Updated in: 23 May 2019 - 13:46
Tensions rise between Pompeo, Bolton

Tensions rise between Pompeo, Bolton

TEHRAN (defapress) – As national security adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo jockey for influence amid a variety of pressing international concerns, including Iran, North Korea and Venezuela, there is growing tension between the two men, four people familiar with the matter say.
Iran Never Negotiates with Coercion
Zarif:

Iran Never Negotiates with Coercion

TEHRAN (defapress) – Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Tehran would not negotiate with US President Donald Trump unless Washington shows Tehran "respect" by honoring its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal and stop threatening the country.
UK PM Expected to Announce Resignation Friday
Report:

UK PM Expected to Announce Resignation Friday

TEHRAN (defapress) – British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected on Friday to announce her departure from office, The Times reported, without citing a source.
Trump Erupts in Fury as Impeachment Talk Heats Up

Trump Erupts in Fury as Impeachment Talk Heats Up

TEHRAN (defapress) – US President Donald Trump erupted in fury at unrelenting probes into his links to Russia, as the top Democrat in Congress accused the president of a “cover-up” that could be an impeachable offense.
Iran’s Zarif to visit Pakistan today for consultation

Iran’s Zarif to visit Pakistan today for consultation

TEHRAN (defapress) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is due to visit Pakistan today for holding meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi.
Leader says dissatisfied with how JCPOA was handled

Leader says dissatisfied with how JCPOA was handled

TEHRAN (defapress) – The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei said he was not satisfied with the way the Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA) was handled.
Omani FM's Visit Not Aimed at Mediation between Iran, US
Official:

Omani FM's Visit Not Aimed at Mediation between Iran, US

TEHRAN (defapress)- Iranian President's Chief of Staff Mahmoud Vaezi said that the Monday visit by Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah was not aimed at mediation between Tehran and Washington, adding that no delegation from Iraq has yet come to Tehran to this end either.
US, allies won’t dare strike Iran for fear of Iranian youths' resistance
Senior Iranian commander:

US, allies won’t dare strike Iran for fear of Iranian youths' resistance

TEHRAN (defapress) – Major General Gholam Ali Rashid, the commander of the IRGC's Khatam al-Anbiya Headquarters says that the US and its allies will not dare to attack Iran for fear of resistance and sacrifices of the Iranian youth.
No power can stop Iran’s great victories
Safavi:

No power can stop Iran’s great victories

TEHRAN (defapress) – Top Military Aide to the Iranian Leader, Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi, said that no power is able to stop great victories of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Yemen’s Ansarullah Dismisses Saudi Claim on Targeting Mecca

Yemen’s Ansarullah Dismisses Saudi Claim on Targeting Mecca

TEHRAN (defapress) – Leader of Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement Abdul-Malik Badreddin al-Houthi vehemently rejected Saudi Arabia’s claim about a Yemeni missile targeting the holy city of Mecca, saying such lies and false claims are “not unprecedented”.
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