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Supreme Leader pardons several Iranian prisoners

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has pardoned and commuted prison terms of 809 inmates on the occasion of Farvardin 12 (April 1), Islamic Republic of Iran’s Day.


Takht-e Ravanchi: No plan for extending nuclear talks

 Senior member of Iranian nuclear negotiating team Majid Takht-e Ravanchi on Tuesday rejected reports by certain Western countries about extending the nuclear talks.


Chinese FM says good signs emerging from nuclear talks

The Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said good signs of optimism were emerging from the nuclear negotiations despite some vague points still existing.


Lavrov: Chances to reach Iran nuclear deal ‘pretty good’

The ongoing negotiations between Iran and six major world powers over Tehran’s controversial nuclear program have a high chance of producing a deal, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. But the parties must not try to up the ante.


Iranian official sees possibility of agreement on basic issues

Member of the Iranian nuclear negotiations team Hamid Baeedinejad has said there is the possibility of working out an agreement on basic issues during the present course of talks underway in Lausanne, Switzerland.


Merkel says deal on Iran would be “good sign” but not there yet

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday it would be a positive message if negotiators in Switzerland reach a deal with Iran on curbing its nuclear programme but made clear that there had been no breakthrough in talks.


Iran rejects arms dispatch accusations

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Marziyeh Afkham in a statement on Tuesday refuted accusations about Iran sending weapons to Yemen.

Iran nuclear envoys near outline agreement, buy more time

 Iran and world powers are closing in on an agreement detailing the main steps needed to resolve a 12-year standoff over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program, giving themselves three months to overcome remaining differences.


Riyabkov: Nuclear talks underway in constructive atmosphere

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and senior nuclear negotiator Sergey Riyabkov said on Tuesday that the Iran-G5+1 nuclear talks are underway in a constructive atmosphere in Lausanne, Switzerland.


Iran says could cooperate with Saudi to solve Yemen crisis

 Iran wants all parties in Yemen to return to calm and dialogue, Tehran’s deputy foreign minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said on Tuesday, adding the Islamic Republic and Saudi Arabia could work together to solve the conflict there.