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Iranian FM, Syrian president to meet wednesday

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad plan to hold a meeting in Damascus later this week to consult on recent regional developments and discuss ways of expanding the bilateral ties, Lebanese media said Sunday.

 

Iran commander defends nuclear negotiations

A senior Iranian commander says negotiating with six powers in an effort to foil enemy plots is a positive act and supported by the Islamic Republic’s establishment.

 

Iran to launch 3 new satellites: report

Iran is preparing to send into orbit three new home-made satellites, Vice President for Executive Affairs Mohammad Shariatmadari was quoted as saying by Iran daily on Sunday.

 

Iran denies IAEA opens office in Tehran

The Atomic Energy Agency spokesman has denied the news reporting that the IAEA opens office in Tehran as being from a doubted authenticity.

 

Geneva deal to be implemented late January

Iran’s senior expert negotiator has said January 20 will be the ultimate day for implementation of Geneva deal.

 

Iran among 4 scientific powers by 2018: Top MP

First Vice Speaker of Iran’s Majlis Mohammad Hassan Aboutorabi-Fard says forecasts indicate that Iran will be the world’s fourth scientific power by 2018.

 

Larijani: Iran, Kenya enjoy cordial ties

Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani here on Sunday referred to Iran-Kenya bilateral relations as close and cordial.

 

Deputy FM: No plan for Ashton’s visit to Iran yet

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Araqchi confirmed that Tehran has invited EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton for a visit, but said no date has yet been specified for her trip.

 

Iran condemns new settlements building in occupied lands

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham on Sunday strongly condemned new settlements builsing by the Zioniat regime in the occupied Palestinian lands.

 

Iran not needing 60 % uranium enrichment: Salehi

A top Iranian nuclear official says the country does not need to enrich uranium to the 60-percent purity level, and had better use nuclear reactors to meet its energy demands.

 

 

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