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Iranian MPs introduced legislation on Wednesday that could bound government to develop uranium enrichment over a level of 60% for peaceful purposes in case of sanctions’ increase; over one third of MPs have so far signed the bill.
China, India, and Afghanistan have threatened to steal Iran’s saffron market relying on modern production technology.
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) equipped its forces with a new shoulder-launched weapon named ‘Arash’ and a home-made sniper rifle dubbed ‘Siyavash’.
A senior Iranian negotiator in talks with the six world powers (the US, Russia, France, China, Britain and Germany) warned on Wednesday that any new sanction by the signatories of the Geneva agreement will kill the deal.
Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi announced that Tehran will start implementing the Joint Plan of Action (the Geneva nuclear deal) concurrently with the world powers, stressing that Tehran will not halt the activities of its heavy water reactor in Arak.
President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday expressed hope that 2014 to be the year of freedom, prosperity, tolerance, convergence and peace for all.
Iranian minister of petroleum Bijan Zanganeh announced that saving on fuel consumption was the only solution to leave behind cold weather.
Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham here Wednesday strongly condemned the terrorist attack in the northern Egyptian town of Mansoura which killed and injured scores of people late Tuesday.
Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani in a message on Wednesday congratulated the Iranian Christians on the birth anniversary of Jesus Christ (PBUH) and advent of the New Year.
The Planning Committee of Iranian Parliament has taken a strategic decision to transfer the capital of the state from Tehran to other city.
Iran will launch a water desalination plant on Qeshm Island, located in the Persian Gulf, Abbas Aliabadi, the managing director of Iran Power Plant Projects Management Company (MAPNA) said.
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