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Iran Categorically Condemns UK Move against Oil Tanker 

 TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian Foreign Ministry issued a statement after an oil tanker of the country was seized by British forces in Spanish territorial waters, condemning the “illegal move” of London and describing it as “tantamount to piracy”. According to the Iranian Foreign Ministry statement, British Ambassador to Tehran Rob ...

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Zarif derides White House for bizarre anti-Iran statement

TEHRAN, Jul. 02 (MNA) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif posted a one-word tweet on Tuesday in response to the White House’s statement on Iran’s nuclear program. “Seriously?” Zarif asked, while posting the strange White House statement which reads, “There is little doubt that even before the deal’s existence, ...

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Sanctions on IRGC cmdrs. showed US desperation: Maj. Gen. Salami

TEHRAN, Jun. 26 (MNA) – The IRGC chief commander Major General Hossein Salami said that the downing of the US drone was done by a technological achievement obtained under the US sanctions, adding the recent sanctions put on IRGC commanders showed the Americans’ desperation. “This action was a passive reaction ...

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Debris proves US drone conducting espionage in Iran’s airspace: IRGC

TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) – An IRGC top commander, Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, said that the retrieved sections of the US drone wreckage prove that the aircraft was involved in espionage activities after violating Iran’s airspace. The fact that Iran possesses sections of the drone debris proves that it ...

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Iran dismantles large US cyber espionage network: Top security official

TEHRAN, Jun. 17 (MNA) – The Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani said Mon. that a large US cyber spying network had recently been exposed and dismantled and the details of operation will be published by the Intelligence Ministry in near future. According to the Islamic Republic ...

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Iran will clearly state its decision if it wants to block oil exports from PG: military chief

TEHRAN, Jun. 17 (MNA) – Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Bagheri said Saturday if there is a will in Iran to block oil exports from the Persian Gulf, the country will fully fulfill the will and will explicitly announce its decision. “The Islamic ...

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US intervention creates problems for Middle East: Larijani

TEHRAN, Jun. 17 (MNA) – The Speaker of the Iranian Parliament Ali Larijani said Mon. that about 4,000 Iranians have lost their lives in the fight against illicit drugs, while since 2001, when Americans attacked Afghanistan, drug production has increased by 50 times. The Speaker of the Iranian Parliament Ali ...

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Europe’s time for saving JCPOA limited: Rouhani

TEHRAN, Jun. 17 (MNA) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned on Monday over the collapse the 2015 nuclear deal (JCPOA), urging the European countries to fulfill their responsibilities in the “remaining time” to preserve the deal. Speaking on Monday in a meeting with the new French Ambassador to Tehran Philippe ...

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US losing capacity for pressure on Iran: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the United States has practically exhausted its capacity for pressure on Iran and such pressure is losing steam. During a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, President Rouhani said America had over the past year employed everything in its capacity to strain Iran and that such pressure ...

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PM Abe calls Iran significant country, voices Japan’s readiness to help ease tensions

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says his country aims to play a role in easing tensions surrounding Iran, as he highlights peace and tranquility in the Middle East are very important for the entire world. Abe said that stability and peace in the Middle East region would benefit not only ...

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