Nuclear talks revealed US enmity
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers laid bare theUS government’s enmity toward the Islamic Republic.
White House threatens to veto Senate anti-Iran bill
More than half of US senators support a bill to impose new sanctions on Iran should the Islamic Republic break an agreementreached over its nuclear program, aides said on Thursday, but there was no plan yet to debate the measure.
Iran, P5+1 settle technical,political differences
Iran and P5+1 have settled their technical and political differences and the final decision regarding the implementation of the Geneva Deal will be taken by the capitals within the next two days, Abbas Araqchi a senior member of the negotiating team said, IRNA reported on Friday.
Straw warns West against wrong response
Rouhani wants Iran to “come in from the cold”, but warned that he faces opposition from conservative elements and could find his position “significantly” undermined if the West responds in the wrong way, former foreign secretary Jack Straw has said.
Irish lawmakers visiting Iran
An Irish parliamentary delegation arrived in Tehran on Friday to meet with the top officials.
Rouhani, Putin discuss Syria, nuclear deal
The Iranian and Russian presidents have exchanged views on “current international issues” including the Geneva nuclear deal and the upcoming conference on the crisis in Syria.
Iran, IAEA in talks on 2nd phase of cooperation
Tehran is in talks with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to start a second phase of cooperation with the UN atomic body, Iran’s nuclear chief said.
Speaker: West must be sincere in nuclear talks
Majlis speaker has urged the six world powers to act in good faith in order for nuclear negotiations to move forward.
Pushing Iran sanctions may close the door on diplomacy, White House tells senators
The White House on Thursday challenged a group of senators to admit they are working to push the country toward war with Iran, upping the tension between the administration and
Senate advocates of tough new sanctions amid nuclear negotiations, the Huffington Post reported.
Iran, Russia negotiating oil-for-goods deal worth $1.5 billion per month
Iran and Russia are negotiating an oil-for-goods swap worth $1.5 billion a month that would let Iran lift oil exports substantially, allowing it to circumvent Western sanctions, Reuters reported.
Lebanon to return Majid’s body to Saudi Arabia
A Lebanese judicial official on Friday ordered the body of a Saudi suspected of leading an al-Qaeda-linked group handed to the Saudi embassy, a week after his death in custody.
Nuclear talks revealed U.S. hostility toward Iran: Leader
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says recent nuclear talks between Tehran and major powers have illustrated the hostility of the United States toward Iran.
UK, U.S. were ‘malign’ force in Iran: Jack Straw
Former British foreign secretary Jack Straw said on Friday that Britain and the United States had been a “malign force” in Iran in the past, after a relationship- building visit to Tehran.
Russia tells U.S. it still supports Assad
Russian officials told visiting U.S. Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman on Friday that Moscow would continue backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s campaign against militants despite peace talks due later this month, Al-Alam reported.
Israel unveils plans for 1,800 illegal settler homes
Israel announced plans on Friday to build more than 1,800 new illegal settler homes in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, settlement watchdog Peace Now said.
Iran should be a main player at Syria conference: Putin
On Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin reiterated Moscow’s position that Iran should be a “main player” in the conference on Syria known as “Geneva II” set for January 22.
Iran says its support for Syria is ‘legitimate’
Iran’s permanent ambassador to the United Nations has said that Tehran’s support for the Syrian government is “legitimate”.
Chinese FM calls for full implementation of Iran nuclear deal
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has urged Iran and the P5+1 group (United States, Britain, France, Russia, China plus Germany) to fully implement the Geneva nuclear agreement.
Iranian president to attend World Economic Forum in Davos
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is scheduled to attend and deliver a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland late this month.
Lebanon welcomes Iran’s call for campaign against violence, extremism
Lebanon’s caretaker Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour has welcomed a resolution proposed by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani calling on countries to launch campaign against violence and terrorism, saying it would help countries adopt a clear policy in combat against terrorism and extremism.
Israel drafting Iranian-born immigrants into its army to monitor Iran
Iranian-born immigrants to Israel are drafted to its military intelligence units in disproportionately large numbers, an official report said on Thursday, reflecting high demand for Farsi speakers to monitor Iran, Reuters reported.
UAE arrests suspects in kidnapping of Iranian-British businessman in Dubai
Security forces in the United Arab Emirates have detained three Iranians suspected of kidnapping a British-Iranian businessman who went missing in Dubai in June, the Dubai government said on Thursday, Reuters reported.
Senate majority supports Iran sanctions bill
More than half of U.S. senators support a bill to impose new sanctions on Iran if the country does not adhere to an agreement to limit its nuclear program, Reuters quoted aides as saying on Thursday, but there was no plan yet to debate the measure.