Iran, world powers to discuss Geneva deal on weekend

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Spokeswoman: Iran-world powers to hold expert meeting in Vienna on Dec 9-10

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.


President Rouhani to visit Turkey, Erdoğan to visit Iran

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and a delegation of officials are scheduled to visit Turkey on December 17th to discuss bilateral ties and regional cooperation.


Afkham: Iran, UK embassies too soon to open

Iran’s FM spokeswoman has said it is too soon for opening Iran and UK embassies in Tehran and London.


FM: Iran ready to remove misunderstanding with UAE on Abu Musa island

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.


Oil Minister: South Pars to increase gas refining capacity by 25mcm/d

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.


Tehran-Washington flight to be established in near future

The CEO of Iran’s airports company has said Tehran-Washington flight line will be established in near future.


Iranian official: New chapter is opened in Iran-West relations

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham announced on Tuesday that a new chapter has been opened in Iran’s ties with the West.


Iran dismisses preconditions for attending Geneva conference on Syria

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.


Iran to pursue unfreezing of assets: Banking official

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.


Salehi: Iran welcomes foreign investment in construction of power plants

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.