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Iran and the Group 5+1 (the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany) are slated to hold an expert meeting in Vienna next week, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham announced on Tuesday.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and a delegation of officials are scheduled to visit Turkey on December 17th to discuss bilateral ties and regional cooperation.
Iran’s FM spokeswoman has said it is too soon for opening Iran and UK embassies in Tehran and London.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reiterated Iran’s sovereignty over its Persian Gulf islands of Abu Musa, the Greater Tunb and the Lesser Tunb, and said Tehran is ready only to hold talks with the UAE to remove possible misunderstandings over one of these islands.
Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh underlined that the refining capacity of the South Pars gas field will increase considerably after the new phases come into operation.
The CEO of Iran’s airports company has said Tehran-Washington flight line will be established in near future.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham announced on Tuesday that a new chapter has been opened in Iran’s ties with the West.
Iran once again rejected any precondition for taking part in Geneva 2 Conference on Syria, but expressed readiness to contribute to resolving the prolonged conflict in the Arab country.
A senior Iranian banking official says the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) plans to form a task force to pursue the unfreezing of the Islamic Republic’s assets blocked abroad.
Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali-Akbar Salehi said on Sunday that Iran strongly welcomes foreign investment in construction of nuclear power plants especially by the countries possessing know-how.