UN nuclear chief expected to visit Iran next week

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IAEA chief to visit Iran in days

Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano is slated to pay a visit to Tehran next week, Iran’s top nuclear official announced on Tuesday.


Iran Culture Minister wants social media ban lifted

Iran’s government should legalize access to social-networking websites, including Twitter and Facebook (FB), Culture and Islamic Guidance Minister Ali Jannati said.


Iran: No precondition acceptable for participation in Geneva 2

Iran will accept no precondition for taking part in Geneva 2 Conference on Syria, but is ready to contribute to resolving the prolonged conflict there, foreign ministry spokeswoman said on Tuesday.


FIFA president, Iranian speaker to meet in Tehran

President of the International Federation of Football (FIFA) Sepp Blatter will meet with Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani during his upcoming visit to Tehran this week.


Iran sees breakthroughs in N. talks with six world powers

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said some good progress has been made in the course of the recent nuclear talks with the world powers, and asked Austria to help normalize Iran’s nuclear dossier at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).


Iran has trade surplus with 88 countries

Iran managed to win trade surplus with 88 countries in the first seven months of the Iranian calendar year (started on March 21).


Iran must be invited to Geneva II: Russia

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says Iran must be invited to the talks on the crisis in Syria planned to be held in Geneva, Switzerland.


Iran to seriously follow up US spying on Supreme Leader

Iran would take serious and specific measures about the US spying on Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s visit to Kurdestan province in 2009, it was reported on Tuesday.


Iranian, French FMs to meet on Syria

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is due to hold a meeting with his French counterpart Laurent Fabius in Paris to confer on the latest developments in Syria.


Zarif travels to Paris for UNESCO confab

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has left Tehran for France to attend the 37th Session of the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).


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