FM: Iran will never give up nuclear rights
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Tehran will never give up the Iranian nation’s nuclear rights, vowing to defend national interests in the nuclear talks with the P5+1 group.
Japanese firms to keep Iran crude import steady
Two of Japan’s biggest buyers of Iranian crude, namely JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corp and Showa Shell Sekiyu KK, are set to keep their purchases from Tehran largely steady in 2015, their top officials said on Tuesday.
Oil falls below $50
Oil prices slid on Tuesday to the lowest points for more than five and a half years, plagued once again by a global supply glut, demand fears and the soaring dollar. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for February tanked to $48.49 a barrel, touching a low last witnessed in late April 2009.
Iran marks red zone inside Iraqi border
The commander of the Iranian Army’s Ground Forces said Iran marked a 40-km red zone within the Iraqi border to warn ISIL terrorists of any attempt to infiltrate into Iranian territory.
Bahrain opposition: Sheikh Salman arrest ‘unconstitutional
Bahraini groups condemned the arrest of the country’s top opposition figure Sheikh Ali Salman as ‘unconstitutional’.
UN: Attacks on Syria schools killed 160 children in 2014
At least 160 children died in attacks on schools in war-ravaged Syria last year and the education of 1.6 million has been cut short by the fighting, the UN said Tuesday.
Iran, Afghanistan discuss security cooperation
A senior Iranian official has underlined the need for extensive and strategic cooperation between Iran and Afghanistan and the continuation of security consultations.
Iraqi cmdr: ran saved us from ISIL
Iran has saved the Iraqi government from the threat posed by the ISIL Takfiri group, a top commander of Iraq’s volunteer forces said.
Iran calls for stronger ties with Syria
Chairman of the Iranian-Syrian Economic Relations Development Committee, Rostam Qasemi, has called for strengthening of ties between the two countries.
MPs convinced as Zarif clariﬁes nuclear policies
On Tuesday, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif elaborated on the nuclear negotiations in Majlis, answering questions raised by some MPs about the quality of nuclear talks with global powers.
Saudi crown prince gives speech on behalf of King Abdullah
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Salman delivered an annual speech to the nation traditionally given by the 90-year-old King Abdullah, who is in the hospital after being diagnosed with pneumonia over the weekend, AP reported.
Iran, Afghanistan discuss security issues
On Tuesday, Iranian Supreme National Security Council secretary Ali Shamkhani and visit- ing Afghan National Security Advi- sor Mohammad Hanif Atmar held talks on the need to cooperate to establish security and stability in the region.
Zarif, Mogherini discuss Iran nuclear issue, regional developments
Iranian Foreign Minis- ter Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini have dis- cussed the ongoing nuclear talks between Tehran and the 5+1 group of world powers as well as the re- gional and international developments.
Hatred against Zionists spreading in the world, Rafsanjani says
On Tuesday, Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani lashed out at the Tel Aviv regime for committing war crimes against the defenseless Palestinian people, saying the atrocities against the Palestinians have caused increasing hatred against the Zionists in the world.
Iran saved Baghdad from falling to ISIL: Iraq MP
An Iraqi Shiite militia leader and lawmaker has credited Teh- ran and a powerful Iranian general with saving the Baghdad government during last summer’s oﬀensive by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant militants.