The U.S. grants permission to seven countries on three continents to continue importing oil from Iran in contravention of the declared U.S. policy of isolating Iran.
The Iranian government announces an emergency in southwestern provinces threatened by flooding and worked to evacuate dozens of villages as forecasters predicted more of the heavy rains that have killed at least 45 people last week.
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation and Drug Enforcement Administration claim to have disrupted an alleged terrorist plot to assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador and bombings of the Saudi and Israeli embassies in Washington DC with possible links to Iran.
The online edition of "The New York Times" reports that U.S. and Israeli intelligence services collaborated in the development of the destructive computer worm Stuxnet to record Iranian operations and send them spinning out of control ahead of a sabotage attack against Iran. Testing is reported to have occurred at the heavily guarded Dimona complex in the Negev desert in Israel.
2 Iranian films, ‘Michael’ and ‘When the Light Shines’, win top prizes at Italy's “13th International Religions Today Film Festival” at its closing ceremony. [http:--www.irna.ir-ENNewsShow.aspx?NID=30031902&SRCH=1 (IRNA)]date=August 2019
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Iran is ready for talks with the six majors powers of the G5 5+1 group in November, but the Islamic Republic's previous conditions for holding talks should be met. [http:--www.iran-daily.com-# (Iran Daily)] [http:--www.mehrnews.com-en-NewsDetail.aspx?NewsID=1172979 (Mehr)] [http:--www.tehrantimes.com-index_View.asp?code=228764 (Tehran Times)] [http:--www.irna.ir-ENNewsShow.aspx?NID=30025109 (IRNA)]date=August 2019
President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Iran wants "peace, progress and security for all", asks "supporters and creators" of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict to "allow the regional nations and the Palestinians to settle things" themselves and calls on "alien troops" to leave the region.