Iran will never buckle under pressure: Zarif

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FM: Iran not to give up to pressures

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reiterated that the country would never yield to pressures.


Germany supports Iran’s participation in Geneva II conference

Vice-Chairman of the Christian Parties Fraction in German Bundestag (Parliament) Andreas Schokenhoff underlined that political solution is the only way for putting an end to the Syrian crisis and supported Iran’s participation in the Geneva II conference, IRNA reported.


Any Geneva II decision flawed without Iran

Iran’s Basij Organization commander has said any decision in Geneva II conference without Iran will be flawed.


Negotiator: Tehran, sextet likely to implement Geneva accord on Jan. 20

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for European and American Affairs Majid Takht Ravanchi said Wednesday Tehran and the six world powers have arrived at a “basic consensus” to start implementing the Geneva nuclear deal as early as January 20.


Official reiterates significance of leader’s fatwa on prohibition of N. arms

A senior Iranian judiciary official reasserted the country’s opposition to nuclear weapons, saying the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei’s fatwa on prohibition of nuclear arms precedes any political or diplomatic consideration.


Iran minister stresses economic ties with UK

Minister of industry, mine and trade here on Wednesday morning underlined the importance of expansion of industrial and economic cooperation with Britain.


Iran Majlis delegation to visit Russia: Lawmaker

An Iranian parliamentary delegation is scheduled to visit the Russian capital of Moscow in the near future, a senior Iranian lawmaker says.


Araqchi, Russian counterpart talk over phone

Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi and his Russian counterpart Sergei Ryabkov in a telephone conversation on Tuesday evening held talks on Geneva deal reached between Iran and the group of sextet.


Iran’s Culture Minister questioned in parliament

Culture Minister Ali Jannati has been questioned in the Iranian parliament by a hard-line lawmaker over some of his comments regarding the closure of newspapers and the solo singing of women.


Majlis mulling Canadian delegation’s Iran visit

A senior Iranian lawmaker says Majlis is considering a request by a Canadian parliamentary delegation to visit the Islamic Republic.


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