Illegal foreign presence in Syria serves to revive terrorism front: Iranian official

Iran’s top security official says the illegitimate military presence of certain countries in Syria is meant to put the Takfiri terrorists, who have suffered defeat in the region, back on their feet.

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani made the remarks on Tuesday during a meeting with his Russian counterpart, Nikolay Patrushev, in Sochi, where he is set to attend a security conference gathering senior officials from more than 100 countries, according to Press TV.

Zarif: Iran will likely exit nuclear deal, if US does so

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran will “mostly likely” abandon the 2015 nuclear deal should the United States choose to withdraw from the multilateral agreement.

In an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday, Zarif stressed that if US President Donald Trump reinstates sanctions against Iran, which were lifted under the nuclear pact, he is “basically killing the deal,” thus Tehran will no longer be bound by the accord’s limits on its activities, Press TV reported.

Our region in dire need of change: FM Zarif

TEHRAN– Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif addressed the Council on Foreign Relations on Monday in New York, stressing that the Middle East region is in dire need of change, Mehr News reported.

“Our region is in a dire need of change,” Zarif said in his opening speech at the Council on Foreign Relations on Monday, noting the situation in Yemen under airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition, where million people are dying from cholera.

"In the wars of 20th and 21st centuries, there are no winners; only the degree and amount of loss will be different.

Iran never to bow to US, allies: Army chief

TEHRAN– The Islamic Republic of Iran will never bow to the will and pressure of the US and its allies, and will continue to expand self-sufficient cooperation with neighboring countries, Iranian army chief Bagheri said.  

Chief of General Staff of Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Bagheri made the remarks in his address at the 6th Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS), which kicked off in Tehran today with participation of 35 high-ranking military delegations from across the world, according to the Mehr News Agency.

Iran Will 'Vigorously' Resume N-Program If US Pulls out of JCPOA: Zarif

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran will "vigorously" resume the activities it halted under the 2015 nuclear agreement if the United States scraps the multilateral accord.

Speaking to reporters in New York on Saturday, Zarif noted that the resumption of uranium enrichment would be Tehran's "probable" response to a possible US withdrawal from the deal, Press TV reported.

"America never should have feared Iran producing a nuclear bomb, but we will pursue vigorously our nuclear enrichment," he said.