White House: Additional sanctions on Iran ‘unnecessary’

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White House urges Congress not to pass any new sanctions on Iran

The Obama Administration has urged the US Congress to hold off on new sanctions against Iran as this could jeopardise the recently negotiated deal on the Iranian nuclear weapons program.

 

Envoy stresses Tehran’s serious resolve to broaden ties with Russia

Iran’s new Ambassador to Moscow Mehdi Sanayee underlined Iran’s resolve to expand all-out relations with Russia.

 

Senior N. Negotiator: Iran ready to obviate West’s concerns

Senior member of the Iranian negotiating team in the nuclear talks with the world powers Seyed Abbas Araqchi reiterated the peaceful nature of Tehran’s nuclear program, and underlined that any move for the removal of the concerns of the other side would be done in reciprocal manner.

 

Iran: Zionist regime assassinated Hezbollah commander

An Iranian deputy foreign minister considered Israel as the mastermind of the Tuesday night assassination of a Lebanese Hezbollah Movement commander near Beirut.

 

Iraqi PM arrives in Iran

Prime Minister of Iraq Nouri al-Maliki, heading a high-ranking delegation, arrived in Tehran Wednesday morning.

 

Iran requests access to detained national in Baku

The Iranian consul in the Republic of Azerbaijan has called on Baku officials to allow Iran’s Embassy to send a representative to an appeals court session for an Iranian national sentenced to imprisonment on charges of spying.

 

Iran to launch two satellites into space

Director of Iranian Space Agency (ISA) Hamid Fazeli announced that the country plans to launch two satellites into space by the end of the Iranian calender year (which ends on March 20).

 

FM deputy: No parties invited to Geneva-2 meeting on Syria yet

Deputy Foreign Minister for the Arab and African countries Hossein Amir Abdollahian said though the date of Geneva-2 meeting has already been fixed, no parties have been invited to the event yet.

 

President to submit budget bill to Majlis Sunday

President Hassan Rouhani is to submit the next year budget bill to Majlis on Sunday (December 8), it was announced here on Wednesday.

 

Larijani leaves Tehran for Muscat

Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani left Tehran for Muscat, Oman, Wednesday morning.

 

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