Reuters - Iran said the missile attack it launched in Syria on Monday had killed 40 “top leaders” of Islamic State, and that intelligence for the operation had been provided by its elite Quds Force.
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Reuters - Oil prices steadied near their highest since November 2014 on Tuesday as markets braced for tighter supply once U.S. sanctions against Iran kick in next month.
APRNEWS - France seized assets belonging to Iran’s intelligence services and two Iranian nationals in response to a June plot to attack an exiled Iranian opposition group’s rally outside Paris, the government said on Tuesday.
REUTERS - Pressures mounted on Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday as lawmakers summoned him to answer questions on weak economic growth and rising prices, but the parliament was not convinced by his answers and referred the case to the judiciary.
REUTERS - Oil prices rose on Friday, supported by signs that U.S. sanctions on Iran are already reducing global crude supply.
APRNEWS - Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif hit back on Monday at threats from US President Donald Trump on Twitter, warning him to “BE CAUTIOUS!”
REUTERS - U.S. President Donald Trump told Iran it risked consequences “the like of which few throughout history have suffered before” if the Islamic Republic made more threats against the United States.
REUTERS - Russian President Vladimir Putin met Ali Akbar Velayati, a top adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Thursday in Moscow, RIA news agency reported, without providing any details.
APRNEWS - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani left Monday for a visit to Europe billed as of “prime importance” after the US pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.
Rouhani was headed for Switzerland and scheduled to travel on to Vienna on Wednesday, where the nuclear deal was signed in July 2015.
APRNEWS - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani lambasted on Tuesday President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from a deal with Iran on its nuclear programme, and said Iranians will not give in to U.S. pressure but would defend their independence and Islamic values.