Iran’s coverage: Republicans warn Iran against nuclear deal with Obama

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Republicans warn Iran — and Obama — that deal won’t last

A group of 47 Republican senators has written an open letter to Iran’s leaders warning them that any nuclear deal they sign with President Barack Obama’s administration won’t last after Obama leaves office.

Iran’s new home-made destroyer joins naval fleet

 Iran’s domestically-made destroyer, dubbed Damavand, officially joined the Navy’s northern fleet in the Caspian Sea on Monday.


Obama cites progress in U.S.-Iran nuclear talks

The United States and Iran have narrowed their differences in nuclear weapons negotiations, President Barack Obama said in the face of a renewed Republican warning on Sunday that any deal will face a tough congressional review.


Iran, IAEA start technical talks

Iran and the IAEA officials started technical talks on Iranian nuclear program in Tehran on Monday.


Zarif receives Algeria, Thailand, Senegal new envoys

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in separate meetings with Algeria, Thailand and Senegal new envoys, underlined Tehran’s readiness to expand ties with them.


Iran’s Anousheh Ansari wins 2015 Space Pioneer Award

 An Iranian woman Anousheh Ansari will receive 2015 Space Pioneer Award of the US National Space Society.


Top security official: Iran not to accept N. deal at any price

Secretary of Iran’s National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani underlined the removal of all sanctions against Tehran as a prerequisite for a nuclear agreement with powers, stressing that Tehran’s rights and conditions should be respected in any final deal.

New police chief appointed

 Brigadier General Hossein Ashtari was appointed as Iran’s new police commander.


‘Winding road’ ahead of Iran nuclear talks: AEOI chief

 A “winding road” lies in the course of nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers, Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi said, expressing the hope for a “win-win” conclusion of negotiations on Tehran’s peaceful nuclear program.


Damavand faster, stronger than Jamaran: Iran navy commander

Iran’s Navy commander said the country’s new destroyer “Damavand”, which officially joined the naval fleet on Monday, is more advanced than a previous version, Jamaran, warship in terms of mobility and propulsion power.