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U.S., Iran to hold nuclear talks in Switzerland on Friday, Saturday

U.S. and Iranian negotiators will hold talks about Iran’s nuclear program in Switzerland on Friday and Saturday, the U.S. State Department said.


Iran’s Supreme Leader pens an open letter to western youth

Knowing that the best way to reach the youth of Europe and North America is via Twitter, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei used the social network to promote an open letter he felt he needed to write following the terrorist attacks in Paris.


Russia, Iran mull joint military drills under defense cooperation deal

Iran is interested in implementing proposals by the Russian military to conduct joint military exercises, to strengthen cooperation in ensuring security in the Caspian region and to expand the exchange of military delegations, the Russian ambassador to Iran told RIA Novosti on Thursday.


Israel to face crushing response: Iran general

A top Iranian commander has warned that Israel should be waiting for a tough response, saying Tel Aviv’s existence is on the wane.

FM off to Davos, Switzerland

Foreign Minister Mohmmad Javad Zarif left here for Davos, Switzerland, on Thursday to attend the 45th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum.


Zarif raps Israel’s killing of Iranian commander, Hezbollah members

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has censured Israel’s “insane measure” to assassinate an Iranian military commander along with a number of Hezbollah members through a helicopter attack in Syria’s occupied Golan Heights.

Tehran, Moscow discuss expansion of N. cooperation

Iranian and Russian officials in a meeting in Moscow conferred on ways to further broaden the two countries’ relations and cooperation in the field of civilian nuclear technology.


Nahavandian, Ilham Aliyev meet in Davos

Iranian head of president’s office met with Azerbaijani president on the sidelines of Davos World Economic Forum (WEF).


Russia playing constructive role in Iran nuclear talks, US official says

Difficulties in US-Russia relations have not spilled over into the cooperation between international powers and Iran, US Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken said to the Senate.


Iran’s Queiroz taking nothing for granted against Iraq

Iran football coach Carlos Queiroz is taking nothing for granted in the match against Iraq in the 2015 AFC Asian Cup quarter-final.


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