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Obama, Hollande discuss Ukraine

Monday, June 8, 2015 Comments Off

The White House says President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande are in agreement on some of the world’s vexing problems, including Russia’s actions in Ukraine and keeping Iran from developing nuclear weapons. The two leaders met June 8 on the sidelines of a summit of the Group of Seven leading democracies being held […]

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Iranian jets strike IS position in eastern Iraq

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 Comments Off

Iranian fighter jets bombed Islamic State jihadists in eastern Iraq in recent days, but the strikes were not co-ordinated with US forces, the Pentagon has said. “We have indications that they did indeed fly air strikes with F-4 Phantoms in the past several days,” Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby said. His comments yesterday came after Al-Jazeera recently ran […]

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US, Iran to discuss nuclear issue in Geneva

Friday, August 8, 2014 Comments Off

Senior Iranian and U.S. officials on Thursday meet in Geneva to continue nuclear negotiations. The U.S. State Department on Thursday said in a statement that deputy secretary of state Bill Burns led the U.S. delegation, which also included under secretary of state Wendy Sherman and Jake Sullivan, the national security adviser to U.S. vice president […]

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EU extends suspension of restrictive measures on Iran to November 24

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Comments Off

The European Union (EU) has extended the suspension of restrictive measures on Iran over its nuclear programme until November 24, the Council of EU Monday said in a statement. Under the sanction relief specified in the Joint Plan of Action, the Islamic republic could continue parts of its international oil trade, which is the pillar of the country’s economy.

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Obama says some progress made in talks with Iran

Thursday, July 17, 2014 Comments Off

 U.S. President Barack Obama affirmed that “real progress in several areas” has been made on negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program and that “we have a credible way forward.” In a statement he delivered on Ukraine

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Iran says ready to help Azerbaijan meet its defense needs

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Comments Off

Iran and neighboring Azerbaijan have similar views toward major regional and international issues, Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan said in a meeting with his visiting Azeri counterpart Zakir Hasanov on Monday. Colonel-General Hasanov arrived in Tehran for bilateral talks with senior Iranian officials at the invitation of Dehqan. Dehqan noted that the two countries have […]

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Turkey, Iran, Azerbaijan, held trilateral meeting

Monday, March 17, 2014 Comments Off

The trilateral meeting between the foreign ministers of Iran, Turkey and Azerbaijan held for creating designs for the expansion of relations in the political, economic and cultural wrapped by issuing a joint statement in the eastern

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Obama, Hollande discuss Iran and Syrian situation

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 Comments Off

US President Barack Obama met Tuesday at the White House with French President Francois Hollande during which they discussed several regional issues, including Syria and Iran. During a joint press conference, Obama praised France for its “determination to meet its responsibilities as a global leader,” saying “from Mali and the Central African Republic to Syria […]

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Obama, Putin discuss Syrian and Iran situation

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 Comments Off

US President Barack Obama spoke via phone to Russian President Vladimir Putin on a number of issues namely the Syrian question and Iran’s nuclear programme.

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UN withdraws Iran invitation to attend Syria talks

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 Comments Off

U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon pulled out from an eleventh-hour invitation to Iran for attending peace talks on Syria on Monday after the Syrian opposition warned of a boycott of this week’s conference if President Bashar al-Assad’s main

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UN invited Iran to attend Geneva II peace talks

Monday, January 20, 2014 Comments Off

Iran was invited to Geneva-2, after intensive talks between UN leader Ban Ki-moon and foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who agreed to attend the Syria peace talks.

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US, Russia Fail to reach agreement on Iran’s participation in Syria peace talks

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 Comments Off

A split has emerged between the US and Russia over Iran’s participation in Syrian peace talks planned for next week. 

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Russian FM to visit Iran

Friday, December 6, 2013 Comments Off

Sergei Lavrov will visit Iran next week to discuss the interim deal reached by world powers and Tehran over its nuclear program and other issues.

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Turkish, Iranian FMs call for ceasefire in Syria before Geneva conference

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 Comments Off

The foreign ministers of Turkey and Iran called Nov. 27 for a ceasefire in Syria before peace talks in Geneva scheduled for Jan. 22. “All our efforts are to end the conflict and for a ceasefire if possible, even before the Geneva 2 conference takes place,” Iranian

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Iran agrees to temporary freeze nuclear program

Monday, November 25, 2013 Comments Off

Iran struck a historic deal with six world powers yesterday, agreeing to a temporary freeze of its nuclear program in the most significant agreement in more than three decades of estrangement.

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EU to ease some of sanctions against Iran in December

Monday, November 25, 2013 Comments Off

The European Union will likely ease some of its sanctions against Iran in December, revealed the French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.

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US, Russian FMs join Iran nuclear talks in Geneva

Saturday, November 23, 2013 Comments Off

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and foreign ministers of other major powers joined Iran nuclear talks on Saturday, throwing their weight behind a diplomatic push to complete a deal after envoys reported progress on key issues blocking an interim agreement to curb the Iranian program in return for limited sanctions relief.

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Blasts kill 7 near Iranian Embassy in Lebanon

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 Comments Off

At least 7 people have been killed in the Lebanese capital Beirut in two large explosions, seemingly targeted at the Iranian embassy. Local authorities have revealed that the Iranian Ambassador is safe.

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Obama says no need to add new sanctions on Iran for now

Friday, November 15, 2013 Comments Off

There is no need for Congress to add new sanctions on Iran if the United States is serious about pursuing diplomatic solution to Tehran’s disputed nuclear program, U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday.

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Kerry visits UAE to discuss Syria and Iran

Monday, November 11, 2013 Comments Off

Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in the United Arab Emirates Sunday to brief the US ally on talks with Iran on its nuclear programme and efforts to hold Syria peace talks. He flew in from Geneva where three days of marathon talks which stretched into early Sunday failed to produce an

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France says agreement on Iran nuclear program is close

Monday, November 11, 2013 Comments Off

France’s foreign minister said on Monday he was hopeful a deal could be reached with Iran over its nuclear programme, although Tehran still had to make an effort on a few points. “We are not far from an agreement with the Iranians, but we are not there yet,” Laurent Fabius said. Some diplomats accused France of grandstanding during talks in Geneva at the weekend, something […]

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IAEA chief visits Iran to held talks on nuclear programme

Monday, November 11, 2013 Comments Off

UN nuclear watchdog chief Yukiya Amano arrived in Tehran on Monday as world powers pressed efforts to clinch a deal on Iran’s nuclear programme following failed negotiations in Geneva. “I really hope that today we will produce concrete results,” said Amano ahead of a meeting with Ali Akbar Salehi, Iran’s nuclear chief.

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P5+1 Group, Iran hold new talks on nuclear issue

Thursday, November 7, 2013 Comments Off

Delegates of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and Germany started another round of nuclear talks with Iran on Thursday. The P5+1 group (Security Council members Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States plus Germany) was represented by EU High Representative for

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P5+1 group to hold discussions in Geneva on Iran’s nuclear programme

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 Comments Off

Negotiating teams from world powers and Iran arrived Tuesday at the UN’s European offices in Geneva for fresh talks on Tehran’s controversial nuclear programme. The meeting between Iran and the P5+1 group of the United States, Britain, France, China and Russia plus Germany comes after a six-month hiatus in talks over Tehran’s refusal to curb uranium enrichment in exchange for easing sanctions.

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UN chief, Iranian FM discuss nuclear programme and Syrian conflict

Thursday, October 3, 2013 Comments Off

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon late Wednesday discussed with Iranian Foreign Minister Jawad Zarif Iran’s nuclear programme and the conflict in Syria. The Secretary-General “welcomed the generally favourable impressions

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Iranian FM says his country is open for negotiations with US

Monday, September 30, 2013 Comments Off

Iran would open its nuclear facilities to international inspectors as part of broad negotiations with the United States that could eventually restore diplomatic relations between the adversaries and those talks have the backing of the nation’s supreme leader, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said Sunday.

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Obama holds historic phone call with Iranian President

Monday, September 30, 2013 Comments Off

U.S. President Barack Obama and new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani held a historic phone call Friday, in the highest level conversation between the estranged nations in over three decades. Speaking to reporters at the White House, Obama said both men had directed their teams to work

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John Kerry says Iran sanctions could be eased in months

Friday, September 27, 2013 Comments Off

US Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that if Iran takes rapid measures to cooperate with international monitoring of its nuclear program, Washington could begin lifting sanctions within months. Speaking to CBS News flagship 60 Minutes he said Iran should, for example, open up its Fordow underground

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Turkish President meets Iranian counterpart in New York

Thursday, September 26, 2013 Comments Off

Turkish President Abudllah Gül met with Iran’s newly-elected President Hassan Rouhani in New York yesterday, discussing the regional topics and Syria. According to diplomatic sources, the importance of the two country’s roles in resolving regional issues was underlined during the meeting, saying cooperation

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French, Iranian Presidents discuss nuclear program at UN General Assembly

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 Comments Off

French President Francois Hollande urged Iran Tuesday to make “concrete gestures” on its disputed nuclear program as he met Tehran’s new leader. “France expects Iran to make concrete gestures to show that it renounces its military nuclear program, even

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US says Iranian President’s comments open possible new path for diplomacy

Friday, September 20, 2013 Comments Off

The United States said Thursday that comments by Iranian President Hassan Rowhani had opened up a possible new path for diplomacy, and urged Tehran to engage “substantively” with the West.

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Obama to test Iran president’s interest in dialogue

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Comments Off

President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that Iran’s new President Hassan Rouhani appears to want to open a dialogue with the United States and that he is willing to test whether this is the case.

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Iran welcomes Russian proposal on Syrian chemical arms

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 Comments Off

Iran “favourably welcomes” a Russian plan to head off threatened US strikes on Syria by securing a deal to destroy the regime’s chemical weapons, the foreign ministry spokeswoman said Tuesday. Marzieh Afgham told a media conference in Tehran that the proposal should include the destruction of chemical

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Iranian ambassador to Lebanon says US Congress should reject the use of force in Syria

Friday, September 6, 2013 Comments Off

The U.S. Congress should reject the use of force in Syria in order to protect regional peace, the Iranian ambassador to Lebanon said Thursday. Congress must follow U.S. President Barack Obama’s “rational” policy, Ghazanfar Roknabadi said

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Iran’s new President aims to to boost relations with Turkey

Thursday, August 8, 2013 Comments Off

Iran’s new administration will boost bilateral relations with Turkey, Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani underlined during a phone talk with Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Mehr news agency reported.

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