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The Austrian capital of Vienna will host talks between Iran and world powers over Tehran’s peaceful nuclear program next week.
The Russian foreign minister has hailed the mutual understanding recently reached between Iran and the P5+1 group over Tehran’s nuclear work in Switzerland, saying it can set the stage for a more active Iranian role in settling the crises in the Middle East.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday described the path towards a final nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers as a difficult one, but at the same time noted that such a deal could lay the ground for more interactions between Iran and the whole world.
Mansour Moazami, an adviser to Iran’s oil minister, said that there was a conversation about a deal to exchange oil for Russian goods but no agreement has been reached so far.
The Iranian defense minister emphasized that Tehran was ready to begin consultations on the issue to secure stability in the region.
Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian said on Thursday that religious leaders (Ulema) by expressing their views helped the government make decision to suspend Umrah Haj pilgrimage.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has defended his move to approve the delivery of the long-range S-300 air defense missile system to Iran, saying the 2010 Russian ban was voluntary.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says US President Barack Obama will be held “accountable” for respecting a final agreement on Iran’s nuclear program.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called on European countries to play a more responsible role in support for the nuclear talks between Tehran and world powers.
Governor of Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Valiollah Seif left here for the US capital to attend Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group.