Deputy FM: Resumption of ties with US not on Iran’s agenda

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Talks with US not on Iran’s agenda: Diplomat

A top Iranian diplomat says bilateral talks with the United States are not on the agenda of the Islamic Republic, stressing that any talks with Washington will only be held about the nuclear issue.


Hospital providing nuclear medicine to be built

Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization spokesman has said the organization has developed nuclear medicine lasting only 15 minutes.


Iran, Qatar to set up joint free trade zone

Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif said on Wednesday that Iran and Qatar will set up a joint free trade zone to increase mutual transactions.


Iran to attract $100bn under new oil contracts: Official

Iran is predicted to attract USD 100 billion in investment in its energy sector over the next four years after its new model of oil contracts takes effect, a top official says.


Iran condemns terrorist attack on boarding school in Nigeria

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham on Wednesday condemned terrorist attacks by Boko Haram militants on a boarding school in Yobe State, north-east Nigeria that killed 58 students.


Iraq to overcome terrorism: Iraqi FM

Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari expressed confidence that his country will emerge victorious in the war it has launched against terrorism and sectarianism.


Official expects IAEA to make non-political report on Iran

A spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said he hopes the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) would refrain from writing the next report on Iran’s nuclear program on the basis of prejudgment or political considerations.


President Rouhani stresses policy of friendly ties with neighbors

 President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday highlighted Iranˈs principle policy of maintaining friendly ties and interaction with neighboring countries.


Geneva deal stresses Fordow, Natanz enrichment

Iran’s president has said the Geneva deal has emphasized upon enrichment in Fordow and Natanz.