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Britain reopened its embassy in Tehran on Sunday, a historic step in the thawing of relations between the Islamic state and Western powers, a Reuters witness said.
Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said inclusion of the term “heavy water reactor” in Iran’s Arak in the finalized text of a nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers is a testimony to Washington’s “failure” to deprive Iran of such technology.
Iran’s Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh has started negotiations with the visiting British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond in the Iranian capital.
The Iranian parliamentarians in a statement welcomed development of the new home-made solid-fuel precision-guided missile, Fateh 313, and underlined their strong support for the country’s defensive and missile industry’s further development.
Tehran and the Group 5+1 (the US, Russia, China, Britain and France plus Germany) are due to hold their first meeting after the July nuclear agreement in New York in September.
Iranian Deputy Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami underscored that supporting allies and the resistance front is one of Tehran’s principled policies.
Iran will receive upgraded S-300 missile defense system from Russia before the end of 2015, Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said on Sunday.
Iranians have begun traveling to Saudi Arabia for the hajj months after Tehran suspended a minor pilgrimage over the alleged abuse of two pilgrims by Saudi authorities.
Iran coach Carlos Queiroz says the frustrations faced by the tiny Pacific island of Guam in obtaining visas to travel to Tehran for a World Cup qualifier next month give just a glimpse of the problems long faced by his team in negotiating international soccer.
Iran’s former envoy to the OPEC Mohammad-Ali Khatibi on Saturday emphasized management of the market by the OPEC and non-OPEC producers.