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Japan made two more payments to Iran for crude imports that were scheduled under an interim nuclear deal, two sources with knowledge of the transactions said, in return for Tehran’s moves to reign in its disputed nuclear programme.
Experts of Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany will meet in New York to continue discussions on the final step of Joint Action Plan on May 5-9.
The corresponding agreement was reached at the meeting of Alexander Lukashenko with the Chair of Islamic Council of Iran. Today the investment of Iranian companies to Belarus amounts to 700m USD. The countries plan mutual production of oil, gas and Iranian diamonds. The cooperation between the countries fell in 2013 due to tough sanctions introduced by the USA.
Iranian lawmakers passed a new law that forces drivers to stop and give right of way at any intersection to a blind person carrying a white cane.
Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced on Wednesday that the Navy will establish a naval zone east of the Caspian Sea.
The Iranian Navy plans to launch one of its advanced home-made destroyers, named Damavand, in the country’s territorial waters in the current Iranian year (started March 21, 2014), a senior commander announced on Wednesday.
Lieutenant Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Alireza Sabahifard underlined the preparedness of his forces to confront any possible enemy threats.
Iran is complying with the terms of last year’s interim nuclear agreement with six world powers and is continuing to reduce its most sensitive uranium stockpile, a monthly update from the U.N. atomic agency obtained by Reuters showed on Thursday.
An Iranian official says the Islamic Republic’s oil exports have more than doubled in the past five months.
Former European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana has expressed optimism that talks between Iran and six world powers will lead to a comprehensive solution to the West’s standoff with the Islamic Republic over the country’s nuclear energy program.
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