IAEA team arrives in Iran to visit Gachin uranium mine

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IAEA inspectors in Iran to visit Gachin mine

Inspectors of the UN nuclear watchdog arrived here Tuesday morning to visit the Gachin mine in southern Iran, Spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi said.

 

Bushehr power plant to stop work temporarily due to fuel changeover, official

Spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Behrouz Kamalvandi said the Bushehr nuclear power plant is to halt activities for few days for fuel changeover.

 

Iran to receive €4.2b blocked money by mid March

The deputy-FM for International Affairs has said banks in South Korea, Switzerland, and Japan would transact the money.

 

Zarif: Iran, Russia relations serve international peace, stability

Former Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov conferred on Tuesday with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on issues of mutual interests.

 

Iran warns against foreign interference in Ukraine

The Iranian foreign ministry called on the Ukrainian government and opposition to settle their differences through national talks, warning that meddling of the foreign states will further complicate the situation in the country.

 

IRGC sets up body for smart combat vessels

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy announced that it has established an organization for its smart Combat Vessels to confront enemies in any possible aggression against Iran’s territorial waters.

 

Iran’s Air Defense unveils indigenous missile system simulators

Commander of Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili on Tuesday unveiled two home-made simulators for Hawk and Skyguard air defense missile systems.

 

Zero enrichment not an option: Iran’s Zarif

Iran has reasserted its right to uranium enrichment, saying that the United States has come to the conclusion that the right is not up for discussion.

 

Iran’s top commander cautions US against blocking talks

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Hassan Firouzabadi downplayed US Secretary of State John Kerry’s war rhetoric against Iran, and advised Washington not to spoil the trend of the talks with Tehran by such “cheap and unworthy” remarks.

 

Parliament commission approves boosting Iran’s defense budget

An Iranian parliamentary commission approved the allocation of more financial resources to the national defense budget in a bid to strengthen the country’s defense preparedness.

 

 

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