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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…

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…

Zarif Urges D8 to stand up against unilateralism including criminal sanctions against Iran

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SHAFAQNA- Foreign minister of Iran called on the group of Eight Developing Islamic Countries (D8) to stand up against unilateralism, stressed the need to enhance and strengthen economic and commercial multilateralism. Mohammad Javad Zarif…

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…

How Iran broke silence over Khashoggi case

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SHAFAQNA- After 3 weeks of wisely silence in the unfolding international crisis over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, Iranian officials finally reacted to the Saudi journalist’s case. Brutal killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at…

Iranian officials called Pakistan to urgent measures for release of  hostage guards

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian Interior Minister and Iran's Foreign Minister called Pakistan to take urgent measures for release of  hostage guards who were kidnapped at Iranian border with Pakistan.  Three days ago, 14 border guards, including IRGC…

Joining CFT facilitates Iran economic ties with world

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SHAFAQNA- “If CFT is approved with the conditions Iran sets and red lines it puts forward, it can prevent abuses and help normalization of Iran’s economic ties with the world,” Kamal Kharrazi said. Iranian parliament on Sunday passed…

Iran PMs approved joining CFT

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SHAFAQNA- Iran Parliament approved a bill on the country’s accession to Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) standards set by the FATF (Financial Action Task Force). Parliament's open session on Sunday morning was attended by Parliament…

Zarif conversations about JCPOA with global media: "Reliability is different from trust"

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif talked about the Iran nuclear deal, the rest of the international community deal with the US, Netanyahu‘s claims and the future of relations between Tehran and Washington, in separate…

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…

Syria slams US for ‘supporting terrorism’, demands withdrawal of all foreign troops from Syria

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SHAFAQNA- Denouncing the United States for supporting terrorism, Syrian Deputy Prime Minister Walid Al-Moualem told to the United Nations General Assembly that his country's "battle against terrorism is almost over", demanding the immediate…

Zarif asked for more investigation on Israel’s nuclear program after Netanyahu's false show at UNGA

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SHAFAQNA - After Israel Prime Minister's false show at United Nations general assembly, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif asked for more scrutiny on Israel’s nuclear program.  Speaking at United Nations general assembly…

Zarif describes Trump's expression as surprising

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SHAFAQNA- "Donald Trump's remarks at the UN Security Council is surprising", said Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. It is surprising that a person who himself violated the UNSC's resolution, speaks about respecting this international…

Iran called for militants to be “cleaned out” of Syria’s Idlib province

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SHAFAQNA - Iran's foreign minister said at the start of a visit to Damascus that "terrorists must be purged" from Syria's Idlib and the entire northwestern province returned to government control. The visit comes days before the leaders of…

South Africa has promised Iran to resume oil purchases

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SHAFAQNA -  Less than a month ago, Iranian foreign minister visited South Africa, a country which is considered as an old friend and strong supporter of the Iran nuclear deal. The formation of the technical commission to track the agreements…

Iran's response to Tramp: Iran has changed their attitude toward the US government more than the past

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SHAFAQNA - After the withdrawing the US from the Iran nuclear deal, less conversations or statements from Tramp heard in which there is no mention of Iran or threatening Iran. The US president recently said in a conversation with Fox News that…

Iran FM: Trump's mudslinging can't blemish Iran's honor

SHAFAQNA- Addressing a meeting with Iranian Diaspora in Pretoria, South Africa, on Monday, Mohammad Javad Zarif said, 'Once again, we hear whispers from political newcomers; we need to recount that Iran has fought all the corruptions, sanctions,…

Nobody will trust U.S. to engage in long-term negotiation: Zarif

SHAFAQNA- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that nobody will trust any U.S. administration to engage in any long-term negotiation. “Nobody else will trust any U.S. administration to engage in any long-term negotiation…

Iranian FM: Trump's 'hate speech' unworthy of reply, belongs in medieval times

SHAFAQNA- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday slammed US President Donald Trump's address that took aim at Iran at the United Nations, calling it an "ignorant hate speech." "Trump's ignorant hate speech belongs…

‘Quick to insult Islam but hesitant to condemn racist terror at home’: Zarif

SHAFAQNA- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, comparing Donald Trump’s reaction to recent terrorist attack in Spain and his failure to condemn racist violence at home, criticized the US president and said, “Quick to insult…

Zarif, UN envoy urge end to Yemen crisis

SHAFAQNA- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the UN special envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed held a meeting in Tehran on the Yemen crisis. During the Saturday talks, Zarif and Ould Cheikh Ahmed discussed…

Foreign Minister: US must pay price for JCPOA violation

SHAFAQNA- Foreign Minister Javad Zarif underlined that Americans cannot impose the cost of JCPOA violation on Iran. Iran's National Security and Foreign Policy Committee spokesman Seyyed Hossein Naqavi Hosseini, referring to the Tuesday…

Zarif: Lebanese Army victory, a lesson for Islamic world

SHAFAQNA- Irean Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the Lebanese Army and resistance victory in Arsal city could be a lesson for the Islamic world. Zarif made the remarks Tuesday in a meeting with members of a faction in Lebanon…

ISIS, Al-Nusra, Al-Qaeda Get Their Money and Ideology From America’s Allies

SHAFAQNA- The Iranian Foreign Minister has accused Washington’s allies in the Middle East of sponsoring terrorism. Mohammad Javad Zarif was speaking to CNN, commenting on US President Donald Trump’s apparent anti-Iranian policy in the…

Iran Foreign Minister, Jazad Zarif Tweeted: "Iran—fresh from real elections—attacked by @POTUS in that bastion of democracy & moderation. Foreign Policy or simply milking KSA of $480B?"

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SHAFAQNA- Iran Foreign Minister, Jazad Zarif, tweeted about Trum's speech in Ryadh: "Iran—fresh from real elections—attacked by @POTUS in that bastion of democracy & moderation. Foreign Policy or simply milking KSA of $480B?" …

Iran calls for cooperation among Persian Gulf states

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SHAFAQNA - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has called for friendship among Persian Gulf littoral states and highlighted the capability of regional countries to independently run their own affairs free from foreign interference. “Through…