No major differences in Iran nuclear talks: Russia

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No real dissent in nuclear talks between P5+1 and Iran – Lavrov

The Russian Foreign Minister has revealed that there are no real differences on practical issues between the six-party negotiators and Iran. What is needed now is to set down our understanding in a document, Sergey Lavrov told the Russian TVC channel.

Interior Minister vows to tighten security at Iran’s Saravan border region

Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli vowed to overcome the deficiencies in border control in Saravan region in Southeastern Iran, where 14 border guards were killed in a terrorist attack last month .


MP rules out Arak heavy water reactor closure

A senior Iranian lawmaker said the Islamic Republic would not succumb to pressure from the westerners who have urged the country to put an end to construction of a heavy-water research reactor in the central city of Arak.


Iran’s national interest a priority in negotiations

Iran’s senior nuclear negotiator has said no deal would be signed unless it recognizes Iran’s national interests.


Iran allocates more resources to security of Southeastern borders

Iran’s border police commander said that some $30 million has been allocated for the security and sealing of borders in the southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan, that adjoins both Pakistan and Afghanistan, by the end of the Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2014)


Indonesian speaker to visit Iran early next week

Indonesian Parliament Speaker Marzouqi Ali is slated to pay an official visit to Tehran on Tuesday.


Police Chief: All suspects of Saravan terrorist incident identified

Iranian Police Chief Brigadier General Esmail Ahmadi Moqaddam said all the assailants involved in a terrorist attack near the country’s border city of Saravan have been identified, adding that the investigation into the case are still ongoing.


Larijani condoles with Philippine counterparts over Typhoon Haiyan

Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani on Saturday condoled with Philippine speakers of House of Representatives and Senate on loss of life of people in recent Typhoon Haiyan.


Iran terms neighbors top priority for electricity exports

Iran’s priorities in electricity exports begin with country’s western, eastern and southern neighbors, while exports to Europe are among the long term plans of the country, a deputy energy minister said Saturday.


Iran routs Thailand 3-0 in AFC Asian Cup qualifier

Iran’s national football team has defeated Thailand to take a huge step towards qualifying for the 16th edition of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup in Australia.


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