EghtesadOnline: In line with measures to improve security and transparency of bank transactions, the Central Bank of Iran said it plans to block unidentified transactions in less than two weeks.
EghtesadOnline: The Foreign Ministry said Iran is not seeking to escalate tensions in the region, but would not hesitate for a moment about defending its national security and interests.
EghtesadOnline: President Hassan Rouhani warned of the adverse consequences of the United States’ military presence in the region, saying all regional countries are obligated to expel American troops.
EghtesadOnline: Europe’s security and economic dependence on the United States impedes the European Union foreign policy chief’s endeavors to preserve the 2015 nuclear accord, an expert on international relations said.
EghtesadOnline: Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei called on all those who like the country and its security to take part in the upcoming parliamentary election that is due on Feb. 21, stressing that people’s participation and their informed selections will help address domestic and foreign affair issues.
EghtesadOnline: US President Donald Trump’s so-called “deal of the century” on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is a unilateral proposal that is detrimental to global peace and security and sets a dangerous precedent in international relations, Iran’s former envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation said.
EghtesadOnline: Rising tensions in the region occasioned a visit by the Qatari emir to Iran, during which the two sides stressed the need for increased cooperation in various sectors, including trade, politics, tourism, security and development projects.
EghtesadOnline: The prerequisite to the realization of Hormuz Peace Endeavour—an initiative aimed at ensuring Persian Gulf security through cooperation among regional governments—is a shift in the policies of regional countries, an expert on international relations said.
EghtesadOnline: The Iranian Embassy in Japan emphasized that the presence of foreign forces will not guarantee stability in the Persian Gulf, calling on friendly countries such as Japan to support Iran's Hormuz Peace Endeavor that engages regional states in security efforts.
EghtesadOnline: The European signatories to the 2015 nuclear deal cannot afford to trigger sanctions snapback because it is Iran's "redline" and would cause a collapse of the agreement and undermine security in Europe, a political analyst says.