Iran deputy FM to meet EU foreign policy chief

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Araqchi, Ashton to meet in Brussels tomorrow morning

Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Abbas Araqchi is to hold talks with European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton in the Belgium capital, Brussels, Tuesday morning, it was announced on Monday.

 

Iran’s senior N. negotiator in Germany for nuclear talks

Iranian Senior Nuclear Negotiator Abbas Araqchi has arrived in Germany for talks with German officials on broad range of issues including Iran-G5+1 nuclear dialogues.

 

Japan to invest $2 million to revive Anzali lagoon in Iran

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will invest $2 million in three projects, which are aimed for reviving of the Anzali lagoon, head of the Gilan Province Environment Protection Organization, Amir Abdous said.

 

Zarif-Kerry phone call

 In an interview with Washington Post, Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Jawad Zarif, asserted that despite new American sanctions against Iran he has called American Foreign Minister John Kerry.

 

Iran to attend Geneva 2 event without preconditions

A top Iranian parliamentary official says Tehran will take part in the Geneva II Conference on the Syrian crisis, but will not accept any preconditions for its participation.

 

Iran deputy FM to pursue pipeline attack in Iraq

Iran is sending a top diplomat to Iraq to pursue a terrorist attack against a group of Iranian pipeline workers in the neighboring country.

 

Iran’s FM: New US sanctions very wrong move

Iran calls the recent US sanctions against a few Iranian entities a very wrong move, but says Tehran still honors the interim nuclear deal it reached with the Sextet over Iran’s nuclear energy program.

 

Iran-Azerbaijan joint border commission opens

Irania-Azerbaijan joint border commission started work here on Monday.

 

Weapons of mass destruction not in Iran’s defense doctrine: President

 President Hassan Rouhani Monday said producing weapons of mass destruction is not part of Iran’s defense doctrine as it is against the country’s religious beliefs and national interest.

 

Iran, Iraq determined to strengthen ties despite terrorist plots

A senior Iraqi politician said on Monday terrorist incidents, like the Friday one that killed 20 Iranians near Baghdad, would fail to derail bilateral ties as officials in both Iran and Iraq are determined to push relations to new levels despite all odds.

 

Iran able to design, develop submarines: Official

The Islamic Republic of Iran has developed the capability to design and manufacture various types of submarines, says a local official.

 

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