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IMF unfazed by Trump threats over Iran plans

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says its policy in awarding loans to Iran will not change in the wake of increasing US pressures against a landmark nuclear deal that envisages facilitating post-sanctions financial transactions with the country. IMF chief Christine Lagarde has been quoted by media as saying that the ...

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Iran to stop Additional Protocol if JCPOA nixed: Salehi

The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) says the Islamic Republic will stop implementing the Non-Proliferation Treaty’s (NPT) Additional Protocol if the nuclear agreement is nixed. “If the JCPOA collapses, we will suspend the implementation of the Additional Protocol because we are now implementing it voluntarily and it ...

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Bangladesh beefs up border security amid Rohingya concerns

Bangladesh has stepped up security along its western border with India amid concerns that hundreds of Rohingya Muslim refugees could be pushed into its territory. Lieutenant Colonel Tariqul Hakim, an area commander of the Border Guard Bangladesh, said on Sunday that the Rohingya could be seen gathering opposite the Putkhali ...

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NATO chief warns of ‘devastating consequences’ of any war with N Korea

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has warned that military action against North Korea could trigger “devastating consequences” amid US President Donald Trump’s war threats. “The use of military force will have devastating consequences, I think nobody really wants that, therefore we need to continue to push for a negotiated solution,” Stoltenberg ...

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No talks between Zarif, Tillerson on new US strategy: Iran

The Iranian Foreign Ministry has rejected reports that US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had notified his Iranian counterpart of Washington’s new strategy on Tehran. “What Mr. Tillerson says goes back to his speech during the ministerial meeting of the P5+1 (permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) on ...

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US threats will not work against Iranians: Zarif

The Iranian foreign minister has condemned US President Donald Trump’s latest speech against Iran as “inane,” stressing that using threats against the Islamic Republic will prove to be ineffective. “Allegations, threats and profanity will never intimidate Iranians. Trump will eventually discover this; as every predecessor did,” Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted after Trump ...

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IAEA chief reaffirms Iran’s full commitment to JCPOA

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has reconfirmed that Iran is fully implementing its commitments under the 2015 nuclear agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), shortly after US President Donald Trump refused to certify the landmark accord. “As I have reported to the ...

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Trump team given more time over Boeing case

The US administration has asked a federal court in Chicago to extend a deadline to assess the national security implications of a deal by Boeing to supply Iran’s flag-carrier airline Iran Air with passenger jets. The plea that was field by the Justice Department pushed the deadline to January 2018. ...

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