Speaking to NBC, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif signalled Tehran’s readiness to discuss its ballistic missile programme with Washington, but added that the US should first halt its arms trade in the Middle East.
The spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) says Tehran is planning to go back to the conditions preceding the landmark 2015 nuclear deal unless European signatories fulfill their obligations.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have discussed expansion of business ties between the two states in a range of fields, particularly in the energy sector, despite Washington’s unilateral sanctions.
The UN nuclear agency's chief says he is "worried about increasing tensions" over Iran's nuclear program, calling for de-escalation efforts as Tehran expresses dissatisfaction with European actions to offset the effects of the US withdrawal from a 2015 international deal.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says European countries must resist the United States’ economic terrorism against the Iranian nation and live up to their obligations as per a nuclear deal signed between Tehran and six world powers in 2015.
Strengthening of Iran’s intentions to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) may open the way for the collapse of the nuclear deal and potential military confrontation, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said in an interview with the Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper.
"China firmly opposes the unilateral sanctions and so-called 'long-arm jurisdiction' that the US imposes on Iran, and regrets that such practices have escalated tensions on the Iranian nuclear issue," China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said at a regular press conference on Monday.
Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani says the Islamic Republic will continue uranium enrichment in line with a multilateral nuclear deal it reached with world powers in 2015, despite a US move to impose sanctions on Iran's export of enriched uranium.
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Tehran is weighing various options, including leaving the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), in response to the re-imposition of sanctions by the administration of US President Donald Trump.