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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan would visit Iran in January 2015 for the second strategic supreme council meeting in Tehran.
Representatives from Iran and six world powers launched a new round of talks over Tehran’s peaceful nuclear program in the Swiss city of Geneva on Wednesday.
Governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Valiollah Seif said the inflation rate will drop to 17% by the end of the current year adding that one of the major achievements of the government in the past 18 months has been the outstanding reduction of inflation rate through development of calm and stability in the economic environment.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that The work of the Arak nuclear reactor in Iran and existing sanctions against the country over its nuclear activity areas some of the issues that remain unresolved in Iran talks.
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday deplored inaction of the Arab states vis-a-vis the oil price falls.
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for African and Middle Eastern Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian, who is in an official visit to Moscow, said Iran and Russia are seriously pursuing the strategy of supporting Iraq and Syria against terrorism.
A senior Iranian commander warned about keeping high hopes on the outcome of nuclear talks with the Group 5+1 (the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany), saying that world powers are trying to undermine Iran’s influence.
Ankara does not support sanctions against Iran, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Dec. 17 in Tehran at a joint press conference with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister and senior negotiator Seyed Abbas Araqchi rejected to express his judgment about the results of the talks between Tehran and the world powers.
Tehran and Ankara share the view that peace should be established in Syria as soon as possible, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said, adding that the two countries are conferring on new ways to find a common solution to the Syrian crisis.
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