In Turkey, Kerry says door still open on Iran nuclear talks

Iran news headlines on Sunday include US Secretary of State remarks over continuation of Iranian nuke talks; an Iranian senior lawmaker statements on effectiveness of nuclear talks; Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman calling for calm in North Korea showdown; Iran-Burundi expansion of cooperation and Iran denouncement of Britain’s plan to upgrade its nuclear-armed subs.


U.S. says door still open on Iran nuclear talks

Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday major powers would continue talks with Iran to resolve a decade-old dispute over Tehran’s nuclear program, but stressed the process could not continue for ever.

“This is not an interminable process,” said Kerry as he arrived in Istanbul on Sunday on the first leg of a 10-day trip to the Middle East, Europe and Asia.


Iranian senior lawmaker says nuclear talks effective

An Iranian senior lawmaker says the recent nuclear talks between Iran and world powers were effective.

The Sunday report by the semi-official ISNA news agency quotes Alaeddin Boroujerdi as saying that the talks were “considered effective and a step forward.”


Iran calls for calm in North Korea showdown

Iran’s foreign ministry on Sunday urged against “provocative conduct” in the Korean peninsula, saying stability there has been compromised by an American military build-up, media reported.

“Our advice to all sides involved is to not stoke tensions by engaging in provocative conduct,” ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said in remarks reported by the Mehr news agency.


Iran ready to expand cooperation with Burundi: Salehi

Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has expressed Iran’s readiness to enhance cooperation with Burundi in different sectors.

At a Saturday meeting with Burundian Foreign Minister Laurent Kavakure in the Iranian capital, Tehran, Salehi said Iran is ready to cooperate with the East African country in different areas, including health, agriculture, commerce and economy.


Iran denounces Britain’s plan to upgrade nuclear arms

Iran has criticized Britain’s plan to upgrade its nuclear weapons capability, renewing the Islamic Republic’s call for a world free from nuclear weapons.

In an exclusive interview with Press TV on Saturday, Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili reiterated that Iran’s position is “No one should possess nuclear weapons.”


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