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France’s Fabius to meet Iran’s Zarif on nuclear talks: diplomatic source

France’s Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius will meet his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday to discuss the final round of talks over Iran’s nuclear program beginning later that week, a senior French diplomatic source said on Saturday.

Zarif, Mogherini deputies pursue completing agreement text

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Deputies Abbas Araqchi and Majid Takht-e Ravanchi resumed talks with EU deputy foreign policy chief Helga Schmidt at 9:30 local time here (12:00 Tehran time) aimed at completing text of the final comprehensive agreement.

First Silk Road rail cargo enters Iran

The first cargo carried on the Silk Road railway has entered Iran from the Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan, local officials said.


Female Iran VP scolds hardliners over volleyball ban

One of Iran’s female vice presidents launched a furious attack Saturday on “sanctimonious” groups whose threats of violent confrontation at a volleyball match ultimately prompted a clampdown on women spectators.


Iranians celebrate victory of volleyball team against US

Iranians fill the streets to celebrate the victory of the national volleyball team against the US.


Greece wants Iran in European energy market once sanctions lifted

Greece hopes Western sanctions against Tehran will be lifted “soon” so Iran will be able to participate in regional energy supplies, Greek Energy Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis told Sputnik Friday.


West must avoid unfulfillable demands in Iran nuclear talks: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Western countries against making “unfulfillable” demands during nuclear negotiations with Iran.


Iran says will win legal dispute with Turkey

Iran will win again an arbitration case brought by Turkey for reduced gas prices after Ankara’s first attempt was quashed by the International Chamber of Commerce in Switzerland in 2014, an energy official predicted on Saturday.


Sanctions teach Iran industry a hard lesson

Sanctions have taught Iran a stark lesson: It’s time to own and manage development work in the country’s massive energy sector without reliance on foreigners.


Tehran Symphony Orchestra performs in honor of martyrs

Tehran Symphony Orchestra staged a performance on June 18, with Iranian maestro Ali Rahbari as conductor, in honor of 175 martyrs, whose remains have been repatriated almost 30 years after the end of the Iraqi imposed war on Iran.