Catherine Ashton to visit Tehran in March

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EU’s Ashton to visit Tehran on March 9-10

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.

 

Difficult nuclear talks off to good start: Zarif

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.

 

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.

 

Iran’s speaker hails significant participation of delegations at IIPU meeting

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.

 

UN condemns terrorist attack near Iran’s chancellery in Beirut

The United Nations in a statement strongly deplored the twin explosions that hit the Lebanese capital near Iran’s Cultural Chancellery on Wednesday.

 

Zarif: None of nuclear sites will be shut down

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday that none of Iranian nuclear sites will be shut down.

 

Germany keen to expand cooperation with Iran, diplomat

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.

 

Vienna 2 talks slated for March 17-20

The Austrian capital, Vienna, will host another round of negotiations between Iran and the sextet of world powers in mid-March.

 

UNHCR appreciates Iran generous hospitality towards refugees

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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