Iran welcomes Russian proposal on Syria

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Iran supports proposal on Syria chemical weapons

Iran supports Russia’s offer to work with Syria to put its chemical weapons under international control, the Iranian foreign ministry said on Tuesday.


West must adopt ‘rhetoric of respect’ in nuclear talks with Iran: Rouhani

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says no progress can be made in the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear energy program unless the West reciprocates Iran’s “rhetoric of respect.”


Iran raps UN Human Rights rapporteur for supporting terrorist groups

Secretary of Iran’s Human Rights Council Mohammad Javad Larijani blasted the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran, Ahmed Shaheed, for his support for the terrorist groups acting against Tehran, and said such positions merely impair the UN’s credit.


Italian traders impatiently waiting to return to Iran market

Italian Ambassador to Tehran Luca Giansanti said following the recent presidential elections in Iran, his countrys businessmen are impatiently waiting to return to the Iranian market.


Iran ready to pump gas to Persian Gulf states

Managing-Director of the National Iranian Offshore Oil Company (NIOOC) Mahmoud Zirakchianzadeh said the country is ready for gas export to Persia Gulf states, including the UAE and Oman, as specifying the gas export path to the region.


President Rouhani appoints female chief for department of environment

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appointed Masoumeh Ebtekar as Vice-President and Head of Iran’s Department of Environment.


Iran, US exchange messages on Syria, says Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif announced that some messages have been exchanged between Iran and the US on Syria.


Military action in Syria risks igniting regional war: Iran UN envoy

Iran’s Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Mohsen Naziri Asl has warned military action in Syria will spark a “deeper crisis” and stir a “regional war”.


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