Iran, P5+1 to start drafting final nuclear deal next week
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says drafting a comprehensive final nuclear agreement will begin next week when Iran and six powers meet again in Vienna, Austria.
Iran, China urge closer defense ties
Iranian and Chinese defense ministers have underscored the need for further enhancement of Tehran-Beijing ties in different areas, particularly in the defense sector.
MP slams some European states for backing MKO
A senior Iranian legislator has slammed some European countries for supporting the terrorist Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO), saying the group has slain some 16,000 Iranians.
More killed in Ukraine violence
Four Ukrainian troops were killed and 30 wounded in intense fighting around the town of Slavyansk on Monday, the Ukraine Interior Ministry said.
Syria forces inflict losses on insurgents
Fierce fighting around Syria’s contested northern province of Aleppo killed at least 21 insurgents on Monday as rockets slammed into a government-held district in the provincial capital, killing nine people.
Leader warns against decline of youth population
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has termed population growth and preventing the decline of youth population as a crucial issue and called on the authorities to seriously follow up the issue.
UN nuclear inspectors hold talks in Tehran
A delegation from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) held talks with officials of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) on Monday.
Zarif, Brahimi discuss Syria on phone
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi have discussed the latest developments in Syrian.
Iran, China to strengthen defense cooperation
Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan has called Iran a strategic partner of China, saying the two countries will witness close defense cooperation in the future.
Hamas, Fatah leaders hold first talks since unity deal
Acting Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas held “positive” talks with Hamas political bureau chief Khaled Meshal in Doha on Monday in their first meeting since the rival movements signed a surprise unity deal last month.
Bahraini forces injure protesters in Manama rally
Numerous Bahraini protesters have been wounded by birdshots fired by Al Khalifa regime forces during an anti-government demonstration in the capital, Manama.
Dozens killed as Ukraine mounts military crackdown on defiant East
There were fatalities among both Kiev loyalists and local militia members after governmental troops renewed their crackdown on the defiant eastern Ukrainian protester stronghold of Slavyansk. The death toll may be over 20.
Iran, West to reach nuclear agreement soon: Israeli official
Israel foresees a nuclear agreement between Iran and the six major powers, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz quoted a senior Israeli official as saying on Sunday.
Iran needs young population to make progress: Leader
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has said that Iran will not be able to make progress without a young population.
Rouhani says Caucasus peace benefits region
President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that peace, security, and stability in the Caucasus region is beneficial for all regional countries.
Zarif and Brahimi discuss Syrian on phone
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and UN special representative for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi has discussed the most recent developments in Syria in a telephone conversation, the Foreign Ministry said in a press release on Monday.
Iranian interior minister visits Pakistan for talks on security deal
Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli left Tehran for Islamabad on Monday to hold talks with Pakistani officials on implementation of security agreement.
Iranian FM to visit Spain soon
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif plans to pay a short visit to Spain next week, according to the media.
Rafsanjani says optimistic on resolution of nuclear issue
Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a veteran politician who chairs the Expediency Council, said on Monday that he is optimistic about the ongoing talks between Iran and major powers over Tehran’s nuclear program.