Senior lawmaker meets Italian delegation
Chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Alaeddin Boroujerdi met the head of the Italian parliamentary delegation in Tehran on Saturday.
Zarif in Turkey for talks
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in Istanbul late on Saturday.
German team in Tehran Tuesday
A high-ranking German parliamentary delegation is scheduled to arrive in Tehran on Tuesday, said a top adviser to the Iranian parliament speaker.
Al-Qaeda leader dies in custody in Lebanon
The leader of an Al-Qaeda-linked group that carried out attacks across the Middle East including, the bombing of the Iranian Embassy in Beirut last November, died on Saturday while in custody in Lebanon, the army said.
US snowstorm kills 16
Pedestrians brave wind and snow as they cross Fifth Avenue, January 3, 2014, in New York.
Araqchi, Schmid to resolve remaining nuclear issues
Two top Iranian and European diplomats are to meet to resolve the remaining issues over Tehran’s nuclear energy program.
Minister: Government committed to support parties
Interior Minister Abdolrreza Rahmani Fazli said the government is determined to support political parties.
39 drug addicts die in rehab centers
The Welfare Organization said on Friday that 39 addicts died in the past Iranian year (ended on March 20, 2013) in drug rehabilitation centers.
Deputy FM: Expats can freely travel to Iran
Deputy Foreign Minister for Consular, Parliamentary and Iranian Expatriates Affairs Hassan Qashqavi said every expat has the right to freely travel to their motherland.
Pakistan: Zarif’s visit improved ties
Pakistan said a recent trip by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to the country for a ministerial meeting of the Developing Eight (D8) group has created the opportunity to improve Tehran-Islamabad relations.
Iran invited to Munich security conference
Chairman of the Munich Security Conference (MSC) Wolfgang Ischinger has called upon Iran to dispatch a high-profile representative to the 50th edition of the international event.
Saudi terrorist dies in custody in Lebanon
It was announced on Saturday that Majid bin Muhammad al-Majid, the Saudi Arabian terrorist behind the recent bombing of the Iranian Embassy in Beirut, died in a Lebanese hospital, with many raising the possibility that he may have been killed to prevent the exposure of the Saudi regime’s involvement in acts of terrorism across the region, Al-Alam reported.
Three islands belong to Iran: Hassanein Heikal
Prominent Egyptian journalist Mohamed Hassanein Heikal says that the three Persian Gulf islands of Abu Musa, the Greater Tunb, and the Lesser Tunb belong to Iran, and the United Arab Emirates’ dispute over Iran’s sovereignty over the islands is baseless and politically motivated.
‘Intl. community should support Rouhani’s call for a violence-free world’
The Hezbollah deputy secretary general says the proposal put forward by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani for a world without violence and extremism should be regarded as an international charter in the campaign against terrorism, and the international community should stand behind Rouhani to create such a world.
Iraqi army shells Falluja to dislodge al-Qaeda
The Iraqi army shelled the western city of Falluja with mortar bombs overnight to try to wrest back control from militants, killing at least eight people, tribal leaders and officials said on Saturday, according to Reuters.
Egypt summons Qatar envoy in row over crackdown on Brotherhood
Egypt’s Foreign Ministry said it summoned Qatar’s ambassador on Saturday in protest at Doha’s criticism of the military-installed government’s crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood.
German parliamentarian to visit Iran
A senior member of the German Bundestag will travel to Tehran on Tuesday, an advisor to Iranian Majlis speaker for international affairs announced in an interview with IRNA on Saturday.
Political parties should try to win people’s confidence: interior minister
Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani-Fazli has said that political parties should try to win the confidence of the people and the Islamic system.
Iran, Italy to expand bilateral ties:
ambassador The Iranian ambassador to Rome has said that Iran and Italy are determined to improve their political and economic ties after recent meetings between their senior officials.
Iran calls for national dialogue in Egypt
Iran has called for dialogue between the conflicting parties in Egypt, saying that it is the best way out of the current situation.
Iran invited to Munich Security Conference
Iran has been invited to attend the 50th Munich Security Conference set for January 31-February 2.
Kerry, Lavrov to decide on Iran’s participation in Geneva II: UN spokesman
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will decide on Iran’s participation in the long-awaited Syria peace conference in the coming days, according to a United Nations official.
Pakistan says Zarif’s visit helped strengthen bilateral ties
Pakistan says a recent trip by the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to the country for a ministerial meeting of the Developing Eight (D8) group has created the opportunity to improve Tehran-Islamabad bilateral relations.
U.S. congressman seeking new resolution against Iran
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R–VA) on Saturday expressed annoyance that his attempt at a resolution to derail Iran diplomacy failed last year and announced his intention to introduce a new resolution as soon as possible with roughly the same content, Antiwar.com reported.