Iran MPs draft bill on 60% uranium enrichment

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Iran prepares for 60% enrichment if West snubs Geneva deal

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.


New emerging rivals threaten Iran’s saffron market

China, India, and Afghanistan have threatened to steal Iran’s saffron market relying on modern production technology.


IRGC units equipped with anti-chopper shoulder-launched weapon, ultra light sniper rifle

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’.


Senior Negotiator: Fresh sanctions will kill negotiations

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.


AEOI chief: Iran to implement joint plan of action concurrently with world powers

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.


Rouhani hopes 2014 to be year of freedom, convergence, peace for all

President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday expressed hope that 2014 to be the year of freedom, prosperity, tolerance, convergence and peace for all.


Zanganeh urges saving on fuel consumption

Iranian minister of petroleum Bijan Zanganeh announced that saving on fuel consumption was the only solution to leave behind cold weather.


Iran condemns terrorist act in Egypt

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.


Larijani congratulates Iranian Christians on Christmas, New Year

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.


Tabriz to be announced a new capital of Iran within the next couple of years

The Planning Committee of Iranian Parliament has taken a strategic decision to transfer the capital of the state from Tehran to other city.


Iran to sell Persian Gulf desalinated water

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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