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US Naval Buildup in Persian Gulf Creates Risks of Armed Conflict in Region
Russia:

US Naval Buildup in Persian Gulf Creates Risks of Armed Conflict in Region

TEHRAN (defapress)- Reckless military moves in the Persian Gulf could lead to conflict fraught with unpredictable and destructive consequences, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated, commenting on tensions between the US and Iran.
Russia Ready to Discuss Delivery of Su-35 Fighter Jets to Turkey

Russia Ready to Discuss Delivery of Su-35 Fighter Jets to Turkey

TEHRAN (defapress)- Sergei Chemezov, the head of the state corporation Rostec, stated on Thursday that Moscow may strike a deal with Ankara on the delivery of Su-35 warplanes, after Washington announced that Turkey's decision to purchase Russian S-400 air defense systems "renders its continued involvement with the F-35 impossible".
Russia Stresses Continued Cooperation with Iran at Bushehr N. Power Plant

Russia Stresses Continued Cooperation with Iran at Bushehr N. Power Plant

TEHRAN (defapress)- Moscow underlined its firm decision to continue cooperation with Tehran at Bushehr nuclear power plant in Southern Iran despite the US sanctions.
France's Macron to Speak to Rouhani, Putin, Trump to Ease Tensions

France's Macron to Speak to Rouhani, Putin, Trump to Ease Tensions

TEHRAN (defapress) – French President Emmanuel Macron said he would speak to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump this week as part of a French initiative to reduce tensions between Tehran and Washington.
Door to Diplomacy Open if US Lifts Sanctions on Iran
Zarif:

Door to Diplomacy Open if US Lifts Sanctions on Iran

TEHRAN (defapress) – Iran is not seeking a war with the US, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said, stressing that Washington must first lift the sanctions on Tehran to make way for diplomacy.
France Says Europe Must Stay United to Preserve JCPOA

France Says Europe Must Stay United to Preserve JCPOA

TEHRAN (defapress) – France’s Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Monday that Europe had to remain united in trying to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.
Japan PM Abe's Ruling Bloc Set for Solid Upper House Win: Polls

Japan PM Abe's Ruling Bloc Set for Solid Upper House Win: Polls

TEHRAN (defapress) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition is set to win a solid majority in an upper house election later this week, keeping alive his dream to revise Japan’s pacifist constitution, a survey showed on Monday.
France, Britain, Germany to Discuss JCPOA in Brussels Monday

France, Britain, Germany to Discuss JCPOA in Brussels Monday

TEHRAN (defapress) – The foreign ministers of France, Britain, and Germany are scheduled to convene in Brussels on Monday to discuss the latest developments around the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.
Trump Scrapped JCPOA to ‘Spite Obama’
Leaked Cables:

Trump Scrapped JCPOA to ‘Spite Obama’

TEHRAN (defapress) – Kim Darroch, the former UK ambassador to the US, said the Trump administration was "set upon an act of diplomatic vandalism" in its decision to abandon the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, according to leaked cables.
Mogherini Hails Iraq's Efforts to Ease US-Iran Tensions

Mogherini Hails Iraq's Efforts to Ease US-Iran Tensions

TEHRAN (defapress) – European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini said the EU supports Iraq's proposal to hold a peace conference to ease tensions between Tehran and Washington.