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Iran ready to hold nuclear talks: Minister


September 9th, 2012 - 5:34 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Sep 9 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi has said his country was ready to hold negotiations with world powers on Tehran's nuclear programme, state-run Press TV reported."We have ... Read more...

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Expert-level NAM meeting kicks off in Tehran


August 26th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 26 (IANS) The expert-level meeting of the 16th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit opened here Sunday.The NAM meeting will be held in three phases: preparatory senior officials' meeting ... Read more...

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Iranian parliamentary delegation in Syria for talks


August 26th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Aug 25 (IANS) A delegation from Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission arrived in the Syrian capital on a two-day visit Saturday for talks with top Syrian ... Read more...

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Salehi warns against abrupt political change in Syria


August 10th, 2012 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Ali- Akbar Salehi has warned that an abrupt political change in conflict-ridden Syria without a roadmap for managed political transition will lead to ... Read more...

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Annan’s peace plan still alive :Iran


August 10th, 2012 - 8:04 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 10 (IANS) The peace plan for Syria put forward by Kofi Annan is still alive although he has resigned from the post of the UN and Arab League's ... Read more...

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India listens in on Iran conference on Syria


August 9th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) India has taken part in a ministerial conference convened by Iran, Damascus' staunchest ally, that seeks to push an "indigenous solution" to the Syrian crisis.Rajiv ... Read more...

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Iran denies Syria captives are elite guards


August 6th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Iranian foreign ministry Monday denied that the 48 Iranians kidnapped in Syria were members of the elite Iranian Revolutionary Guards."We strongly deny the information ... Read more...

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Syrian rebels claim kidnapped Iranians are spies (Lead)


August 5th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syrian rebels Sunday claimed in a video aired by Al Arabia TV that the 48 Iranians they kidnapped Saturday were members of the elite Iranian ... Read more...

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Iran asks Turkey, Qatar to help release pilgrims in Syria


August 5th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 5 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has called on Turkey and Qatar to help release 48 Iranian Shia pilgrims abducted in Syria, RIA Novosti reported Sunday.In ... Read more...

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US playing blame game over Annan resignation: Iran


August 3rd, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 3 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi Friday criticised the US for playing the blame game over the resignation of UN and Arab League special envoy to ... Read more...

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Unilateral sanctions shouldn’t impact legitimate trade with Iran: India (Lead)


May 31st, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Against the backdrop of US pressure to reduce oil imports from Iran, India Thursday described it as "a key country" for its energy needs ... Read more...

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Diplomat car bombing: Iran to consider India’s probe plan (Lead)


May 31st, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Iran Thursday strongly refuted Israel's allegations about its involvement in the bombing of an Israeli diplomat's car here in February, but agreed to ... Read more...

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Diplomat attack: Iran refutes Israel’s charge


May 31st, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Iran Thursday strongly refuted Israel's allegations about any involvement in the attack on an Israeli diplomat's wife here in February."We have been accused of so ... Read more...

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Amid sanctions pressure, Iran to pitch for expanded India ties


May 30th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Barely a month before US and EU sanctions against Tehran become operational, Iran will hold talks with India Thursday in a bid to expand ... Read more...

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Iranian minister to visit India with NAM invite


May 25th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi comes here next week to extend an invitation to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to visit Iran for the ... Read more...

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Iran seeks regional cooperation for Persian Gulf’s security


April 30th, 2012 - 6:23 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 30 (IANS) Iran has called for regional security cooperation to maintain the security of the Persian Gulf, ISNA news agency reported.Speaking during a ceremony held Sunday to mark ... Read more...

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Iran hopeful over Baghdad n-talks: Minister


April 30th, 2012 - 4:43 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 30 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi is hopeful that the next round of nuclear talks between the country and the world powers would be fruitful, ISNA news ... Read more...

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‘Annan to visit Iran for Syria talks’


April 5th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 5 (IANS) Kofi Annan, the UN-Arab League envoy, will travel to Tehran next Wednesday to hold talks with senior Iranian officials over Syria, his spokesman said Thursday."Mr. Annan ... Read more...

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Annan to visit Iran next week on Syria


April 5th, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 4 (IANS) Kofi Annan, the UN and Arab League's joint envoy, will visit Iran next week for holding talks on Syria, the Iranian foreign minister said Wednesday.The ... Read more...

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‘Iran won’t give in to western pressure’


February 12th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 12 (IANS) Iran has said it will not give in to any western pressure over its "peaceful" nuclear programme, Press TV reported.Iranian Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi made the ... Read more...

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Iran marks 33rd anniversary of Islamic Revolution


February 12th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 11 (IANS) Hundreds of thousands of Iranians carrying flags and banners in support of the Islamic regime celebrated nationwide the 33rd anniversary of the country's Islamic Revolution on ... Read more...

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Iran optimistic about IAEA visit


January 30th, 2012 - 8:01 am ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, Jan 30 (IANS) Tehran is optimistic about the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)'s visit to the country and the country is ready to reply to any concerns raised ... Read more...

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Iran urges neighbours to prevent their airspace’s misuse


December 16th, 2011 - 7:13 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 16 (IANS) Iran has called upon its neighbouring countries to disallow their airspace to be misused against it.Iranian Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi Thursday gave a call to its ... Read more...

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Iran says no to foreign military in Afghanistan after 2014


December 6th, 2011 - 8:05 am ICT by IANS
Bonn, Dec 6 (IANS) Iran does not want any form of foreign military on the soil of its neighbour Afghanistan after the scheduled pullout in 2014, Iranian Foreign Minister ... Read more...

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Britain to call for stronger Iran sanctions


December 1st, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 1 (IANS) Britain, whose embassy in Tehran was stormed, will call for stronger economic sanctions against Iran at a meeting of European Union foreign ministers in Brussels, ... Read more...

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Iran should answer questions raised by IAEA: Clinton


November 12th, 2011 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 12 (IANS) The US is expecting Iran to answer the "serious" questions raised by the recent IAEA report on Tehran's nuclear programme, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has ... Read more...

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UN chief stresses diplomacy to solve Iran N-standoff


November 11th, 2011 - 6:06 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 11 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon Thursday expressed deep concern over the possible military-dimension to Iran's nuclear programme, and called for a diplomatic solution to resolve ... Read more...

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Iran accuses US of pressuring IAEA


November 6th, 2011 - 5:19 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Nov 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has said the US is putting pressure on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in the analysis of Iran's ... Read more...

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Iran produces 70 kg high-grade enriched uranium


October 18th, 2011 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Oct 17 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi said Monday that Iran has so far produced nearly 70 kg of 20 percent enriched uranium.Iran should convert 20 percent enriched ... Read more...

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Clinton to hold Iran accountable for Saudi envoy plot


October 13th, 2011 - 3:31 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 13 (IANS) US State Secretary Hillary Clinton Wednesday vowed to hold Iran accountable for its alleged involvement in a "terror plot" to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to Washington, ... Read more...

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Iran to open bank in Pakistan


September 9th, 2011 - 6:15 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 9 (IANS) Iran will open a bank in Pakistan to facilitate bilateral business activities, Xinhua reported.This was announced in a meeting between Iranian Foreign Minister Akbar Salehi ... Read more...

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Iranian foreign minister hopes for release of US hikers


August 7th, 2011 - 1:20 am ICT by BNO News
TEHRAN (BNO NEWS) -- Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said on Saturday that he hopes that the two American hikers detained in Iran on espionage charges will be released soon, the ... Read more...

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Wrong code delayed Merkel’s plane: Iran


June 2nd, 2011 - 1:22 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 1 (IANS) Iran said Wednesday that an error in announcing a code caused delay in the passage of German chancellor Angela Merkel's plane over Iran's airspace Tuesday.The ... Read more...

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Iran willing to help resolve Somali crisis


May 28th, 2011 - 5:46 am ICT by BNO News
BALI, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi on Friday announced Iran's readiness to help Somalia end the longstanding crisis in the Horn of Africa country.Press TV reported that ... Read more...

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Iran’s sole n-power plant becomes operational


May 19th, 2011 - 1:03 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 18 (IANS) The Iranian government announced Wednesday that the country's sole nuclear power plant has become operational, Xinhua quoted Press TV as saying."As we have previously announced, Bushehr ... Read more...

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