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Obama threatens to veto Iran sanctions again

US President Barack Obama has once again threatened that he would use his veto power to thwart any bill that would place additional sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program.

 

Iran honoring nuclear commitments: IAEA

Iran is honoring its commitment not to expand its atomic activities while negotiations are underway between the Islamic Republic and six world powers on a comprehensive final deal, a confidential report by the UN nuclear body says.

Russia says progress on Iran nuclear talks possible by end-June

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday there had been progress in world powers’ talks with Iran on its nuclear program and there were grounds to believe an agreement could be reached by an end-June deadline.

Iran’s Zarif: Oil price plot to backfire

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined that those who have hatched or played a role in the plot to decrease crude prices will be harmed themselves, adding that Tehran will not allow anyone to damage its national interests.

The theme of S-300 remains in the realm of bilateral relations with Iran — Lavrov

Russia and Iran are developing close relations in trade, the economy, and the military-technical sphere, and also in areas that are outside the scope of UN Security Council sanctions, Lavrov says.

Israeli attack in Syria ‘purposeful’: Maj. Gen. Izadi

IRGC Deputy General Mostafa Izadi has said the people in the region will respond in kind to the recent Israeli airstrike killing 6 Hezbollah members along with a senior Iranian general.

 Rouhani urges end to Iran’s isolation

President Hassan Rouhani, whose government aims to have international sanctions against Iran lifted, said the nation can’t achieve long-term economic growth while living “in isolation”.

 

China hails ‘headway’ in Iran nuclear talks, hopes for deal

China says Iran and the P5+1 group made some progress during the latest round of negotiations over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program, hoping for the conclusion of a nuclear deal between the parties to the talks as soon as possible.

 

Russian defense minister visit to Tehran helps restore Russia positions in Iran – experts

At the same time, experts say, Russian-Iranian military-technical cooperation faces a number of obstacles.

Zarif, Nahavandian to attend WEF in Davos, Switzerland

 Chief of Staff of Presidential Office Mohammad Nahavandian and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland due to open tomorrow.

 

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