Astana Talks

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Iran seals its status as truce guarantor in Syria

Iran has officially become a country along with Russia and Turkey guaranteeing the truce in Syria, Head of the Russian delegation and Presidential Envoy for Syrian Settlement Alexander Lavrentyev said on Wednesday.


Iranian-Russian trade may reach $10 Bln in three years

The volume of bilateral trade between Iran and Russia may reach $10 billion in three years, Iranian Ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanaei said Tuesday.


Ex-IRIB chief to run for President

Former head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) Ezzatollah Zarghami announced on Wednesday that he would seek the presidency in the May election.


Iran boosting defense power ceaselessly: IRGC chief

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said Iran is not wasting a moment to improve its defense capabilities, as in the missile and drone industries.


Iran and Iraq are making it harder for Saudi Arabia to prop up oil prices

Though OPEC has managed to achieve a high standard of compliance, it has mostly been due to the oversized cut by the largest member of the group—Saudi Arabia. Meanwhile, the actions and statements of the second and third largest producers in OPEC are throwing worrying signs at the oil bulls.


Iran, China ink MoU on construction of subway wagons

Iran and China have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on construction of 215 subway wagons, a senior official in charge of municipalities and rural management affairs announced on Wednesday.


Brig. Gen. Dehghan: Defense Ministry enjoys year of pride, progress

Def. Min. Dehghan said the present Iranian year has been replete with dignity and upturn in defense sector, defense industry in particular.


Iranian President’s Russia visit imminent: Official

An official at the office of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the president’s planned visit to Russia at the invitation of Vladimir Putin will take place soon.


Zarif: FM ‘foresaw US possible infringement of its JCPOA commitments’

Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has said he has not been satisfied with the Foreign Ministry, since it came short of achieving détente with ME neighbors than it could have achieved.

Astana-3 talks: Sides reaffirm commitment to Syrian ceasefire regime

The final and general session of Astana-3 talks was held in the capital of Kazakh capiatal on Wednesday after several rounds of bilateral and multilateral meetings between delegations of Iran, Turkey and Russia.During the meeting attended by Vladimir Putin’s special envoy for Syria Alexander Lavrentiev, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari and Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat, Kazakhstan’s Deputy Foreign Minister Akylbek Kamaldinov read a statement on the achievements made to date in Astana Peace Talks.