IMF: Iran inflation could reach 40% amid sanctions
Iran's economy is expected to shrink by six percent this year and inflation could reach 40 percent, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecasts, as the country copes with the impact of tighter U.S. sanctions.
Russia: Iran satellite launch not in violation of int'l laws
Russian deputy foreign minister said Iran’s sending satellite into orbit does not breach international regulations, adding that there is no reason for criticizing Iran’s missile program.
Iran confirms ballistic missile test-fire
The Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Aerospace Force (IRGC AF) has confirmed a recent missile test, saying: “The American response indicates that this test-fire was significant enough to make them scream.”
Iran’s missile test does not violate UNSCR 2231
An expert on international affairs in Tehran believes: “UNSCR 2231 does not prohibit missile tests by Iran. It is, in fact, the US who has abrogated the resolution by withdrawing from the 2015 JCPOA nuclear deal.”
US aircraft carriers in the firing line of the IRGC
The Deputy Commander of the Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has said that the US will never choose a military option against Iran, adding: “US aircraft carriers are in the firing line of our ballistic missiles.”
Iran has no missiles in the region
The Head of Iran’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of the Islamic Consultative Assembly has responded to claims by certain Western media that Iran is transferring arms to regional countries, saying: “Iran has no missiles anywhere in the region, but it helps countries fighting terrorism in an advisory role.”
US tells Israel not to attack Iranians in Iraq
Cavid Wainer writes in Bloomberg LP that the U.S. sent a message to Israel warning it not to attack Iranian targets in Iraq, the Kan public broadcaster reported, citing Western sources.