Iran’s coverage: Significant progress made in recent nuclear talks in Geneva: Iranian deputy FM

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Significant progress was made in Iran-US N-talks

“Significant progress” was made in the recent nuclear talks with the US over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program, Iran’s deputy foreign minister, Majid Takht Ravanchi said.

 

IRGC kicks off second day of major military drill

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has kicked off the second day of major military maneuvers code-named the Great Prophet 9 in the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf.

 

In holy city, Iran’s Rouhani seeks clergy’s backing for nuclear talks

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani visited the holy city of Qom on Wednesday to appeal to its clergy, religious students and lay people to back his efforts to strike a deal with major powers over the country’s disputed nuclear program.

Iran capable of sinking giant US carriers: IRGC Navy commander

A senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says the Iranian Navy can sink the giant US aircraft carriers if they pose a threat to Iran’s maritime interests, Press TV reports.

Representatives grill Kerry on aspects of Iran nuclear talks

Secretary of State John Kerry played defense Wednesday on Capitol Hill, fielding dozens of questions from lawmakers worried about what Iran could get in a deal being negotiated to block its ability to make an atomic weapon.

Salehi optimistic about striking final nuclear deal

Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi said he was optimistic about striking a final nuclear deal.

 

Bomb explodes near Iran Embassy in Afghan capital: Press TV

A bomb explodes near the Iranian Embassy in the diplomatic quarter in the center of the Afghan capital, Kabul, Press TV reports.

 

Najafi: IAEA meeting approved transparency of Iran nuclear program

Iran’s Representative in the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Reza Najafi said the watchdog’s technical meeting on Wednesday evening approved the transparent nature of Iran’s nuclear program.

 

3 dead in Tehran chopper crash

At least three people were killed after a helicopter crashed in mountains north of Tehran on Thursday.

 

Islamic Revolution standing against hegemonic system: Leader

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has said the great achievement made by the Iranian nation after the victory of the Revolution was rejecting a hegemonic system dividing the world into the ‘domineering-submissive’ poles.