'West reneged on JCPOA promises'
The Iranian President reiterates that his country has always been committed to the 2015 Nuclear Deal, as repeatedly certified by the International Atomic Energy Agency. In a phone call with his French counterpart, Ibrahim Raeisi said it was the west that reneged on its promises under the accord known as the JCPOA. Raeisi noted that the sanctions haven’t prevented Iran from making progress. The Iranian president said Tehran is once again proving its goodwill to advance the talks by sending out a comprehensive negotiating team to Vienna. Emmanuel Macron, for his part, condemned the United States’ unilateral withdrawal from the deal. He said he’s held talks with US President Joe Biden, expressing his country’s determination to continue talks to reach a conclusion.
UN chief: Iran demand 'reasonable'
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres describes as reasonable Iran’s request for verification of sanctions removal.
Saudi war on Yemen
Saudi warplanes have pounded Sana’a international airport and several other targets in the Yemeni capital. Saudi forces also targeted the airport three times on Sunday. The kingdom intensified its aggression after Yemeni forces succeeded in liberating the western province of Hudaydah. Riyadh along with some of its regional allies, and backed by Washington, launched a war on Yemen in 2015 in order to reinstate a friendly regime there. Tens of thousands of Yemenis, mostly civilians have been killed and millions displaced since then.