May 22 2015 - 21:33
Iranian deputy foreign minister, European Deputy Chief Diplomat Helga Schmid, experts and possibly political directors will hold a new round of talks in Vienna on May 26, RIA Novosti reports.The sides continue work on the comprehensive Iranian nuclear deal.
May 21 2015 - 19:48
The US has imposed sanctions on Al Naser Airlines and Sky Blue Aviation of the UAE for allegedly selling old Airbus planes made in 1997-2004 to Iran, RIA Novosti reports.The accounts of the companies in US banks have been frozen, the companies have been banned from the territory of the US. Moreover, US civilians and companies are not allowed to cooperate with the banned companies.
May 21 2015 - 17:08
Tehran has prepared a second plane with humanitarian aid for Yemen, set to depart at 4.00am, according to Naser Charkhsaz, the head of the Iranian Red Crescent's Relief and Rescue Organization, RIA Novosti reports.The Iranian ship Arezou is ready at the Imam Khomeini Port in the south of Iran to deliver humanitarian aid tomorrow.
May 15 2015 - 21:42
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said that severe control over the Iranian nuclear program should not be turned into international practice, RIA Novosti reports.The diplomat believes that the additional protocol of Iran and the IAEA does not need further control measures. The Agency alone is authorized enough to keep everything under control, in his opinion.
May 14 2015 - 17:22
The Yemeni government has withdrawn its ambassador from Tehran. Yemeni Foreign Minister Riyad Yaseen had said earlier today that the country could break diplomatic ties with Iran over the incident around the Iran Shahed humanitarian ship, TASS reports.The Iranian ship is en route to Yemen and escorted by two military ships. The Yemeni government has not given it permission to enter. The coalition of Arab states fighting against the rebels promised to keep the ship out of Yemeni territorial waters. Iran responded with readiness to open fire if necessary.
May 12 2015 - 21:12
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at a meeting with German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen in Jerusalem that a better deal is needed than the conditions offered in Lausanne, TASS reports.Netanyahu emphasized that any deal should stipulate Iran's official recognition of Israel's right to existence, according to the PM's statement after the negotiations of Iran and the Group of Six on April 2.The German defense minister is visiting Israel in light of the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the countries.
May 12 2015 - 18:23
A cargo ship with humanitarian aid for Yemen left the Iranian port of Shahid Rajaee yesterday. Rear Admiral Hossein Azad said that the 34th Flotilla was escorting the ships through the Gulf of Aden and the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait.Two Iranian destroyers were sent to protect commercial ships from pirate attacks.
May 11 2015 - 21:13
US Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman will attend the negotiations of Iran and the Group of Six in Vienna. She will arrive in Austria on May 13, RIA Novosti reports.The Group of Six and Iran plan to conclude negotiations by June 30, 2015. Iran will guarantee peaceful nature of its nuclear program, Western states will give Tehran a sanctions relief in exchange.