Tuesday, August 20, 2019 09:28

Iran-US relations

Zarif responds to Obama’s Norooz message to Iran

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif responded to the U.S. president’s Norooz message posted on the White House website and addressing the Iranian people and leaders. » read more

Obama’s Norooz message to Iran notes “historic opportunity”

The U.S. president sent a message to the people and leaders of Iran on Thursday March 19 as the Iranian New Year approached, saying this year presents the “best opportunity in decades” to establish a new relationship between the two countries. » read more

Supreme Leader lashes out at letter from U.S. senators

Ayatollah Khamenei has spoken out against the letter addressed to him by 47 U.S. senators and urged his country’s nuclear negotiators to be wary of U.S. tactics. » read more

Newspaper reports Supreme Leader sent letter to Obama

The Wall Street Journal reports that Iran’s Supreme Leader has sent a letter to Barack Obama, adding that Ayatollah Khamenei used his secret contacts to forward the letter to the U.S. president. » read more

U.S. is prime destination for Iran’s international mail

Iranian Postal Services announced that the highest volume of outgoing mail it handles goes to the United States. IRAN reports that the head of Iranian Postal Services, Hossein Mehri, told reporters on Wednesday January 21 that the largest amount of incoming mail arrives from Germany, China and England. » read more

Obama promises no new sanctions on Iran

U.S. President Barack Obama vowed once more that he will veto any effort by Congress to place new sanctions on Iran. In his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, Obama said he will veto any new sanctions bill because he believes such a bill would undo the progress they have made so far through diplomacy. » read more

U.S. denies offering prisoner swap with Iran

The United States has denied reports that it offered to release Iranian detainees in the U.S. in exchange for the freedom of Amir Hekmati, the former U.S. marine jailed in Iran. » read more

Official says Iran not seeking renewed ties with U.S.

The head of Iran’s National Security Supreme Council says the country is not interested in re-establishing diplomatic relations with the United States. » read more

Obama reportedly writes fourth letter to Iranian leader

U.S. President Barack Obama has written to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal, urging the Iranian leader to support progress in the nuclear negotiations and outlining the common interests of the two countries in confronting the forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). » read more

Annual anti-US demonstrations draws fewer numbers

The annual demonstrations marking the anniversary of the takeover of the U.S. embassy in 1979 were held in Tehran on Tuesday November 4 with no government officials in attendance. » read more