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58 min ago | Tehran Times
TEHRAN Tehran expects Western countries to take measures to end all sanctions in case Iran and the group of 5+1 countries managed to reach a comprehensive nuclear deal, Deputy Foreign Minister Majid Takht-Ravanchi says. "With regard to the talks, the Islamic Republic of Iran expects the Western countries to lift all sanctions against Iran after signing a comprehensive deal based on our previous agreements," Takht-Ravanchi said during a meeting with the head of the French Parliament's Defense and Armed Forces Committee Patricia Adam in Tehran on Monday.
2 hrs ago | Tehran Times
TEHRAN Iran has dispatched a fact-finding delegation to Manila to investigate the death of an Iranian national in a jail in the Philippines. The delegation, consisting of police officers and coroners, is led by Kazem Sajjadi, the director of the Foreign Ministry Department for Iranian Expatriates' Affairs.
2 hrs ago | NCR Iran
The United Nations sanctions against the Iranian regime will remain fully in effect and only a decision by the Security Council could change that, the acting president of the council said on Monday. Ms Rosemary DiCarlo, US Deputy Representative to the United Nations and acting president of the UN Security Council made the remarks in a UNSC meeting held on Monday in New York to hear a briefing on the activities of "Iran Sanctions Committee" based on the resolution 1737 adopted in 2006.
5 hrs ago | The Times of Israel
EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Catherine Ashton, left, walks next to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif during a photo opportunity prior to the start of two days of closed-door nuclear talks on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at the United Nations offices in Geneva. Despite plans to leave her post, the European Union's outgoing foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton will remain in charge of the West's negotiations with Iran even beyond the November 24 deadline, diplomatic sources in Europe said Monday .
A Chinese envoy called here Monday on all relevant parties to adopt a flexible and pragmatic approach so as to reach a comprehensive settlement of the Iranian nuclear issue in the next phase of negotiations. Wang Min, China's deputy permanent representative to the UN, made the appeal at a Security Council meeting on the latest work of 1737 Committee, which is tasked with monitoring a set of sanctions against Iran established by Resolution 1737 and subsequent Council resolutions.
IranESs President Hassan Rouhani said here Monday Iran believes the Middle East should be free from all types of weapons of mass destruction , and especially the nuclear weapons, IRNA reported. 'We believe the Middle East must be declared as a WMD-free, and especially a nuclear weapons-free region, and the Islamic Republic of Iran presented the related proposal to the UN many years ago,' said Hassan Rouhani Monday evening in a meeting with the visiting Slovak Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Miroslav Lajcak.
The 47-year-old is a taxi driver from northwest England whom friends describe as a "big man with a big heart," according to The Guardian newspaper in the United Kingdom. "He is the nicest of nice guys who has done so much to help other people," fellow taxi driver Kasim Jameel told the newspaper.
Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan has called for a concerted effort among the Caspian Sea littoral states to uphold the security and stability of the region, PressTV reported. Speaking in a meeting with Turkmen Defense Minister Begench Gundogdiev, Dehqan described the Caspian Sea as the "sea of peace and friendship" and said, "The littoral states should maintain the peace, security and stability of the sea through synergy, good neighborliness and confidence building."
WASHINGTON Thirty nations sent delegates to Paris on Monday to discuss military coordination against Islamic State, but Iranians were not among them. Those in attendance, including China, Russia, and the Arab League, agreed that "urgent" military action is required against the terrorist organization in northern Iraq.
Last week we suspected Dennis Ross , former adviser to President Obama, was trying to wave the administration off from its desire to reconcile with Iran. It seems he was unsuccessful, and unfortunately the administration seems bent on doing just that.
TEHRAN Iran plans to start construction of two new nuclear power plants in the southern province of Bushehr before March 20, 2015, the end of the current Persian calendar year, the Press TV quoted a spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran as saying. In an interview, Behrouz Kamalvandi pointed to AEOI's consultations with head of Russia's Rosatom State Nuclear Energy Corporation Sergey Kirienko and said, "We are close to reaching final agreements on the construction of two power plants with the capacity of at least 1,000 megawatts along with desalination equipment adjacent to the first Bushehr [nuclear] power plant."
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei , 75, left hospital on Monday a week after undergoing prostate surgery, state television reported. Official media said he was in good health.
A trade and economic delegation consisting of high-ranking officials of some Romanian companies are expected to arrive in Tehran on Monday. The delegation will hold several meeting with Iranian officials and private sector representatives, Iran's ISNA News Agency reported on September 15. Romanian businessmen will study investment opportunities in different fields including oil and gas, roads construction, housing, and trade during their four day visit to Tehran.
Palestinian Islamic Jihad is one of the genocidal terrorist groups operating out of Gaza. I forgot to mention last week, consistent with the teaching of Imam Obama , that - along with the Islamic State, the Islamic Republic of Iran, and Hamas - they are not Islamic.
In the 2005 presidential election, young women on roller skates whizzed round north Tehran with "Hashemi" headbands campaigning for Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. While their gyrations attracted foreign photographers, it was unclear whether they gained or cost votes for the revolutionary veteran.
The largest German university scientific delegation is visiting Iran to discuss mutual cooperation with Iranian universities, said Iranian Deputy Minister of Science for International Affairs Hossein Amoli. During the meeting, Caretaker of Iran's Ministry of Science, Research and Technology Mohammad-Ali Najafi and President of the German Academic Exchange Service, Prof.
The commander of Iran's Basij paramilitary force has said that the Islamic Republic's enemies are using satellite television to "infect" Iranian society. Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi blamed Zionist-run satellite television channels for a variety of ills, including population decline in the West, according to Iran's Fars News, which is affiliated with the Revolutionary Guards.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 07:14 am
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