Markets

Iran blames U.S. for regional instability, creation of IS

Iran blames U.S. for regional instability, creation of IS

"Iran shouted slogans against America and Israel", a narrator asserted, "in order to deceive the Sunnis, while the Jews of Iran live in security under the protection of the Iranian state".

"You [the United States] and your agents are the source of instability in the Middle East. who created Islamic State?"

Commenting on the statement at the time, Zarif called it "repugnant" and slammed a new round of United States sanctions against Iran recently approved by Senate.

He has made several statements denouncing the U.S. since the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, while President Donald Trump has spoken out against Iran in harsh terms since taking office, indicating he will reverse the previous admistration's attempts at rapprochement with Tehran. Khamenei also said Iran had no intention of normalising ties with the United States. The assurances came a week after Iran suffered its first deadly terrorist attack in many years.

Washington:Referring to Washington's role in the establishment and military support of the Daesh terrorist group, Ayatollah Khamenei stressed that "the claims of establishing an anti-Daesh coalition are lies".

Ostapenko roars back to upset Halep in French Open final
A telling statistic: Of the 33 points Halep won in the first set, only one - yes, just one! - came via a victor off her racket. The 20 year-old took out Timea Bacsinszky in the semi-final and the Swiss player marveled about her bold approach afterwards.


Zarif described Iran-Kenya relations as good and assured Kenya of Tehran's readiness for providing humanitarian aid to the country.

Iraqi government forces flash the sign for victory while holding a Daesh flag in western Mosul's Zanjili neighbourhood on June 9, 2017, during ongoing battles to try to take the city from Islamic State (IS) group fighters.

"Two of the killed criminals were foreign nationals... while the identity of other members is being investigated", Maleki said, adding that weapons and an IS flag were seized during the raid.

The Iranian Revolutionary Guards blamed Saudi Arabia, its Sunni rival in the region, for the attack. The Tehran attacks were conducted hours later.

The Leader hailed efforts by the Iranian negotiating team, particularly Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, stressing that the officials who were in charge of negotiating the accord are entirely trustworthy but some of the other parties should not have been trusted. Reformists have already criticized Iran's support for the secular tyrant in Syria.


  • Germany Sees UK Nationals Dash for Citizenship as Brexit Looms

    Germany Sees UK Nationals Dash for Citizenship as Brexit Looms

    There is a particular urgency in Germany's case, which is down to the country's strict rules on dual citizenship . The post Britons seeking German citizenship increases as Brexit vote takes toll appeared first on Vanguard News .
    Kuwait calls for dialogue to resolve Gulf crisis

    Kuwait calls for dialogue to resolve Gulf crisis

    A number of nations, including Iran's major rival Saudi Arabia, last week cut ties with Qatar, accusing it of funding terrorism, charges it denies.
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address SCO Summit in Astana

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address SCO Summit in Astana

    He further said that Islamabad is not unfamiliar with the working of the SCO but, it has a lot to learn. Modi also applauded Kazakhstan for choosing "Future Energy" as the theme for this year's SCO Summit .
  • 'Wonder Woman' puts 'The Mummy' to rest at weekend box office

    'Wonder Woman' puts 'The Mummy' to rest at weekend box office

    Wonder Woman will make way for Pixar next weekend as Cars 3 opens and should be able to break $50 million-plus to win the weekend. The Mummy has been relegated to second place behind box-office hit Wonder Woman , now in its second weekend.
    Jennifer Lawrence's private jet forced to make emergency landing

    Jennifer Lawrence's private jet forced to make emergency landing

    The FAA, which traditionally does not release the names of those on board flights, released a statement Sunday about the incident. A private plane carrying Oscar victor Jennifer Lawrence was reportedly forced to make an emergency landing in upstate NY .
    Formula One Canadian Grand Prix starting grid

    Formula One Canadian Grand Prix starting grid

    He was little under a tenth faster than his Ferrari team mate Vettel, who had lost time running wide through the hairpin. He was the one who inspired me to be where I am today. "It was close here as I had expected", Bottas said.
  • Comey says Trump fired him to undermine FBI Russia investigation

    Trump tweeted in his first comments since Comey appeared before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday. I was supposed to take her to dinner that night, ' Comey added.

    Russia's top oil boss sees risk of shale crippling OPEC deal

    Libya, an OPEC nation that's exempt from the production-cut deal, is said to have increased its output to 3-year highs of late. Last week OPEC and some non-OPEC producers extended a deal to cut 1.8 million bpd in supply until March 2018.
    Predators on brink as Rinne struggles again in Pittsburgh

    Predators on brink as Rinne struggles again in Pittsburgh

    Now they head to Pittsburgh needing to find a way to win in the home ice of the defending champions after dropping Games 1 and 2. If the Stanley Cup Final were played exclusively in Pittsburgh , it may have been one of the most lopsided series of all time .
  • Hidden Agenda is a collaborative crime thriller from the Until Dawn team

    Hidden Agenda is a collaborative crime thriller from the Until Dawn team

    The end of the trailer for That's You! names three others games: Frantics, Singstar Celebration , and Knowledge is Power . A new original game from Until Dawn developer Supermassive Games was quietly dropped at the beginning of Sony's pre-show.
    E3 2017: The Best Game Trailers On Xbox, PS4 And More

    E3 2017: The Best Game Trailers On Xbox, PS4 And More

    The industry teams that run the show said there will be 128 exhibitors flaunting their VR work at the show. This could include Project Scorpio's real name, price, games and features.
    Penguins explode in third, take 2-0 series lead on Preds

    Penguins explode in third, take 2-0 series lead on Preds

    The Penguins matched that at 16:36, when Guentzel somehow squeezed the puck between Rinne's left arm and the goalie's body. Pekka Rinne expunges subpar performances by visualizing good ones, and he has had plenty for Nashville in these playoffs.