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Iran, Saudi among 30 countries invited to Syria talks

Iran and Saudi Arabia, which back opposite sides in Syria’s war, are among more than 30 countries slated to attend a peace conference next month, diplomats said.


Rouhani among the top 100 global thinkers of 2013

Foreign Policy magazine has named Iranian President Hassan Rouhani as one of the top 100 global thinkers of 2013, where Rouhani comes in at number 18 on the “decision-maker” section of the annual list.


Baluchi Sunni woman elected mayor is first for Iran

The election of the first Baluchi woman last week as the mayor of Kalat, a city in the south of Iran, was an unprecedented event in one of the most underprivileged and conservative provinces in Iran. It is a significant step which local experts believe that can inspire Baluchi women to work for more rights and break boundaries that have been created by both the state and society.


Zarif reiterates Iran’s deep mistrust of US

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined Tehran’s deep mistrust of the West, the US in particular, and stated that the country will judge the western officials based on their deeds not words.


French carmakers poised to re-enter Iranian market

The French car industry is in line for a cash windfall as well as the opportunity to reclaim its once dominant standing in the Iranian market following a thawing of relations between Tehran and the international community.


South Africans never forget Iran’s support: Zuma

South Africa President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday that the South African people will never forget Iran’s support and assistance in fight against Apartheid.


Slovak PM seeking release of paragliders from Iran

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico held talks with Iranian officials in Tehran on Thursday to try to enable two Slovak paragliders who had been detained over accusations of spying to leave the country.


Putin stresses guarantee for Iran nuclear energy program

Russian President Vladimir Putin says the final decision resolving the dispute over Iran’s nuclear energy program should guarantee the Islamic Republic’s right to peaceful nuclear technology.


Iran’s president cautions against wrong interpretations of Geneva deal

Iran’s enrichment right has been recognized in Geneva deal with the six world powers, President Hassan Rouhani said, and warned that any effort to present wrong interpretations of the deal will damage mutual trust.


Iran: No more inspection of Arak heavy water facilities on agenda

Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi announced on Thursday that Tehran has no more plans to allow inspection of its heavy water reactor in Arak.


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