Iran’s annual non-oil trade touches $95b
Iran’s non-oil trade with outside world hit $94.8 billion in the past Iranian calendar year, which ended on March 20, Iranian Customs Administration Director Abbas Memarnejad said on Monday.
Russia says Iran’s right to enrich uranium should be recognized in a nuclear deal
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov says Moscow believes that all rights of the Islamic Republic of Iran, including its right to enrich uranium, should be recognized in exchange for its concessions on its nuclear program.
Margaret Thatcher dies
Margaret Thatcher, the ﬁrst woman ever to serve as prime minister of Britain and the longest-serving British prime minister of the 20th century has died at age 87.
Putin says Korea conﬂict would be worse than Chernobyl
North Korea suspended its sole remaining major project with the South on Monday, after weeks of threats against the United States and South Korea, as Russian President Vladimir Putin said any nuclear conﬂict could make Chernobyl look like a fairy tale.
France to publish ministers’ assets as scandal deepens
France’s Socialist government promised on Monday to publish details of individual ministers’ assets next week as it scrambled to stem a deepening scandal over a former budget minister’s secret foreign bank account.
Pakistani court summons Musharraf in treason case
Pakistan’s top court on Monday ordered former military ruler Gen. Pervez Musharraf to respond to allegations that he committed treason while in power and barred him from leaving the country.
Syria calls on militants to lay down arms
The Syrian government has called on the armed foreign-sponsored militants to lay down their weapons or face the consequences. The government made the demand on Sunday in a in a text message sent to people across the Arab country, Xinhua news agency reported.
Iran and Nicaragua call for expansion of ties
The Iranian president has called for an expansion of ties with all revolutionary nations, especially the Central American country of Nicaragua.
Vibrant election will turn the situation to Iran’s advantage: Ahmadinejad
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said that a vibrant presidential election will turn the situation to the country’s advantage.
Iran has turned sanctions into opportunities: Jalili
Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator has said that the Islamic Republic has turned the sanctions into opportunities.
My presidential plans are within framework of Islamic system: Shariatmadari
Presidential candidate Mohammad Shariatmadari has said that candidates should not draw up “revolutionary” plans for their term in oﬃce, emphasizing that his plans are within the frameworks of the Islamic system.
Khatami invited to run for president
The Council for Coordinating the Reforms Front has invited former reformist president Mohammad Khatami to stand as a candidate in the next presidential election, the rotating chairman of the council said on Monday.
‘Israel more isolated after Iran talks’
Israel is becoming increasingly isolated in its rants about setting a deadline for talks over Iran’s nuclear energy program and is ratcheting up its bellicose rhetoric against the country as the West will not attack Tehran “over a nonexistent bomb,” an article says.
Nation Not to Bow To Western Pressures
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad played down the effectiveness of the US-led western sanctions against Iran, and said that the Iranian nation will not give up its indispensible right to nuclear technology under the West’s pressures.
Russia Hopes for More Iran-P5+1 Talks
Russia has expressed hope for the continuation of talks between Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers (Britain, China, France, Russia, and the United States plus Germany).
Lebanon PM for Iran’s Support Against Israel
Lebanon’s new Prime Minister Tamam Salam has called for Iran’s support for the anti-Israeli resistance front in Lebanon.
Tamam made the request in a meeting with Iran’s Ambassador to Lebanon Ghazanfar Roknabadi on Sunday, Press TV reported.
Putin Warns Against Korea Conflict
A conflict on the Korean peninsula could cause greater devastation than the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned during a visit to Germany on Monday.
Programs to Safeguard Persian Gulf Identity
Head of Permanent Secretariat of International Persian Gulf festival, Homayoun Amirzadeh, said that cultural programs for safeguarding the identity of the Persian Gulf will be held in 20 countries concurrent with the Persian Gulf National Day on April 30.
Drogba’s Galatasaray Face Tough Real Madrid Battle
Didier Drogba and his Galatasaray team mates have a tough task when they try to overturn a 3-0 deficit against Real Madrid in the second leg of their Champions League quarterfinal on Tuesday.
Global Recovery Elusive
Chinese President Xi Jinping said the global economy has entered a period of “profound readjustment” and recovery remains elusive.
Bomb Hits Afghan Bus, Kills Nine
A roadside bomb exploded under an Afghan bus southwest of Kabul on Monday, killing nine people and wounding at least 22 others in an attack blamed on Taliban militants, officials said.
All Options on Table Regarding Nuclear Issue
Iran will consider withdrawal from the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) if its right to peaceful nuclear technology is not recognized by western states, a senior parliamentarian announced on Monday.
Egypt, Saudi Arabia Ties Examined By Majlis Commission
Rapporteur of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Hossein Naqavi Hosseini said on Sunday that the commission examined Iran’s ties with Egypt and Saudi Arabia as well as the latest developments in Syria.
Presidential Aide Urges Vigilance Against Plots
A senior official called on the people to keep vigilant against the conspiracies and plots hatched by the enemies to disunite the Muslim Iranian nation.
High Turnout Forecast In Presidential Election
An Iranian official predicted that the next presidential election in June will be held in more enthusiastically than the previous ones.
2 IRCS Clinics for Pilgrims in Iraq
Iran’s Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has launched two new clinics in Iraq to provide medical services to Iranian pilgrims visiting the Muslim country’s Shiite holy shrines, a medical official announced on Sunday.
US, Israeli Monopoly On White Weapons Broken
Iranian inventors announced that they have designed and developed non-firearm weapons, dubbed as white arms, breaking US and Israeli monopoly over the technology.
Hispan TV Taken Off GlobeCast
GlobeCast has stopped the transmission of Iran’s Spanish-language Hispan TV on an SES satellite in line with western campaign against freedom of speech.