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US not seeking military confrontation with Iran, only waging psywar: Senior MP

A senior member of the Iranian Parliament says the United States does not seek a military confrontation with Iran and is only waging a “psychological war” against the Islamic Republic. Head of the Iranian Parliament’s Committee on National Security and Foreign Policy Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh made the remarks after a closed-door ...

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Massive explosions reported at UAE port

Powerful explosions have been reported in the Emirati port of al-Fujairah, where seven oil tankers are said to have caught fire. The blasts took place early on Sunday morning, according to the Lebanon-based Al Mayadeen television channel, which reported the development hours later. It said the seven oil tankers were ...

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8 Killed as Saudi Forces Raid Village near Qatif

TEHRAN (IQNA) – At least eight people were killed in Saudi Arabia when regime forces raided a village in the kingdom’s oil-rich and Shia-populated Eastern Province, as a crackdown led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman against pro-democracy campaigners, Muslim preachers and intellectuals continues unabated in the country.     ...

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Attempts to disarm Palestinian resistance will spark war this summer: Islamic Jihad

Rockets are fired towards Israel from Gaza city, May 5, 2019. (Photo by AFP) Secretary General of the Islamic Jihad resistance movement Ziad al-Nakhala has said that attempts to disarm Palestinian resistance factions will spark a war in the coming summer. “We, the resistance, will face any war against us with complete ...

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Araqchi: Iran’s Interests Come before JCPOA, Quitting Deal on Agenda

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araqchi said the Islamic Republic has put a “step-by-step” withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action [JCPOA], on the agenda. Commenting on Iran’s decision, he said the recent choice was neither violation of the JCPOA ...

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Bahrain Crackdown: Jaw Prison Detainees Poisoned with Rotten Iftar Meals

Bahraini local sources reported that a huge number of detainees in notorious Jaw Prison were food-poisoned on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 because of rotten iftar [breakfast after fasting the whole day during the month of Ramadan] meals served by the prison’s administration. The sources further added that the detainees in ...

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JCPOA Signatories Have ‘Narrowing Window’ to Reverse Iran’s Decision – Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the country’s Wednesday decision to suspend some of its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers is within the framework of the agreement, adding that European parties to the deal have “narrowing window” to reverse this. “On May 8 ...

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Lavrov: Moscow and Tehran Will Look For Ways to Cooperate To Bypass Illegitimate US Restrictions

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov held presser with Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif in Moscow on Wednesday. The talks come as Iran announced its intention to suspend several commitments within the nuclear accord. Relatively, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned that after a 60-day period Iran will phase out more commitments ...

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Iran notifies JCPOA partners of suspension of some commitments

Iran has informed the five remaining signatories to the 2015 nuclear deal of its decision to suspend the implementation of some of its commitments under the multinational agreement, exactly one year after the United States unilaterally abandoned the international document. The ambassadors of the countries remaining in the deal — France, ...

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Iran to ignore EU demands, get even with US: Larijani

This photo shows Iran’s most advanced homemade destroyer, Sahand, inducted into its naval fleet at the port of Bandar Abbas in December 2018. Parliament speaker Ali Larijani says Iran no longer holds value for Europe’s demands as European governments have let it down in fighting hostile US policies, pledging that ...

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