Latest News Update on iran

Iran urges more 'practical steps' by Europe to protect n-deal
Tehran, May 21 : Political sympathy from Europe with Iran's nuclear deal is "not enough" and they should take more "practical steps" to guarantee Iran's economic interests from the deal, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said here on Sunday.

Iran beat Uzbekistan 1-0 in World Cup warm-up
Tehran, May 20 : Iran defeated Uzbekistan 1-0 in a friendly as part of its preparations for the FIFA World Cup.

US exit from Iran deal to impact South Korean economy
Seoul [South Korea], May 20 : South Korea held a meeting on Friday to discuss on reducing the impact of the United States' decision to exit the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran on local economic affairs.

Iran urges Europe to remain committed to n-deal after US exit
Tehran, May 20 : The Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) on Saturday urged the European countries to remain committed to their promises pertaining to the Iranian 2015 nuclear deal.

Iranian striker says his team will not be pushovers at 2018 World ...
Tehran, May 19 : Iran's international striker Karim Ansarifard said that his national team will not be easy opponents at the upcoming FIFA World Cup, the Tehran Times has reported.

Iran Nuclear Deal better than none: Angela Merkel
Moscow [Russia], May 19 : German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the Iran Nuclear Deal 2015 is better than none.

US complicates Middle East situation: Merkel
Berlin, May 19 : German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told Russian President Vladimir Putin that the Middle East situation had been complicated by the US' withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal.

Iran n-deal not perfect but better than no agreement: Merkel
Moscow, May 19 : The European Union (EU) has no intention to abandon the Iran nuclear deal after the US withdrawal, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said.

EU leaders urge Trump to open dialogue with Iran
Sofia, May 17 : European Union leaders, upon their arrival to a summit in the Bulgarian capital on Thursday, underscored the importance of the Iran nuclear deal and urged US President Donald Trump to open a dialogue with Tehran to avoid destabilizing the region.

Sri Lanka: Iran to build new refinery
Colombo [Sri Lanka], May 17 : In addition to upgrading its ageing 50,000 barrel per day (bpd) state-owned refinery, Iran has also agreed to build a new oil refinery for Sri Lanka.

UN chief backs EU's effort to rescue Iran nuclear deal
Brussels, May 17 : The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday backed the European Union's (EU) endeavour to rescue the landmark Iran nuclear deal.

Pak violates ceasefire in Samba, Hiranagar sectors
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir), May 17 : Pakistan on Thursday violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Samba and Hiranagar sectors of Jammu and Kashmir.

Sikkim government honours journalists
Gangtok, May 17 : Sikkim government on Wednesday felicitated veteran journalists CD Rai, Samiran Chhetri Priyadarshi, Santosh Nirash and Amalendu Kundu with "Kashiraj Pradhan Lifetime Journalism Award" here.

US imposes sanctions on Hezbollah leadership
Washington, May 17 : The US Treasury announced on Wednesday it has imposed sanctions on Hezbollah leadership as well as other individuals and one group, a move it claimed to "disrupt an Iranian-backed terrorist group."

EU miffed with US for leaving Iran nuclear deal
Brussels [Belgium], May 17 : Reportedly, the European Union is miffed with the United States President Donald Trump over his decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal.

Rouhani slams Israel for using 'deadly force' against Palestinians
Tehran, May 16 : Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday criticised Israel's use of "deadly force" against Palestinians during the Gaza rallies in which over 60 people were killed, prompting demonstrations in Tehran.

Iranian foreign minister discusses nuclear deal with Russia
Jerusalem [Israel], May 16 : Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif visited Moscow on Monday to discuss the future of Iran nuclear deal following the withdrawal of the United States from the international treaty.

EU sets out to salvage Iran nuclear deal
Brussels [Belgium], May 16 : The European Union (EU) has taken its first step to help salvage the Iran nuclear deal after the United States exit.

EU top diplomats to follow through JCPOA
Brussels, May 16 : European top diplomats on May 15 agreed to follow through the landmark Iran nuclear deal.

Iran says nuclear deal talks with EU 'constructive'
Tehran, May 16 : Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday that he had a "good and constructive" meeting with the EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini over the survival of 2015 nuclear deal.

Putin, Macron reaffirm commitment to Iran nuclear deal
Moscow, May 16 : Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron agreed on Tuesday that the two countries will continue to honour the Iran nuclear deal despite the US exit.

Bihar approves aid for EBC civil services aspirants
Patna, May 15 : The Bihar government on Tuesday approved a scheme where Extreme Backward Caste (EBC) students cracking the civil services preliminary tests conducted by the UPSC and the BPSC will get Rs 1 lakh and Rs 50,000 respectively, an official said.

Iran urges Muslims to unite against US relocation of embassy in ...
Tehran, May 15 : Iran's Foreign Ministry on Monday urged Muslims to unite against US relocation of embassy in Israel, the state TV reported.

Rathore replaces Smriti Irani, Piyush Goyal to look after Jaitley's ...
New Delhi, May 14 : In a reshuffle of portfolios effected on Monday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Smriti Irani was moved out of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry and Rajyavardhan Rathore, who had been a Minister of State in the Ministry since November 2014, was given its independent ...

Rathore replaces Irani in I and B, Piyush Goyal to look after ...
New Delhi, May 14 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday effected a reshuffle in his Cabinet by replacing Smriti Irani as Information and Broadcasting Minister with Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, who was a Minister of State in the ministry.

Zarif visits Russia, China to save nuclear deal
Moscow, May 14 : Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reached Moscow on Monday as part of a series of international diplomatic meetings aimed at saving the Iran nuclear deal following the withdrawal of the US.

'US may impose sanctions on European firms working with Iran'
Washington D.C. , May 14 : Following United States' withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, White House national security adviser John Bolton on Sunday said there is a possibility of secondary sanctions being imposed on the European companies doing business with Iran.

Iran's FM leaves for Beijing for talks on nuke deal
Tehran [Iran], May 13 : Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif left for Beijing from Tehran on Sunday for talks on the 2015 nuclear deal following United States President Donald Trump's decision to abandon the agreement.

Sirisena, Rouhani to sign new MoUs
Colombo [Sri Lanka], May 13 : Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, who is on a two-day state visit to Iran, is set to meet his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on Sunday.

US stocks post solid weekly gains amid surging oil, economic data
New York, May 13 : US stocks surged for the week, as US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal sent oil prices sharply higher while tamed inflation data eased concerns about the pace of the US central bank's tightening strategy.