Iran invited to Manama Dialog
Bahraini Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmad Al Khalifa invited his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif to take part in the Ninth Manama Dialog slated for December 6-8.
Iran, Turkey urge truce in Syria before Geneva talks
President Hassan Rouhani (R) shakes hands with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu in Tehran on November 27, 2013.
Poll: Americans back nuclear deal
The result of a new poll shows that Americans support a recently brokered nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers and oppose military action against Tehran even if the interim deal falls through.
Basij a unique experience in Iran
Basij is a unique experience for Iranians, said Deputy Chief of Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri on Wednesday.
Asr radar unveiled
The Navy has unveiled a domestically-manufactured state-of-the-art array radar system capable of detecting long-distance targets.
Tunisian protesters torch Ennahda office
Angry protesters set fire on Wednesday to the office of Tunisia’s ruling Islamist party in the neglected Gafsa region, as strikes were observed in areas amid rising discontent and political deadlock.
Oil slips further
Oil fell, with US prices slipping for a fourth day on Wednesday, after an industry report showed crude supplies rose for a ninth week.
Rouhani: Nuclear deal isolates Israel
President Hassan Rouhani has hailed the recent landmark interim nuclear deal reached with world powers as the right step in a ‘long’ journey to a comprehensive accord, adding that the deal served to isolate Israel.
Majlis briefed on P5+1 accord
Foreign minister has stressed that Iran’s enrichment activities at Natanz and Fordow facilities would continue, but at a range of 3.5 to 5 percent purity level, and that their capacities would not be expanded.
Saudi trawlers seized
Iran’s coastguards have seized two Saudi fishing vessels after they entered the Islamic Republic’s territorial waters, a provincial official said on Wednesday.
FM: US-led forces’ withdrawal key to Afghan security
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the withdrawal of the foreign forces from Afghanistan would pave the way for peace and security in the country.
Iran, Turkey to cooperate on Syria: Zarif
Iran and Turkey plan to cooperate to help defuse the crisis in Syria, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in Tehran on Wednesday.
Rouhani vows to slash inflation rate by over 10% by March 2015
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says his government plans to decrease the inflation rate to below 25 percent by the end of Iranian calendar year 1393 (March 20, 2015).
No need for European missile defense shield if Iran deal is a success: Lavrov
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says the U.S. will no longer have a reason to build a missile defense shield in Europe, if Iran fulfills its obligations in the recently signed nuclear program deal.
Most Palestinians reject renewal of peace talks: poll
Most Palestinians believe the renewal of peace talks with Israel was a mistake and over two thirds think the negotiations will fail, according to a poll released Wednesday.
Saudi Arabia says it is “reconsidering” ban on women drivers
Saudi authorities are reassessing a controversial ban on the right for women to drive in the ultra-conservative kingdom, activists said on Wednesday, citing the interior minister.
Syrian govt. says won’t surrender power at Geneva peace talks
The Syrian government said Wednesday it will participate in UN-sponsored peace talks aimed at ending the country’s civil war, but insisted that it is not going to the conference to hand over power.
PGCC hopes Iran-5+1 deal will lead to comprehensive solution
Persian Gulf Arab states called on Iran on Wednesday to fully cooperate with the UN nuclear watchdog in implementing a landmark deal with major powers, the Daily Star reported.
Iran releases draft of civil rights charter
The office of the Iranian vice president for legal affairs on Tuesday released the draft of a civil rights charter it has prepared in cooperation with academics, seminary teachers, legal experts, intellectuals, and thinkers.
Americans back Iran deal by 2-to-1 margin: Reuters/Ipsos poll
Americans back a newly brokered nuclear deal with Iran by a 2-to-1 margin and are very wary of the United States resorting to military action against Tehran even if the historic diplomatic effort falls through, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Tuesday.
Enrichment will never be stopped: Rouhani
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said that the right to uranium enrichment is the country’s red line and Iran will never stop it.
Iran unveils new radar system
Iran unveiled its newest domestically manufactured phased array radar system, named the Asr (Era), in a ceremony held in Tehran on Wednesday.
Iran appointed vice chairman of UN Disarmament Commission
Gholam Hossein Dehqani, Iran’s deputy representative to the United Nations, has been appointed as vice chairman of the UN Disarmament Commission (UNDC), according to the media.
U.S. seeks Iran’s help in finding missing citizen
The United States on Tuesday asked Iran for help in finding an American private investigator who has been missing for more than six years.
Iran invited to 2013 Manama Dialogue
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has been invited by his Bahraini counterpart, Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, to attend the 2013 Manama Dialogue, an international security conference to be held in the Bahraini capital from December 6 to 8, the Fars News Agency reported on Wednesday.
Coast guard seize two Saudi fishing vessels in Persian Gulf
Two Saudi fishing vessels were seized by the Iranian coast guard on Tuesday after they illegally entered Iran’s territorial waters, a local coast guard official announced on Wednesday.
Rafsanjani says final Iran deal could come within a year
Iran’s Expediency Council Chairman, Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, has raised hopes of a comprehensive nuclear deal with world powers within a year.
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