In an interview with Geo TV During the course of his recent trip to Pakistan, Iran’s top diplomat, Javad Zarif, stated that Trump is not in a position to set conditions for the JCPOA. In an interview with TV host, Hamed Mir, he added: “Unfortunately, Donald Trump is accustomed to taking unpredictable and unrealistic decisions for the world.”
WASHINGTON (AP) News writes that President Donald Trump unceremoniously dumped Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday — via Twitter — and picked CIA Director Mike Pompeo to shift from America’s spy chief to its top diplomat. The abrupt announcement ended the turbulent tenure of the man who reportedly called the president a “moron” but wanted to stay, and deepened the disarray in the Trump administration.
The main agenda of today's (Tuesday, 22 March 2010) session of the Islamic Consultative Assembly of Iran was the impeachment of the two ministers of Labor and Roads and Urban Development ousing. During the morning session, MPs reviewed the draft of the impeachment for Ali Rabiei, Iran's Minister of Labor. Those for and against the impeachment stated their reasons and the Minister of Labor defended his position and answered questions by the opposition, following which votes were cast for his ministerial seat in the cabinet.
The Guardian writes on Monday 12 March 2018 that nearly half of US arms exports over the past five years have gone to the war-stricken Middle East, with Saudi Arabia consolidating its place as the world’s second biggest importer, a report has shown.
The PR Office of the IRGC Quds Force has issued a statement announcing the destruction of a suicide car and killing of two terrorists at the Saravan border post in Sistan and Baluchistan Province, southeastern Iran. According to the statement, a terrorist group intended to carry out a suicide attack on the IRGC border post in Saravan with a car full of explosives on Sunday, 11 March 2018. The attack was foiled by the timely intervention of the Guard Corps.
Speaking at the Brussels conference, Seyed Hossein Mousavian has stated: “Trump’s request to change the JCPOA international inspection regime is out of order, because the agreement already includes unprecedented, transparent, and regular inspections. Moreover, there are no sunset clauses in this respect in the JCPOA.”
Austrian police have reported an attack on the residence of Iranian Ambassador to Vienna and stated that the armed man has been killed by one of the guards. Another guard has been transferred to hospital for an arm injury. The attacker, armed with a cold weapon, had tried to enter the residence of the Iranian Ambassador in Austria.
Iran’s top diplomat, Javad Zarif, begins a 3-day official trip to Islamabad today on the invitation of his Pakistani counterpart. Persia Digest reports that a thirty strong economic and commercial delegation accompany the Foreign Minister on this trip. Two business meetings have been planned in Islamabad and Karachi.
Four men, supporters of Ayatollah Sadegh Shirazi, climbed on the balcony of the Iranian Embassy in London on Friday afternoon, 9 March 2018, took down the Iranian flag, and rose their own flag in an apparent protest to the arrest of Ayatollah Shirazi’s son resident in the holy city of Qom in the north of Iran. Grand Ayatollah Sadegh Shirazi is a critic of the Iranian government. Following the arrest of his son, protests were also staged in Karbala, central Iraq.
Speaking today, 8 March, the Supreme Leader of Iran stated: “The US asks why Iran has a presence in the region? The US, of course, has a seditious, corrupt presence everywhere! The disruptive administration asks why we are in the region. We are in the region. Must we ask for your permission?”
If the US exists the 2015 JCPOA nuclear agreement with Iran and the world powers, Iran will have four options: 1) Continue to remain committed to its obligations in the JCPOA if the other signatories (EU, Russia, and China) remain committed to theirs; 2) If the US tears up the deal, Iran will set it on fire; 3) If the US exits the deal, Iran will adjust its obligations accordingly; for instance, if our uranium stockpile is 300kgs, this will increase to 400kgs in the event of a US exit; and 4) If the US exists the JCPOA, Iran can counteract this by increasing its obligations to show its goodwill to the world.”
In response to the claims of the Zionist Prime Minister, Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani, has said: “Those who have spent the last 70 years causing chaos, war, and destruction in the region, continuously massacred people, and created the Sabra and Shatila tragedy, are not in a position to call Iran a danger. Iran is not a danger to anyone. Iran is tantamount to regional stability and security. Of course, it will alwaysreserve the right to defend itself.”
The young 10-year old Iranian boy, Hossein Atayi Sangrudi from Karaj has already 16 inventions in his portfolio. Six of these are in the process of being registered. His inventions include the VTOL three-modality drones, gunboats, office furniture, miniature sprayer, multipurpose control for smart TVs, and so on.
In an interview with Persia Digest, Adib-Moghaddam said: It is imperative that Iran gets even closer to the EU, not least to keep the communication with Washington going, and to minimize misperceptions.
The German Schiller Group Concert is taking place in Tehran for the first time.
Christopher von Deylen, will be traveling to Tehran with his Group for the first time in mid-December to stage a concert at the Hall of the Ministry of the Interior over two nights on 11-12 December, at 21h30.
Professor of arts and media studies at Université Paris III, Fahimeh Najmi, has released her book entitled “Le Théâtre, L'Iran et L'Occident” [The Theater, Iran, and the Occident] in Paris on 11 April 2018.
Seventy-eight years ago, on 24 April, the first radio transmitter in Iran began broadcasting from the old Shemiran road studios in Tehran. Exactly on 24 April, 1940, a radio service started which presented programs such as news, Iranian music, cultural and artistic subjects, history and geography for eight hours a day. The service was only for Tehran, and for this reason became known as “Radio Tehran”.
With tensions between regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia at the brink, a rare dialogue recently took place between two former senior Saudi and Iranian officials. Hosted by the Center for Strategic Studies at the Joint Special Operations University in Tampa, Florida, former Saudi Ambassador to the United States and Director General of Saudi Arabia’s intelligence agency Prince Turki al Faisal debated Hossein Mousavian, a former spokesman for Iran’s nuclear negotiators and chairman of the foreign policy committee of Iran’s National Security Council. The lively discussion touched on each country’s view of its security environment and the broader issues affecting the Iran-Saudi relationship. LobeLog has obtained the full transcript of the conversation, and the following is an abbreviated excerpt covering the key points.
Iran's foreign minister said Monday that neither Iran nor Saudi Arabia can be the dominant power in the Middle East and what's needed most is for countries in the Persian Gulf region to talk to each other — not about each other.