Iran, Jordan discuss bilateral ties, regional issues
President Hassan Rouhani said Saturday that the Middle East will experience stability and security only when international and regional pressures force the Zionist regime to stop its aggression and crimes.
Salehi: Deadlock over technical issues ends
Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi said on Saturday Iran and P5+1 group ended stalemate over technical issues during the recent nuclear talks in Switzerland.
Syria urges West to abandon failed strategy
Syria’s envoy to the United Nations says it’s time for the United States and other Western powers to accept that President Bashar al-Assad is here to stay, and to abandon what he suggested was a failed strategy of trying to split the Middle East into sectarian enclaves.
Three bombs hit Nigeria’s Maiduguri
Three explosions hit the northeastern Nigerian town of Maiduguri on Saturday in the worst attacks there since suspected terrorists tried to seize it in January.
President calls for boosting ties with Ghana
President Hassan Rouhani, in a message to his Ghanaian counterpart John Dramani Mahama on Saturday, called for further expansion of ties.
Cmdr.: Navy starts work to indigenize Phalanx
Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari unveiled plans for the manufacturing of an indigenized version of the Phalanx, a close-in weapon system (CIWS) on board military vessels for defense against anti-ship missiles.
VP to deliver speech in UN women conference
Vice-President for Women and Family Affairs Shahindokht Molaverdi left Tehran for New York to attend a UN conference on the status of women due to open on Monday.
Leader outlines priorities of 6th development plan
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khame- nei has outlined the priorities of the Sixth Five-Year National Development Plan (2016- 2021).
U.S., Europe say united in achieving deal with Iran
U.S. and European diplomats said on Saturday they are united in their strategy and goal in trying to achieve a nuclear deal with Iran.
12 nations seek UNESCO’s approval for new Noruz ﬁle
Twelve countries are seeking UNESCO’s approval to register a new ﬁle on Noruz, the ancient cele- bration of the Iranian New Year that begins on the ﬁrst day of spring, on its List of the Intangible Cul- tural Heritage of Humanity.
ISIL has killed more Sunnis than Shias: scholar
A professor of political science from the University of Tehran says terrorist groups such as the Al-Nusra Front and the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which claim to be advocating the Sunni branch of Islam, have killed more Sunni Mus- lims than Shias.
Netanyahu totally distorts history: Zarif
Iranian Foreign Minister Moham- mad Javad Zarif has said that Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu totally distorts history, noting it was Iran which saved Jews three times in the course of history.
‘Technical deadlocks’ broken in nuclear talks, Iran says
Ali Ak- bar Salehi, the di- rector of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organi- zation, announced on Saturday that “technical deadlocks” were broken in the recent nuclear talks between Iran and the U.S. in the Swiss cities of Ge- neva and Montreux.
Former Israeli spy chief rejects Netanyahu speech on Iran
A former chief of Israel’s Mossad spy agency on Friday rejected claims made by Israeli Prime Minister Ben- jamin Netanyahu in his contentious address to Congress about Iran’s nu- clear program.
Kerry seeks to boost French support for Iran deal
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was due to arrive in Paris Saturday seeking to boost European support for an emerging nuclear deal with Iran as France voiced concerns over whether it was stringent enough, AFP reported on Saturday.
Nuclear deal ‘could lead to U.S.-Iran cooperation’ on ISIL: ex-negotiator
Iran’s former nuclear negotiator says a nuclear deal between Iran and the 5+1 group (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, plus Germany) could pave the way for possible cooperation in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Anadolu Agency reported on Friday.
Zarif says success in talks is more probable than failure
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday that success in nuclear talks is more probable than failure.
Iran hints ‘prepared to accept certain limitations for a certain period of time’
Iran’s foreign minister on Thursday suggested that a 10-year moratorium on some aspects of the country’s nuclear program might be acceptable to Tehran, though he declined to discuss the is- sue in detail.