IRGC Commander response to talks with Trump
The Commander-in-Chief of the Revolutionary Guards Corps, Mohammad-Ali Jafari, has called intellectual currents against pure Islam as one of the biggest obstacles in Iran, and said: “Today, there are many views opposed to pure Islam, the last of which is the letter written to the Supreme Leader by its 100 signatories proposing that the Islamic Republic should talk with Trump. Trump himself has also said I will pressurize Iran to such an extent that they will sit down to talk with us.”
South Pars Gas Field upgraded despite sanctions
Reuters LONDON, reports on 19 June - The possible withdrawal of French oil major Total from Iran’s South Pars gas field has not slowed down the project, a senior Iranian official said, adding that Tehran is in talks with Russia’s Gazprom over the development of two other fields.
Warning for Spain after German loss at World Cup
Reuters reports from KAZAN, Russia, that Spain came through a tough World Cup opener against Portugal in impressive style as the aftershocks of the sacking of their coach were still reverberating and they will need to keep the pedal firmly to the floor when they meet Iran on Wednesday.
Ex Israeli minister charged with spying for Iran
The BBC reports that Israel has charged a former cabinet minister with spying for Iran, the Shin Bet internal security service says. Gonen Segev, a medical doctor who served as energy minister in the 1990s, was allegedly recruited by Iranian intelligence while living in Nigeria.
All about the Iranian Messi
The Times of India reports from KAZAN: It was on a cold night of November two years ago that Iran center forward Sardar Azmoun displayed his class to the world.
World Cup 2018 Iran vs Spain - Players
Sporting News writes on 18 June 2018 that Spain is still a strong favorite for the Iran clash in Kazan, as it goes in search of its first group-stage victory. But Iran will be boosted by its 1-0 triumph over Morocco on Friday, a win which has seen it top Group B.
US insults for Iran’s volleyball team
The Iranian volleyball team competing in the FIVB Volleyball Men's Nations League in the US has been interrogated by the FBI at the airport.
Zarif digs on Israeli nuclear warheads
Iranian Prime Minister, Javad Zarif, has posted a tweet addressed to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI): “There are at least 80 nuclear warheads stationed in the Middle East. None are in Iran; rather, they're at the fingertips of a warmonger who howls incessantly about fabricated Iranian “ambitions”. Time for an overdue debate on the real threat to the region & beyond.”
Rouhani: Tehran will stand by Doha
In a telephone conversation with the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on Monday, President Hassan Rouhani expressed hope that Tehran and Doha can make the best of the many capacities they have to promote trade between the two countries.
Reactions to Netanyahu's plans for Iran
Some time ago, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu sent a video message about the water crisis in Iran, saying: “Israel has the knowledge to stop an environmental crisis in Iran and I want to share this with the people of Iran.” He pointed to the launch of a website and a telegram channel in Persian to fight the water crisis in Iran, and stated: “Israel is with the Iranian people and I want to save the lives of many of them.”