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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.


Iran FM rejects Der Spiegel claims as ‘ridiculous’

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has rejected as “ridiculous” a report by the website of Germany’s Der Spiegel weekly claiming that Tehran is helping Syria build nuclear weapons.

Double standards in fight against terror must end

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that the world needs a comprehensive response based on global consensus to end double-standard policies on terrorism.

Mr. Rouhani, admit that you don’t know the US

Dariush Sajjadi, a reformist blogger, challenges Rouhani’s call for a referendum, saying people’s direct vote will do little to make a breakthrough nuclear deal a reality.

Iran has answered all IAEA questions: Nuclear chief

Iran’s nuclear chief says the country has answered all the questions raised by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) over Tehran's nuclear energy program.
Supreme Leader-Rouhani-Venezuela

Common enemies use oil as political tool: Leader to Maduro

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says enemies are using oil as a political tool to exert pressure on oil exporting countries.
Arman newspaper-1-10-2015

Signs of divergence in a conference on convergence

A reformist daily says a gathering which was originally meant to secure convergence among principlists seems to have revealed cracks in their ranks.

Aligned OPEC members can stabilize oil prices: Iran

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says collective efforts by OPEC member states can help stabilize global crude prices at a desirable level in 2015.
Iranian Principalists

Principlists eye convergence in preparation for victory in 10th legislative elections

Principlists get together to examine ways of securing much-needed unity for parliamentary elections expected to be held in early 2016.
Abbas Araghchi

Zarif, Kerry to meet in Geneva on January 14

Seyyed Abbas Araghchi, Iran’s senior nuclear negotiator, has said that Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his US counterpart John Kerry will meet in Geneva on January 14 for talks on Tehran’s peaceful nuclear program.
Hassan Qashqavi

Iran ready to annul visa requirements with neighbors

Iran is prepared to waive visa requirements or facilitate the process of issuing visas for all countries, especially the neighbors, if they take similar action, said the deputy foreign minister.

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