Rohani vows to pursue a moderate foreign policy based on detente
Iran’s Presidentelect Hassan Rohani has said that he will pursue a moderate foreign policy based on detente and constructive interaction with the world to help resolve the problems facing the country.
Tehran Stock Exchange up 30%, TEPIX hits 43,153
The Tehran Stock Exchange main index (TEPIX) has gained around 30 percent since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21, 2013).
Iran v-ballers never gave up against Italy, coach says
Iran volleyball coach Julio Velasco said that his team never gave up against Italy in the World League 2013 match on Friday.
Egypt on edge ahead of more protests
Thousands of supporters and opponents of Egypt’s embattled president held rival sit-ins in separate parts of Cairo Saturday on the eve of opposition-led mass protests aimed at forcing Mohammed Morsi from power.
Obama arrives in Pretoria, protesters burn U.S. flags
Hundreds of people have held a demonstration in the South African executive capital Pretoria to protest against Washington’s “oppressive” policies on the eve of a visit by U.S. President
Barack Obama to the African country.
Karzai says Taliban peace process to go ahead
The Taliban attack on Afghanistan’s presidential palace earlier this week will not deter the government from going ahead with the peace process, President Hamid Karzai has said.
Brazil truckers call for 72-hour strike starting Monday
Brazil’s trucking union is calling for a 72-hour strike starting on Monday, potentially slowing the movement of record soy, corn and sugar crops to ports, although unlikely to stop exports.
Iran will press ahead with uranium enrichment: nuclear chief
Iran will press ahead with its uranium enrichment program, Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Director Fereydoun Abbasi said on Friday, Reuters reported. Speaking in Russia, Abbasi said that production of nuclear fuel would “continue in line with our declared goals. The enrichment linked to fuel production will also not change.”
U.S. should tread lightly on Iran
The recent election of Hassan Rohani – who ran on a platform of better relations with the international community – as president of the Islamic Republic of Iran offers the renewed possibility of a diplomatic solution to the impasse over Iran’s nuclear program.
Iran detains Slovak nationals on espionage charges: report
A group of ﬁve or six Slovak hang-gliders has been detained in Iran on suspicion of espionage, the Slovak news website www.sme.sk said on Friday, according to Reuters.
Iran, Russia plan joint naval exercise in Caspian Sea: Russian cmdr.
A top Russian Navy commander says his country and Iran are examining a plan to conduct a join naval exercise in the Caspian Sea in the second half of the current year.
Iran building new missile-launching warships
Iran is building new domestically designed missile-launching warships, the deputy commander of the Iranian Navy announced in an interview with the Fars News Agency published on Saturday.