UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon departs on Wednesday for Moscow and Kiev, where he will hold talks with Russian and Ukrainian leaders, the United Nations said.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon described Iran as an influential power in the Middle-East, and expressed hope that the Saturday trip of UN-Arab League Joint Special Envoy on Syria Lakhdar Brahimi to Tehran would pave the way for Iran's stronger partnership in the settlement of the crisis in Syria.
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Consular, Parliamentary and Expatriates' Affairs Hassan Qashqavi announced on Sunday that Tehran and London are negotiating to resume bilateral consular activities.
A senior Iranian legislator underlined the ineffectiveness of the US-led western sanctions against Iran and its scientific progress, and said that the country has turned the West's pressures and embargos into an opportunity.
A senior Iranian foreign ministry official said that the Group 5+1 (the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany) have adopted a logical stance in the recent talks with Tehran in Almaty, Kazakhstan, but meantimne added that Iran is still waiting to see more flexibility from the opposite side.
A senior Iranian legislator voiced optimism about the change in the approach of the six world powers in their talks with Iran after the positive outcomes in the latest round of talks between the two sides in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Undersecretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Baqeri said that the new proposals presented by the Group 5+1 (the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany) are close to some of Iran's views.
Iran's top negotiator issued a statement at the end of two days of talks with the six world powers in Almaty Kazakhstan.
Representatives of Iran and the Group 5+1 (the US, Britain, France, Russia and China plus Germany) changed their decision for continuing the talks in a second round this evening and decided to go on with their negotiations on Wednesday.
Iran Foreign Ministry says referring the country’s nuclear energy case from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to UN Security Council is “illogical and illegal.'
The Russian deputy foreign minister says Moscow has positive expectations for the next round of talks between Iran and the P5+1 group later in February.
The new round of talks between Iran and Group 5+1( Russia, China, France, the UK, and the US plus Germany) will be held in Kazakhstan on February 25, Iranian Foreign Ministry Ali Akbar Salehi confirmed on Sunday.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has rejected as “unacceptable” any use of force against Iran as a resolution to the Western dispute over Tehran’s nuclear energy program.
An Iranian lawmaker says the P5+1 group seeks to put off negotiations with the Islamic Republic until the country’s coming presidential election.
The six major powers of the P5+1 group have called for the postponement of nuclear talks with Iran to February, saying they are not ready to negotiate with the Islamic Republic this month.
Kazakh Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov expresses his country’s readiness to host the next round of talks between Iran and six major world powers (P5+1) over outstanding issues pertaining to Tehran’s nuclear energy program.
China has called for the resumption of talks between Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers to end the West’s standoff over Tehran’s nuclear energy program.
Chairman of the Iranian parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi once again reiterated that the West should not politicize Iran's nuclear energy program, and urged the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) not to follow the western countries in its upcoming talks with Iran.