Iran’s coverage: Iran’s Zarif downplays nuclear deal prospects in Lausanne

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Iran’s top negotiator signals nuclear accord unlikely this week

 Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif signaled that talks over his country’s nuclear program are unlikely to reach an agreement this week, even as the two sides said unmistakable progress had been made.


Zarif, Kerry resume nuclear talks in Lausanne

Foreign ministers of Iran and the United States have resumed talks in the Swiss city of Lausanne in an attempt to bridge their differences on the outstanding issues surrounding Tehran’s nuclear program.


Recent vote not to change Israel aggressive policy: Iran

Iran says it expects no change in Israel’s policies following the recent general elections as all the regime’s parties follow the same aggressive approach.


Al-Assad, key to Syrian solution, says Iran Deputy FM

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is a main part of solution to Syrian crisis.


Zarif demands world powers to show political will in N. talks

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called on the world powers to show political will in the ongoing nuclear talks not just in words, but in action.


Nuclear talks in crucial stage: Afkham

The ongoing nuclear talks between Iran and the world six powers have reached a “very sensitive and complicated” stage, Spokeswoman of Foreign Ministry Marziyeh Afkham said on Wednesday.


392 injured in fire festival

Spokesman of Iran’s emergency services Mojtaba Khaledi said on Wednesday, “The number of those injured in Chaharshanbe Suri [a fire jumping festival celebrated on the last Tuesday before Nowruz, the Iranian New Year] accidents stands at 392, of whom 45 are women and four are in critical condition.


Nothing resolved for nuclear deal till everything resolved: Zarif

To secure a comprehensive agreement on Iran’s nuclear program all issues pertaining to the program should be resolved, says Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

Iran wants objective assurances for powers’ committment to any possible deal

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham announced on Wednesday that a main topic of the nuclear talks between Tehran and the six world powers underway in Switzerland now pertains to the objective assurances that Iran wants from the Group 5+1 to ensure that they will remain loyal to the terms of any possible nuclear deal in future.


Iran raps politicized view of human rights

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman decried politicization of the concept of human rights, stressing that the issue should be considered with technical views on the basis of documented evidence.