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US Business Group: Tariffs Are Hurting US Firms in China

TEHRAN (FNA)- A major business lobby group in the United States said increased tariffs between Washington and Beijing are hurting the competitiveness of US firms operating in China, adding that many are moving or planning to relocate their factories elsewhere in the world.
UN Arms Research Chief Warns Nuclear War Risk Highest Since WWII

TEHRAN (FNA)- A top security expert at the United Nations warned that the risk that nuclear weapons could be used is at its highest since World War II, calling it an "urgent" issue that the world should take more seriously.
Syria in Last 24 Hours: Army Sends Fresh Troops to Palmyra to Uproot ISIL

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Damascus Army sent a massive military convoy to Palmyra in Eastern Homs from Damascus to clean up the ISIL remnants from Homs' Badiyeh (desert) region.
North Korea Warns US over Seized Ship

TEHRAN (FNA)- The ambassador of North Korea to the United Nations warned the United States that its "outrageous" seizure of a cargo ship could have consequences on the future of US-North Korean relations, as he reiterated a demand for the immediate return of the vessel.
Tehran Sarcastically Responds to Paris: Iran to Support N. Deal 'Just as France Did'

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi, in reaction to his French counterpart's statement, said that Tehran is fully ready to implement the 2015 nuclear deal exactly in the same way that France and its European partners did during the past year.
FM: Seizure of Caracas' Oil Assets by US Endangers Lives of Sick Venezuelan Kids Treated Abroad

TEHRAN (FNA)- Venezuela's foreign minister stated that the freezing of some $7 billion in assets belonging to the Venezuelan oil giant PDVSA in the US hasmade it impossible to further finance the treatment of young transplant patients abroad.
Yemeni Forces Launch Drone Attack on Warplane Hangars at Saudi Airport

TEHRAN (FNA)- Yemeni armed forces launched another retaliatory drone strike against an airport in Saudi Arabia’s Southwestern Najran region, targeting hangars housing the regime’s fighter jets.
White House Legislative Director Steps Down

TEHRAN (FNA)- Shahira Knight, the White House's director of legislative affairs, is leaving her role for a job in the private sector, President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday.
6 Killed, 200 Injured in Indonesian Election Violence

TEHRAN (FNA)- Six people were killed and 200 injured Wednesday during protests to challenge results of Indonesia’s presidential election, according to Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan.
Hamas Urges Arab States to Boycott US Economic Workshop

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Hamas Movement called on Arab countries not to accept invitations to attend the economic workshop slated for next June in Bahrain, warning the events is intended to launch US President Donald Trump’s Deal of the Century.
Russia Assures Possible US Sanctions Will Not Affect Nord Stream 2

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Kremlin is confident that the Nord Stream 2 construction will be completed despite possible US sanctions, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Tuesday.
Democrats Call for Trump Impeachment as Former White House Counsel Skips Hearing

TEHRAN (FNA)- House Democrats are once again calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, after he blocked former White House counsel Don McGahn from testifying about the ‘Russiagate’ probe.
Report: Saudi Arabia to Execute 3 Dissident Clerics After Ramadan

TEHRAN (FNA)- Saudi officials are reportedly set to sentence three imprisoned dissident scholars to death and execute them shortly after the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan as a brutal crackdown led by Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MbS) against Muslim preachers and intellectuals widens in the kingdom.
US Officials: New N. Korean Missile Copy Of Russian Iskander, Capable of Evading US Defenses

TEHRAN (FNA)- The newly tested North Korean short-range missile is strongly similar to Russia's Iskander and has the ability to dodge US missile defense systems, US officials announced.
Iran's Crushing Response Scenario to Any Aggression by US Warships

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran has reiterated that any hostile action by the US military would receive a crushing second strike at full-scale war levels. Such a response consists of sea, land, air and missile strikes. The naval forces of the Iranian army and IRGC have developed multiple scenarios for confronting any possible US sea-based invasion since long time ago. This video depicts one of Iran's on-the-table scenarios for any possible naval battle against the US. [VIDEO]
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian courts have issued rulings for two persons who spied for the US and Saudi Arabia in the country, Judiciary Spokesman Gholam Hossein Esmayeeli said on Tuesday.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Academy of Medical Sciences of Iran, in a letter to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, complained that the United States' unilateral sanctions against the Iranian nation have adversely affected the medical treatment of Iranian patients, deploring that the American bans have blocked the flow of international humanitarian aid to flood-hit victims of the country.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Ansarullah movement of Yemen has changed its defense strategy against the Saudi and UAE military aggression to an offensive one relying on low-cost, but highly capable and dangerous technologies that have humiliated Riyadh that is equipped with state-of-the-art weapons systems, a leading Arab newspaper wrote on Tuesday.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said that the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) has tasked the Foreign Ministry with holding talks with European countries on Tehran’s oil exports to the bloc.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of the Iranian Border Guards Brigadier General Qassem Rezayee said that full security prevails at all bordering areas of the country, stressing that Iran and Pakistan have been able to defuse the enemies' plots at common borders through cooperation.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi, in reaction to his French counterpart's statement, said that Tehran is fully ready to implement the 2015 nuclear deal exactly in the same way that France and its European partners did during the past year.