No country has made progress through charity aid, said Pir Mohammad Molazehi.
President Hassan Rouhani says that the entire region will benefit from the Iran-Turkmenistan-Kazakhstan railway, adding it marks a new beginning for better interaction among regional nations.
Iran views the establishment of American and NATO bases in the region as a threat to regional stability.
A look at the bumpy road the Japanese premier has ahead in what some suspect is a plan to return to militarism.
Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the violent terrorist incident in China’s autonomous region of Xinjiang.
The United States says its military presence in war-weary Afghanistan will remain "significant" despite this year's drawdown.