Updated in: 20 July 2019 - 14:20
China Blasts US for Banning Firms Allegedly Linked to Iran

China Blasts US for Banning Firms Allegedly Linked to Iran

TEHRAN (defapress)- Beijing slammed Washington’s recent move to impose sanctions on Chinese firms over the allegation that they are linked to the Iranian nuclear energy program.
Lockheed Awarded $1.48 bln Saudi Missile Defense Contract
Pentagon:

Lockheed Awarded $1.48 bln Saudi Missile Defense Contract

TEHRAN (defapress) – Lockheed Martin was awarded a $1.48 billion contract to build the THAAD missile defense system for Saudi Arabia, bringing the total value of the deal to $5.36 billion, the Pentagon said.
Maduro Offers to Establish Permanent Peace Dialogue with Venezuelan Opposition

Maduro Offers to Establish Permanent Peace Dialogue with Venezuelan Opposition

TEHRAN (defapress) - Venezuela’s government has offered opposition to maintain contact dialogue for peace in the country during the latest round of talks in Barbados, President Nicolas Maduro said.
Iran raps US for seizing every opportunity to distort realities
In response to Pence’s comments:

Iran raps US for seizing every opportunity to distort realities

TEHRAN (defapress) – Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi has reacted to US Vice President Mike Pence’s anti-Iran claims on "destabilizing activities", saying the White House officials seize every opportunity to distort the reality and spread propaganda.
Iran not to accept words without action
senior MP:

Iran not to accept words without action

TEHRAN (defapress) – A senior Iranian lawmaker says that Tehran will not accept ‘beautiful’ remarks of European countries while there are no actions followed.
Russia welcomes any improvement in Iran-US ties
Putin:

Russia welcomes any improvement in Iran-US ties

TEHRAN (defapress) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said he would “welcome any improvement when it comes to relations between the US and Iran.”
Prosecutor General Asks Nigerian Judiciary to Help Send Sheikh Zakzaky to Iran

Prosecutor General Asks Nigerian Judiciary to Help Send Sheikh Zakzaky to Iran

TEHRAN (defapress) – Iran’s Prosecutor General Mohammad Jafar Montazeri called on Nigerian judicial officials to release top Shiite cleric and leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky and send him to Iran for medical treatment.
Iran Asks Cyberspace Cooperation with Regional States to Confront Unilateralism

Iran Asks Cyberspace Cooperation with Regional States to Confront Unilateralism

TEHRAN (defapress)- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stressed the need for the regional states to increase cooperation in the cyberspace to confront unilateralism in the world.
US Naval Buildup in Persian Gulf Creates Risks of Armed Conflict in Region
Russia:

US Naval Buildup in Persian Gulf Creates Risks of Armed Conflict in Region

TEHRAN (defapress)- Reckless military moves in the Persian Gulf could lead to conflict fraught with unpredictable and destructive consequences, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated, commenting on tensions between the US and Iran.
Russia Ready to Discuss Delivery of Su-35 Fighter Jets to Turkey

Russia Ready to Discuss Delivery of Su-35 Fighter Jets to Turkey

TEHRAN (defapress)- Sergei Chemezov, the head of the state corporation Rostec, stated on Thursday that Moscow may strike a deal with Ankara on the delivery of Su-35 warplanes, after Washington announced that Turkey's decision to purchase Russian S-400 air defense systems "renders its continued involvement with the F-35 impossible".
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