Iran confirms arrest of French-Iranian scholar

WNM | Jul 16, 2019 at 6:45 PM

ran’s judiciary on Tuesday confirmed the arrest of French-Iranian scholar Fariba Adelkhah, a day after French President Emmanuel Macron raised the issue with Tehran.

Iran says its missile program is not negotiable

Reuters | Jul 16, 2019 at 6:45 PM

Iran on Tuesday said its ballistic missile program was not up for negotiation after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told a White House cabinet meeting that Iran had signaled it was prepared to negotiate about it.

Trump laments U.S. prohibition on selling F-35s to Turkey

Reuters | Jul 16, 2019 at 6:35 PM

President Donald Trump on Tuesday signaled reluctance to punish Turkey over its acquisition of a Russian air defense system, saying it was “not fair” that the United States would now be prohibited from selling Ankara billions of dollars worth of F-35 stealth fighter jets.

Trump says “a lot of progress” made with Iran to defuse crisis

Reuters | Jul 16, 2019 at 6:00 PM

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday “a lot of progress” had been made towards ending a volatile stand-off with Iran.

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  • Trump says a lot of progress has been made with Iran (Reuters: Jul 16, 2019 at 4:49 PM)

Iran to keep reducing nuclear deal commitments in stand-off with U.S. -supreme leader

Reuters | Jul 16, 2019 at 4:46 PM

Iran’s supreme leader upped the ante in a volatile stand-off with the United States on Tuesday, warning Tehran would continue removing restraints on its nuclear programme and retaliate for the seizure of an Iranian oil tanker.

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  • Khamenei vows Iran will respond to UK "piracy" over tanker seizure (Reuters: Jul 16, 2019 at 10:02 AM)

Ankara: No change to drilling policy

Japan News | Jul 16, 2019 at 4:30 PM

European Union decisions to curb contacts and funding for Turkey over its drilling for gas and oil off Cyprus will not affect its determination to continue energy activities in the region, the Turkish foreign ministry said on Tuesday.