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Iran and P5+1 to meet late February

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote on his face book page that EU High representative Catherine Ashton and he has agreed to have a meeting late February. He blamed Chinese side for the delay in holding new rounds of talk, saying that they failed to set time due to New Year holiday in china.


Iran rejects reports on diplomat’s body found in Yemen

An Iranian embassy official in Sana’a rejected reports that the body of the kidnapped Iranian diplomat in Yemen has been found beheaded.


Kidnapped Iranian diplomat’s body found in Yemen

Yemeni authorities on Saturday found a decapitated body in the Eastern province of Marib believed to belong to the Iranian diplomat, Nour-Ahmad Nikbakht, who was kidnapped in the capital Sana’a in July, 2013.


‘No need for an IAEA office in Tehran’

Iran’s representative in the IAEA has said there is no need for an IAEA office in Tehran.


Iran, France to help resolve Syrian crisis: Velayati

Director of the Strategic Research Center of the Expediency Council said here on Saturday that Iran and France have started a new phase of cooperation to help settle crisis in Syria and safeguard the Syrian peopleˈs rights.


IKCO to mass produce hybrid Runna soon

Iran Khodro Powertrain Co. (IPCO) has finished design and development of parts and components for hybrid Runna and the car will be presented in near future.


US arrest of Iran nationals propaganda campaign: Diplomat

Tehran has slammed the apprehension of Iranian nationals in the US as part of a propaganda campaign against the Islamic Republic.


UN nuclear chief: Long way to go on Iran nuclear deal

The head of the UN’s nuclear watchdog says the interim deal reached with Iran on its nuclear programme is an important step forward, but that “there is still a long way to go”.


Ex-Syria envoy Annan says Iran should play regional role

Former U.N. secretary general Kofi Annan said on Friday that Iran had an essential role to play in guaranteeing stability in the Middle East and urged U.S. lawmakers to give a diplomatic detente with Tehran a chance.


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