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Abdollahian: Iran will continue backing Syria in fighting terrorism

Thursday, February 22, 2018 Comments Off

Special Advisor to the Iranian Shura Council Speaker for International Affairs, Hossein Amir Abdollahian, reiterated his country’s continued support to Syria in combating terrorism and rebuilding process.

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Tehran ready to share military experiences with Baku: Iranian minister

Thursday, February 22, 2018 Comments Off

Iran’s visiting defense minister on Thursday voiced Tehran’s readiness to share its valuable war and anti-terrorism experiences with the neighboring country of Azerbaijan.

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Iran ready to cooperate with UN to solve Yemen crisis: Envoy

Thursday, February 22, 2018 Comments Off

Iran’s UN envoy announced on Wednesday that Tehran is ready to cooperate with Martin Griffiths, the United Nations’ new Special Envoy for Yemen, to halt the three-year Yemeni crisis.

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Rouhani: Iranians rightly believe defense power is nonnegotiable

Thursday, February 22, 2018 Comments Off

President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday criticized “purposeful commotion” created over Iran’s missile program by certain countries, saying the Iranian nation’s mind is fresh with the “bitter” memories of Saddam Hussein’s missile attacks on Iranian cities in the 1980s and they believe that Iran’s defense capability must not be open to negotiation. In a meeting with […]

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Iranian Navy to arm vessels with point-defense system

Thursday, February 15, 2018 Comments Off

Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Rear Admiral Ali Kaviani, a Navy commander, said the system has passed all tests on the ground and in the sea, and will be installed on the vessels by the end of the current Iranian year (March 20).

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Abdrakhmanov: Astana process guarantor states’ foreign ministers could convene next month

Thursday, February 15, 2018 Comments Off

Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov said that a meeting of the Russian, Iranian, and Turkish foreign ministers could be held next month, followed by the next round of Astana meetings on Syria.

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Moscow, Tehran in talks to use national currencies: Russian ambassador

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Comments Off

The Russian Ambassador to Tehran has said that Russia hopes to achieve progress in talks with Iran on using national currencies in settlements in 2018.

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President Rouhani to visit India in February

Friday, February 2, 2018 Comments Off

Rouhani’s visit is scheduled to take place after Prime Minister Narendra Modi returns from another trip to West Asia, including Palestine, the UAE and Oman. India and Iran have started development of Chahbahar port, giving Afghanistan a route to the sea bypassing Pakistan. On Dec. 25, Rouhani signed into force the Chabahr international transport and […]

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Tehran, Beijing hold sideline Syria talks in Sochi

Friday, February 2, 2018 Comments Off

In the meeting, held on the sidelines of the Syria peace congress, Iranian foreign minister’s special assistant for political affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari and China’s special envoy to Syria Xie Xiaoyuan reviewed the most recent developments in Syria and explored ways to establish peace in the country, according to ILNA.

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Tehran has plans for US’ quitting Iran deal: parliament spokesman

Friday, February 2, 2018 Comments Off

Iran has a scenario for the US’ quitting the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), said the spokesperson for the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission…The Iranian lawmaker also said that Trump should know that Iran will not make the same mistake it made before the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

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Russian experts to visit Fordow enrichment facility: Iranian official

Friday, February 2, 2018 Comments Off

An Iranian nuclear official says a team of Russian specialists will visit the Fordow enrichment facility on Sunday as part of a project on stable isotopes. Behrouz Kamalvandi, who is the spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), said on Thursday that Tehran and Moscow reached a deal on stable isotopes about a […]

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Iran plans to increase gas storage capacity

Monday, January 29, 2018 Comments Off

Head of Iranian Gas Engineering and Development Company (IGEDC) Hassan Montazer Torbati said Iran can bring the number of its gas storage facilities to seven from only two currently, Fars News Agency wrote.

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Amir-Abdollahian: Charges against Iran over Yemen completely baseless

Monday, January 29, 2018 Comments Off

In a meeting with the UN special representative for Iraq Ján Kubiš on Sunday, Iranian Parliament’s General Director for International Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said “…The charges against Iran over Yemen are completely baseless. Tehran has never advocated a military solution to the region and Yemen. Yemen’s future belongs to all Yemeni people. We have said […]

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Range of Iran’s missiles proportionate to threats: ex-defense chief

Thursday, January 25, 2018 Comments Off

“Our missiles range are based on potential threats. This does not mean that we are not able to build missiles with longer range, but this is our policy and we do not see the need to increase range of our missiles,” Dehqan said in an interview with Mehr news agency published on Wednesday.

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Iran takes initial step to join UNTOC

Thursday, January 25, 2018 Comments Off

The Iranian parliament on Wednesday voted in favor of a bill to join the international body against organized crime, formally known as the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC).

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Europe strongly supports Iran’s nuclear deal: EU lawmaker

Thursday, January 25, 2018 Comments Off

A senior member of the European Parliament says the EU strongly supports the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, calling for closer ties with Tehran within the framework of the landmark accord. David McAllister, who heads the European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee, made the remarks in a meeting with Chairman of the Iranian […]

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Spokesman denies reports on cancellation of Zarif’s visit to Davos in last minute

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 Comments Off

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi said, “Nowadays, no decision had yet been adopted for foreign trips of the foreign minister due to the enforcement of new structure of the Foreign Ministry.” Speaking on late Monday, he denied a news released by one of the western media outlets, saying that Iranian foreign minister has canceled his […]

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Enemies’ actions have empowered resistance front: general

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 Comments Off

The IRGC Qods Force deputy chief on Monday hailed the growing power of the anti-Israeli resistance front, saying the enemies’ actions have backfired and helped strengthen the movement. The conditions of the resistance front is improving day by day, General Esmaeil Qa’ani said in an address to a conference about Palestine and the liberation of […]

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Everything ready for liberation of Palestine: general

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 Comments Off

Everything is ready for the liberation of Palestine, an Iranian general said on Monday, calling the Palestinian people to unite to defeat Israel, Mehr reported. “As the Supreme Leader has said, efforts should be made to arm the West Bank, because efforts in this regard would lead to the collapse of Israel,” said Ahmad Vahidi, […]

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French foreign minister ‘absolutely wrong’: Iran

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 Comments Off

“The Islamic Republic of Iran would definitely not bow to pressure and would not change its stances when facing strict policies,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said at a press conference in Tehran on Monday.

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Kharrazi puts forward suggestions for Iran-Arab dialogue

Thursday, January 18, 2018 Comments Off

TEHRAN – Kamal Kharrazi, head of Iran’s Strategic Council on Foreign Relations, said on Wednesday that Iran is ready to hold talks with Arab countries in line with solving problems in the Middle East, suggesting three proposals for the purpose. Kharrazi presented his proposals in an international conference on “Iran and Arabs” in Beirut, Lebanon.

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Foreign Ministry goes under structural changes

Thursday, January 18, 2018 Comments Off

Iranian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday announced Seyyed Abbas Araqchi and Iran’s ambassador to India Gholam-Reza Ansari as deputy ministers for political and economic affairs, respectively. Gholam-Hossein Dehqani, the former Iranian ambassador to the United Nations, was appointed as the deputy minister for legal affairs.

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Iran, Armenia call for boosting Parliamentary ties

Thursday, January 18, 2018 Comments Off

Iran’s envoy to Armenia and a senior Armenian lawmaker urged the need to boost the parliamentary ties between the two countries. Kazem Sajjadi in a meeting with head of Iran-Armenia friendship group in Armenia’s parliament Vahram Baghdasarian discussed ways to boost parliamentary relations, including a visit by the Iranian parliament speaker to Armenia to lay […]

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Iran won’t accept restrictions on uranium enrichment permanent: Nephew

Monday, January 15, 2018 Comments Off

TEHRAN – Richard Nephew, who served as the lead sanctions expert for the U.S. team negotiating with Iran, is of the opinion that I do not believe the EU will accept to make restrictions on Iran’s uranium enrichment permanent. He adds that “I certainly do not think that Iran will accept it, as presented.”

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Rouhani: Nuclear deal will never vanish

Monday, January 15, 2018 Comments Off

”By reaching the JCPOA, we told the world that regional and even complicated international problems can be resolved at the negotiating table and this will go down in history,” he said during his speech at the closing ceremony of the 9th Farabi International Award. “We proved that an international tight knot can be undone at […]

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Moniz: Iran nuclear deal have no expiration date

Monday, January 15, 2018 Comments Off

The Former US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz said that despite the claims made by some US politicians, the commitments made by Iran in the nuclear deal are permanent and have no expiration date.Moniz made remarks in his Twitter account, defending Iran’s nuclear deal.

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Trump to extend Iran sanctions waivers: Officials

Friday, January 12, 2018 Comments Off

US President Donald Trump is expected to extend sanctions relief for Iran as part of a 2015 nuclear deal while his administration works out a “fix” to the multi-nation accord, American officials have revealed.

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US, Israel, Saudi triangle after creating crisis in region

Friday, January 12, 2018 Comments Off

Chairman of Iran’s Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi met with the head of Arab-African Relations of Hezbollah political Council Sheikh Hassan Ezzedin and his delegation where he condemned the recent bombardment of parts of Syria by the Zionist Regime and added “The US, Zionist Regime and the Saudi Arabia lost hope […]

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Treasury source: Italy, Iran to sign €5b investment agreement

Friday, January 12, 2018 Comments Off

Italy and Iran will on Thursday sign a framework credit agreement worth 5.0 billion euros ($6 billion)whereby Rome will help Italian companies invest in Iran, an Italian Treasury source said on Wednesday. The accord foresees the opening of lines of credit to two Iranian banks by Invitalia, an Italian state-owned holding, in order to finance […]

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European powers line up to support Iran deal as Donald Trump considers imposing new sanctions

Friday, January 12, 2018 Comments Off

European powers on Thursday insisted the 2015 deal to curb Iran’s nuclear ambitions was working, as US President Donald Trump mulls reimposing sanctions on Tehran, scmp.com reported. The European Union and the foreign ministers of Britain, Germany and France put on a united front to defend the accord after talks in Brussels with Iranian Foreign […]

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Zarif leaves Tehran for Moscow

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Comments Off

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif, heading a delegation, left Tehran for Moscow on Wednesday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said. “Iranian FM is also to have a trip to Brussels on Thursday to attend a meeting with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, and the foreign […]

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AEOI: Iran can well speed up nuclear activities, including enrichment

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Comments Off

An Iranian nuclear official said Iran is capable of multiplying the pace of its nuclear activities — especially uranium enrichment — compared to the time when an international deal on its nuclear program had not yet been concluded, implying that that will happen if the United States violates the deal.

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‘Telegram to be unblocked if it accepts Iran’s conditions’

Monday, January 8, 2018 Comments Off

TEHRAN – Behrouz Nemati, spokesman for the parliament’s presiding board, said on Sunday that during a meeting of the parliament it was decided that the Telegram messaging app will be unblocked under certain conditions.

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Iran urges cooperation with Pakistan to counter U.S.

Monday, January 8, 2018 Comments Off

TEHRAN – Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said on Sunday that Islamic countries, especially Iran and Pakistan, should expand cooperation against the U.S. policies.

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Iranian crude oil closes 2017 with a $65.77 record mark

Monday, January 8, 2018 Comments Off

TEHRAN – Iranian light crude oil price reached the record high of $65.77 per barrel on December 30, 2017, registering a $12.46 increase compared to last year’s figure for the same date.

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