Iranian Political Deputy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abbas Araghchi, has responded to certain western media claims about new EU sanctions against Iran, and said: “Should certain European countries pursue the imposition of non-nuclear sanctions against Iran to please the US President, they have made a huge miscalculation. They will see its direct consequences on the JCPOA nuclear deal and its survival.”
In a response to the replacement of the US Secretary of State, Abbas Araghchi, Political Deputy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran, has announced that a US withdrawal from the 2015 JCPOA nuclear agreement is a serious step calling for two scenarios. He said: “The first scenario is that the US will withdraw from the JCPOA, triggering a withdrawal by Iran. We have already informed the EU that if they fail to keep the US in the deal, Iran will also leave.”
Author of the following article is Mohsen Moheimany, PhD Student at the School of Law & Government at Dublin City University. You can read excerpts here. ISNA recently reported this comment from Javad Zarif, the Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs: "For a year and two months, Trump has been saying that he will undermine the nuclear deal with Iran, but has not done it yet because he knows the cost of doing it".
Following a day of impeachments for the two ministers of Labor and Road & Urban Development by MPs in the Iranian Parliament, Majlis, getting no votes, the impeachment of the Minister of Agriculture was on the agenda of this morning’s session. As in previous cases, MPs pro and against the impeachment spoke and Minister Mahmoud Hojjati defended his performance.
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.
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.
By Dina Esfandiary and Ariane M. Tabatabai
Dina Esfandiary and Ariane M. Tabatabai wrote in the Foreign Affairs that in May, President Donald Trump announced that he was pulling the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal.
Talking about the huge potentials of tourism in Iran, the Austrian Ambassador to Tehran announced: “A joint tourism and ecotourism course will be run by an Austrian university to promote the industry between the two countries.”
On Feb. 1, 2017, exactly 12 days after President Trump’s inauguration, then-national security adviser Mike Flynn strode to the White House lectern to deliver a 101-second statement that excoriated Iran for its “destabilizing behavior across the entire Middle East.
Iranian hackers have laid the groundwork to carry out extensive cyberattacks on U.S. and European infrastructure and on private companies, and the U.S. is warning allies, hardening its defenses and weighing a counterattack, say multiple senior U.S. officials.