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Iran’s Rouhani says does ‘not seek war with any country’

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, in a television interview, said his country is not seeking war and that Iran wants the Middle East to have “rule by the will of the people.”


Iran calls for Israeli WMDs to be dismantled

The Iranian foreign minister has called for Israel’s nuclear and chemical weapons to be dismantled, saying Syria’s recent move to turn in its chemical arms has left no excuse for the Tel Aviv regime to retain its arsenals of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs).


NATO chief ‘encouraged’ by Iran’s nuclear weapons pledge

NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has said he was “very encouraged” by Iran’s pledge not to seek nuclear weapons.


Former British foreign secretary: Iran ‘ready for a settlement’ on nuclear issue

Former British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw says new Iranian President Hassan Rohani is a “realist” who is “ready for a settlement” in Tehran’s long-standing dispute with the West over its disputed nuclear program.


Iranian FM, Ashton to meet in New York on Monday

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton are due to meet in New York on Monday, sources said on Thursday.


FM stresses respect for Iran’s rights, obviation of certain states’ concerns

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined that in talks with the world powers, Tehran seeks to materialize the Iranian people’s nuclear rights as well as obviation of certain countries’ concerns.


U.S. ready to interact with Iran based on mutual respect: official

The U.S. is ready to deal with the administration of Rouhani based on mutual respect to resolve the dispute over the country’s nuclear program, according to the spokesman of the U.S. State Department.


EU welcomes release of political prisoners in Iran

EU High Representative Catherine Ashton Thursday “warmly welcomed” the release of a group of Iranian political prisoners, including the prominent human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh.


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