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The European Union’s foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton will travel to Tehran on March 9-10, ahead of the next round of nuclear talks with Iran, a Western diplomat said on Thursday.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has termed as “fruitful and extensive” the nuclear talks between Tehran and six world powers in Vienna, saying negotiations were “a good start” for reaching a final agreement.
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.
Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said the participation of a large number of parliament speakers and delegations at the ninth Islamic Inter-Parliamentary Union (IIPU) conference in Tehran signified enhanced solidarity in the Islamic world.
The United Nations in a statement strongly deplored the twin explosions that hit the Lebanese capital near Iran’s Cultural Chancellery on Wednesday.
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday that none of Iranian nuclear sites will be shut down.
Special representative of Germany for Afghanistan and Pakistan Michael Koch said his country is willing to widen cooperation with Iran in both regional and bilateral issues.
The Austrian capital, Vienna, will host another round of negotiations between Iran and the sextet of world powers in mid-March.
The fourth visit of Antonio Guterres, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to Iran, February 17-19, 2014, ended on positive points.
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