Iran’s coverage: Zarif, Ashton meet for nuclear talks, Mann says

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Zarif, Ashton meet for nuclear talks: Mann

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the outgoing European Union Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton have started a meeting in Belgium’s capital of Brussels for talks on Tehran’s peaceful nuclear program, said Michael Mann, spokesperson for Ashton.

 

Iran president urges clerics to tolerate Internet

Iran’s president Monday urged the country’s clerics to be more tolerant of the Internet and new technologies, which are often the target of criticism by influential hard-liners in the Islamic Republic.

 

Iran slams PGCC statement on trio Islands

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham condemned the recent allegations raised by the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) about Iran’s three Persian Gulf islands of Abu Musa, the Greater Tunb and the Lesser Tunb.

 

25th Islamic banking confab opens in Tehran

The 25th Conference on Islamic Banking opened in Tehran in the presence of Minister of Economy and Finance Ali Tayyebnia, Governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Valiollah Seyf and several high-ranking officials.

 

Commander: Iran to launch several new radar, air defense systems this year

Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli announced that Iran will unveil and launch several new hi-tech radar and air defense systems with various capabilities, including trace and identification of small flying objects, this year.

 

Iran fuel oil bunkering up 28%

Iran has raised its fuel oil supply to ships 28 percent year-on-year, the managing-director of National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company said.

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