Ashton’s spokesman: Iran, world powers in serious talks

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Mann describes Geneva talks as “complicated, serious”

European Union Spokesman Michael Mann said that Iran and the six world powers have entered serious and complicated talks as the two sides ended their first round of negotiations in Geneva, Switzerland.


Zarif welcomes UN realistic approach to help resolve Syrian crisis

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif conferred on Thursday with UN-Arab League special envoy on Syria Lakhdar Brahimi on ways to help resolve the humanitarian catastrophe in Syria.


Salehi: Iran to set up new nuclear reactors

Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi said Thursday that Iran is determined to construct new nuclear reactors.


More bans on Iran not a good idea: Ex-CIA official

A former CIA official has warned against the imposition of additional sanctions against Iran amid the ongoing nuclear talks between the Islamic Republic and six world powers.


Iran’s Zarif, EU’s Ashton meet in Geneva

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who is also the country’s top negotiator, and European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, who oversees diplomacy with Iran on behalf of the six world powers, had a working breakfast in Geneva this morning.


Iran says making headway in ‘tough’ nuclear talks

Iran and six world powers are making progress in talks aimed at ending a decade-long nuclear stand-off between Tehran and the West, but the discussions are “tough”, Iran’s foreign minister said on Thursday.


Senior negotiator: World powers accept Iran’s proposed framework

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister and Senior Negotiator in talks with the world powers Seyed Abbas Araqchi stressed that the Group 5+1 (the US, Russia, China, France and Britain plus Germany) has accepted Tehran’s proposed framework to continue the talks, adding that both sides are resolved to endorse an agreement.


Blatter: FIFA to return Iran’s frozen assets

President of the International Federation of Football Sepp Blatter announced that FIFA is trying to return the assets of the Iranian Football Federation (IFF) which have been blocked due to the US and other western states’ sanctions against Tehran over its nuclear program.


Berri: Iran bringing West to its knees by its diplomatic logic

Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri hailed Iran’s diplomacy and said it has brought the West to its knees by its diplomatic logic.


Afkham rejects Zionists’ claim over FM interview as big lie

Spokeswoman for the Foreign Ministry refused the claim made by a Zionist newspaper that it had interviewed with the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.



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