Iran says to attend Geneva 2 talks on Syria, no preconditions

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Iran to attend Geneva II confab on Syria, Afkham

Spokeswoman for the Foreign Ministry announced Monday that the Islamic Iran is planned to take part in the upcoming conference on Syria to be held in the Swiss city.


Commander reiterates IRGC navy’s high deterrent power

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy commander once again affirmed that his forces have attained high deterrent capabilities in defense sectors, noting that such power owes more to strengthened missile capabilities.


Iran, Turkey review latest developments in Syria

Iranˈs Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu on Monday discussed latest developments in Syria over phone.


Zarif: Iranian govˈt bent on facilitating visa issuance to neighboring states citizens

Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif says facilitation of visa issuance to citizens of neighboring countries is among policies of the Iranian government.


Source: 3 foreign banks assigned to transfer unfrozen assets to Iran

Three European banks have been commissioned to remit Iran’s unfrozen assets, informed sources said after Tehran and the six world powers started enforcing the first step of the interim nuclear deal they had struck in Geneva in November.


Iran halts higher-grade uranium enrichment: IAEA report

Iran has halted its most disputed nuclear activity under a ground-breaking deal with six world powers, a confidential U.N. atomic agency report obtained by Reuters showed, paving the way for the easing of some Western sanctions against Tehran.


Iran’s absence from Syria talks unforgivable mistake: Lavrov

Russian FM Sergei Lavrov has said the absence of Iran from Geneva-2 on the Syrian crisis would be an unforgivable mistake.


EU’s Ashton hopes for start of new Iran talks within weeks

European Union’s foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said on Monday she hopes a new round of negotiations with Iran on a definitive settlement to a decade-old nuclear standoff could start within a few weeks.


UN chief invites Iran to Geneva II confab on Syria

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says the Islamic Republic of Iran has been invited to the Geneva II conference on the crisis in Syria.


Iran to suspend enrichment by Monday evening

Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization Spokesman has said IAEA inspectors have been granted access to Iran’s nuclear sites in Fordow and Natanz.


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