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UNGA committee approves Iran’s proposal on nuclear disarmament

A biennial resolution presented by Iran regarding nuclear disarmament has been approved by a committee of the United Nations General Assembly, with majority of its members voting in favor.

Swedish FM: To end Yemen crisis consultation with Iran a must

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian and his Swedish counterpart Ann Linde held talks on bilateral ties and regional issues, including the situation in Yemen and Afghanistan during their meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.

Iran FM: UN expected to do more to lift anti-Syria bans

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian has discussed the situation in Syria with the UN Special Envoy on Syria Geir Pederson during a meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

Abbas gives Israel ultimatum to withdraw from Palestinian territory

Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gave Israel one year to withdraw from the decades-long occupied Palestinian territory.

Iran ready to reconstruct liberated Azeri areas

The Iranian foreign minister says Tehran is ready to contribute to the reconstruction of the liberated areas of of the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

Iran FM: Sanctions a terrorism tool, UNGA must stand against US...

The Iranian foreign minister, in a meeting with the president of the UN General Assembly, said sanctions have turned into a terrorism tool against nations and that the world body is expected to stand up to U.S. unilateralism and lawlessness by strengthening multilateralism.

Iran FM: Presence of terrorists in Denmark unacceptable

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, in a meeting with his Danish counterpart, said the presence of some of terrorist elements in Denmark is unacceptable.

Saudi Arabia seeks talks with Iran, concrete results

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz expressed hope that Riyadh's talks with Tehran will lead to confidence building, as the two regional rivals are engaged in dialogue following years of heightened tensions.

Iran FM calls for measurable actions by JCPOA parties

Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian has told Britain's new Foreign Secretary Elizabeth Truss that Iran has heard many words and promises in the 2015 nuclear deal, but has not seen any action.

Erdogan calls for political solution to Syria crisis

The international community cannot let the Syrian crisis drag on for another 10 years, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Erdogan called for a political solution to the ongoing crisis in the war-hit country.