Iran dismisses ‘desperate’ US move to end nuclear waivers May 29, 2020 0 796 12345 Tehran Tehran on Thursday dismissed the impact of what it called Washington’s “desperate attempt” to end sanction waivers for nations that remain in the Iran nuclear accord.The Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran said the United States had made the move in a bid “to distract public opinion from its continued defeats at the hands of Iran”.“Ending waivers for nuclear cooperation with Iran... has effectively no impact on Iran’s continued work” on what the Islamic republic insists is a purely civilian nuclear energy programme, its spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi added in a statement published on the agency’s website.The US decision, he said, was in response to Iranian fuel shipments to Venezuela -- which is also under US sanctions -- and the “significant advancements of Iran’s nuclear industry”. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that the United States was responding to Iran’s “brinksmanship” -- its scrapping of certain nuclear commitments aimed at pressuring Washington to remove sanctions as called for by the 2015 accord. (AFP) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Philippines eases capital’s strict virus lockdown May 29, 2020 0 2440 Conservative ex-Tehran mayor Ghalibaf elected Iran speaker May 29, 2020 0 568 India sidesteps Trump mediation offer over China border showdown May 29, 2020 0 600 Afghan forces killed in first ‘Taliban attack’ since end of ceasefire AFP Kabul Seven members of the Afghan security forces were killed Thursday in an attack officials blamed on the Taliban, the first deadly assault since the end of a three-day ceasefire. The temporary truce ended on .. Crashed Pakistani jet’s cockpit voice recorder found AFP Islamabad Investigators scouring the site of a crashed Pakistani airliner found the jet’s cockpit voice recorder Thursday and hope it will answer why pilots had failed at an initial landing attempt. The Pakistan .. India’s Supreme Court orders relief to ease migrant worker crisis New Delhi India’s Supreme Court on Thursday issued a series of orders to alleviate a looming humanitarian crisis among millions of migrant workers stranded in cities as the country enters a third month of coronavirus .. Rwanda court sentences ex-mayor to life for role in genocide AFP Kigali Rwanda’s High Court on Thursday sentenced a former mayor to life in prison for his role in the country’s 1994 genocide, which included leading attacks that resulted in the deaths of around 25,000 ethnic Tutsis .. Jordan to allow weekly prayers at mosques, churches from next week Amman Jordan will open mosques and churches for weekly prayers from next week, the government said on Thursday, as the kingdom gradually lifts restrictions imposed to stem the spread of the coronavirus. Muslims will be .. Gunmen kill dozens in northwest Nigeria attacks AFP Kano Gunmen on motorcycles killed dozens of people in a string of attacks on villages in the restive northwest of Nigeria, as the authorities struggle to curb the violence. Gangs of armed criminals -- known locally as .. Turkey to reopen restaurants in easing of virus lockdown Istanbul Turkey will allow restaurants and cafes to reopen on Monday and lift inter-city travel restrictions in a further loosening of its coronavirus lockdown, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Thursday. ..