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Ayatollah Jannati: Proliferation, use of nuclear weapons forbidden

Turkish Ambassador to Tehran Reza Hakan  Tekin (L) &  Secretary of Guardian Council Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati

Tehran, March 2, IRNA – Secretary of Guardian Council Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati said on Monday that the Islamic Republic of Iran prohibits proliferation and use of nuclear weapons. Ayatollah Jannati made the remarks in a meeting with Turkish Ambassador to Tehran Reza Hakan Tekin. In the meeting, Ayatollah Jannati strongly condemned the dastard conduct of western governments about Iran’s scientific ... Read More »

Zarif, Kerry come together for new nuclear talks in Swiss city of Montreux

From left to right: US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, US Secretary of State John Kerry, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif & the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi

Iran and the United States have started a fresh round of talks over Tehran’s nuclear program in an attempt to narrow differences on the outstanding issues over Tehran’s nuclear program. The meeting on Monday was also attended by head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi, Zarif’s deputies Abbas Araqchi and Majid Takht-e Ravanchi, special assistant to Iran’s president, Hossein ... Read More »

Salehi, Moniz hold negotiations in Montreux

US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz (L) & Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali-Akbar Salehi

Tehran, March 2, IRNA – Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali-Akbar Salehi and US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz began technical nuclear negotiations in Montreux, Switzerland on Monday evening. The two top nuclear physicians of Iran and the US first attended a meeting in the previous round of negotiations in Geneva last week. Salehi and Moniz attended ... Read More »

Iran’s Zarif warns against spread of Islamophobia

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (R) and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al Hussein

Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the country is very concerned about the rising trend of Islamophobia in the Western world. In a meeting with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein on Monday, Zarif warned against what he called the “increasing growth of Islamophobia in the Western countries.” Zarif attended the meeting in Geneva, ... Read More »

Iran, US, EU begin fresh round of nuclear talks in Switzerland

The Iranian and US delegations hold a second round of nuclear negotiations in the Swiss city of Montreux on February 23, 2015

Representatives of Iran, the United States and the European Union have started a new round of intensive talks on Tehran’s nuclear program in the Swiss city of Montreux ahead of a July 1 deadline for reaching a comprehensive deal. Iran’s deputy foreign ministers, Abbas Araqchi and Majid Takht-e Ravanchi, and US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman ... Read More »

On U.S. visit, Netanyahu warns an Iran deal could threaten Israel’s existence

. Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference in Washington, March 2, 2015.
CREDIT: REUTERS/JONATHAN ERNST

(Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the United States on Monday that the nuclear deal it is negotiating with Iran could threaten Israel’s survival and insisted he had a “moral obligation” to speak up about deep differences with President Barack Obama on the issue. In a preview of a planned address to Congress on Tuesday that has already imperiled U.S.-Israeli ties, Netanyahu ... Read More »

Iran’s coverage: Day before Netanyahu’s speech, Kerry warns against revealing details of Iran nuclear talks

Secretary of State John Kerry goes before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, to outline the budget requests for America's diplomacy operations. Saying “Iran will not get a nuclear weapon," Kerry defended the Obama administration’s nuclear negotiations with Iran, saying the U.S. policy is to prevent the Iranians from getting atomic weapons. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Daily look at Iran’s late-breaking news and upcoming events: Kerry warns against revealing details of Iran nuke talks  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is warning that public discussion of select details of the ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran will make it more difficult to reach a deal that prevents the country from developing atomic weapons.   Iran, Russia FMs ... Read More »

Parliament allocates 200bn Iran rials to mulching

A view of Iran's Majlis

TEHRAN March 02(Shana)–Lawmakers have reached an agreement to allocate 200 billion IR rials to mulching in next year’s budget in order to prevent dust storm which crippled southwest of the country recently. Esmaeel Jalili who serves as the member of integrated commission of the parliament made the remarks, adding the parliament has completed the clauses related to collecting revenues and ... Read More »

Lebanese army foils terrorist intrusion attempt near Arsal

Lebanese soldiers continue preemptive operations aimed at fending off attacks by Syria-based Takfiri terrorists. (File photo)

The Lebanese army has thwarted an attempted intrusion by Takfiri terrorists near the northeastern town of Arsal on the border with Syria. The development came amid heavy clashes on Sunday in the Wadi Hmayyed area on the outskirts of Arsal, leading to the killing of several Takfiri elements, Lebanese Daily Star news website reported Monday, citing a security source that spoke ... Read More »

Close tie between oil industry and environment necessary

Iran's Deputy Head of Department of Environment (DOE) Saeed Motesadi

TEHRAN March 02(Shana)–HSE acts as a ring that links environment to oil industry and wherever the ring has been strong enough the results for protection of environment have been positive. Deputy Head of Department of Environment (DOE) Saeed Motesadi made the remarks in a conference in the southwestern city of Ahvaz, adding protecting environment requires participation of all sectors especially ... Read More »