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Iran to get first $550 million of blocked $4.2 billion on February 1

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The US to release $550 m of Iranian blocked funds in February

Iran will get a first installment around February 1 of USD 550 million of USD 4.2 billion being unblocked under a six-month landmark nuclear deal with the West, a US official said.


World powers agree with Iran installing new generation centrifuges for research

The world powers have voiced consent to the installation of new generation centrifuges for research purposes by Iran before declaring their Sunday night agreement on the start of the implementation of the Geneva interim nuclear deal on January 20, senior Iranian parliamentary officials announced on Monday.


Zarif confers with Lebanese parliament speaker on global developments

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif conferred on Monday with Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri on issues of mutual interests as well as regional and global developments.


EU sanctions relief for Iran to go fully into effect on January 20

European Union governments will implement all EU sanctions relief for Iran covered by a landmark nuclear deal on January 20, the day the agreement takes effect – including lifting a ban on insuring its oil, officials said on Monday.


IRGC Commander: Enemies unable to assess Iran’s operational, tactical power

Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami underlined Iran’s capability to display different initiatives in the battlefield, and said the enemies cannot assess the country’s operational and tactical power.


Turkmenistan to complete its own section of Iran-Turkmenistan-Kazakhstan railway by October

Turkmenistan will complete its own section of the Iran-Turkmenistan-Kazakhstan railway by October this year.


Iran FM in Moscow on Wednesday

Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohamamd Javad Zarif, will visit Moscow on Wednesday as a response to Russian Foreign Minister’s recent visit to Tehran to speak about bilateral agreements.


Iran Deputy FM to join Syrian donors conference

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Countries Hossein Amir Abdollahian is scheduled to take part in the second international Syrian aid conference in Kuwait.


World powers and Iran to resume nuclear talks in February

World powers and Iran will “very likely” resume negotiations on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear ambitions in February, shortly after an interim, six-month deal restricting its atomic work goes into effect, a diplomatic source told Reuters on Monday.


Supreme Leader urges revolutionary spirit in administering Tehran affairs

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said revolutionary spirit should be emloyed in administrative activities both in the city of Tehran and the whole country.


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