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Analyst: Negotiations a Must to End Sanctions

An Iranian international affairs analyst has called for a return to the talks for the revival of the nuclear deal, saying “whether we get our desired result or not, we should know that sanctions will not be removed without negotiations.”

Raeisi: Iran serious about nuclear talks, sanctions must be removed

Iran’s President Ebrahim Raesi has reaffirmed Tehran’s readiness for talks aimed at reviving the Iran nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, JCPOA.

Expert: Yemen, Iran nuclear program, keys to Tehran-Riyadh ties

A Tehran-based university professor and researcher says to achieve peace in Iran-Saudi Arabia relations, it is necessary for the two countries to reach an agreement on the war in Yemen and Iran's nuclear program.

Iranian-Saudi Talks Following Positive Trend: Analyst

A political commentator says negotiations between Iran and Saudi Arabia will hopefully follow a positive trend, though differences between the two countries remain.

Ismail Khan: Recent events in Afghanistan coup, Ghani committed treason

Iconic Afghan commander, Amir Ismail Khan, known as the Lion of Herat, says the recent Taliban takeover of Afghanistan has been a ‘coup’ and the result of the betrayal of former President Ashraf Ghani. The news website Entekhab, has conducted an exclusive interview with Ismail Khan who was briefly captured by the Taliban before escaping from the militant group. The first part of the interview follows:

Afghanistan’s Neighbours Must Accept Taliban as ‘New Reality’, Expert Says

As the Taliban is seizing more and more areas in Afghanistan, many criticize Iran’s move to hold talks between Afghan groups in Tehran, but political experts believe that the Taliban must be accepted as a reality in this country and the neighbours must define a strategy to deal with them.

Iranian Female Referee to Appear in Men’s Futsal World Cup

An Iranian woman will be the first female referee of the country to appear in the FIFA world cup.

Exclusive: Iran to Buy 10 Million Doses of Russian-Made COVID-19 Vaccine

Iran’s ambassador to Russia has told Iran Front Page that Tehran is holding talks with Moscow to sign an agreement to purchase 10 million doses of the Russian-made COVID-19 vaccine, known as Sputnik-V.

‘US Attack on Syria Aimed at Paving Way for Terrorists’ Return’

A Middle East Expert says the US military attacked Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) troops on Iraq-Syria border to create a “safe corridor” for ISIS terrorists to return to Iraq from Syria.

Iran Won’t Join Any Negotiations Unless US Sanctions Lifted: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has told Press TV in an exclusive interview that the Islamic Republic will be open to negotiations on reviving the historic 2015 nuclear accord once all signatories begin fulfilling their obligations.

Iran, UN Exchange Views on Syria Political Process in Sochi

Ali-Asghar Khaji, the Iranian foreign minister's senior assistant in special political affairs, who is heading the Iranian delegation to the 15th International Meeting on Syria within the Astana Format, held talks with the UN delegation headed by Geir O. Pedersen, the UN Secretary-General’s special envoy for Syria, in the Russian city of Sochi.

Iran, US Need to Sit for Talks on Selective Issues: Zarif

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the Islamic Republic and the United States need to hold negotiations, not on all issues, but on certain issues like oil or Persian Gulf security.

South Korea Should Pay Penalty for Freezing Iran’s Assets: Top Banker

Governor of the Central Bank of Iran Abdolnasser Hemmati says the South Korean banks that have blocked Iran’s funds should pay the damage suffered by Tehran during the past two years.

Iran to Wait and See How Biden Will Act: Spokesman

Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman says there is a “striking contrast” between US President-elect Joe Biden’s comments and Donald Trump’s acts, but Iran must wait and see how the incoming administration will act.

Zarif Says His Relationship with Biden Based on Mutual Respect

The Iranian foreign minister says he had “professional relationship with US President-elect Joe Biden based on mutual respect” when he was a senator at the US Senate.

Iran’s Uranium Enrichment Work Enters New Phase: Envoy

Iran’s permanent representative to international organizations Kazem Gharibabadi says the country has taken a new step in its uranium enrichment activities.

Iran Says US Should Not Leave Afghanistan Irresponsibly

A senior Iranian official says the United States should not pull out of Afghanistan irresponsibly; rather, it should restore the destroyed infrastructure before leaving.

Biden’s Return to Iran Deal Prelude to Talks on Other Areas: Ex-Diplomat

An expert on Middle East affairs says Joe Biden’s return to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran will be the beginning of broader negotiations between Tehran and Washington on non-nuclear issues.

‘Biden’s Victory to Keep Iran’s Hardliners from Winning 2021 Votes’

A senior Iranian politician says if Joe Biden wins the US elections this year, hardliners will have little chance to win the 2021 presidential elections in Iran.

Trump’s Re-Election Could Up Odds of War with Iran: Ex-Diplomat

A former Iranian diplomat believes if US President Donald Trump remains in the White House, his hawkish associates will try their best to wage a war between the United States and Iran.

‘Iran’s Average COVID-19 Death Toll 2.5 Times That of World Average’

An Iranian epidemiologist says the average number of deaths in Iran per million due to the COVID-19 infection is 2.5 times higher than global average.

Russia Has Upper Hand in Armenian-Azeri Crisis: Analyst

Iran’s former ambassador to Baku says Russia has the upper hand in the conflict between Armenia and the Azerbaijan Republic over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.

Tehran A Lively City with Dynamic Culture: Austrian Envoy

As Iran marks the National Day of Tehran, Austrian Ambassador to Iran Stefan Scholz has praised the capital city as a lively city with a dynamic culture.

Trump Administration Set Fire to Negotiating Room: Iran’s Zarif

Iran’s foreign minister says US President Donald Trump has set fire to the negotiating room and is now committing economic terrorism against the Iranian nation.

‘Iran Self-Sufficient in Producing Masks, Equipment for COVID-19 Treatment’

A senior Iranian official says the country has reached self-sufficiency in producing equipment needed for controlling coronavirus and treating patients suffering from the disease.

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