UN passes Iran-proposed disarmament resolution
The UN General Assembly has approved a draft resolution proposed by Iran on international nuclear disarmament despite strong opposition by the US, the Israeli regime and certain western countries.
IAEA chief optimistic about N-talks
Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano said Iran has shown willingness to cooperate with the UN’s nuclear watchdog regardless of progress made in nuclear talks with the West.
Pakistan determined to complete IP gas pipeline
Pakistani Petroleum and Natural Resources Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi says Islamabad is determined to complete the construction of a pipeline project carrying natural gas from Iran
Veep urges economy based on scientific approaches
First Vice President Es’haq has said economic policies should be based on scientific approaches.
Speaker: China stance on nuclear issue positive
Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani says China has adopted a ‘positive approach’ to the Islamic Republic’s nuclear energy program.
Pakistani Taliban leader killed in US drone attack
The Pakistani Taliban has selected Khan Said Sajna as the insurgent group’s new leader after Hakimullah Mehsud was killed in a US drone strike, members of the organization said.
Electricity ties with Russia, Azerbaijan to expand
Iran, Russia and Azerbaijan are expected to establish a joint workgroup for developing trilateral cooperation in the field of electricity.
Global manufacturing picks up
Manufacturing expanded around the world in October, with business surveys showing US factory output growing at its fastest pace in 2-1/2 years and Asian manufacturers reporting the fastest upturn in months, led by China.
European spies cooperate on mass surveillance
Spy agencies across Western Europe are working together on mass surveillance of Internet and phone traffic comparable to programs run by their US counterpart denounced by European governments, Britain’s Guardian newspaper reported on Saturday.
Iran, China to set up cultural centers
Iran and China will establish cultural centers in each other’s capitals, Culture and Islamic Guidance Minister Ali Jannati said Saturday after a meeting with Chinese Deputy Culture Minister Dong Wei in Tehran.
FM: Syria violence can spread to west
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned that the sectarian violence in Syria may spill over to Europe and the US.
Kazakh parliamentary team due
A high-ranking delegation from the Kazakh Parliament’s Security, Defense and International Affairs Commission is slated to pay an official visit to Tehran on Sunday.
Germany against medical sanctions
Medical items, including medicines, should under no conditions be included in anti-Iranian sanctions, German cultural attaché Otto Graf said adding that Berlin tries to help ease western sanctions which have been in place for many years.
MP: New talks aimed at settling nuclear deadlock
An Iranian lawmaker said Iran has started the new round of talks with the world powers to find a way to settle the nuclear deadlock with the West.
UN endorses resolution on nuclear disarmament proposed by Iran
Despite opposition from the United States, Israel and some other countries the United Nations General Assembly on Friday approved a draft resolution proposed by Iran on nuclear disarmament.
Iran criticizes Iraq’s move to fill vacuum in oil market caused by sanctions
Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh has criticized Iraq’s move to fill the vacuum in the supply of oil caused by the sanctions on Iran, saying Iraq has adopted an ‘unfriendly’ policy.
Bahrain summons head of Shia opposition for questioning
Bahrain police have summoned the head of the main opposition group al-Wefaq for questioning on Sunday, a source at the interior ministry said on Saturday, Reuters reported.
Aref urges support for government through constructive criticism
Mohammad Reza Aref says the new government is making efforts to put the country’s economic situation on the right track and this entails supporting the government to achieve its goals through “fair criticism”.
Iran, Syria to launch joint anti-Wahhabism TV channel
Tehran and Damascus are after launching a joint TV channel, a move Iran’s culture minister Ali Jannati says is in line with the long-term objectives of the two countries to fight Wahhabism and
to promote solidarity and unity among Muslim nations, According to Iranian Tasnim News Agency.
Turkey to close Saudi intelligence office over diplomatic rift: source
Ankara plans to shut Saudi intelligence offices in Turkey following a series of diplomatic disputes over the conflicts in Syria and Egypt, a well-placed Turkish source told Al-Akhbar.
400,000 Syrian children need help before winter: UNICEF
More than 400,000 Syrian refugee children in Lebanon are in urgent need of assistance from the international community ahead of a severe winter, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says.
Iran seeking to eliminate pretexts for sanctions: Zarif
Iran is making efforts to eliminate the pretexts that the West has been using over the past years to impose sanctions on the country, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Friday.
25 Iranians released from UAE prisons
Twenty-five Iranian prisoners held in the United Arab Emirates have been released on the occasion of Eid al-Adha which occurred on October 16, the Iranian deputy foreign minister for consular and expatriates’ affairs announced on Saturday.
ECO ministers to meet in Tehran in late Nov.
The 21st Meeting of the Council of Ministers (COM) of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) preceded by the Senior Official Meeting will be held in Tehran from November 24 to 26.
IAEA optimistic about Iran nuclear talks: Amano
Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Yukiya Amano has given a cautious optimism of the future of the talks with Iran over its nuclear energy program, AFP reported.
‘Exercise of extremism by reformists has hurt reformist camp’
A pro-reform clergyman says he believes that extremism by certain reformists has first of all hurt the reformist camp.