Putin sees real chance to end nuclear row
Russian President Vladimir Putin told Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday there was a ‘real chance’ to resolve the international standoff over Tehran’s nuclear program.
Iran’s biggest indigenous drone unveiled
Defense Ministry unveiled on Monday its biggest domestically developed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which can be used for reconnaissance and combat operations.
France makes historical mistake by blocking deal
An Iranian policymaker and scholar, Seyyed Hossein Mousavian said France is blocking a ‘peaceful deal’ by referring to false Israeli claims, and this is a historical mistake it is making.
Amnesty urges Qatar to end abuse of workers
Amnesty International urged Qatar to end abuse of migrants working on football World Cup infrastructure, as it issued a report on Monday citing cases in which they were referred to as “animals”.
Indonesia recalls ambassador to Australia in spying row
Indonesia recalled its ambassador to Australia on Monday in a furious response to reports that Australian spy agencies tried to listen to the phone calls of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono as well as his wife and ministers.
Operator at Japan’s Fukushima starts fuel removal
The operator of Japan’s wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant took the first step on Monday in the long and hazardous process of decommissioning the facility, extracting four fuel rods from their container for later removal.
Maliki to discuss 1975 Algiers accord
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is slated to visit Iran to discuss implementation of a border agreement signed between the two countries in Algerian capital, Algiers, in 1975, an Iranian lawmaker said.
Management of water resources, basic challenge
President Hassan Rouhani said management of water resources is the most basic challenge the government is currently facing.
Moscow, a partner in resolving regional issues
Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian said Moscow is the main partner of Tehran in resolving regional developments, the ongoing crisis in Syria for particular.
Minister: Traffickers can no more transit narcotics via Iran
Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said drug traffickers can no longer transit drugs through Iran as a result of the country’s anti-smuggling measures.
UN chief praises young Iranian scientists
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Iran, having an ancient civilization and young generation, can play a key role in promoting science and technology across the globe.