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News and views from the world of politics in Iran and the region, including government, Parliament, foreign affairs, defence and more. Also there is special coverage of developments related to the 2015 nuclear deal, or JCPOA.


MP: Boycotting the press was an auspicious phenomenon

Tehran MP Ali Motahari has said that by boycotting the press exhibition the principlist media have acknowledged that protest and opposition are not off-limits in the Islamic Republic.

Bushehr power plant to be handed to Iranian operator permanently: Official

Since two years ago, works in the nuclear facility have been done by the Iranian operator and the Russians have only supervised the activities of the Iranian experts,” Kamalvandi noted.
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Iran nixed Assad ouster clause in Vienna: Deputy FM

Only Assad himself can decide on his participation or non-participation in the elections and it is only the people of Syria who can say whether they will vote for him or not, the Iranian diplomat said.

France, Lebanon terror raids alert to Iran, too: Intelligence minister

The Iranian minister referred to “foreign infiltration” and “Takfiri terrorists” as the most important soft and hard threats against the country.

Zarif, Kerry discuss hold meeting on JCPOA in Vienna

The meeting also focused on the execution of an official document to redesign Arak’s heavy-water nuclear reactor, Zarif said.

Iran’s president, Italian PM urge joint efforts against terrorism

In a phone conversation with the Italian prime minister, President Rouhani has called for concerted efforts to fight terrorism in the world.

Iran’s FM on diplomacy, domestic politics and future (PART ONE)

Those who were not part of the negotiations knew little about the atmosphere and details of the talks and were thus concerned about the outcome of the process, Zarif said.

Iran attaches great importance to security in Muslim world: Zarif

That most of my trips have been to Islamic countries and regional states is because the security of the Muslim world is of particular significance to Iran, Zarif said.

No link between JCPOA, Iran-US ties: Rouhani

If JCPOA is implemented well, it will lay the foundation for fewer tensions with the US and create the conditions for a new era, President Rouhani said.

Iran urges UN action to stop Israeli atrocities

Iran’s deputy ambassador to the UN has denounced Israel’s “systematic violation of Palestinian rights,” including the demolition of their homes, forced displacement of residents and the detention of women and children.

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