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Iran rejects ‘baseless’ claims by Arab states

Iran’s ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations has rejected “unfounded” allegations by nearly a dozen Arab states that Tehran was meddling in their internal affairs.


UN’s nuclear agency chief calls on Iran to avoid exceeding heavy water limits

Iran should limit its heavy water stockpiles as part of its obligations under the nuclear program agreement, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano said Thursday.

Veteran anti-Shah prisoner dies at 77

Veteran Revolutionary force and also an anti-Shah prisoner Marziyeh Hadidchi (Dabbagh) passed away at the age of 77 due to heart disease in a Tehran hospital on Thursday.

DNO inks cooperation document with NIOC

Norwegian oil and gas operator DNO ASA inked a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) on Wednesday to develop Iran’s Changuleh oil field.


Border to Iraq closed, no more place for pilgrims: Commander

Commander of Border Guards Brigadier General Qasem Rezaei said that Mehran International Border to Iraq in western Iran has been closed since Thursday morning as there is no more place in that country to accept further pilgrims from Iran.


Iran’s deputy FM to visit Paris Thursday

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for American and European Affairs Majid Takht Ravanchi is scheduled to travel to France on Thursday for talks with French officials.


U.S. Senate leader says Iran sanctions renewal will pass

The U.S. Senate will vote to renew sanctions on Iran for 10 years before adjourning next month, the chamber’s Republican leader said on Wednesday, sending the bill to the White House, where President Barack Obama is expected to sign it into law.


Israel warns Russia against signing major arms contracts with Iran

Israel has asked Russia not to sign big arms deals on delivery of advanced weapons to Iran, though, Moscow is likely to act in accordance with its own interests, local media reported Wednesday citing Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman.


US Senator says Trump won’t tear up Iran nuclear deal

Tennessee US Senator Bob Corker cast doubt Wednesday that President-elect Donald Trump will reverse the Iran nuclear deal, saying such a decision would distract his fledgling administration in its first days.


Iran’s Faghani nominated for globe soccer awards

Iranian referee Alireza Faghani has been named among the nominees for the 2016 Globe Soccer Awards referee of the year.