EU’s Ashton arrives in Tehran

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Ashton arrives in Tehran

The EU foreign policy chief Catherein Ashton, accompanying a politico-economic delegation, arrived in Tehran on Saturday to hold talks with Iranian officials.


Iraq frees 15 Iranian drivers

The Iraqi government has released 15 Iranian truck drivers detained in the country illegally, a senior MP announced on Saturday.


Saudi Arabia invites Iranian President to visit, Rouhani accepts

Saudi Arabia has officially invited Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to visit the kingdom, diplomatic and political sources in Beirut said Friday, a development that is likely to help defuse sectarian tensions in the region.


Iran ranks 20th in world’s 2013 science production

Iran stood 20th in the world in terms of producing science and technology by the end of 2013, presenting 27,388 scientific articles, the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) said.


Second installment of Iranian frozen assets deposited to account of Central Bank of Iran

Second installment of Iranian frozen assets with the banks abroad was deposited to the account of the Central Bank of Iran, IRNA reported on Saturday.


Iran hopeful about lower inflation rate

As the nuclear negotiations advance between Iran and the world powers, the officials of the Islamic republic are hopeful about reducing the inflation rate of the country in the coming months, local media reported on Saturday.


Germany stresses Iranˈs global strategic importance

A senior German foreign ministry official has emphasized Iranˈs global strategic importance for all important countries of the world, including Germany.


Iran president criticizes hard-liners over media

Iran’s moderate-leaning president has strongly criticized hard-line officials for ordering reformist newspapers shut down.


Iranian Tar player to perform in Australia

Iranian composer and musician has said he will have an Australian tour of music in coming April.


China to boost investment in Iran: Diplomat

Chinese Ambassador to Tehran Yu Hongyang has reaffirmed his country’s plan to ramp up its investment in Iran.



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