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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is due to travel to Masqat on Wednesday, a senior diplomat said, adding that he will be accompanied by a vice-president and four high-ranking ministers.
A US unmanned reconnaissance aircraft has allegedly been shot down over Crimea
Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani warned of the western powers’ plots to prevent the development of economic and trade relations among the Muslim states in order not to allow their empowerment and independence from the West.
US Secretary of State John Kerry rejected an offer of talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin until Moscow engages with US proposals to tackle the crisis in Ukraine.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif has praised as “constructive” his latest discussions with visiting EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton in the Iranian capital, Tehran.
Pakistan has pledged to secure the release of five Iranian border guards recently abducted by terrorists and transferred to Pakistani territory, an Iranian lawmaker says.
By: Ramin Nadimi
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has called for the continuation of nuclear talks between Iran and the six major world powers, saying Tehran and the European Union (EU) can improve strategic ties.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry criticized EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton for meeting a number Iranian female dissidents, saying that Ashton's selective approach towards human rights issues will only deepen the Iranian nation's distrust in the West.
Senior member of the Iranian team of negotiators Seyed Abbas Araqchi underlined that the team enjoys firm resolve to defend the nation's rights and the country's independence in the ongoing talks with the world powers.
The European Commission has got down to the preliminary preparation of likely sanctions against Russia, although no decision to that end has been made yet, Maja Kocijancic, the spokesperson of the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton said in a statement.
Informed sources rejected the reports that the European Union plans to set up its representative office in Tehran.
Supreme Leader's top aide for international affairs Ali Akbar Velayati rapped the US for violating the Geneva agreement inked between Iran and the world powers in November, and said Tehran has remained committed to the deal but doesn’t give up its rights to use peaceful nuclear technology.
European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton seemed satisfied with the results of the three-day talks between Iran and the world powers in Vienna, describing the negotiations as “productive and a good start”.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif voiced pleasure with the latest round of talks between Tehran and the world powers in Vienna, and said the two sides agreed not to surprise each other by new claims.
European Union's foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton will travel to Tehran on March 9-10, ahead of the next round of nuclear talks with Iran, a Western diplomat said on Thursday.
A senior US official said following the talks with Iran that Washington respects the Israeli premier, but thinks differently from Benjamin Netanyahu.
The 9th meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Union of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) ended in the presence of senior Iranian officials and 28 parliament speakers and parliamentary delegations from 47 world states in Tehran on Wednesday night. [PHOTOS]
The Iranian foreign ministry called on the Ukrainian government and opposition to settle their differences through national talks, warning that meddling of the foreign states will further complicate the situation in the country.