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Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan announced that his ministry has devised plans to design and manufacture more powerful surface-to-surface missile systems in the current Iranian year (started on March 21, 2014).
Iran’s foreign ministry says it’s still waiting for Washington’s response on Tehran’s pick for its new U.N. envoy.
Iran’s Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance Ali Tayyebnia, heading a high-ranking delegation of Iranian economic officials, left Tehran for the US on Tuesday to participate in the 2014 Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group (WBG)
Azeri President Ilham Aliyev will visit Tehran on Wednesday on an official invitation by President Hassan Rouhani.
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Morteza Sarmadi and outgoing Norwegian Ambassador to Tehran Peter Camproud discussed ways to consolidate Tehran-Oslo relations, and urged both countries’ officials in charge to do their best to this end.
A senior Iranian official has hailed the relations between Iran and China, saying that Tehran views its ties with Beijing as “strategic and long-term.”
Iranian film Fish and Cat directed by Shahram Mokri has swept two top awards at the 28th Fribourg International Film Festival in Switzerland.
Michael Mann, the European Union foreign policy chief’s spokesman, said Iran and the Group 5+1 (the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany) have launched detailed and substantial talks over Tehran’s nuclear program.
Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham said that Iranˈs proposed ambassador to the United Nations Hamid Abutalebi is absolutely competent for the position.
A Parliamentarian has said they have cancelled a visit by Iran’s Parliamentary delegation to Strasbourg.
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