Iran news headlines on Teusday include UN invitation to Rohani for attending in UN disarmament conference; Ashton congratulation to Iran’s president; Iran and Sierra Leone stressing over bilateral ties; country’s Expediency council chairman Rafsanjani condemnation of US sanctions against Iran; Iran and Japan development of mutual cooperation; rising of Iran and Armenia trade transactions; increasing of Iran’s gas output; Iran sending delegation to Yemen for pursing diplomat’s case and Iranian movie ‘The Pearl’ competing in Japanese and Indian film festival.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has been invited by the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General, Jan Kubish, to take part in the UN Disarmament Conference to be held on the sideline of the UN Security Council meeting.
European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton on Tuesday sent a message congratulating new Iranian president Hassan Rouhani on his inauguration, and inviting him to new nuclear negotiations as soon as possible.
Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi and his Sierra Leonean counterpart Samuel Kamara in a meeting in Tehran on Tuesday discussed bilateral ties and mutual cooperation.
Expediency Council Chairman and former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani blasted Washington for tightening its unilateral sanctions against Iran, reiterating that the new US embargos targeting Iran’s energy sector show imprudence and irrationality of American statesmen.
Officials of Iran and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in a meeting in Tokyo conferred on ways to further increase cooperation between the two sides in all fields.
Iran and Armenia’s annual trade exchanges have exceeded $380mln despite the sanctions and restrictions imposed by the West on Iran’s economy, an Armenian official announced on Tuesday.
Managing Director of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) Ahmad Qalebani said the country’s gas output would be raised by 25 million cubic meters by the next three months.
Tehran will send a diplomatic delegation to Yemen in coming days to pursue the case of the kidnapped Iranian diplomat, Nour-Ahmad Nikbakht, a senior Iranian diplomat announced on Tuesday.
Iranian screen production The Pearl directed by Sirous Hassanpour has competed at two international film festivals in Japan and India.
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