Iran firm in constructive interaction with world
President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that his government is firm in following a diplomatic policy that aims at establishing constructive interactions with the world.
Iran, P5+1 resume expert-level talks in Vienna
A new round of talks between Iran and the six major world powers on Tehran’s nuclear energy program has begun in the Austrian capital, Vienna.
Obama trying to avert new sanctions
US President Barack Obama is dispatching two of his top diplomats to Capitol Hill next week to prevent new sanctions from being passed on Iran.
Rouhani: Tehran-Beijing ties ‘strong’ and ‘strategic’
President Hassan Rouhani said the Islamic Republic will never back down from its nuclear rights, including uranium enrichment for peaceful purposes.
Critics of Iran deal miss lessons of history
Strip away all the rhetoric, and the November 23 agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran over its nuclear program emerges as an exercise in realism. It recognizes that three decades of enmity and distrust will not be erased overnight.
Experts meeting with IAEA on Wednesday
Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will hold an expert meeting in Vienna on Wednesday, a senior Iranian official said.
French, Croatian MPs due in Tehran soon
A French parliamentary delegation is to visit Iran on Friday to discuss the expansion of Tehran-Paris relations with senior Iranian lawmakers.
Turkey keen on greater Iran ties
Iran and Turkey are keen on expanding relations, said Turkish ambassador to Tehran.
Deputy FM, Guinean president in talks
Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian in separate meetings with Guinean President Alpha Conde and Lebanese Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour in Guinea’s capital Conakry on Monday discussed bilateral ties and regional developments.
Navy continues SE Asia mission
Iran’s 28th naval fleet of war vessels departed from India’s western port city of Mumbai for other major ports in Southeast Asia, said an naval commander.
Iran’s ballistic missiles can hit targets with pinpoint accuracy: general
Iran’s defense minister says that country’s experts have managed to improve the precision of domestically designed long-range and ballistic missiles.
U.S. suffers from schizophrenia, Russians are reliable friends: Bahrain
America’s “schizophrenic” approach to the Middle East could result in many key Arab states deciding to align themselves more closely with Russia, the rulers of Bahrain warned Sunday.
Syrian army takes control of town near key highway
Syrian state media say government troops have taken full control of a western town near country’s main north-south highway, AP reported.
Netanyahu to skip Mandela funeral because ‘too expensive’
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided not to attend a memorial service for ardent Palestinian supporter Nelson Mandela this week because he couldn’t afford to travel to South Africa, Israeli media claimed.
Quarter of Europeans face poverty – Eurostat
Over 124 million people in the European Union – or almost a quarter of its entire population – live under the threat of poverty or social exclusion, a report by EU’s statistical office has revealed.
EU Parliament to visit Iran this week
A European Parliament delegation is scheduled to travel to Iran this week, the first such visit to Iran in six years, the UPI news agency reported on Monday.
Any fresh U.S sanctions threaten to derail Iran nuclear talks: FT
The Obama administration is facing a critical week in Congress as it tries to fend off new Iran sanctions legislation that it believes could damage vital talks over Iran’s nuclear program, the Financial Times wrote on Sunday.
Iranian delegation to attend Mandela’s memorial
Iran is scheduled to send a delegation to South Africa to attend the memorial service for liberation struggle icon Nelson Mandela on Tuesday.
Russia hopes Iran, major powers maintain constructive attitude
Moscow hopes that Iran and the six major powers maintain a constructive attitude in their future negotiations, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Monday.
Iranian deputy FM attends OIC meeting in Guinea
Iran has participated in the Fortieth Session of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Member States’ Council of Foreign Ministers, which kicked off in Conakry, capital of the Republic of Guinea, on Monday.
Qatar, S. Arabia push for Persian Gulf Arab inclusion in Iran nuclear talks
Persian Gulf Arab states must have a seat at nuclear talks between world powers and neighboring Iran, Qatar’s foreign minister told Reuters in an interview on Saturday.
Zarif warns against efforts to undermine Geneva nuclear deal
Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif calls the nuclear agreement reached between Tehran and six major world powers in Geneva a “very important step,” warning against bids to derail implementation of the deal.
Iran is a strategic partner for Beijing: Chinese official
China regards Iran as a strategic partner and is keen to expand its relations with the Islamic Republic, Yang Jiechi, a senior member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, said in a meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran late on Sunday.