U.N. withdraws Iran’s invitation to Syria peace talks

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U.N. backs down in standoff over Iran, opening way for Syria peace talks

The United Nations on Monday revoked an invitation to Iran to attend a crucial peace conference on Syria in Switzerland, culminating a day of chaotic international diplomacy that included loud U.S. objection to Iran’s participation and athreat by the Syrian opposition to boycott the talks.

 

UN withdrawal of Iran invitation ‘regretful’: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the UN chief withdrew Tehran’s invitation to Geneva II talks under pressure, calling it “regretful.”

 

Ashton: ‘We’ve made significant progress’

The EU’s foreign policy chief discusses the challenges facing her and the EU’s role in conflicts around the world.

 

Iran, P5+1 may resume talks in Feb.: Araqchi

Senior Iranian nuclear negotiator Seyyed Abbas Araqchi says Iran and the Sextet of world powers may resume talks in February.

 

Report: Iran to send warship to Atlantic

Iran’s state TV says the navy has sent warships on a mission to the Atlantic Ocean for the first time in the Islamic Republic’s history.

 

President due in Davos Wednesday: official

Presidential advisor here on Tuesday announced that President Hassan Rouhani will travel to Davos, a Swiss resort, on Wednesday to participate in the World Economic Forum, slated for January 22-25.

 

French investors keen on Iran’s urban projects

French consultants, designers and investors will travel to Tabriz, capital of Iran’s northwestern East Azerbaijan province, in the form of holding firms to implement urban projects, Iran Daily reported on Tuesday.

 

Tehran, new destination for European delegates

Since the victory of President Hassan Rouhani in Iranˈs 11th presidential election in June 2013, Tehran has become a new destination for delegations from several European countries.

 

Rouhani and Kerry’s meeting not on Davos agenda: Iran

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham rejected the formal schedule of a meeting between Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and US Secretary of State John Kerry this week on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, after American officials raised the possibility of such a meeting.

 

China applauds implementation of Iran-powers Geneva deal

China on Tuesday hailed Iran’s first step towards a nuclear deal by halting 20 percent uranium enrichment, which was reciprocated by the partial removal of the western sanctions a few hours later in the evening.

 

 

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