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Head of Russian Duma to visit Iran

Chairman of Russian State Duma Sergei Naryshkin, heading a delegation, is due to travel to Tehran in mid-October, an official said here on Saturday.


Zarif, Kerry, Ashton to meet in Oman in early November

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, US Secretary of State John Kerry and outgoing EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton will hold talks on Tehran’s nuclear issue in Oman early next month.

Iran, China foreign ministers stress need for growing ties

Foreign ministers of Iran and China in a meeting here on Friday stressed the need for expanding mutual relations.


Vice-speaker reaffirms Iran’s firm stance on N. rights

Iranian Parliament Vice-Speaker Mohammad Hassan Aboutorabi Fard said on Saturday that Tehran will powerfully continue the talks with the Group 5+1 (the US, Russia, China, France and Britain plus Germany), but would never give up its inalienable nuclear rights.

Iran says 93 percent of executions drug-related

Responding to a United Nations report criticizing death sentences in Iran, a senior official in the Islamic Republic is saying that 93 percent of executions in the country involve drug smuggling.

Iran asks for China’s more active role in N. talks

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in his meetings with Chinese officials in Beijing called on China to play a more active role in the nuclear talks between Tehran and the world powers.


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