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FM lodges official protest over US authorities’ mistreatment of national Iranian volleyball team

The Iranian foreign ministry has lodged an official protest through the Swiss ambassador in Tehran over the US’ mistreatment of national Iranian volleyball team by keeping them waiting at Chicago airport for four hours. The Director General of North America region at the Iranian Foreign Ministry Baharvand has made an official complaint against the US authorities’ move in delaying the national …

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Without B-team, there is a way out: Zarif

The Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has blamed the B-team for cajoling Donald Trump into killing Iran nuclear deal, stressing that there will not be a better deal with Iran than the JCPOA. “#B_Team sold @realDonaldTrump on the folly that killing #JCPOA thru #EconomicTerrorism can get him a better deal. As it becomes increasingly clear that there won’t be …

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Iran legally retains right to take reciprocal action against UK

A senior Iranian lawyer said that legally speaking Iran has the right to adopt reciprocal action against the seizure of oil tanker by the UK forces. “If the United Nations neglect the issue or UK doesn’t abide by UN’s request [on freeing the tanker], we can adopt reciprocal measure according to Articles 49-53 of ‘Responsibility of States for Internationally Wrongful …

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Tehran to continue legal, political measures until release of Iranian tanker

Spokesman of the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Abbas Mousavi said Tehran would continue legal and political measures until the release of the Iranian oil tanker seized by British Marines. Briefing reporters on Monday, Mousavi said the British Ambassador to Tehran had been summoned twice and there had been consultations with European diplomats regarding the issue. British Royal Marines seized …

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Iran appointed as 1st vice chairman of Middle-East Regional Assembly

23rd Regional Assembly for Middle East (RAME) was held on July 6 in Aqaba, Jordan where the managing director of the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways (RAI) Saeed Rasouli was appointed as the first vice chairman of the assembly. A number of issues such as approval of the results of 22nd RAME in Isfahan, country reports of the M.E. railways’ Presidents, report …

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Rouhani signs into law agreement on Iran-EEU trade zone establishment

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani officially forwarded the law of the agreement on establishing a free trade zone between Iran and Eurasian Economic Union (EEU). The President issued the affiliated orders to the Iranian industry ministry on Monday. On June 27, and after the approval of a Parliament bill for setting up an economic union between Islamic Republic of Iran and five …

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Hatami rebukes Netanyahu for ‘brazen audacity’ over JCPOA remarks

Iranian Minister of Defense Amir Hatami has rebuked Israeli PM Netanyahu for his ‘brazen audacity’ in calling on European leaders to impose ‘snapback’ sanctions on Iran. Speaking to reporters on Monday, Iranian Minister of Defense Brigadier General Amir Hatami said the recent remarks by the Israeli prime minister after Iran took the second step in reducing commitments to the nuclear …

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Iran Judiciary chief urges UK to release tanker, or face consequences

TEHRAN, Jul. 08 (MNA) – Iranian Judiciary Chief Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi says the UK, aware of Iran’s power, should release the detained Iranian supertanker in Gibraltar as soon as possible, otherwise, it will face the consequences of its illegal act. “I suppose the British and many other Europeans are well aware of the Islamic Republic’s capacities and power and should …

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Iran not subject to any European oil embargo: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif questioned the legalities of the UK seizure of an Iran-operated oil tanker, saying Iran is not subject to any European oil embargo and EU is against extraterritoriality. “Iran is neither a member of the EU nor subject to any European oil embargo. Last I checked, EU was against extraterritoriality. UK’s unlawful seizure of a tanker with …

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Iranian shorts to vie at 33rd Edmonton Filmfest. in Canada

A number of Iranian short films, including ‘Magralen’ by Maryam Zarei, have made it into the competition program of the 33rd Edmonton International Film Festival (EIFF) in Canada. The Iranian short films selected for the lineup of the Canadian film festival include: ‘Magralen’ by Maryam Zarei, ‘Driving Lessons’ by Marzieh Riahi, animated piece ‘Greyish’ by Eghbal Shirzaei-Sani, and short documentary …

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