Iran Will Commit to Nothing beyond Nuclear Deal: Foreign Ministry

Iran’s Foreign Ministry has announced that the country will commit to no obligation beyond those it has already agreed to under an international nuclear deal, amid attempts by the United States to change the terms of the 2015 accord.

In a statement released on Saturday, the ministry said that US President Donald Trump once again had to extend waivers that are mandatory under the deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

 “The internal solidity of and international support for the agreement have blocked attempts by Mr. Trump, the Zionist regime [of Israel], and the ominous alliance of hard-line warmongers to terminate this agreement or make changes to it,” the ministry said, according to Press TV.

Iran Has Numerous Options on JCPOA, Says Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif asked the US to remain committed to the 2015 nuclear agreement, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and warned that the Islamic Republic has numerous options on the future of the deal.

In remarks released on Thursday night, Zarif hailed talks with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, in Moscow and a meeting he had with the European Union’s diplomatic chief and the foreign ministers of Britain, France and Germany on Thursday.

Netanyahu Planned to Give Palestinians Lands in Sinai in Exchange for West Bank

Former US officials say Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked the administration of former US President Barack Obama in late 2014 to consider a plan to offer Palestinian lands in the northern parts of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula in exchange for annexing large swaths of the occupied West Bank, according to Press T.V.

Iran Decries US House Resolution on Unrest

TEHRAN– Iran’s Foreign Ministry strongly condemned a resolution the US House of Representatives has passed about the recent unrest in Iran, describing such interference as totally unacceptable.

 “The interventionist resolution passed by the US Congress is rejected, and is completely reprehensible and unacceptable,” Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Wednesday, according to the Tasnim News Agancy.

He also slammed the US government’s interference in other countries’ internal affairs as unwise, illogical and against international norms and regulations.

Ex-Turkish Deputy PM: Syrian Government Has Right to Fight, Eliminate All Terrorist Groups Operating in Syria

ANKARA, (ST)- Abdüllatif Şener, the ex-Turkish Deputy Prime Minister, has stressed that the Syrian government has the right to fight and eliminate all the terrorist groups operating in the Syrian territories.

"All armed groups in Syria are bloody terrorist groups that serve Israel interests," he said in a statement to the Turkish "KRT" TV yesterday evening, wondering what the Turkish state would do if there were armed groups that occupied cities in Turkey as they did in Syria.