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Iran Condemns Violence in Nigeria, Urges Release of Sheikh Zakzaky

Iran Condemns Violence in Nigeria, Urges Release of Sheikh Zakzaky

TEHRAN (defapress) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry voiced deep concern over clashes in the rallies held in Nigeria’s capital Abuja by supporters of the ailing leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, calling for the release of the cleric for medical treatment.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Discusses Bilateral Cooperation with Venezuelan Leadership

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Discusses Bilateral Cooperation with Venezuelan Leadership

TEHRAN (defapress) - Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov has met with Venezuelan leadership during his trip to Caracas, discussing bilateral cooperation in international organizations as well as trade and economic cooperation, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a report on Monday.
Iran’s Zarif, Nicaraguan President Slam ‘Illegal’ US Sanctions

Iran’s Zarif, Nicaraguan President Slam ‘Illegal’ US Sanctions

TEHRAN (defapress) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega exchanged views about a range of issues, including the “illegal” US sanctions targeting sovereign nations.
Japan Says to Make Every Effort to Reduce Tehran-Washington Tensions

Japan Says to Make Every Effort to Reduce Tehran-Washington Tensions

TEHRAN (defapress) – Japan wants to make every effort to reduce tension between Tehran and Washington before responding to a US proposal to send its navy to guard Middle East oil shipping lanes, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday.
IAEA Chief Yukiya Amano Dies

IAEA Chief Yukiya Amano Dies

TEHRAN (defapress) – UN nuclear watchdog chief Yukiya Amano has died, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on Monday in a note to member states.
Iran Taking Care of Ecology in Hormuz Strait
Russia:

Iran Taking Care of Ecology in Hormuz Strait

TEHRAN (defapress) – The Russian deputy foreign minister said Tehran’s arguments about its recent capture of a British oil tanker are “much more right than those” of London, adding that Iran is taking care of the ecology in the Strait of Hormuz.
Bolton Lured Britain into Dangerous Trap to Confront Iran
Report:

Bolton Lured Britain into Dangerous Trap to Confront Iran

TEHRAN (defapress) – Taking advantage of the UK’s political mayhem, US National Security Adviser John Bolton has in fact set the country up by pushing London into a confrontational situation with Tehran, a report said.
Saudi Arabia Releases Iran’s Oil Tanker

Saudi Arabia Releases Iran’s Oil Tanker

TEHRAN (defapress) – Saudi Arabia released an Iranian oil tanker that had been taken to the port of Jeddah in April due to a technical failure.
Iran’s Zarif, Venezuela’s Maduro Discuss Bilateral Ties

Iran’s Zarif, Venezuela’s Maduro Discuss Bilateral Ties

TEHRAN (defapress) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro held talks on a host of topics, including ways to boost bilateral relations between the two countries in diverse areas.
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.