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Iran Has No Plan to Join Oil Output Freeze: CBI Chief

Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Chief Valiollah Seif stressed that the country has no intention to cap its crude production, adding that OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) members are to blame for the tumbling oil prices.

De Mistura arrives in Iran ahead of Syria peace talks

UN special envoy Staffan de Mistura is in Tehran to discuss the Syria conflict with Iranian officials ahead of the upcoming peace talks in Geneva.

Dr. Nathan Gonzalez: “Wahhabi” Approach Is One that Does Not Respect Cultural Heritage

An American journalist and scholar believes it’s the Wahhabi ideology of the ISIL terrorists that drives them to commit such crimes as destroying the ancient sites in the Palmyra city.

Iran Eyes Regional Cooperation on Nuclear Industry

Iran has plans to promote cooperation with the regional countries, particularly the Persian Gulf neighbors, on the employment of nuclear technology for peaceful purposes, Spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi said.

Iran-Iraq gas pipeline ready for use: Official

The pipeline set up to take Iran's natural gas to the neighboring country Iraq is ready for operation, says managing director of the Iranian Gas Transmission Company.

Iranian Deputy FM in Turkey to Attend OIC Meeting

Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Seyed Abbas Araqchi is in the Turkish city of Istanbul to take part in a meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

International politics of Middle East is bewilderingly complex: Bruce Hall

Rodney Bruce Hall, a professor of international relations at the University of Macau, says, “The contemporary international politics of the Middle East is bewilderingly complex.”

Syrian Refugee Girls Becoming Cinderella

Syrian refugee girls talk of their future hopes and dreams while wearing fairytale costumes, then go in front of the camera.

Iran’s Police Flying Aerial Vehicles for Border Control

An Iranian police commander said different types of aerial vehicles have been employed to fly over the country’s borderlines to ensure maximum security.
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Iran’s FM Congratulates Syria on Regaining Palmyra

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif congratulated the Syrian government, army and nation on regaining the historic city of Palmyra from the clutches of Takfiri terrorists.