Iran extends condolences to Turkey over deadly earthquake
TEHRAN (defapress) – Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi expressed deep regret over the 6.8 magnitude earthquake in eastern Turkey, which left at least 21 people killed and over 1000 more injured.
Man who shot down Ukrainian plane ‘in prison
FM Zarif:
TEHRAN (defapress) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in an interview that the man who mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane outside Tehran on Jan. 8 is now in prison.
Spox rejects Iran, Australia FMs' talks on detained Australian national
TEHRAN (defapress) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi dismissed reports on talks between Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Australian counterpart, Marise Payne, on the situation of an Australian-British national detained in Iran.
Iranian businesspeople warned against outbreak of lethal coronavirus in China
TEHRAN (defapress) – Iran-China Joint Chamber of Commerce warned Iranian traders and merchants on outbreak of lethal coronavirus in China and called on them to monitor the latest situation of spread of the lethal virus before travelling to China.
Iran Ready to Contribute to Relief Efforts in Quake-Hit Turkey
TEHRAN (defapress) – Following a powerful earthquake in eastern Turkey late on Friday that left at least 20 people dead, Iran’s emergency medical services (EMS) were put on alert so that if the Turkish side needed help it could dispatch relief and rescue teams to the quake-hit areas.
Zarif hits back at S Arabia over ‘normal country’ remarks
TEHRAN (defapress) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Saudi Arabia’s direct involvement in Yemen’s humanitarian crisis and the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi makes the country far from what one would call ‘normal’.
Envoy Blasts US for Intensifying Maximum Pressure Policy on Iran
TEHRAN (defapress)- Iran's Ambassador to Paris Bahram Qassemi in a Twitter message blasted the US for increasing its brutal sanctions and pressures against Tehran, and said Washington is merely thinking of its unilateralism scenario.
Senior Cleric Hails IRGC’s Timely, Firm Response to US Crime
TEHRAN (defapress)- Tehran’s provincial Friday Prayers Leader Hojjatoleslam Seyed Mohammad Hassan Aboutorabifard lauded the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps for hitting hard the US military bases in Iraq, and said the IRGC missile strike was a timely response.
US Standing at Peak of Animosity Towards Iran since Islamic Revolution
TEHRAN (defapress)- Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani condemned the assassination of Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani by the US, and said Washington is at the peak of its hostile approach towards the Islamic Republic compared with what it has done against Iran all throughout the last 40 years.
JCPOA Parties Already Warned of Iran’s Plan for Possible NPT Exit
TEHRAN (defapress) – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi said the remaining parties to the 2015 nuclear deal had already been given a warning from President Hassan Rouhani that Tehran might leave the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) as a compensatory measure.
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