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Russian, Iranian foreign ministers to discuss nuclear plan, Syria

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif will meet on Monday to discuss the Iranian nuclear program and peace efforts in Syria, Russia’s foreign ministry said on Saturday.


IAEA receives information from Iran under road-map agreement

Iran today provided the IAEA with its explanation in writing and related documents as agreed in the Road-map for the clarification of past and present outstanding issues regarding Iran’s nuclear programme, concluded between the IAEA and the Islamic Republic of Iran on 14 July 2015.

President: Iran never to use scientific, political power against any country

President Hassan Rouhani stressed that Iran is never to use its scientific, political and spiritual power against any regional Muslim country or neighbor.


Araqchi: Foreign ministry not the legal entity to decide about JCPOA

Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Abbas Araqchi said his ministry is not the legal entity responsible for deciding about the Comprehensive Joint Plan of Action (CJPOA).


Russia: Top Iranian commander did not visit Moscow ‘last week’

A senior Russian official has denied claims that an Iranian general visited Moscow in violation of a UN travel ban.


Rouhani: Enemies trying to transform Islam into religion of violence

President Hassan Rouhani warned against enemies plots to turn Islam from a religion of spirituality and fraternity into one which advocates violence.


Zarif to visit Turkey in coming days

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif plans to visit Turkey in coming days.


Iran FM urges real solutions to Mideast crises

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has stressed the importance of adopting approaches based on dialog, logical coexistence, regional consultations and realities on the ground to settle the ongoing crises in the Middle East.


Middle East lacks native models of democracy: Velayati

Middle East is suffering from lack of native models of democracy, Supreme Leader’s Advisor for International Affairs Ali Akbar Velayati said on Saturday.


Iran Mercantile Exchange weekly trade surpasses $212mln

The Iran Mercantile Exchange (IME) announced that around $212mln of various commodities weighting over 437,000 tons were traded in its domestic trading and exports halls in the past working week (Aug 08-12).