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Obama to veto bill letting Congress weigh in on Iran deal

President Barack Obama would veto a bill recently introduced in the U.S. Senate allowing Congress to weigh in on any deal the United States and other negotiating countries reach with Iran on its nuclear capabilities, the White House said on Saturday.

Iran, Yemen aviation authorities sign transport MoU: Report

Iranian and Yemeni aviation authorities have reportedly signed a memorandum of understanding on air transport.

Speaker: Iran nuclear talks to yield results if other sides show seriousness

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani underlined that negotiations between Iran and six world powers over Tehran’s nuclear energy program will yield results if the other negotiating parties show “sincerity and seriousness”.


Iran, Austria discuss promotion of religious dialog

Iranian and Austrian officials in a meeting in Tehran explored avenues for the enhancement of academic cooperation on religious issues, with the European side expressing preparedness to host a new round of religious talks this year.

Iran slams destruction of Iraqi ancient artifacts by ISIL

Iranian Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization and Parliament condemned destruction of Iraqi ancient artifacts by ISIL terrorists.

IKCO plans to produce environment protecting cars

Iran Khodro Industrial Group (IKCO) has planned on maximizing the production of fuel efficient engines and diversifying its fuel portfolio with the purpose of environmental preservation.

Iran-China trade hits $51.8b in 2014

Trade between Iran and China amounted to $51.85 billion in 2014, a 72 percent rise from $39.54 billion in 2013, according to the Chinese General Administration of Customs.

Iran to hold auction to mark World Wildlife Day

Iran is to hold an auction of environment-themed paintings Tuesday (March 3) to mark the World Wildlife Day.

Iran warns West against dire consequences of arming terrorist groups

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani warned the western states that arming the terrorist groups to topple the Syrian government will produce dire repercussions for global peace and security.

Iran raises drones flights by 800 times

Iran increased drones flights by 800 times over the current Iranian calendar year (which started on March 21, 2014) comparing to similar period last year, and has formed drone brigade in the Army Air Force bases.