Iran news headlines on Wednesday include Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman remarks over possibility of Iran-P5+1 agreement in Almaty nuclear talks; Iranian Intelligence Minister request for MKO’s ouster from Iraq; Tehran Stock Exchange setting new record and Iran developing production of indigenous fuel for its reactors.
Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman says it is possible for Tehran and the P5+1 group of world powers to reach an agreement in their upcoming talks in Almaty, if the group would continue with the approach demonstrated in the first round of talks.
Noting that coming to an understanding in the upcoming comprehensive talks in Almaty, Kazakhstan, would be “is easily reachable,” Ramin Mehmanparast emphasized in a Wednesday interview with IRNA that if the P5+1 member states – including the US, the UK, France, China, and Russia plus Germany – remained on the same course they had adopted in the first-round talks in Almaty, “we would also get closer to Iran’s desires.”
Iranian Intelligence Minister Heidar Moslehi has called for the immediate expulsion of Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) terrorists from Iraq.
“Based on the arrangements made the MKO must leave Iraqi soil as quickly as possible,” Moslehi was quoted as saying on Tuesday.
The Tehran Stock Exchange (TSE) has set a new record in trading volume, surpassing the 40,000 unit mark for the first time.
During the early trading of shares on Wednesday, the sixth trading day in the Iranian new year that began on March 20, the TSE registered its newest record when the trade volume soared to over 40,000 units.
An Iranian diplomat says the Islamic Republic has managed to produce indigenous fuel needed for its reactors, and advance its nuclear energy program despite pressures and embargos against it.
“Despite growing international pressure and sanctions against Iran to develop its nuclear program, the Islamic country has come up with its own indigenous fuel in response to the opposition and unavailability of uranium to run its nuclear reactors,” Iranian Consul General in the Indian city of Hyderabad, Hassan Nourian, said on Tuesday at a lecture entitled “Iran’s Islamic revolution: Ideals and Achievements” at the Center for Indian Ocean Studies at Osmania University in Hyderabad.
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