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An Iranian government official says the Islamic Republic will allow some BBC journalists to report there for a week’s time. The BBC had no immediate comment in London.
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a meeting with his Serbian counterpart Ivica Dačić criticized the western countries’ instrumental use of human rights issues.
Vice-president and head of Management and Planning Organization Mohammad Baqer Nobakht underlined that Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has ordered government to fulfill 8 percent growth.
Iran’s Ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanai said in his blog that Iran has no intention of holding talks with America on bilateral, regional, or global issues, and dialogue between the two countries will only be concentrated on the nuclear program.
Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni said that the nuclear agreement in Vienna is a good opportunity for his country to compensate for economic relations with Iran.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the visiting Serbian Foreign Minister, Ivica Dacic, explored avenues for strengthening the ties between Tehran and the East European country.
Senior Iranian cleric Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi has welcomed a call by the Grand Imam of the al-Azhar Mosque, Egypt’s top Muslim authority, for a unity meeting of leading Sunni and Shia scholars.
Presdient Hassan Rouhani said Iran is giving the highest priority to its neighboring countries in its investment projects.
A senior commander at the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said Iran is ready to respond to the smallest action by the US as strongly as it could not even imagine.
Iran’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud Vaezi announced that Tehran and Baku plan to triple the value of bilateral trade by the next year.