Nuclear talks resume in Geneva
Diplomatic efforts resumed in Swiss city of Geneva on Saturday in an attempt to resolve a dispute over Tehran’s nuclear energy program.
Iran gas output hits record
Iran produced over 650 million cubic meters of gas per day during the current year (started March 21, 2015), a senior official said. National Iranian Gas Company Managing Director Hamidreza Araqi said NIGC’s daily output hit record-high 666 mcm, IRNA reported.
Israel furious at ICC war crimes investigation
Tel Aviv reacted angrily to a decision by the International Criminal Court’s prosecutor to open a preliminary probe into war crimes committed by Israel against Palestinians.
Muslims’ anger grows over French cartoon
Angry reactions to the publication of a cartoon of the Muslim’s Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) by a French weekly continued in some Muslim countries on Saturday.
Rouhani unveils artifacts returned to Iran after 35 years
President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday opened an exhibition showcasing hundreds of ancient Iranian artifacts returned to the country from Belgium after decades of legal battles.
Abadi, Soleimani discuss counterterrorism plans
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and visiting IRGC’s Quds Force Commander Major General Qassem Soleimani exchanged views on Tehran-Baghdad joint efforts to fight against terrorists of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), media reports said Saturday.
MP: Enemies dare not launch attack on Iran
A senior Iranian lawmaker on Saturday hailed the Islamic Republic’s military prowess, saying enemies dare not launch an attack against the country.
Zarif visit canceled after Saudi ‘harsh comments
A senior Iranian official said on Saturday that “harsh and unexpected comments” by Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal has led to cancelation of a visit by Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to Riyadh.
Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan tighten security borders
Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan are fully cooperating to tighten the security along the joint borders, a senior Iranian commander said on Saturday.
Iran foresees 3 oil scenarios in budget
Iran fore- sees three scenarios for ﬁnalizing the next year’s national budget (March 2015-March 2016) based on oil prices of $40, $50, and $70 per barrel, Economy Min- ister Ali Tayyebnia announced on Saturday.
Obama: I will veto sanctions on Iran
U.S. President Barack Obama vowed to veto any legislation approving new economic sanc- tions against Iran, placing him on a collision course with the Republican-controlled Congress as U.S. diplomats seek to secure a nuclear deal with Iran by July, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.
Rouhani visits exhibition of artifacts recovered in Belgian museum
President Hassan Rouhani visited an exhibition at the National Museum of Iran in Tehran on Saturday of a collection of 349 Persian artifacts, which Belgium sent back to Iran after a legal battle that lasted 33 years.
ICC to probe Israeli war crimes in Palestine
Prosecutors at the Hague-based Inter- national Criminal Court (ICC) will open a preliminary inquiry into war crimes in the Palestinian territories, the first formal step that could lead to charges against officials there and in Israel, the court has said.
Erdogan lashes out at Charlie Hebdo magazine
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Er- dogan has lashed out at Charlie Heb- do, the French satirical magazine, for its “provocative” publications about Islam, saying the weekly pa- per incites hatred and racism.
U.S. blasts ICC war crimes probe of Israel as ‘tragic irony’
The United States has con- demned the decision by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to probe Israeli war crimes in Palestine, describing the move as a “tragic irony”, according to Daily Mail.
Israel expresses outrage over ICC probe into Tel Aviv’s crimes in Gaza
Israel has expressed out- rage over a move by the In- ternational Criminal Court (ICC) to launch a preliminary investigation into Tel Aviv’s war crimes against Palestin- ians in the besieged Gaza Strip.
Sanctities must not be victim of freedom of expression, Zarif tells Fabius
It is essential to avoid abusing the freedom of expres- sion to insult religious sanctities, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said during a meeting with his French counterpart Laurent Fa- bius in Paris on Friday.
Zarif canceled trip to Riyadh due to Faisal’s ‘harsh remarks’: Iran
The Iranian deputy for- eign minister has said that Saudi Ara- bian Foreign Minister Saud Al Faisal’s “harsh remarks” against Iran in regard to Syria led to the cancellation of the Iranian foreign minister’s trip to Ri- yadh.
U.S. rapprochement with ‘Red China’ in 1972 may be repeated with Iran in 2015: Boston Globe
In an article published on January 17, writer Colin Nickerson says 2015 might see the breakthrough that could lead Iran and the United States toward perma- nent détente as nuclear talks between Iran and the U.S. is getting more serious.
Mardom-e Emrooz newspaper banned
On Saturday, Tehran prosecutor’s oﬃce ordered banning the publication of the Mardom-e Emrooz (People of Today) news- paper for a front page headline deemed sympathetic to the French satirical magazine
Charlie Hebdo, which its cartoons were in- sulting to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).