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Iran, China deputy foreign ministers discuss Vienna talks

China has called on the western parties to the Vienna talks to return to the negotiating table with a constructive mindset.

Iran’s parliament speaker in Turkey to attend OIC conference

Iran’s Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf is in Istanbul, Turkey, to attend and address the 16th conference of the Islamic Cooperation Organization.

Iran Turkey Presidents call for economic, security cooperation

Iranian President Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi, in a phone call with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has called for serious economic cooperation with Turkey and joint efforts against terrorism.

Iran: Sanctions not to create leverage for US during talks

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has condemned latest US sanctions on a number of Iranians even when talks over reviving the Iran nuclear deal, JCPOA, have restarted. Khatibzadeh said in a tweet that the US cannot stop imposing sanctions against Iran.

What is UAE’s motive for expanding ties with Iran?

In an article run by political website Iranian Diplomacy, Saber Golanbari, an expert on international relations, has looked into the possible motives behind the UAE’s overtures to Iran at a time when the two Persian Gulf countries are divided over a range of issues, most notably the sheikdom’s normalization of ties with the Israeli regime. Here is a summary of the article:

Ghalibaf: Iran ready to help end insecurity in Syria

Iran’s Parliament speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf has said Tehran is ready to help end the ongoing insecurity in Syria through dialog between Syrian factions.

Amir Abdollahian: Iran will not hesitate to defend its territory, security

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian has said Iran will resolutely defend its territorial integrity and national security.

Raisi: lifting sanctions top priority for government

Iranian president Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi said the lifting and neutralizing of the anti-Tehran sanctions is a top priority for his administration.

Kyrgyzstan calls for security cooperation with Iran

Taalatbek Masadykov, Kyrgyzstan’s Vice President at the country’s National Security Council has stressed the need for security cooperation with Iran.

Raisi calls for expansion of economic ties with Venezuela

Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi has described relations with Venezuela as strategic during a phone conversation with the country’s president Nicolas Maduro.

Iran’s top negotiator: I’m optimistic about future of talks

Iran’s top negotiator and Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri has told Al-Jazeera news channel Tehran insists that all sanctions placed on the country in violation of the nuclear deal, JCPOA, and as part of the US’s “maximum pressure campaign” must be removed immediately.

Iran: Proposed drafts based on principles approved by all parties

Iran's lead negotiator to Vienna talks says the Islamic Republic’s proposed drafts on the removal of sanctions and Tehran’s nuclear activities are based on the principles approved by all parties.

Vienna talks end; Negotiations to resume next week

Ali Bagheri, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister and chief nuclear negotiator, has said this round of talks aimed at removing the anti-Iran sanctions has ended in Vienna. Bagheri said the Iranian and the 4+1 group’s delegations on Friday held a session of the Joint Commission of the nuclear deal, JCPOA, in the Austrian capital.

Iran FM: We do not trust US and E3

The Iranian foreign minister says Tehran has attended the Vienna talks with a firm resolve and a clear and logical agenda but we are not optimistic about the will and intention of the US and the European troika.

Deal close at hand in Vienna talks if West shows goodwill: Iran FM

Iran’s foreign minister has expressed hope the negotiating teams in the Austrian capital, Vienna, will arrive at an agreement over lifting of Iran’s sanctions if the Western parties to the talks act in good faith.

Iranian envoy to UN condemns US unilateralism

Iran’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations says the US’s coercive actions and its illegal measures including unilateral sanctions have reduced the goal of sustainable development to an empty and meaningless slogan.

Iran president, Azeri counterpart discuss key issues

Iran’s president says the country will not allow foreign entities to interfere and create insecurity in the region.

Top Iran negotiator: West does not seek to implement a deal

Experience shows that the west does not seek to implement a deal. Rather, it seeks to score public perception points by announcing one while stealthily “dis-implementing” the agreement in every possible way, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri wrote in an op-ed in The Financial Times.

Iran-Turkmenistan natural gas deal to be revived: President Raisi

The Iranian president says the natural gas agreement between Iran and Turkmenistan will definitely be revived.

EU says does not recognize Taliban regime

A high-ranking European official says the European Union does not recognize the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. The European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen made the remarks at the 13th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM).

Iran president calls for closer ties with Turkmenistan

The Iranian president has underscored the significance of enhancing relations with Turkmenistan.

Raisi calls for enhanced trade cooperation with the Netherlands

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has called for expansion of trade and stronger cooperation in field of technologies, especially in the area of water and environment, with the Netherlands.

Iran urges UN to put spotlight on Israeli crimes

Iran's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office in Geneva has called on the UN to focus on heinous war crimes, crimes against humanity and blatant violations of human rights committed by Israel.

UAE says seeking to reduce tensions with Iran

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is taking steps to de-escalate tensions with Iran as part of a policy choice towards diplomacy and away from confrontation, a senior official in the Persian Gulf country said.

“Iran alone as world closed eyes on plight of Afghans”

An Iranian immigration official says the world has closed its eye on the realities of Afghanistan complaining that no country other than Iran is ready to admit Afghan migrants.

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