Nuclear talks planned for mid-February in NYC: Source

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Iran, Powers to meet in New York for final step

Iran and Powers will meet in New York for the final round of nuclear talks in mid February.


Iran to receive first installment of blocked assets February

The first installment of 4.2 billion dollars of Iranian frozen assets will be paid back to Iranian Central Bank on February 1st, said Iranian Central Bank Deputy Governor Ali Akbar Komeijani.


Iran, Turkmenistan set for broader energy ties

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Iran and Turkmenistan have potentials to broaden energy cooperation in future.


Iran’s iron ore exports surpass $1 billion

Iran’s iron ore exports reached $1.104 billion in the first 10 months of the Iranian calendar year (started on March 21).


‘Syria would be a haven for terrorists if Assad goes’

The Iranian deputy foreign minister said if Syria’s president was forced to stand down, the country would be left as a “haven for terrorists.”


Iran releases report on US human rights violations

Iran’s Basij (Volunteer) Force released a comprehensive report on the violation of human rights by the US within the country and abroad.


Turkey’s Halkbank seen continuing to handle Iran oil payments – U.S

Turkey’s state-owned Halkbank is expected to continue processing payments for Iranian oil imports to Turkey, U.S. Treasury Undersecretary David Cohen said on Monday.


PM: Iran’s stance on centrifuges means there can be no permanent accord

Israel’s prime minister says a permanent nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers is impossible as Tehran has made it clear that it will not dismantle its centrifuges.


Iranˈs economy is flourishing: President Rouhani

President Hassan Rouhani said here on Monday that Iranˈs economy is flourishing.


US, EU to lift sanctions against 14 giant Iranian petrochemical companies soon

The United States and European Union would soon exclude 14 Iranian major petrochemical companies from the list of sanctions after the implementation of the Geneva deal started on January 20.


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