Int’l investors rush as Iran sanctions crumble
The US government is only watching a rush for trade with Iran by its allies who are not waiting for sanctions on Tehran to come down and the American media is taking note.
South Pars Phase 18 starts yielding gas
Phase 18 of the giant South Pars gas field started delivering gas.
Iran’s Yemen-bound aid plane lands in Djibouti
An Iranian plane carrying aid for Yemen landed in Djibouti Friday and the cargo will be inspected by the United Nations before it moves on.
WHO: Yemeni civilians paying highest price for Saudi aggression
Innocent Yemeni people are paying the “highest price” for the deadly Saudi aggression against the country, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said.
Iraq purges ISIL from stronghold in Salahuddin
Iraqi army troops, backed by popular forces, have retaken a key region in the Dujail district of Salahuddin Province, driving the ISIL Takfiri terrorists out of their stronghold in the northern province.
Deadly blast hits near Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia
A car exploded near a Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia’s eastern city of Dammam on Friday, killing four people.
Zarif, Kerry to meet in Geneva today
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his American counterpart John Kerry are set to meet in the Swiss city of Geneva today amid the ongoing negotiations over Tehran’s nuclear program.
Minister: ISIL poses no threat to borders
The Iranian defense minister said the ISIL terrorist group does not have the capability to pose a threat to the borders of the Islamic Republic.
‘Diplomacy key to solving Yemen, Syria crises
A senior Iranian official has stressed the need for a political solution to the crises in Yemen and Syria, rejecting as unconstructive any measures that would aggravate insecurity in the region.
FM calls for expansion of Tehran-Athens relations
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has urged the expansion of bilateral relations between Tehran and Athens.
Commitment to Lausanne framework is path to deal: Zarif
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday that a nuclear agreement is within reach if the 5+1 group (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) shows commitment to the tentative nuclear agreement reached in Lausanne on April 2.
The corruption crisis engulfing FIFA failed to topple Sepp Blatter on Friday as he was elected president for a fifth term.
Italy doubles imports from Iran in Q1
Italy’s imports from Iran more than doubled in the first quarter of 2015, reaching €131 million compared to the same period in 2014, according to the EU statistics agency Eurostat.
Israel ‘pressures Ban Ki-moon’ to get off UN list of children’s rights violators in wars
Israel is allegedly pulling diplomatic strings to pressurize the United Nations Secretary General to exclude it from an annual list o countries accused of violating children’s rights in armed conflicts. Israel denies the allegations.
Yemen Ansarullah movement fighters make fresh gains in Aden
Yemen’s Ansarullah fighters, backed by allied army units, have made fresh gains in the southern Yemeni city of Aden.
Sherman to leave post after nuclear deadline
The top U.S. negotiator in talks with Iran will leave her post after a June 30 deadline for agreement, according to the New York Times.
Iran says creating no-fly zone in Syria is repetition of past mistakes
The Iranian deputy foreign minister has said that creating a no fly zone and a buffer zone in Syria is a repetition of past mistake.
Araqchi: We told 5+1 military inspection not allowed
Abbas Araqchi, a senior Iranian negotiator, said on Friday that in the latest round of talks in Vienna Iran announced to the 5+1 group (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) that Tehran will not allow inspection of military sites or interview with its nuclear scientists.
Iran talks outcome to contribute to Persian Gulf stability: Lavrov
The talks between 5+1 nations and Tehran on the Iranian nuclear program are close to completion, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday.
Iran aid plane for Yemen lands in Djibouti airport
A plane from the country’s Red Crescent organization carrying 20 tons of humanitarian aid for Yemen has landed in Djibouti, the Fars news agency reported.
IAEA: Iran provides information in nuclear probe
The UN nuclear watchdog said on Friday it had made incremental progress in its inquiry into whether Iran may have researched an atom bomb.