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The deadline for a framework agreement on Iranian nuclear program was set for March 2015, China’s news agency cited a source as saying Monday.
Iran and the group of six world powers (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) wrapped up seven days of intensive nuclear talks in Vienna on Monday evening without securing a long-awaited comprehensive deal.
Chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Borujerdi said on Monday that peaceful nuclear program is national asset and the Iranian people will never overlook the nuclear rights enshrined by Non-Proliferation Treaty.
A high-profile Iranian diplomat criticizes the United States for imposing unipolar sanctions and claims the US supremacy is about to end.
Iranian Deputy Minister of Roads and Urban Development Ali Nourzad said that a contract has been concluded between the ministry and a Chinese company to provide enough funds for the completion of a railway project in Western Iran.
Secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council (EC) Mohsen Rezayee took the US responsible for any possible failure of the ongoing talks between Tehran and the Group 5+1 (the US, Russia, China, Britain and France plus Germany) in producing final results.
Iran’s parliament recommends basing next year’s budget on an oil price of $75-80 a barrel, a senior lawmaker was reported as saying on Monday, down from $100 in the 2014 budget plan.
Leader’s aide: certain countries supporting takfiri, radical groups to portray unreal Image of Islam
Iranian Supreme Leader’s senior advisor Ali Akbar Velayati warned that the Takfiri terrorist groups have been created and supported by certain states to taint the image of Islam.
Brent crude rose for a third day amid signs that Iran will seek an output cut at OPEC’s meeting this week and after China unexpectedly reduced interest rates. West Texas Intermediate advanced in New York.
A number of high-ranking Iranian bishops and Assyrian and Christian members of the parliament in a letter to US President Barack Obama stressed that the Supreme Leader’s fatwa that has placed a strong religious ban on the acquisition, possession and use of atomic bombs leaves no room for western concerns over Iran’s nuclear activities.
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