Iran confirms letter exchange between Obama, Rouhani

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Iran confirms exchange of letters with Obama

Iran’s Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that President Hassan Rouhani had exchanged letters with U.S. President Barack Obama, confirming direct communication between the leaders of the two countries.


Iran, UN nuclear chiefs hold ‘constructive’ talks in Vienna

Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi has held talks with the UN nuclear chief, Yukiya Amano.


Supreme Leader underlines belief in insightful “heroic flexibility”

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said he has long held the belief in “heroic flexibility” in domestic and foreign policy, but cautioned that the tactic which is very necessary on some occasions should only be practiced after one gathers deep insight about the nature of his/her foreign rivals.


Iran: No meeting with US officials at UN

Tehran on Tuesday dismissed media reports that Iranian and US officials are scheduled to meet on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meeting in New York later this month, but said such a meeting can be arranged within the framework of talks with the Group 5+1.


Iran, UK FMs to meet in NY

Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif is to meet British Foreign Secretary William Hague on the sidelines of the upcoming United Nations General Assembly in New York, it was reported Tuesday.


Tehran, Masqat ink MoU on defense cooperation

Iran and Oman signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Tuesday to boost their mutual cooperation in the defense sector.


Iran’s president rigid about raising oil and gas production

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said rising oil and gas is a top priority of his administration.


China urges diplomatic solution to Iran’s nuclear issue

Chairman of China’s Atomic Energy Authority Ma Xingrui has called for a diplomatic solution to the impasse over Iran’s nuclear energy program.


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