Araghchi: All options are on the table
The Foreign Ministry’s Political Deputy said: “We are ready to defend the interests of the IR of Iran against every move by the US President.” Seyed Abbas Araghchi has travelled to Rome to meet with European officials. He added: “The US President is swimming against the tide of international norms. The international community is presently trying to deal with this. We are in close contact with them and will not allow the interests of the IR of Iran to dwindle amid his moves. We are well placed to defend ourselves and are ready to deal with every scenario.”
Iran response to Arab League anti-Iranian declaration
In a response to the closing statement issued by the Arab Summit, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Bahram Ghassemi, stressed on the Islamic Republic of Iran's permanent policy of non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries, and said: “Iran expects regional countries to maintain mutual respect and non-interference in each other's affairs and stop beating the drum of alleged claims and accusations, in order to place realism, interaction, reflection, logic, dialogue, goodwill, and foresight on their priority list of policies for confidence-building, stability, and a halt to creating unnecessary concerns.”
Spanish, Dutch FMs to visit Iran
Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said foreign ministers of Spain and Netherlands are visiting Iran. “Talking to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and other Iranian officials to boost and develop bilateral relations is among the issues on the agenda of the European officials.” He added.
International reactions to Iran plane crash
International reactions to the crash of a passenger plane in Iran are pouring in. The US Secretary of State has tweeted his condolences in Persian, saying: “We were very sorry to hear about the plane crash in our virtual embassy in Iran. We send our condolences to the people of Iran and our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims.”
Araghchi: Europe is making a mistake
In answer to the question of whether Europe will impose non-nuclear sanctions on Iran to satisfy the US demands on the JCPOA 2015 nuclear agreement, Deputy for Legal and International Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran, Abbas Aragchi, said: “We have not seen a consensus by Europe yet. There are those on the Continent who believe they can convince Trump to stay in the deal by agreeing with him on other non-nuclear issues. This idea is totally wrong and will certainly backfire.”
Paper-based Iran visa to go in next six months
The Consular, Parliamentary and Iranian Affairs Deputy at Iran's Foreign Ministry has announced the news of eliminating paper-based visas for Iran within the next six months.
Iran reacts to killing by Canadian police
In reaction to the killing of one of its citizens by the Canadian police, the spokesperson for Iran’s Foreign Ministry said: “Sadly, we have been informed that an Iranian citizen named “Babak Saeidi” resident in Canada has been killed by the Canadian police. He suffered from an illness.”
Travel free to Iran!
The Deputy of the Tourism Organization of Iran has said that: “Iranians living abroad can get a free plane ticket to Iran if they introduce five foreign tourists. They can also transfer their tickets to their relatives.”