The number of new asylum seekers in Germany fell sharply last year to 186,000, the government said Tuesday, easing pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel as debate rages on whether to impose a cap on migration.
The Palestinian resistance movement of Hamas says it has reached an agreement with Iran to open a new chapter in mutual relations in order to fight the Israeli regime and support Palestine, the al-Aqsa Mosque and resistance.
Tehran says the new measures violate its 2015 deal with world powers that eased sanctions in exchange for curbs on its nuclear programme, an agreement which US President Donald Trump has repeatedly threatened to tear up.
The European Union, which supervises the implementation of the landmark July 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, says all parties to the agreement remain committed to its implementation, rejecting Iran’s view that a recent batch of sanctions introduced in the United States should be seen as a violation of the deal.
Minister of Science, Research and Technology Mohammad Farhadi hailed the 8.5 million euro agreement with the European Union, saying that the deal signifies that valuable cooperation with the world scientific centers has started during the tenure of the incumbent government and it is seriously pursuing international communications.