Negotiations over Iran’s defense a “red line” in nuclear talks, official says

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Defense capacity off-limits in talks: Iran MP

A senior Iranian lawmaker has rejected US claims that Iran’s defense capabilities would be part of the nuclear negotiations, saying the nation’s missile program is not a threat to the region.


Venezuelan President felicitates Iranians on Islamic Revolution anniversary

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in a message congratulated the Iranian nation and government on the 35th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution victory.


Sunni cleric calls for end of violence in Sistan-Baluchistan

Senior Sunni cleric and Zahedan Friday Mass Imam Mowlavi Abdolhamid has called for an end to kidnappings and violence in region.


US’s ‘all-options-on-table’ threat a joke: Iran general

A senior Iranian military official says the massive turnout in the 1979 Islamic Revolution anniversary rallies served as a response to the “foolish rhetoric” by US officials against Iran.


Iran, Armenia hold final talks on building peace park in joint border area: Ebtekar

Presidential Advisor and Head of Department of Environment Masoumeh Ebtekar said on Thursday that Iran and Armenia held final talks for establishement of a Peace and Friendship Park at their joint border area in northwest of Iran.


President Rouhani condoles Algerian counterpart on military plane crash

President Hassan Rouhani in a message on Thursday condoled his Algerian counterpart Abdelaziz Bouteflika on the crash of a military plane which killed tens of militarymen and their families.


Iranian Navy to step up presence in high seas

Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said on Thursday that the Navy is enhancing the presence of its fleet in the international waters and high seas.


Iran to demonstrate new generation of diesel engines

A new generation of diesel engines will be presented at the 8th International Combustion Engine and Oil Conference in Iran on February 17-19, reports.


Iran wins Peace, Friendship Wushu Competitions

Iran won the first edition of the Peace and Friendship International Wushu Competitions held in the Iranian southeastern city of Iranshahr.


U.S. congressmen back diplomacy with Iran

More than 100 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed a letter in support of “robust diplomacy” with Iran as the “best possible strategic option.”



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