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Iran, World powers start expert meeting in Vienna

Iran and the six world powers (the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany) started expert-level talks in Vienna on Wednesday.


FM: Iran resolved to settle N. dispute with West

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underscored the determination of the country’s officials to settle its nuclear dispute with the West, and said proving the peaceful nature of Tehran’s nuclear program is rather simple.


Spokesman: All Iranian officials join line of defense if US dares to take military option

All Iranian officials will be ready to join the line of defense if the US takes military action against the country, Government Spokesman Mohammad Baqer Nobakht said on Wednesday, responding to US President Barack Obama’s recent threats against Tehran.


Iran to receive 2nd installment of frozen assets

Iran will receive the second installment of its frozen assets abroad within the next two days, Head of Central Bank of Iran Valiollah Seif said on Wednesday.


US must learn lesson from futile sanctions: Iran FM

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has reaffirmed the peaceful nature of the Islamic Republic’s nuclear energy program, saying the US must learn a lesson from futile sanctions imposed on Tehran.


US: Iran must clear up nuclear arms suspicions

The United States says Iran must clear up suspicions it worked on atomic arms if it hopes to get full relief from sanctions choking its economy.


Speaker asks for accelerated efforts to improve Tehran-Pretoria’s economic ties

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani called on Tehran and Pretoria to move towards further development of economic relations between the two countries with stronger and faster strides.


3 Japanese banks ready for Iran financial clearance

Iran Central Bank has said 3 Japanese banks have expressed willingness to help in payments made by Iran for medical equipments and pharmaceuticals.


DM equips IRGC with new ballistic missiles, Air defense system

The Iranian defense ministry started the mass-delivery of different ballistic missiles, including Qadr, Qiam, Fateh 110 and Khalij-e Fars missiles, as well as Mersad air defense system to the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base on Wednesday.


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