Mar 4 2015 - 16:01
The spokeswoman of Iran's Foreign Ministry, Marzieh Afkham, said that Tehran expects a visit from Russian President Vladimir Putin in the near future. "A visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Iran is expected in the near future," RIA Novosti cited her.
Mar 4 2015 - 13:56
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi said that Iran-US talks on Tehran's nuclear program are being held in a good atmosphere. "The atmosphere at the talks is good," RIA Novosti cited him. According to a source, after the recent statement by US President Barack Obama to freeze Iran's nuclear program for at least 10 years, “the negotiations were tense at first.”
Mar 4 2015 - 10:15
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu didn't propose an alternative resolution of the nuclear issue in his speech to the US Congress. "Simply demanding that Iran completely capitulate is not a plan, nor would any country support us in that position. The Prime Minister did not formulate a concrete action plan," Interfax cited a White House official, who wished to remain anonymous. He stressed that the logic of the prime minister’s speech is regime change, not nuclear talks.
Mar 3 2015 - 16:35
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Tehran will not give in to excessive demands by Washington in the nuclear negotiations. "Iran will never give in to the excessive and unreasonable demands put forward by the opposite side of the negotiation process on the Iranian nuclear program," IRNA news agency cited him as saying.
Mar 3 2015 - 15:15
Baku is hosting a meeting of the expert group of the ad hoc working group on the Caspian Sea, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry reports. The expert group is also discussing the details of the text of the Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea, which is planned to be signed during the next summit of the Caspian states in Astana this year, Novosti-Azerbaijan reports.
Mar 3 2015 - 13:52
An earthquake measuring 3.4 points hit Iran 60 km south of the town of Meghri at 23:09 pm local time on March 2, the Seismic Protection Service of Armenia said. The quake's magnitude measured 4-5 points at the epicenter, and its hypocenter was 10 km beneath the surface.
Mar 3 2015 - 12:22
Iran is actively involved in the operation to liberate the city of Tikrit in Iraq, captured by the extremist organization Islamic State.
Mar 3 2015 - 11:03
US does not support the demand for the complete renunciation by Iran of enriching uranium on its territory, American National Security Adviser Susan Rice said. "We cannot let a totally unachievable ideal stand in the way of a good deal," the White House official said, speaking at the Conference Committee on American-Israeli Public Affairs.