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Dutch FM Visits Tehran for Bilateral Talks


TEHRAN – Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok is expected to arrive in Tehran for a two-day visit on February 21, the Iranian Foreign Ministry announced on Tuesday. While in Tehran, Blok is expected to meet with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif to discuss issues of mutual interest and the …

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Grossi Urges Iran to Continue Constructive Relations with IAEA


TEHRAN – The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi, on Wednesday called on Iran to continue its constructive cooperation with the IAEA. Grossi made the remarks during a meeting with the head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi. Salehi is currently visiting …

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Iranian Satellite Fails to Reach Orbit

Iranian Satellite Fails to Reach Orbit

TEHRAN – An Iranian rocket failed to put a satellite into orbit on Sunday, Iran’s national television reported, the latest setback for a program that, according to the United States, is helping Tehran to advance its ballistic missile program. The launch took place at the Imam Khomeini spaceport in the …

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Syrian Air Defenses Almost Hit Airliner near Damascus: Russia


DAMASCUS, Syria – An Airbus A320 airliner with 172 passengers on board made an emergency landing at Khmeimim air base (which is controlled by Russia) after Syrian air defenses almost touched it, Russian news agencies reported, mentioning a spokesman for the Ministry of Defense. The Syrian air defences were trying …

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Top EU Diplomat Visits Iran Amid Nuclear Tensions


BRUSSELS – European Union (EU) Foreign Minister Josep Borrell is on his way to Iran, it is his first trip since coming to power in December, with the aim of reducing tensions over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program. During his two-day trip which started on Monday, Borrell will meet with …

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Iran is Open to Dialogue with its Neighbors: Zarif


TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Thursday in a message that Iran is open to dialogue with its neighbors. Iran remains open to dialogue with its neighbors, and we declare our willingness to participate in any further work in the interest of the region, and we welcome …

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Iran Warns of “Effective Measure” If JCPOA Demands are Not Met


TEHRAN – Iran has warned Britain, France and Germany about their recent decision to trigger a dispute settlement mechanism in the 2015 nuclear deal, saying Tehran will consider taking another “effective measure” if its requirements under the agreement are not met. Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi has dismissed claims …

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