EU’s Ashton urges Iran’s new FM to resume nuclear talks

Iran news headlines on Sunday include EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton urging for resumption of talks between Iran and P5+1; country’s former AEOI chief expressing over Iran’s possession of 18000 centrifuges; country’s parliament condemnation of UK’s role in 1953 coup and 2009 election unrest; Iran holding of upstream oil and gas industries conference; Iranian navy plan for naval drills; Iranian human right commission condemnation of Egypt massacre; Ex-DM announcing of Iran’s sixth stage of missile producer in world and country’s FM stressing over Iran’s readiness for purposive talks with European Union.


P5+1 ready for talks upon appointment of Iran team: Ashton

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashtonsays the P5+1 group of countries is ready to resume negotiations with Iran as soon as the administration of President Hassan Rouhani appoints its negotiating team.


Iran has 18,000 centrifuges: Former AEOI chief

Former head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Fereydoun Abbasi says the Islamic Republic has a total of 18,000 centrifuges, ten thousand of which are currently running.


Iranian legislature condemns Uk’s role in 1953 coup, 2009 post-election unrests

The Iranian Parliament’s Human Rights Commission in a statement on Sunday condemned London’s role in masterminding the 1953 coup and the 2009 post-election unrests in Iran.


Iran to hold conference on upstream oil, gas industries

Iran plans to hold the 1st National Conference on HSE (Health, Safety and Environmental practices) in Upstream (oil and gas) Industries this autumn.


Commander: Navy planning naval drills in free waters

Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari stressed his forces’ capability to conduct exercises outside the country’s territorial waters, adding that the Navy plans to stage wargames in free waters in the second half of the current Iranian year (September, 2013-March, 2014).


Iran’s human rights commission condemns massacre of Egyptian people

Iran’s Islamic Human Rights Commission in a letter to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights deplored the continued massacre of the Egyptian people by the country’s military, and called for the UN’s reaction to the crime.


Ex-Defense Minister terms Iran sixth missile producer in world

Iran’s missile capabilities are currently the first in the Middle East and sixth in the world, a senior military official announced.

FM voices Irans readiness for purposive talks

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a telephone conversation Saturday evening with European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton stressed Irans readiness to hold purposive talks within definite time framework.



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