Iran’s coverage: Obama promises to veto new sanctions on Iran

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Obama promises to veto Iran sanctions to avoid war

US President Barack Obama said that he is to veto new sanctions against Iran and asked Congress for more time to solve the nuclear crisis without going to war.

 

 

Iran calls for ‘political will’ to advance nuclear talks

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says “political will” is needed to make progress in negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program but that he believes such progress is “possible.”

 

Iran, Russia deputy-FMs to meet tonight

Iranian and Russian deputy-FMs will meet in Geneva on Saturday evening.

Iran’s new aircraft successfully passes wind tunnel test

Iranian experts have successfully tested a new domestically-made fighter aircraft, named ‘Borhan’, in the country’s national wind tunnel facility.

Iranian, British FMs discuss N. talks over phone

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his British counterpart Phillip Hammond in a phone conversation on Saturday reviewed the latest developments in the nuclear talks between Tehran and the world powers.

 

EU deputy foreign policy chief to join Iran nuclear talks

Senior Iranian negotiator said on Saturday that EU deputy foreign policy chief will join the nuclear negotiations between Iran and world powers on Saturday.

 

Senior Iranian MP: New sanctions mean end of nuclear talks

Senior parliamentary officials in Tehran warned on Saturday that Iran would stop negotiating with the world powers in case the US Congress approves any new sanction against the country.

Iraqi PM, General Soleimani confer on counter-terrorism efforts

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and IRGC Quds Force Commander Major General Qassem Soleimani exchanged views on Tehran-Baghdad joint efforts to fight against militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

Iran most powerful regional country: Boroujerdi

 Chairman of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi said here on Saturday that despite ‘crippling sanctions’ of enemies, Iran has attained the highest achievement in the field of defense.

 

Cultural heritage will ease anti-Iranian sentiments: Rouhani

President Rouhani has attended the unveiling ceremony of stolen Iranian antiques transferred from Belgium at the National Museum of Iran this morning.

 

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