Iran’s coverage: Iran, 5+1 ministerial meeting due June 20: Ryabkov

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Iran, 5+1 ministerial meeting due June 20

Russian deputy FM Sergey Rybakov has announced Iran and 5+1 nuclear talks at the ministerial level will be held on June 20.


Iranian president Rouhani attends press conference

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is attending a press conference on the eve of the second anniversary of the election in which he won a popular mandate as president of the Islamic Republic.


Iran raises concern about reports on espionage against N-talks venues

The Iranian Embassies in Austria and Switzerland expressed concern about recent media reports that the venues of the talks between Iran and the G5+1 in the two European countries have been spied on.


Iran does not confirm news about change in venue of nuclear talks

A source close to the Iranian nuclear negotiating team on Saturday did not confirm news about the possibility of a change in the venue of nuclear talks between Tehran and the six world powers – known as the P5+1.


Spying fears prompt smartphone ban for Iran officials

Iranian officials with access to classified information will be forbidden from using smartphones in connection with their work because of fears of espionage, a security official said Saturday.


Russia, Iran close to agreement on removal of excessive nuclear materials

Russia and Tehran are close to reaching an agreement on the removal of excessive nuclear material from Iran, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told Sputnik.


Iran brings home body of top general killed in Syria

Iran is bringing home the body of a top-ranking military officer killed in April in southern Syria, Iranian news agencies reported, at least the second senior Iranian to die there this year while supporting Damascus in the war.


Iran oil minister urges strident tone with US

Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh says he has told Iranian negotiators to press the Americans on removing ban on business by US companies in Iran.


Iran, P5+1 can still finalize nuclear deal by June 30- US State Department

The US government continues to believe that finalizing a nuclear agreement with Iran by the June 30, 2015 deadline is feasible, despite reports that negotiations have stalled, US Department of State spokesperson Jeff Rathke told reporters on Friday.


Iran seriously expanding Russia trade ties

Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh says Iran seriously plans to forge “long-term” economic relations with Russia which, like the Islamic Republic, is under Western sanctions.