EghtesadOnline: The scope of authority of the Foreign Ministry and the country's chief diplomat should be broadened as it would help serve national interests, particularly now that the issue of triggering sanctions snapback against Iran is gaining momentum, a senior lawmaker says.
EghtesadOnline: Negotiation is the foremost tool in international relations to advance national interests and Iran should not brush it aside as it’s an option to address issues concerning the 2015 nuclear deal, an expert said.
EghtesadOnline: Iran's top diplomat said the Financial Action Task Force's imposition of a final deadline on Iran is a "completely political" decision, but stressed that international financial standards need to be met for the sake of national interests.
EghtesadOnline: Coalitions between political parties would not only encourage people to participate in elections, but also serve national interests in the long run, a senior official says.
EghtesadOnline: President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday his administration is set to utilize every means and opportunity, including diplomatic openings, to safeguard national interests.
EghtesadOnline: Iran has never been a threat to energy security, nor will it ever pose a risk to it, as insecurity in the region is against its national interests.
EghtesadOnline: Renewed US sanctions on Iran have left Turkey walking a tight rope between protecting its national interests and observing the principles of good neighborliness, but Tehran cannot expect all-out support from Ankara as it is grappling with its own economic woes, says a political analyst.
EghtesadOnline: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has officially rejected the resignation of his Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, saying it runs contrary to national interests.
EghtesadOnline: Qatar’s top diplomat says his country needs strong relations with regional countries, including Iran, to ensure its national interests, noting that close ties between Doha and Tehran have nothing to do with an ongoing bitter dispute between Qatar and some of its Arab neighbors.