Iran’s Jalili, EU foreign policy chief hold ‘useful’ talks
Iran’s top nuclear negotiator and the European Union foreign policy chief held “useful” talks over Tehran’s nuclear program in Istanbul on Wednesday.
Russia says Iran must take part in Syria talks
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said that Iran must take part in a proposed international conference on the Syrian crisis, emphasizing the very important role of Iran as an external player, Reuters reported.
Guardian Council is even-handed in screening candidates: Jannati
The Guardian Council has adopted an even-handed approach in vetting presidential candidates, GC Secretary Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati said on Friday.
Iran defeats U.S. wrestling team in New York
Iran freestyle wrestling team beat the United States 6-1 in “The Rumble on the Rails” on Wednesday.
Two bomb blasts at Iraqi mosque kill 43
Two bombs exploded outside a Sunni Muslim mosque in the Iraqi city of Baquba as worshippers left after Friday prayers, killing at least 43 people in one of the deadliest attacks in a month-long surge in sectarian violence.
23 dead in initiation rites in South Africa
Twenty three youths have died in the past nine days at initiation ceremonies that include circumcisions and survival tests, South African police said Friday.
Israel plans to legalize 4 settler units
An Israeli court document shows that the Tel Aviv regime is planning to legalize four housing settlements already built in the occupied West Bank.
Bahrain forces raid Shia cleric’s house
Bahraini security forces raided the house of Shia cleric Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim on Friday, the opposition said, Reuters reported.
Iran, IAEA to continue talks: Soltanieh
Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency will continue their talks over the country’s nuclear program, the Iranian ambassador to the IAEA said after the end of a meeting between Iran and the UN nuclear watchdog in Vienna on Wednesday.
Iran says UN resolution will complicate situation in Syria
Iran on Thursday condemned the new UN resolution against Syria, saying it would complicate matters further in the crisis-hit country in a situation where the country is in dire need of peace.
14 MKO members moved from Iraq to Albania
Fourteen members of an anti-Iranian terrorist organization have left a former U.S. military base near Baghdad for Albania, AFP quoted a U.S. official as saying on Thursday.
U.S. lawmakers urge White House to tighten pressure on Iran
Congressional leaders prodded the Obama administration on Wednesday to tighten the squeeze on Iran’s economy, saying that even last year’s dramatic sanctions against Iranian banks and oil companies weren’t enough to stop Iran’s nuclear advances, according to the Washington Post.
Presidential election won’t affect Iran’s nuclear program: Jalili
Iran would continue its peaceful nuclear program regardless of who would be elected as the country’s new president in June, Euronews quoted Iran’s top nuclear negotiator as saying.
Jalili, Ashton Describe Istanbul Talks as ‘Fruitful’
Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Saeed Jalili and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton concluded their talks in Istanbul, Turkey, describing the negotiations as fruitful.
Iran Crushes US in NY Exhibition
Iran inflicted a crushing 6-1 defeat on the United States in a wrestling exhibition event at a crowded train station in a friendly match.
Lavrov: Iran Should Take Part in Syria Conference
Iran should take part in an international conference agreed by Moscow and Washington to help broker an end to the Syria conflict, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov insisted in an interview broadcast Thursday.
US Stonewalling Global Disarmament
Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Araqchi says the United States’ opposition and lack of commitment to various international disarmament conventions are obstacles to advancing the issue of global disarmament.
Iran, IAEA Wrap Up Talks
Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have wrapped up their latest round of talks on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear energy program.
Bomb Attacks Kill Dozens in Iraq
Two bombs near a mosque and another against a funeral procession killed 49 people in Iraq on Friday, officials said, after two days of attacks against Shiites that killed dozens.
US Jobless Claims Jump
More Americans filed claims for jobless benefits last week and manufacturing in the Philadelphia region unexpectedly shrank in May, signs the slowdown in growth is rippling through the US economy.
GC Extends Vetting Deadline
Iran’s top electoral supervisory body, the Guardian Council (GC), extended the deadline for announcing the names of approved hopefuls for the June 14 presidential race.
Renewed Call for Peaceful Syria Solution
Iran has called for a political solution to end the crisis in Syria, saying all countries should help facilitate a peaceful process.