Venezuela President Ready to Step Down If Opposition Wins Parliamentary Elections
TEHRAN (defapress) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro signaled readiness to resign if the opposition forces win the upcoming parliamentary vote.
Assassination of Iranian Scientist ‘Criminal Act’, Says EU’s Borrell
TEHRAN (defapress) – EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell described the assassination of Iranian physicist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh as a “criminal act”.
Armenia Decries Terror Attack against Iranian Physicist
TEHRAN (defapress) – Spokesperson for Armenia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Anna Naghdalyan condemned the killing of top Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, saying Yerevan decries all acts of terror wherever they may occur in the world.
NATO seeking to advance negotiations with Russia
TEHRAN (defapress) – Secretary-General of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) said that NATO foreign ministers emphasized the continuation of the deterrence policy, stressing the importance of pursuing negotiations with Russia.
IAEA Urged to Fulfill Responsibility, React to Iranian Scientist’s Assassination
TEHRAN (defapress) – Iran’s ambassador to the international organizations in Vienna deplored the International Atomic Energy Agency’s muted response to the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, reminding the UN agency of its primary responsibility towards the members.
China Urges US to Correct Mistake on Venezuela-Related Sanctions
TEHRAN (defapress) – China urged the United States on Tuesday to correct its mistake and lift all illegal sanctions, after Washington imposed Venezuela-related sanctions targeting a Chinese firm.
Saudis call for restraint after Iranian scientist terror
TEHRAN (defapress) – Saudi Arabia’s permanent representative to the United Nations reacted to the Friday assassination of Iran’s prominent nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, calling on Tehran to practice restraint.
Further Withdrawal from Afghanistan Must Be Tied to Peace Talks’ Progress
TEHRAN (defapress) – NATO must not jeopardize the peace negotiations for Afghanistan by withdrawing troops prematurely from the war-torn country, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said ahead of a virtual meeting with his NATO colleagues.
Russia Ready for Any Global Developments after US Election, Lavrov Says
TEHRAN (defapress) – Moscow is ready for any developments in the world after the US presidential outcome is summed up, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.
Biden Names Psaki as Press Secretary, Announcing All-Female Communications Team
TEHRAN (defapress) – US President-elect Joe Biden intends to appoint former Obama State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki as his White House press secretary, according to an announcement from Biden’s transition team.
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