Germans, Swiss eye Iran trade prospects
Economic delegations from Germany and Switzerland are visiting Iran to explore trade and investment opportunities, amid hopes of reaching a nuclear agreement between Tehran and P5+1, which would lead to the removal of sanctions against the Islamic Republic.
Israel main obstacle to universality of NPT
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Israel is the main impediment to the universality of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and the single violator of the accord.
Saudi blockade preventing Yemen food import
Yemen is facing mounting problems bringing in food by sea following a blockade by Saudi Arabia, as its aircraft pounded the central country and the capital Sana’a on Monday.
Nepalis flee capital following powerful aftershocks
Thousands of Nepalis began fleeing the capital Kathmandu on Monday, terror-stricken by two days of powerful aftershocks and looming shortages of food and water after an earthquake that killed more than 3,800 people.
45 dead in Pakistan storm
A severe storm in northwest Pakistan, dubbed a “mini-cyclone”, has killed 45 people and injured more than 200, officials said on Monday, raising their previous death toll.
IRGC chief: Riyadh on brink of collapse
A top Iranian commander condemned the Saudi aggression against Yemen and said Riyadh is on the verge of collapse.
President felicitates South Africa, Sierra Leone
President Hassan Rouhani in separate messages on Monday congratulated the nation and government of South Africa and Sierra Leone on their national day.
China’s AVIC to build 1.6GW power plant in Iran
The Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) will establish a power plant with a capacity of 1.6 gigawatts in Iran’s Maku Free Trade and Industrial Zone.
Israeli troops abduct five Palestinians in West Bank
Israeli forces have abducted at least five Palestinians during an overnight raid on a number of houses in the occupied West Bank.
House of Saud on verge of ‘collapse’: IRGC chief
The chief of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps said on Monday that the House of Saud is on the verge of “collapse”.
Saudi Arabia keeps pounding Yemeni districts
Saudi Arabia reportedly carried out fresh assaults on Yemen, bombarding several places across the impoverished country including the capital Sana’a.
Iran ready for Swiss joint venture in industrial, tourism projects
Iran is ready for launching joint ventures with Switzerland in industrial and tourism projects, Gholamreza Shafe’i, the chairman of the Iranian Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines, and Agriculture, stated.
Car bomb kills at least 7 in Iraqi capital
At least seven people have been killed in a car bomb attack in a southwestern neighborhood of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad.
Heinonen says Iran nuclear deal will be ‘fair
TEHRAN – The former deputy director general for safeguards at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says he is confident that a comprehensive nuclear deal between Iran and major powers will be “fair”.
Internal disputes will not exempt U.S. from fulfilling international commitments: Zarif
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that internal differences among political camps in the U.S. will not exempt Washington from fulfilling its international commitments.
Aref says consults Rouhani on elections
A former first vice president and reform-minded politician has said that he has consulted President Hassan Rouhani in relation to the upcoming parliamentary elections which are going to be held in early 2016.
Rafsanjani says ‘secure Iran’ will promote regional stability
Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the chairman of the Expediency Council, has said that a “secure Iran” will help boost stability and security in the Mideast region.
Kerry, Zarif meet at UN anti-nuclear arms conference
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif were to meet U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the opening of a UN conference on the global antinuclear weapons treaty on Monday, as they try to make progress in talks on a long-term atomic deal, Reuters reported on Monday.
Azerbaijan says Iran nuclear talks are in line with regional stability
“We are interested in Iran’s return to the international community as a full-fledged player”, said Gaya Mammadov, the head of the International Security Department at the Foreign Ministry.