Iran’s Zarif rejects Israel ‘lies’ over Gaza weapons ship

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Arms seizure ‘amazing coincidence,’ Iran FM says

Mohammad Javad Zarif tweets that Israel’s high seas arms bust is ‘same failed lies,’ timed to line up with AIPAC.

Iran missile might wards off aggressors: Defense minister

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan has described the country’s defense capabilities as the source of security and stability in the region.


Assembly of Experts declares support for nuclear talks

The Assembly of Experts on Wednesday expressed “strong support” for Iran nuclear talks with G5+1.


Resistance economy to foil enemy plots: Leader

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has describing US-led sanctions against Iran as ineffective, saying resistance economy will thwart enemy plots.


S.Korea to pay $550 mln for Iran oil under nuclear deal -sources

South Korea will make a first payment of $550 million to Iran for imports of crude oil under an interim nuclear deal that has provided limited relief from sanctions, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.


Zarif hails Russia’s role in Iran nuclear talks

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has praised relations between Tehran and Moscow, stressing Russia’s role in talks between Iran and the six major world powers.


German parliamentary tourism committee to visit Iran

The head of the German parliamentary tourism committee, Heike Brehmer announced plans to visit Iran next year, according to IRNA.


EU ready to resume business with Iran on Jan 20

The European Union will begin lifting sanctions against Iran on Monday, January 20, the minute it receives word that Tehran has begun implementing a deal to curb its nuclear programme.


UN tourism chief hails Iranˈs tourism potential

The Secretary-General of the UNˈs World Tourism Organisation Taleb Rifai highlighted Iranˈs great tourism potential.


S. African president: Iran entitled to use peaceful N. technology

South African President Jacob Zuma underlined Iran’s inalienable right to use nuclear technology for civilian purposes.



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