Eyre:US will oppose new Iran sanctions
Persian-speaking spokesman for the US secretary of state said Wednesday that Washington would oppose the adoption of fresh nuclear sanctions against Iran based on the Joint Action Plan agreed in Geneva on November 24.
Assad to stay in power
Western nations have indicated to the Syrian opposition that next month peace talks may not lead to the removal of President Bashar al-Assad and that the Alawites will remain key in any transitional administration, opposition sources say.
Speaker: Iran-Europe ties help Mideast stability
Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani has called for the expansion of cooperation and dialogue between Iran and European countries as a contributing factor to stability in the Middle East.
Araqchi:Iran-P5+1 talks today
Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said that Iran and world powers will resume expert level talks in Geneva on December 19.
Indians demand US apology
Protesters outside the American embassy in New Delhi on Wednesday demanded an apology from the US for the action taken against Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade.
Three IRGC personnel killed in southeast
Three members of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) were killed when their vehicle hit a booby trap in the border region of Saravan in the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan.
FM: Iran never poses any threat to regional security
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Iran has never posed any threat to regional security as claimed by certain countries.
Senator offers to follow up Levinson case in Iran
Sen. Bill Nelson said Tuesday he is willing to travel to Iran if it would help find missing CIA contractor Robert Levinson who disappeared while on a secret intelligence mission to Iran.
Russia urges implementation of nuclear deal
Russian foreign minister underlined the need for full implementation of the recent Geneva deal over Iran’s nuclear energy program.
Saudi envoy slams West over Iran, Syria
Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to Britain Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf bin Abdulaziz Al Saud criticized the West for its policies vis-à-vis Syria and Iran.
Geneva deal paves way for opportunities
Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino, on Wednesday, described the recent nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers as a ‘window of opportunities’ which should be kept open.
West to Syria opposition: Assad will remain in power
Western nations have indicated to the Syrian opposition that next month peace talks may not lead to the removal of President Bashar al-Assad and that his Alawite minority will remain key in any transitional administration, opposition sources say.
Nuclear deal with Iran has opened window of opportunity, Italian FM says
Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino has said that the nuclear deal reached by Iran and the six major powers has opened a “window of opportunity” and efforts should be made to keep the window open.
Iranian, Polish docs share top award at Cinéma Vérité
Polish filmmaker Maciej Drygas’s “Abu Haraz” and Iranian director Mostafa Razzaq-Karimi’s “Memories for All Seasons” have shared the Best Feature- Length Documentary Award in the international competition section of the Cinéma Vérité festival.
Merkel compared NSA to East Germany’s Stasi
In an angry exchange with Barack Obama, Angela Merkel has compared the snooping practices of the U.S. with those of the Stasi, the ubiquitous and all-powerful secret police of the communist dictatorship in East Germany, where she grew up.
Saudi Arabia silencing online critics: HRW
Saudi Arabia is trying to silence calls for reform and criticism of its rulers by a campaign of intimidation and arrests against online activists, according to a report by Human Rights Watch.
Morsi facing terrorism charges
Egypt’s public prosecutor ordered former President Mohamed Morsi and 35 other Islamists to stand trial on charges including conspiring with foreign organizations to commit terrorist acts in Egypt and divulging military secrets to a foreign state, Reuters reported.
‘Disassociation’ behind Takfiri infiltration: Hezbollah MP
A Hezbollah MP blamed Wednesday Lebanon’s selfdisassociation policy from the Syrian crisis for the infiltration of Takfiris into the country to implement their plot in the region.
Iran, major powers to resume nuclear talks today
Iran will resume technical talks with world powers in Geneva on Thursday and Friday over how to implement an interim nuclear deal signed last month, according to Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi.
Three IRGC personnel killed in southeast Iran
Three IRGC personnel were killed in southeast Iran early on Wednesday when their vehicle struck an explosive trap, according to an official at the public relations department of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps.
U.S. senator offers to visit Iran to help find missing CIA contractor
Sen. Bill Nelson said on Tuesday he is willing to travel to Iran if it would help find missing CIA contractor Robert Levinson who reportedly went missing while on a secret intelligence mission to Iran, AP reported.
U.S. administration should rein in out-of-touch officials: Zarif
The U.S. administration should rein in officials who are out of touch because they may undermine the process of negotiations between Iran and the world powers over the country’s nuclear program, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said late on Tuesday.
Bombing kills Iranian pilgrim in Iraq
An Iranian pilgrim was killed and 14 others were injured in a terrorists attack near Baghdad on Tuesday, an official at Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization announced on Wednesday. The bombing came a day after two separate attacks on Shia pilgrims in Iraq killed 34 people.
Settlement of Iran nuclear issue makes European missile defense shield unnecessary: Lavrov
The settlement of the Iranian nuclear issue will make unnecessary the deployment of missile defense in Europe, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said, Voice of Russia reported.
‘Iran-Europe cooperation necessary to combat drugs’
Iran and European countries should cooperate more to combat illicit drugs, according to Mohammad Javad Larijani, secretary general of Iran’s High Council for Human Rights.
Iran sanctions bill is ‘coming’, Republican senator says
Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois, the lead Republican working on a bipartisan Iran sanctions bill, said on Tuesday that he is optimistic the measure will come out soon and that members involved can push it forward, National Journal reported.