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Iran summons Nigeria chargé d’affaires over Zakzaky situation

TEHRAN: Iran’s Foreign Ministry says it has summoned Nigeria’s chargé d’affaires to the country to express concern over reports of Nigerian Muslim leader Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky’s deteriorating health condition. Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi announced the summoning on Monday, describing Zakzaki as a “eruditely and distinguished figure.” “We hope that the …

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Iran may boost uranium enrichment level to 5%: Official

TEHRAN: A senior Iranian official says the country may increase the level of its enriched uranium to at least five percent as of July 7, as part of a decision to reduce its commitments under a 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). In …

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Protesters at UN offices in Tehran urge Zakzaky’s release

TEHRAN: A large group of protesters have gathered in front of the United Nations offices in the Iranian capital to demand the immediate release of top Nigerian Muslim cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, who is still being kept in government prisons despite suffering from major health issues. During the gathering on …

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Hajj is a political religious obligation: Imam Khamenei

TEHRAN: As the time for Abrahamic rituals of Hajj approaches— the time when people leave for Mecca to perform Hajj— organizers and officials of Iran’s Hajj organization met with the Leader of the Revolution, Ayatollah Khamenei on Monday July 3, 2019. The following is the extract of the statements his …

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Senior aid to Iran FM holds talks with Syrian officials

TEHRAN: Iranian Foreign Minister’s Senior Aid of Special Political Affairs Ali Asghar Khaji met and held talks with senior Syrian officials in Damascus on Tuesday. In a meeting with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem, the two sides stressed the need for enhanced coordination and consultations between the two countries regarding …

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Iran to comply with JCPOA in European fashion: Zarif

TEHRAN: “Iran is committed to the full implementation of the #JCPOA: as long as E3/EU implement THEIR economic commitments,” Zarif tweeted on Tuesday night. He went on to add, “So moving forward, Iran will comply with its commitments under the JCPOA in exactly the same manner as the EU/E3 have—and …

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Iran rejects U.S. accusation it long violated nuclear deal

DUBAI: Iran rejected on Tuesday a White House accusation that Tehran was long violating the terms of its nuclear deal with world powers, after the Islamic Republic said it had amassed more low-enriched uranium than permitted under the accord. “Seriously?” Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a message on …

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Iran files complaint to UN over US spy drone

TEHRAN: Iran said on Friday it had formally lodged a complaint to the UN Security Council against the United States over a drone violating its airspace, Tasnim news agency reported. Iran “filed a complaint to the UN Security Council and the organisation’s Secretary General after a US spy drone violated …

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