Politics - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has admitted to the inefficacy of the US-engineered sanctions against Iran, saying the measures have no effect on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear energy program.
Politics - The US Treasury has put 20 more companies and individuals on its blacklist of sanctions for allegedly contributing to Tehran’s nuclear energy program and helping the country bypass illegal sanctions.
Politics - Iran’s Principlist presidential candidate Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf says if elected president he will restore “tranquility and stability” in various fields, particularly in the economic sector, within two years.
Politics - Iran Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani has called on unsuccessful presidential hopefuls and those approved to stand in the race to respect the law and the Constitution in the wake of next month’s vote.
Politics - The election campaign office of Esfandiyar Rahim-Mashaei, who was not approved by Iran’s Guardian Council to run in the upcoming presidential election, says it will pursue the matter through legal channels
Politics - Iran’s principlist presidential hopeful Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel says the Coalition of Three does not endorse the political views of rival Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, currently the chairman of the Expediency Council.
Politics - Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi stressed Iran's powerful response to any possible enemy threat, and cautioned that enemies will experience a fate worse than that of the former Iraqi regime if they dare to threaten Iran.