An Iranian official said on Wednesday that he saw an “opening” in Iran’s nuclear dispute with the West, a news agency reported, in the latest signal that Tehran expects fresh movement to break a decade-old deadlock.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham announced on Wednesday that the date for the next round of talks between Iran and the G5+1 (the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany) will be set after Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton meet in New York later this month.
President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that Iran’s new President Hassan Rouhani appears to want to open a dialogue with the United States and that he is willing to test whether this is the case.
Iran’s 27th fleet of warships has docked at a Sudanese port in the Red Sea after patrolling the high seas to safeguard Iranian commercial vessels and oil tankers.
The United States and Britain must be held accountable for heavy costs inflicted on the Iranian nation by a 1953 coup in Iran, Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said on Wednesday.
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag reiterated the existing friendly relations between Tehran and Ankara, and rejected media’s claims over Iran’s espionage activities in Turkey’s territory.
Minister of Internal Affairs of Azerbaijan Ramil Usubov praised Iran’s anti-narcotics efforts, and stressed that Iran is among the leading countries in the campaign against illicit drugs.
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