Iran, P5+1 End Talks in Almaty
The second and final day of talks between Iran and the P5+1 (Britain, China, France, Russia, and the US plus Germany) over Tehran’s nuclear energy program ended in the Kazakh city of Almaty on Saturday.
Norouz Trips Hit Record High
Head of the Iran’s Cultural Heritage Organization said a record number of domestic trips was registered during the Norouz, making the holidays the greatest tourism event in the country.
1st Semi-Heavy Submarine to Be Displayed
Iran’s first 500-ton submarine will be displayed in the next few months, a defense official announced on Saturday.
Suicide Bomber Kills 25 at Iraq Political Rally
A suicide bomber killed 25 people and wounded dozens of others on Saturday at a political rally in the Iraqi city of Baqouba, officials said.
Obama Urged to Drop Sanctions
A report by a panel of US experts has called on the Obama administration to engage more directly with the Iranian people, in part to counter increasingly negative attitudes toward Americans following nearly two years of harsh economic sanctions.
Salam Elected New Lebanon PM
Former culture minister Tammam Salam designated as prime minister of Lebanon.
Salam received 124 votes out of the 128 members of Lebanon’s parliament.
China Closes Poultry Markets on Bird Flu Fear
Chinese officials have found traces of a new bird flu virus in more areas in Shanghai and in the nearby city of Hangzhou, news reports said on Saturday, as authorities slaughtered birds to stop the spread of the virus that has killed six people.
WB to End Poverty By 2030
World Bank President Jim Kim has unveiled a series of new institutional goals aimed at ending extreme poverty by 2030 and focusing on the promotion of “shared prosperity”.
Iran’s Final Statement On Almaty Talks
Head of the Iranian delegation in the talks with P5+1 group of world powers in Almaty, Saeed Jalili issued a statement after final day of negotiations on Saturday. The full statement is as follows:
I start by thanking the brotherly government and people of Kazakhstan for hosting the second round of Almaty talks between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the six countries.
Navy’s 25th Fleet Off to High Seas
The Navy dispatched its 25th flotilla of warships to the Gulf of Aden and the high seas to protect the country’s cargo ships and oil tankers against pirates.
Pakistani Politician: West Should Respect Iran’s N. Rights
A Pakistani politician said that western powers must respect Iran’s right to peaceful nuclear technology and stop putting unjustified pressure on the Islamic Republic.
Nicaraguan Speaker Due
Nicaraguan Parliament Speaker Michael Peyrefitte is scheduled to arrive in Tehran on Sunday to hold talks with senior Iranian officials on bilateral ties.
Official Underlines Peaceful Nature Of Nuclear Program
A senior Iranian nuclear energy official reiterated Tehran’s steadfast opposition to the acquisition of nuclear weapons dismissing the reasons behind West’s alleged concerns about the country’s peaceful nuclear program.
Ties With India Thriving
Relations between the two friendly countries, India and Iran will flourish more and more, said Golamreza Ansari, Iran’s ambassador in New Delhi on Friday.
FM’s Condolences Over Argentina Flooding
Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has extended his condolences to Argentina over the deaths caused by the recent flash floods in and around the Argentinean capital Buenos Aires.
War on Hallucinating Drugs Will Be Intensified
A senior Iranian anti-narcotics official said the country plans to further intensify its clamp down on networks involved in synthetic and hallucinating drugs trafficking and their production labs during the current Iranian year (started March 21).