Iran Will Fully Restore Nuclear Program if JCPOA Scrapped: Larijani

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani says the Islamic Republic will restore its nuclear program to where it was prior to the signing of the 2015 nuclear agreement between Tehran and the P5+1 group of countries if the US scraps the agreement.

In case of the revocation of the nuclear deal - known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) - by the US, everything will go back to square one, Larijani was quoted by IRNA as saying in an interview with the Lebanon-based al-Mayadeen TV channel, according to Press TV.

The top Iranian parliamentarian made the comments amid a number of indications that the administration of US President Donald Trump may want to stop implementing its commitments under the JCPOA. Trump had previously threatened to rip up the deal and called it “the worst accord ever” and “one of the dumbest” ones he had come across.

Saudi Uses Scottish Smart bombs in Yemen by UK-Trained Air Force: Report

A recent report has disclosed that Scottish-made Paveway IV laser-guided smart bombs have been dropped on Yemen by UK-trained Saudi air force as the Riyadh regime pushes ahead with its atrocious bombardment campaign against its conflict-ridden southern neighbor.

Evidence submitted during a legal case into the United Kingdom's arms sales to Saudi Arabia reveals that the Royal Air Force (RAF) trained the Saudi air force how to use Paveway IV bombs, the English-language Scottish Daily Record newspaper reported on Sunday.

JCPOA Instrumental in Promoting Global Peace, Stability - UN Chief

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has hailed the 2015 landmark nuclear agreement signed between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries, saying it plays an important role in promoting international peace and stability.

The UN chief made the remarks during a Saturday meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on the fringes of the Munich Security Conference.

Guterres also threw his weight behind the implementation of the agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council -- the United States, France, Britain, Russia and China -- plus Germany signed the JCPOA on July 14, 2015 and started implementing it on January 16, 2016.

US Hostile Rhetoric against Iran, Echo of Tel Aviv’s Desire - Analyst

US Vice President Mike Pence has kept up hostile rhetoric against Iran, continuing a pattern of similar statements by US President Donald Trump. Trump has accused Iran of “supporting terrorism" and described Iran’s nuclear deal as the “worst agreement” ever negotiated, according to Press T.V.

A political analyst believes the rhetoric that is coming out of the White House is not expressive of what the Americans want, but rather an echo of Tel Aviv’s desire.

“This is an echoing of what the Israelis want. We know very well that Israel is the number one state terrorism, it is a state of terrorism actually, a … [regime] which is full of terrorists and they want to accuse Iran,” Ibrahim Musawi told Press TV in an interview on Saturday.

Zarif: US Troops in Syria to Add Fuel to Fire in Region

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says any bid by the US to dispatch ground troops to Syria to allegedly fight Daesh Takfiri terrorists in the country would fan the flames of extremism in the Middle East and adversely impact the security of the whole world, according to Press TV.

"We cannot commit to solutions that are part of the problem. I believe that the presence of foreign troops in Arab territory is a recipe for those extremists to rally behind and gain new fighters from disenfranchised youth,” Zarif said in an interview with CNN on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference on Friday.