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Either full deal or no deal: Iran

Iran’s foreign minister says the country will accept either an overarching nuclear agreement or no agreement at all.


Senior military official sees Iran in top-3 most powerful states by 2025

Iran could become on of three leading countries by 2025, according to a senior military official.


Iran politics soiled by ‘dirty money’: interior minister

Iran’s Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said Saturday political life in the Islamic Republic was tainted by “dirty money”, including from drugs, the official IRNA news agency reported.

Device explodes at residence of Iran ambassador in Libya – security official

A device exploded at the gate of the Iranian ambassador’s residence in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Sunday, a Libyan security official said.


Israeli premier says coming month ‘critical’ regarding Iran

 Israel’s premier says the coming month will be “critical” for preventing a nuclear deal with Iran.


Iran extends condolences to Philippines over Mindanao incident

 Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham extended her condolences to the Philippines over the tragic incident in Mindanao in which several people were killed and injured.


US warns it is ready to walk away from Iran nuclear talks

With only weeks left to the deadline to reach a first-stage nuclear deal with Iran, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday that “significant gaps” remained and warned that America was ready to walk away from the talks if Tehran doesn’t agree to terms demonstrating that it doesn’t want atomic arms.


Deputy FM: Political, economic cooperation with neighbors Iran’s priority

 Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Morteza Sarmadi underlined that political and economic cooperation with the neighboring countries sets a priority for Tehran.

Zarif: Salehi present in talks for more precise, frank discussions

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the chairman of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi is participating in the ongoing nuclear talks to help having more precise and detailed discussions and a better decision-making process.


Iranian negotiator plays down Kerry’s threat to stop talks

 A member of the Iranian negotiating team downplayed as a normal negotiating strategy the recent remarks by US Secretary of State John Kerry that Washington would leave the talks, if Tehran did not take a “productive” decision to prove the “peaceful” nature of its nuclear program.