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Leader’s aide: Israeli PM’s remarks on Iran’s N. program fruitless, outdated

Senior Iranian official Ali Akbar Velayati (R) and Italy’s Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni meet in Tehran on March 1, 2015.

TEHRAN (FNA)- Supreme Leader’s senior advisor Ali Akbar Velayati said most of the international bodies and world states do not pay any attention to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s remarks against Iran’s nuclear program. Speaking on the sidelines of a meeting with Italian Foreign Minister Paulo Gentiloni on Sunday, Velayati said that comments made by Netanyahu that US President Barak ... Read More »

Moscow views nuclear talks with Iran as ‘constructive’ – Lavrov

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during a news conference in Moscow, January 21, 2015.
CREDIT: REUTERS/MAXIM SHEMETOV

By all means, Moscow is assisting successful and timely completion of talks on Iranian nuclear program, the Russian foreign minister said at a nuclear disarmament conference in Geneva. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The talks on Iran’s controversial nuclear program proceed in a constructive manner, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday. ‘By all means, we assist their successful and timely completion and pursue ... Read More »

Kerry, Zarif to hold more nuclear talks

Iran's FM Zarif meets US counterpart John Kerry on the sidelines of Davos in Switzerland.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif start another round of talks on Tehran’s nuclear program on March 2. U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz is due to join the discussions in Montreux, Switzerland. U.S. officials say talks between Washington and Tehran have progressed but that difficult issues remain. The United States and five other powers ... Read More »

Rouhani invites Italian companies to cooperation with Iran

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani and Italy’s Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni meet in Tehran on March 1, 2015.

TEHRAN (ISNA)- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani invited Italian companies to seize the opportunity of working with Iran. Tehran and Rome hold good potentials for boosting bilateral trade ties, he said in a meeting with Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni here in Tehran, adding, “Tehran always welcomes expanding cooperation and ties.” Rouhani also reiterated that exchanging trade delegations, holding consultations between ... Read More »

Zarif to take part in UN human rights council conference

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

TEHRAN (ISNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif would take part in the annual UN human rights council conference in Geneva on Monday. Zarif is scheduled to meet with his Dutch and Russian counterparts and deliver speech in the conference. The Iranian chief diplomat who would visit Geneva at the top of the delegation is going to meet with his ... Read More »

Iran to show ‘real power’ in case of US military move

Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri

TEHRAN (ISNA)- Deputy Chairman of Iran’s Armed Forces Chief of Staff Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri warned that Iran will show its ‘real power’ in case of any US military move against the country. “We will show the real power of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Americans in case of any stupid military move by the US against Iran,” Jazayeri ... Read More »

Iran nuclear talks to restart in Switzerland

US negotiating team holds meeting after negotiating with Iranian counterparts on Feb 22, 2015.

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Diplomats from Iran and six world powers are going to hold a new round of talks on Tehran’s peaceful nuclear program in Switzerland, with Iranian and US negotiators set to meet in Montreux on Monday. Deputy foreign ministers from Iran, Abbas Araqchi and Majid Takht Ravanchi, will hold a meeting on Monday with the US delegation, led ... Read More »

Rafsanjani: Iran resolved to restore nuclear rights

Expediency Council Chairman Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani meets  Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni in Tehran on March 1, 2015.

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Expediency Council Chairman Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani reiterated Iranian nation’s resolve to restore the right to use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes. “We are very serious in restoring our (nuclear) rights,” Rafsanjani said in a meeting with Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni in Tehran on Sunday. He said “no power can deprive the Iranian people of their ... Read More »

Iran forerunner in combating extremism: Presidential advisor

Iran President’s special aid for religious minorities Ali Younesi

Qazvin, March 2, IRNA – President’s special aid for religious minorities Ali Younesi said the Islamic Republic of Iran is forerunner in combating extremism in the region. Speaking in a local gathering in Qazvin city, in northwest of Tehran, Younesi underscored that ignoring wisdom and freedom is the root cause of extremism in religion. The formation of Daesh terrorist group ... Read More »