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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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Iranians celebrate revolution in millions

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 Comments Off

Iranians pour into the streets in millions to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in rallies across the country.

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Islamic Revolution resolution for 2009

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 Comments Off

Millions of Iranian on Tuesday took to the streets across the country in support of Iranian progress toward democracy as part of ceremonies marking the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution of 1979.

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Islamic Revolution fulfilled peoples’ aspirations against oppressor

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 Comments Off

Religious leaders and intellectuals of Pakistan have said that Iran’s Islamic Revolution is a great event of the history that had fulfilled the aspirations of the people against a mighty oppressor.

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Ahmadinejad: Feb 10 rally in Iran another “birth” for the naiton

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 Comments Off

Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad appreciated Iranian nation’s massive turnout in the rallies on February 10 to mark the 30th victory anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in the country.

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Ahmadinejad Calls for Trial of Aggressors to Foil Future Crimes

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 Comments Off

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad underlined the necessity and importance of punishing aggressors in a bid to prevent future crimes. “If aggressors of Iraq and Lebanon had been tried, the Gaza disaster would not have happened,” Ahmadinejad said in a meeting here on Monday with Iranian ambassadors and heads of representative offices abroad. “Justice, […]

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Quntar Calls Ahmadinejad’s Stance Inspiring

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 Comments Off

TEHRAN (FNA)- Samir Quntar, a Lebanese who served the longest term in Israeli prisons, described Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s stance inspiring for the Lebanese resistance. Speaking in a meeting with the Iranian president here in Tehran on Monday, Quntar said, “Your (Ahmadinejad’s) stance and persistence in different issues doubles our will for resistance and fulfillment […]

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IRGC Commander: Basij Assigned to Fight Threats of Soft Overthrow

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 Comments Off

TEHRAN (FNA)- Basij (volunteer) forces have been assigned by the Supreme Leader to fight the threat of soft regime change plans against the Islamic Republic, Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Commander Mohammad Ali Jafari said here on Monday. “The Supreme Leader (Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei) has decided to assign this grave responsibility to the IRGC […]

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Iran Welcomes Expansion of Economic Ties with Spain

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 Comments Off

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani, in a meeting with his Spanish counterpart Monday morning, welcomed expansion of economic and trade exchanges between the two countries. “This capacity has not been used so much up to now”, Larijani added while visiting the Spanish Congress during his trip to the country. He stressed that the […]

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Senior Commander Warns Enemies against Invasion of Iran

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 Comments Off

TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian commander here on Monday warned enemies of the Islamic Republic against attacking the country. “Our enemies must know that clashing with the Islamic Republic means getting stuck in a huge quagmire which will kill them,” Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) General Mohammad Hejazi said. The General […]

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Russian Scholar: West Aware of Iran Regional Power

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 Comments Off

TEHRAN (FNA)- The western countries know that Iran has a great regional influence and power, the director of the Center for Contemporary Iranian Studies in Moscow said on Monday. Rajab Safarov also noted that the European countries and the US have realized that the problems of the region, including the problems in Iraq, Afghanistan, the […]

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Speaker: Solution of Iran’s N. Issue Possible

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 Comments Off

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani, in an interview with a German newspaper, said that he believes the dispute over Iranian nuclear issue is not unsolvable. “The dispute over the nuclear issue is not an unsolvable problem if we stop being entrenched in our positions,” Larijani said in an interview on Sunday with the […]

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Larijani: Threatening Iran not Easy

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 Comments Off

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani Stressed in Spain that Iran is not a country to be threatened easily. Speaking to a group of Iranian expatriates living in Spain on Sunday, Larijani also called the 1979 Islamic Revolution of Iran as one of the exceptional developments in the country’s contemporary history, the Islamic republic […]

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Hamas: US Efforts for Iran Talks Achievement of Islamic Revolution

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 Comments Off

TEHRAN (FNA)- The US efforts to hold direct talks with Iran is one of the Islamic Revolution’s achievements, Hams envoy to Tehran said. The United States and Iran broke diplomatic relations in April 1980, after Iranian students seized the United States’ espionage center at its embassy in Tehran. The two countries have had tense relations […]

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US Congresswoman Urges Talks with Iran

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 Comments Off

TEHRAN (FNA)- US Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher urged the White House to enter immediate and unconditional talks with Iran, stressing that direct negotiations would serve the interests of both countries. Speaking at the 45th Munich Security Conference on Sunday, Tauscher urged the two countries to immediately hold direct and unconditional direct talks. The Democrat congresswoman also […]

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Iran Calls on UK Not to Politicize British Council Closure

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 Comments Off

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran told Britain not to politicize what it said was London’s decision to close the Iranian offices of the British Council, the UK government’s cultural arm. Iranian Government Spokesman Gholam Hossein Elham told a news conference that London probably chose to halt the council’s operations for economic reasons and said Iran had not […]

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Iranian Firm Wins Indian Oil Rig Renovation Tender

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 Comments Off

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian Offshore Engineering and Construction Company won a contract to repair Indian oil rigs, an official said. Deputy director for projects Nozar Aryan said Saturday that under the $210-million contract, the Iranian company will renovate six drilling rigs in India. The project, which will be launched in October, has to be completed […]

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Commander Highlights Full Combat Preparedness of Iranian Navy

Monday, February 9, 2009 Comments Off

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari Sunday announced his forces’ combat readiness for accomplishing a full range of maritime missions. “We are at such a level of readiness that we can accomplish any type of maritime mission and this honor and growth is among the important achievements of the (Iranian) Revolution,” the […]

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Iran Introduces New Drug for Asthmatic Patients

Monday, February 9, 2009 Comments Off

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran on Sunday started mass production of a new medication for asthmatic patients called Melocast. Melocast is an anti-inflammatory medicine controlling Leukortiene sensors inside the body. Leukortiene is a cause of different problems in allergies and allergic asthma. Melocast is used for prevention and treatment of chronic asthma, allergic inflammation of nose (seasonal […]

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Official Stresses Domestic Nature of Iran’s N. Program

Monday, February 9, 2009 Comments Off

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s peaceful nuclear program is a home-grown technology and achievement made by the country’s own scientists, an Iranian diplomat said. “The Islamic Republic of Iran has become self-sufficient in nuclear technology and this technology has not been imported from any other part of the world,” Iran’s Consul to Lahore Saeed Kharrazi told Pakistani […]

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Tehran Doubts Western Claims on Iran-US Relations

Monday, February 9, 2009 Comments Off

TEHRAN (FNA)- Tehran doubts some western countries’ claims about improvement of Iran-US relations, Rapporteur of the parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Kazem Jalali said. “Some western countries are unsatisfied with the settlement of problems in Iran- US ties and some of them try to complicate the issue,” Jalali told FNA Saturday. He further […]

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Iran Introduces 4 New Medicines

Monday, February 9, 2009 Comments Off

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran introduced 4 new medicines for M.S and anemia treatment in a ceremony in the presence of Iranian Health Minister Kamran Baqeri Lankarani on Sunday. The medicines include Interferon beta-1a supplied to the market under the trade mark of Resigen and produced by Sinagen firm. Sinagen had already manufactured another medicine for M.S […]

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Leader’s Aide Felicitates Iraq on Successful Elections

Monday, February 9, 2009 Comments Off

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Supreme Leader’s Adviser Ali Akbar Velayati, in a meeting with Iraqi National Security Advisor Muwafaq Al Rubaie, congratulated the Iraqi nation and government on the successful holding of the country’s recent provincial council elections. Velayati, who arrived in Baghdad Saturday, reiterated that the massive turnout of Iraqi people in the elections was […]

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