Iran’s Zarif to hold phone talk with EU foreign policy chief

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Iranian FM to hold phone talk with EU foreign policy chief

Today the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will have a phone talk with European Union’s Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton, Fars news agency reported on Dec. 22.


Quds force commander: US experiencing collapse in all arenas

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force General Qassem Soleimani downplayed Washington’s war rhetoric against Tehran, and underlined that the US has collapsed in all the three arenas of economy, politics and military.


World’s Shias to hold Arbaeen mourning ritual

Millions of Shia Muslims in Iran and around the world are preparing to commemorate Arbaeen, the end of a mourning period for the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH).


FM: Preventing Iran from playing positive role in resolving Syrian crisis not realistic

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Sunday that preventing Iran from playing a positive role in resolving the Syrian crisis is neither realistic nor helpful.


Iran: World powers should avoid ‘troublemaking’

Iran’s foreign minister Sunday urged the world powers to avoid “troublemaking” issues as expert-level talks continue over its contested nuclear program.


Afkham: Iranians receiving all consular services in London

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham said Iranians are receiving all kinds of consular services in London.


Nuclear talks moving forward slowly: Zarif

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the nuclear negotiations with six world powers are moving forward slowly.


Larijani assesses EU delegation action as ‘absurd, surreptitious’

Iran’s Parliament speaker has described the EU parliamentary delegation action as ‘absurd and surreptitious.’


Spokeswoman: Diplomatic efforts underway to free detained Iranian national in Baku

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham said the country has intensified diplomatic efforts to meet and free an Iranian citizen jailed in the Republic of Azerbaijan over alleged espionage charges.


Iran’s Majlis team to visit Russia next year: MP

Politics – An Iranian lawmaker says Majlis plans to send a delegation of lawmakers to Russia in the next Iranian calendar year (starting March 21, 2014).


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