Updated in: 19 June 2019 - 11:37
Russia, China Block UN from Saying North Korea Violated Sanctions

Russia, China Block UN from Saying North Korea Violated Sanctions

TEHRAN (defapress) - Russia and China have blocked the UN Security Council committee monitoring sanctions against North Korea from declaring that Pyongyang breached the annual limit for importing refined petroleum products which are key for its economy, two UN diplomats said Tuesday.
Iran supports right of Syrian gov. to fight terrorists

Iran supports right of Syrian gov. to fight terrorists

TEHRAN (defapress) – “In line with international law, Iran supports the inherit right of the Syrian government to fight terrorists designated by the Security Council,” said Iranian ambassador to the UN, Majid Takht-Ravanchi.
Yemeni Army to attack UAE ports, airports if aggression continues
Vice-minister:

Yemeni Army to attack UAE ports, airports if aggression continues

TEHRAN (defapress) – Vice-minister of information of Yemen Nasr Eddin Amer has warned United Arab Emirates that Yemeni forces will attack Emirati ports and airports if the hostile country does not stop its aggression on Yemeni people.
Russia says US must 'immediately' return to JCPOA

Russia says US must 'immediately' return to JCPOA

TEHRAN (defapress) – "In accordance with international law, the US must immediately return to the implementation of all obligations under the JCPOA and the UN Security Council Resolution 2231," said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said on Tuesday.
US Keeps Saudis Off Child Soldier Recruiters List
Report:

US Keeps Saudis Off Child Soldier Recruiters List

TEHRAN (defapress) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has blocked the inclusion of Saudi Arabia on a US list of countries that recruit child soldiers, dismissing his experts' findings that a Saudi-UAE coalition has been using underage fighters in Yemen's civil war, a report said.
Moscow highlights IRGC's 'huge contribution' to fight against ISIL terrorists

Moscow highlights IRGC's 'huge contribution' to fight against ISIL terrorists

TEHRAN (defapress) – Director of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service Sergey Naryshkin Tue. referred to the “huge contribution” of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) to the fight against ISIL terrorists, rebuking the United States for slapping "impulsive sanctions" on others.
Terrorism will be eliminated in Idleb, all illegitimate foreign troops must pull out of Syria
Syrian deputy FM:

Terrorism will be eliminated in Idleb, all illegitimate foreign troops must pull out of Syria

TEHRAN (defapress) – Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem affirmed that Idleb is a Syrian province and the terrorist organizations in it will be eliminated, underlining the necessity of the withdrawal of all foreign troops which are deployed in Syria illegitimately.
Renegotiation with US Unwise
Top Iranian Cleric:

Renegotiation with US Unwise

TEHRAN (defapress) – Senior Iranian cleric Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi rejected the notion that Tehran should hold talks with Washington, saying renegotiation with the US, which is not committed to any of its obligations, is not a rational and wise move.
Iran Has Devised Good Strategies to Overcome Sanctions
VP:

Iran Has Devised Good Strategies to Overcome Sanctions

TEHRAN (defapress) – Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri reiterated the country’s policy to resist the US sanctions and said the Islamic Republic has devised good strategies to overcome the economic pressures.
EU Calls for Utmost Restraint in Regard to Tanker Incidents

EU Calls for Utmost Restraint in Regard to Tanker Incidents

TEHRAN (defapress) – European Union foreign ministers are looking for more information on who might be behind the attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman and called for utmost restraint.
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