Archive for the ‘Iran News’ Category

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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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 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 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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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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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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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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