Rouhani reaffirms enrichment right
President Hassan Rouhani reaffirmed Iran’s entitlement to uranium enrichment as part of a civilian nuclear program.
Government finalizes next year’s budget bill
The cabinet finalized the budget bill for the next Iranian year (to start March 21) in its 7th meeting on Saturday.
Iran, P5+1 to resume expert talks in Vienna
Iran and six world powers plan expert-level talks next week to work out details of implementing a breakthrough agreement for Tehran over its nuclear program.
Canada’s pro-Israel policies criticized
As countries around the world welcomed last month’s deal between Iran and the P5+1 countries—the US, UK, France, China and Russia, plus Germany—on Tehran’s nuclear program as a step towards better relations between the Islamic Republic and western powers, one of the few dissenting voices came from an unexpected place: Canada.
FM: US fearful of nation’s resistance
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday what the United States is afraid of any confrontation with Iran given the nation’s high morale and power of resistance.
Washington to maintain troops in Persian Gulf
The United States would maintain a 35,000-strong force in the Persian Gulf region, as well as an armada of ships and warplanes, despite the recent accord with Tehran, Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel said Saturday. Speaking at a security conference in Bahrain, he said the interim deal with Iran to roll back its nuclear program was a risk worth taking, but that western diplomacy should not be ‘misinterpreted’, AFP reported.
1st global trade deal approved
World Trade Organization reached its first-ever trade reform deal on Saturday to the roar of approval from nearly 160 ministers who had gathered on the Indonesian island of Bali to decide on the make-or-break agreement that could add $1 trillion to the global economy .
Oman opposes union of Persian Gulf Arab states
Oman opposes upgrading the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council to a union of six nations, an idea first mooted by regional heavyweight Saudi Arabia, Muscat’s foreign minister said on Saturday.
Majlis invites European parliamentary groups
Majlis has invited parliamentary friendship groups from Britain, Belgium, Switzerland and Greece to visit the Islamic Republic.
Commander: Iran strengthening Caspian Sea security belt
The Naval forces have created a security belt along the territorial waters in the Caspian Sea to maintain superiority and control over the region, a senior commander said.
Karzai due in Tehran
Afghan President Hamid Karzai will arrive in Tehran on Sunday for talks with Iranian officials, including President Hassan Rouhani on the latest regional and international developments and ways to further expand ties between Tehran and Kabul.
Iran disarmament proposals adopted at UN
The UN General Assembly has unanimously adopted a nuclear disarmament resolution that includes proposals put forward by Iran President Hassan Rouhani as head of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).
safavi: Regional Arab leaders should revise Iran policy
Senior military aide to the Leader Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi called on certain regional Arab states to revise their foreign policy towards Iran after some Persian Gulf littoral states forged an alliance with Israel against the recently struck nuclear deal between Iran and the world powers.