA- Despite Saudi Arabia’s admission that the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi earlier this month was premeditated, the Trump administration appears determined to maintain the U.S partnership with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates,…

Iran's FM holds phone talks with 4 European leaders on US new sanctions

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohmmad Javad Zarif held phone talks with four European leaders to discuss Washington’s re-imposition of sanctions against Iran and Europe’s efforts to counter the measures. Federica Mogherini, High…

U.S. Adds several other institutes to Its List of Sanctions against Iran

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SHAFAQNA – Several other Iranian institutes was added on the list of U.S sanctions against Iran, according to statement of The US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). In a statement, OFAC listed the sanctioned…

International counseling to replace dollar by euro for trading with Iran

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SHAFAQNA- Following US restrictions on global trading with Iran, international counseling has started to replace dollar by euro for trading with Iran. If it happens, this motivation is one step forward to free Europe from excessive dependence…

Iran oil exports can never be reduced to zero

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SHAFAQNA-  Saudi Arabia officials have been claiming they are able to offset Iranian losses in Oil export under U.S. pressure. But, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said that the market will never buy Saudi Arabia’s claim that it has been…

Iran requested quick international response to US threats

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SHAFAQNA- Permanent Representative of Iran to the UN said imposing sanctions and US withdraw from international agreements are serious threats for the principal charter of the UN and the violation of legal order. And he requested a quick and…

ICJ vote for Iran, a precondition of Negotiation with US

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SHAFAQNA- In a victory for Tehran against Washington, UN top court ruled that US must remove sanctions with humanitarian impacts on Iran. According to Reza Nasri, there would be numerous opportunities for Iran’s public diplomacy and Foreign…

ICJ will deliver today its Order on Iran lawsuit against US sanctions

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SHAFAQNA - Iran Takes U.S. to Court Over Nuclear Deal and Reimposed Sanctions in late july.  The Iranian lawsuit asked the International Court of Justice, which is based in The Hague, to order the United States to terminate the 8 May sanctions…

Iran Exports Crude Oil with Offering One Million Barrels at Energy Bourse

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian Deputy Minister of Oil Ali Karder said that offering crude oil at Tehran’s Energy Bourse will begin next week in packages of five thousand barrels entirely one million barrels. Speaking with IRNA, concerning the time of…

Araqchi: Europeans should implement mechanisms of banking and trade transactions to Iran before November 4

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Seyyed Abbas Araqchi said that according to our negotiations with Europeans, the mechanisms of the banking and trade transactions will be carried out before the next round of the sanctions comes. “Europeans…

Major powers agree to continue trade with Iran despite U.S. sanctions

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SHAFAQNA- Major Powers agree to keep Iran nuclear deal and develop payment mechanisms to continue trade with Iran despite U.S. sanctions to choke off Iranian oil sales resume in November. According to Irna, 4 + 1 meeting held on Monday with…

Rouhani says he has no plan to meet Trump

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in an interview with NBC News said that he would not meet with President Donald Trump this week and accused the U.S. of adopting a hostile stance toward Iran. "There is no such program for a meeting",…

Rouhani: Trump needs to stop his anti-Iran actions

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani In a meeting with a group of US media executives in New York pointed out Trump did some very incorrect actions against Iran and the Iranian nation, calling on US administration to end its cruel and…

JCPOA and the future of international relations

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SHAFAQNA- Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal in May. The US withdrawal from the nuclear deal struck between Iran and main powers is “doomed” to significantly have an effect on peace and safety within the Center…

US Imposes New Sanctions on Iranian airlines

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SHAFAQNA - US imposes new sanctions on Iranian airlines and companies associated with them, after Donald Trump withdrew from the nuclear deal, to increase economic pressure on Iran and isolate Iran in the world. Mahan Travel and Tourism,…