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Hagel, in Saudi Arabia, tells Arab states not to fear nuclear talks with Iran
As Washington’s negotiations with Tehran over its nuclear program entered a crucial stage this week, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel told Arab defense chiefs Wednesday that the United States would keep a robust military presence in a region where many fear the prospect of a nuclear-armed Iran.
Iran, Russia resolved to strengthen energy cooperation
Iran and Russia as two main suppliers of energy worldwide have recently agreed to share their experiences to pave the ground for utilizing each and every capacity and potential of their countries to expand cooperation in various energy sectors.
Iranian parliamentary delegation due in Iraq thursday
A delegation of Iranian parliamentarians is set to visit Iraq for talks with the Arab country’s high-ranking officials, a lawmaker said.
Rouhani, Putin to meet at CICA
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani will travel to china to attend the fourth summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA). He probably will have a meeting with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of CICA.
Iranˈs gas output to surge 100mcm/d
The managing director of the Iranian Offshore Engineering Company (IOEC) said that the countryˈs natural gas production will rise by some 100 mcm/d by the time a number of IOECˈs projects come on-stream by end of the current Iranian year ended March 20.
Iran’s electricity swap with neighbors exceeds 2.1 GW in one day
Iran’s electricity exchange with the neighboring states in one day amounted to 2,195 megawatts (MW) , the Energy Ministry announced.
Promotion of ties with S. Arabia on agenda: Nobakht
Promotion of ties with Saudi Arabia is on the Iranian government’s agenda, government spokesman Mohammad Baqer Nobakht said here on Wednesday.
Iran optimistic about cutting final deal with World Powers in due time
A senior member of Iran’s negotiating team in talks with the six major world powers underlined that Tehran is resolved to do its best to remove possible barriers in the way of concluding a permanent deal with the Sextet, and urged the opposite side to do the same.
‘Hush! girls don’t scream’ scoops awards in Los Angeles Filmfest
Iranian social drama Hush! Girls Don’t Scream has swept awards at the third Women’s Independent Film Festival in Los Angeles.
Iran planning to build new oil refinery
An Iranian oil official underlined Tehran’s plan for replacement of old refineries with the new and modern ones, and informed that the oil ministry plans to construct a new oil refinery in the Southwestern city of Abadan.
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