Iranian Ambassador rejects UN report on human rights

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Iran rejects UN report on human rights situation

Iran has dismissed a recent report by the United Nations’ special rapporteur on the Islamic Republic’s human rights situation as unsubstantiated and against international norms.


Iran urges int’l support for an end to Syrian crisis

Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian called for an international effort to help resolve the crisis in Syria by facilitating dialogue among the opposing factions.

President Rouhani to visit China: envoy

Iranˈs Ambassador to Beijing Mehdi Safari said here on Tuesday that President Hassan Rouhani is scheduled to visit China in the next two months.


Iranian FM meets UN anti-drug czar

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif here Tuesday met on the sidelines of the nuclear talks with the Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Yury Fedotov.


Spokesman terms talks between Zarif, Ashton “Constructive”

European Union (EU) Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton’s spokesman Michael Mann underlined that the talks between the two top diplomats in Vienna earlier today were held in a “constructive” atmosphere.


Iranian commander: Navy planning joint naval drills with Oman

Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari Tuesday stressed his forces’ capability to conduct joint exercises with friendly states, adding that the Navy plans to stage joint wargames with Oman’s Navy in Iran’s Persian Gulf waters early in April.


Iran takes legal action against opposition leaders

Iran’s judiciary said Tuesday it is taking unspecified legal action against two opposition leaders held under house arrest without charge since 2011 – a move that possibly comes in response to demands by their supporters that they be given a fair trial to resolve their status.


Russian companies are welcomed in Iranˈs market: Ambassador

Russian companies are welcomed in Iranian market, Iranian ambassador in Moscow Mehdi Sanaee said on Wednesday.


Iranians Celebrate Chaharshanbeh Souri

Similar to other years, Iranians all across the country celebrate the ancient Persian tradition of Last-Wednesday-of-the-Year Fireworks (Chaharshanbeh Souri) tonight as a prelude to Nowruz (the start of the new year).


Iran, Powers end 2nd round; to meet in Goldberg later

Iran and Powers have stopped the second round of nuclear talks and will meet gain in Golberg Hotel later.



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