Iran Decries MBS’s Accusations as Attempt to Cover Up Saudi Mistakes

TEHRAN – Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson dismissed the accusations that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has recently levelled against Tehran, slamming them as an attempt to whitewash the disastrous results of the Saudi kingdom’s wrong policies.

In a statement on Monday, Abbas Mousavi said Bin Salman’s hostile remarks are the continuation of the Riyadh regime’s previous wrong approach.

He added that such moves are an escape from the problems created by the kingdom’s erroneous policies, according to the Foreign Ministry’s website, Tasnim News reported.

Russia’s Aerospace Force Gets First Generation 4++ MiG-35 Fighter Jets

LE BOURGET - Russia’s MiG Aircraft Corporation has delivered the first generation 4++ MiG-35 fighter jets to the country’s Aerospace Force, MiG CEO and Vice-President for Military and Technical Cooperation at the United Aircraft Corporation Ilya Tarasenko said on the sidelines of the Le Bourget air show on Monday.

"Yes, they [the first MiG-35 fighter jets] have been delivered and we are fulfilling our contract on schedule," he said.

Wrong to Think New British PM can renegotiate Brexit Deal

BRUSSELS   - Luxembourg’s Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn said on Monday that it would be wrong to think that a new British prime minister could renegotiate a Brexit deal, as all the main elements of the accord have been already sealed.

 “Independently of the name of the new prime minister, the deal is on the table. It is to take or to leave,” Asselborn told reporters.

He said that perhaps some details could be negotiated but the main issues - including the Brexit bill, the backstop and citizens’ rights - had been already decided.

Iran’s Shamkhani to Attend Security Forum in Russia

TEHRAN  – Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani will go to Russia on Tuesday to take part in the 10th International Meeting of High Representatives for Security Issues in Ufa.

Shamkhani is going to attend the summit of security officials at the invitation of his Russian counterpart, Nikolai Patrushev.

The senior Iranian official is planned to deliver a speech to the forum in Russia’s southern city of Ufa, the capital of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Tasnim News reported.

Tanker attacks in Sea of Oman go with US sanctions: Larijani

TEHRAN– The suspicious moves against oil tankers in Sea of Oman go along with the US economic sanctions on Iran, Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said Sunday.

In a Parliament session on Sunday, Speaker Ali Larijani said the Thursday oil tankers incident in the Sea of Oman has all the markings of being carried out by the US after the country failed to achieve any results with their economic sanctions on Iran.

He said the US has a track record of fabricating tension to use it as a pretext for their aggression, noting the incidents during the world war in which Americans would target their own ships near Japan to give themselves an excuse to ramp up aggression against the Asian country, according to the Mehr News Agency.

Putin: Russia Calls for Abandoning Global Trade Wars

DUSHANBE - There is a need to restore trust between countries in relation to global trade and find a way to resolve trade war issues, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, addressing the summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Tajikistan’s capital of Dushanbe on Saturday.

"Unfortunately, trade wars are raging across the world, in fact, ultimate fighting is ongoing, which involves bullying and attempts to eliminate competitors through non-market methods.

US, NATO War Game in Baltic Mirrored by Russian Maneuvers

The United States and its NATO allies have kicked off naval exercises near Russia’s western border to counter what they describe as “Russian threat”.

Thousands of US and European forces and some 50 ships on the Baltic coast near Russia participated in the exercise dubbed BALTOPS, which is part of the largest US-led war games in the past five years.

The annual maritime-focused exercise, which involves 18 allied and partner nations, was kicked off on Wednesday and will last until June 21.

Putin Calls on All Parties to Comply with JCPOA

All participants need to comply with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear program, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

He made the remarks while addressing the summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Tajikistan’s capital of Dushanbe on Saturday.

"Everyone is concerned about the situation surrounding the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear program. We believe that the only reasonable way is for the parties to continue complying with their obligations," he said.