Kerry opens door to Iran’s participation in Syrian peace talks

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Kerry says Iran could help with Syria during Geneva talks

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday that Iran could be helpful in finding a solution to the conflict in Syria on the sidelines of negotiations in Geneva later this month.


Iran investigating establishing direct flight to US

Head of Iranian Aviation Organization Alireza Jahangiri said establishing Iran-US flight line is under investigation.


Salehi: Technical experts to participate in talks between Iran, G5+1

Technical experts from the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran are also due to take part in the talks between Iran and the Group 5+1 (the US, Russia, China, Britain and France plus Germany), AEOI Head Ali Akbar Salehi announced on Sunday.


Turkish prime minister to visit Tehran soon

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan plans to pay a visit to Iran later in January to meet high-ranking Iranian officials, including President Hassan Rouhani.


Senior German MP due in Iran tomorrow on Geneva deal

A high-ranking German lawmaker plans to pay an officials visit to Tehran on Monday to discuss the latest developments in the implementation of the nuclear deal struck by Iran and the six major world powers in Geneva late in November.


Former UK foreign secretary due in Tehran tomorrow

A British parliamentary delegation, headed by former foreign secretary Jack Straw, is to visit Iran on January 6, a senior Iranian lawmaker said here on Sunday.


Bushehr nuclear plant stops temporary

The Head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi told reports on Sunday that the Bushehr nuclear plant will stop its activity temporary within coming weeks for the annual fueling.


Commander: Iran planning new tactic for S-200 missile system

Commander of Iran’s Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli said Iran still continues to optimize its indigenized S-200 anti-aircraft missile shield and plans a new tactical use for the system.


Iran seeking to send lawyers to Lebanon to pursue embassy attack case

Iran’s ministry of justice expressed willingness to dispatch a delegation comprised of lawyers and legal experts to Lebanon in order to participate in an investigation launched by the Lebanese authorities into a terrorist attack against Iran’s embassy in Beirut.


Iran’s Zarif to attend Munich Security Conference

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is scheduled to attend the Munich Security Conference (MSC) in Germany, a senior Iranian official says.


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