Iran’s trade surplus positive for first time in 37 years
The latest official figures show that Iran’s trade surplus for a period of 12 months starting 21 March 2015 turned positive for the first time in almost 37 years.
Mass grave found in Syria’s Palmyra
The Syrian Army found a mass grave containing the bodies of 42 civilians and soldiers murdered by the Daesh terrorist group in Palmyra, a military source said Saturday.
Iran nuclear deal proved diplomacy paying off
Chinese President Xi Jinping hailed the landmark nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 as a “milestone”, saying the political breakthrough has provided inspiration for the settlement of other issues through diplomacy.
Iran won’t join oil output freeze plan
Iran’s Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Saturday Tehran will not join the oil output freeze plan.
Deadly fighting erupts between Armenia, Azerbaijan in Karabakh
Azerbaijan said Saturday that Armenian forces killed 12 of its soldiers and shot down a helicopter as fierce fighting erupted between the arch-foes over Nagorny Karabakh region.
IAEA confirms Iran’s commitment to nuclear accord
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) once again confirmed Iran’s commitment to the nuclear agreement with the P5+1 group of countries, saying Tehran has even gone beyond its obligations under the accord.
Iran, Azerbaijan, Turkey’s FMs to meet on terrorism
The foreign ministers of Iran, Azerbaijan and Turkey are scheduled to hold trilateral talks in the northern Iranian city of Ramsar soon to exchange views on counter-terrorism measures, a spokesman for the Azerbaijan Foreign Ministry said.
Presidential Adviser: Iran not comparable to Soviet Union, Cuba
An adviser to Iran’s president said that the White House will in no way be able to deal with the Islamic Republic with the same strategies that it used to counter the former Soviet Union or normalize ties with Cuba.
General Unveils Plans for Iran’s Naval Presence in Latin America
Iran’s Army Commander Major General Ataollah Salehi on Saturday unveiled plans for the presence of the country’s naval forces in Latin America.
Zanganeh outlines oil plans for new year
Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh outlined prioritized plans for the development of oil industry in the new Iranian calendar year which began on March 20, the Mehr news Agency reported.
Commotion over Iran’s missile program lacks legal basis: Larijani
Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said on Saturday that the uproar created over Iran’s missile program by certain Western countries have no legal basis, calling the commotion just a “propaganda”.
Iran complying with its commitments, Amano tells nuclear security summit
International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Yukiya Amano said on Friday that Iran has complied with its commitments in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and the strongest nuclear verification regime in the world is being conducted in the country.
Ex-CIA officer: ‘Saudi Arabia is spiritual epicenter of terror’
Europe has every chance of becoming a permanent target of terrorist attacks, according to political expert Robert Baer.
Obama says U.S. to act to address Iran concerns on sanctions relief
The United States will address some Iranian concerns that it has not been able to take full advantage of sanctions relief under last year’s nuclear deal but Iran must also reassure businesses, U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday.
Mass grave of victims of ISIL found in Syria’s Palmyra
Syrian troops have found a mass grave containing the bodies of 42 people executed by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Daesh) terrorist group militants in Palmyra (Tadmor), as Washington warned the group’s leader will eventually “taste justice”.
China’s Xi says Iran nuclear deal is a source inspiration to settle hot issues
Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Friday that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, commonly known as the Iran nuclear deal, has provided inspiration for settlement of other hot issues.
Nothing can impede friendship with Iran, Pakistani official says
Pakistani Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan said on Friday that nothing can impede the path of “friendly and brotherly ties” between Iran and Pakistan.
Hopefully we will be able to copy the Iran nuclear deal in future: Obama
President Barack Obama hailed the nuclear deal with Iran on Friday as a “substantial success” and a model for future diplomacy, as world leaders took stock of the world’s most worrisome nuclear threats.
Iran, China and the Silk Road train
The freight train from China that pulled into Tehran a little over a month ago created history by becoming the first train to revive the ancient Silk Route between China and Iran.