Iran to intensify efforts to determine fate of abducted border guard

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Iran to up efforts to establish border guard’s fate

Iran’s Interior Ministry says it will step up diplomatic efforts to establish the fate of an abducted Iranian border guard.


S. Leader: Iran, Azerbaijan should defeat enemiesˈ sabotage against shared interests

Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution said in a meeting with visiting Azerbaijani President both countriesˈ officialsˈ political will and serious pursuing of reached agreements is needed to defeat the enemiesˈ sabotage against shared interests.


Next Iran nuclear talks set for May 13 in Vienna: Ashton

The next round of Iran nuclear talks are slated to take place again in Vienna on May 13, European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton announced here Wednesday at a brief news conference with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.


Iranian Deputy FM meets sec gen of Austrian Foreign Ministry

Iranian deputy foreign minister for Europe and American affairs and member of nuclear negations team met and conferred with secretary general of Austrian Foreign Ministry Wednesday evening on sidelines of Vienna 3 talks.


Final nuclear deal possible in three months: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says a comprehensive agreement between Iran and six major world powers on Tehran’s nuclear energy program can be reached within three months.


Russia rejects US warnings over oil deal with Iran

A senior Russian diplomat on Wednesday angrily rejected U.S. warnings against striking an oil-for-goods contract with Iran, saying that Moscow wouldn’t be intimidated by threats.


Iranian nuclear talks make “some progress”

The third round of Iranian nuclear talks in Vienna “made some progress,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei on Thursday said.


Iranian FM condemns US decision to deny visa to UN envoy

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif condemned a US decision to refuse a visa to Hamid Abutalebi, Iran’s newly-appointed ambassador to the United Nations.


IMF predicts economic growth for Iran

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has released a report saying that Iran’s Gross Domestic Production (GDP) would rise by 1.5 percent in 2014.

OPEC plans ‘to make room for extra oil from Iran’

Secretary General of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has announced that the Vienna-based energy organization plans to provide additional crude oil output from Iran.



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