Rouhani: Uranium enrichment to be determined by energy needs

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President: Size of uranium enrichment depends on Iran’s N. needs

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani underlined that Tehran is determined to forge ahead with its uranium enrichment program for peaceful purposes, and stressed that the size of uranium enrichment operation depends on the country’s nuclear facilities’ needs.


Minister hopeful automakers will return to Iran

A partial suspension of western sanctions against Iran was enough for major car makers to attend an automotive conference in Tehran, with many hoping Sanctions relief given to Iran in return for its agreement to suspend part of its nuclear program are not limited or reversible.


Commander expects US, Europe to show goodwill in N. talks

As Iran and six major world powers signed an interim deal on Tehran’s nuclear program in Switzerland last Sunday, a senior Iranian military commander called on the western sides to prove their goodwill in the next round of negotiations.


Araqchi: About $15bn oil revenues to be accessible as of January

Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Abbass Araqchi said on Saturday that about $15 billion oil revenues will be accessible as per the Geneva accord to take effect late December or early January.


Iran, Turkey reach five-article deal on Syria

Iranian Ambassador to Turkey Alireza Bigeli said Iran and Turkey have reached a five-article deal on Syria.


President Rouhani in Assalouyeh

President Hassan Rouhani heading a delegation arrived in Assalouyeh in this southern province Saturday to visit the projects of the South Pars gas field development.


Overhauled Lavan warship, combat chopper back into operation

The newly-overhauled warship, Lavan, which has been equipped with advanced weapons and radar systems, and the newly-overhauled SH3D combat helicopter came back into operation in a ceremony attended by senior Iranian commanders on Saturday.


Iran’s first layered expressway inaugurated

Iran’s first layered expressway was inaugurated here Saturday morning by Majlis (Parliament) Speaker Ali Larijani.


Former Intelligence Minister: Sanctions unable to create problems for Iran

Former Intelligence Minister Heidar Moslehi underlined that the western-led sanctions against Tehran should not be blamed for the current economic problems facing the country.


Israel sends security delegation to Jordan after Iran deal

Israel has reportedly sent a security delegation to Jordan for secret talks over regional issues including the recent nuclear deal between Iran and a group of six world powers as well as the ongoing crisis in Syria.


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