Iran’s coverage: Iranians optimistic about clinching N. deal

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Iranians optimistic about clinching nuclear agreement

 In an unusually upbeat assessment, Iran’s top nuclear official said Tuesday his government’s main disagreements with the U.S. and its negotiating partners have been resolved and expressed optimism about meeting a late March deadline for a framework deal.

Iran’s Zarif, UK’s Hammond meet in Brussels

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has held talks with his British counterpart Philip Hammond over Tehran’s nuclear program and the latest developments in the Middle East.


Zarif meets Mogherini, European FMs in Brussels

Iranian Foreign Minister flew to Brussels yesterday afternoon and met with EU Foreign Policy Chief.


Iran’s biggest-ever oil industry project inaugurated

 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday inaugurated the 12th development phase of the massive offshore South Pars gas field, known as the grandest project in Iran’s oil industry that generates $17.5 million a day in revenue.

Commander: Iran to unveil new Hi-Tech weapons in April

Iranian Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan announced the country’s plans to unveil new state-of-the-art weapons on the Army Day in mid April.


Guardian Council approves budget plan for new year

 Iranian Guardian Council approved next year’s budget plan and the parliament communicated it to the government on Tuesday.


Iran, France to boost all-out ties

 Iranian President’s Chief of Staff Mohammad Nahavandian and French Ambassador to Tehran Bruno Foucher in a meeting stressed boost of all out ties.


Iran says inauguration of its biggest gas project has a message for world powers

 Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh underlined that inauguration of Phase 12 of the South Pars energy hub has this very clear message to the 5+1 (the US, Russia, China, Britain and France plus Germany) group of powers that their sanctions against Tehran are ineffective.


We are closer to solution on certain issues: Zarif

The Iranian negotiating team has deemed the Monday talks in Lausanne ‘progressive’ and containing various issues from sanctions to US Congress letter. 


EU’s Mogherini upbeat on prospects for Iran nuclear accord

European Union foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini expressed optimism on prospects for a lasting Iran nuclear agreement after a special meeting on the state of nuclear talks in Brussels Monday evening, according to German Press Agency dpa.