♦ Iran voices readiness to cooperate with Japan on nuclear safety.
Director of the Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi told the 61st Pugwash Conference on Science & World Affairs in Nagasaki that Iran’s resistance in nuclear talks turned confrontation into dialogue.
♦ Iran’s Supreme Leader has a berth on Forbes magazine’s 2015 list of the world’s most powerful people.
Ayatollah Khamenei is among top finishers on the magazine’s list of 74 most powerful people this year.
♦ “The Islamic Azad University aims to help upgrade education and bolster research [in the country],” said Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.
♦ The plan to buy Iranian-made commodities is to get underway on Monday.
In the first phase of the plan, civil servants and pensioners are provided prepaid cards to purchase Iranian-made goods.
♦ “Iran and Turkey should tap into their capabilities to help solve the regional crisis,” said the first vice-president in a telephone call with the Turkish prime minister.
Ahmet Davutoglu told Eshagh Jahangiri that promotion of ties with Iran is one of his government’s priorities.
♦ Britain lashes out at Saudi Arabia’s anti-Iran stances in dealing with the Syrian question.
The British foreign secretary has said that Saudi Arabia’s call for ending Iran’s role in Syria is far from acceptable.
♦ Massive rallies in the US and Europe in protest at capitalism