Updated in: 17 October 2019 - 14:05
Homegrown 'Yasin' fighter jet proved ineffectiveness of sanctions: Defense min.

Homegrown 'Yasin' fighter jet proved ineffectiveness of sanctions: Defense min.

TEHRAN (defapress) – Minister of Defense Brigadier General Amir Hatami said Thu. the Iranian developed ‘Yasin’ fighter jet has proved the ineffectiveness of US sanctions on the country.
Rouhani Calls on Int’l Community to Stand Up to US Actions

Rouhani Calls on Int’l Community to Stand Up to US Actions

TEHRAN (defapress) – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani deplored the US’ sanctions against the Islamic Republic and called on the friendly nations, including South Africa, to take “a more decisive stance” against such cruel moves by Washington.
Trump Twitter Photo Attack Backfires as Pelosi Owns It

Trump Twitter Photo Attack Backfires as Pelosi Owns It

TEHRAN (defapress) – US President Donald Trump's Twitter attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi following an acrimonious White House meeting appears to have backfired spectacularly.
Iran should not be sole party for implementing JCPOA: UN envoy

Iran should not be sole party for implementing JCPOA: UN envoy

TEHRAN (defapress) – Iran’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Es'hagh Al Habib said that Iran should not be the sole party implementing the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Merkel Says More Work Needed on Customs for Brexit Deal, Which Is Possible

Merkel Says More Work Needed on Customs for Brexit Deal, Which Is Possible

TEHRAN (defapress) – Solutions still need to be found for customs arrangements in Northern Ireland to clinch a Brexit deal and European Union leaders could yet meet again if they do not reach an agreement at this week’s summit, Germany’s Angela Merkel said on Thursday.
Iraq Gets 5th Sanctions Waiver for Energy Imports from Iran

Iraq Gets 5th Sanctions Waiver for Energy Imports from Iran

TEHRAN (defapress) – Washington once again exempted Iraq from its sanctions against the Islamic Republic, allowing the Arab country to continue gas and electricity imports from Iran for another four-month period.
US Diplomats, Congress Take Aim at China; Trump Expects Trade Deal Signing

US Diplomats, Congress Take Aim at China; Trump Expects Trade Deal Signing

TEHRAN (defapress) – The US State Department and Congress took aim at China on Wednesday, even as President Donald Trump hailed "goodwill" between Washington and Beijing and said he expected to sign the first phase of a trade deal with President Xi Jinping next month.
US Gives Endorsement for Turkish Incursion into Syria

US Gives Endorsement for Turkish Incursion into Syria

TEHRAN (defapress) – The White House said US President Donald Trump has given his endorsement for a Turkish military incursion into northern Syria, targeting Kurdish YPG fighters.
North Korea Issues Fresh Warning to US after Talks Stumble

North Korea Issues Fresh Warning to US after Talks Stumble

TEHRAN (defapress) – North Korea and the US left their first nuclear discussions in eight months disagreeing about what was on the table and showing how far apart Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump still are.
Iranian Company Replaces China in South Pars Project
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Iranian Company Replaces China in South Pars Project

TEHRAN (defapress) – Iranian company PetroPars has taken over a project on development of phase 11 of the country’s South Pars gas field as a Chinese contractor dropped out of the project, oil minister announced.
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