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The character of the current round of Geneva talks on Iranian nuclear crisis has been changed. As Iran is represented by its Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, the member-states of the 5+1 group (the USA, the UK, France, Russia, China and Germany) decided to replace deputy foreign ministers with the ministers themselves as heads of delegations. That is why John Kerry, Laurent Fabius, William Hague and Guido Westerwelle are now heading to Geneva and the talks will probably last longer than expected.

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French foreign minister to attend Iran nuclear talks

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius will visit Geneva and attend the nuclear talks with Iran today, RIA Novosti reports.Russia, the US, China, France, the UK, Germany and Iran started the talks yesterday. US Secretary of State John Kerry …

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Iranian Deputy Foreign minister Seyed Abbas Arakchi said that the Islamic Republic may consider limiting nuclear developments in exchange for lift of sanctions, RIA Novosti reports.Russia, the US, China, France, the UK and Germany are holding …

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US and Iranian chief diplomats to meet in Geneva

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will meet in Geneva within the framework of Tehran’s talks with six mediators (Russia, the US, China, France, UK, Germany), 1news.az reports.The unscheduled visit is a sign that the US and Iran may reach agreements on the nuclear problem, possibly the first accords in the past 35 years.Switzerland started a new round of talks of the six mediators and Iran yesterday. The US delegation is headed by Wendy Sherman, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs.

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 "Sanctions relief for nuclear concessions: 6 world powers negotiate with Iran" is an article published today by the Washington Post, written by the Associated Press"Iran’s plan to cap some of the country’s atomic activities in exchange for selective relief from crippling economic sanctions has been accepted by six world powers, the country’s chief nuclear negotiator said Thursday," the article reads.

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The path to the elimination of Iranian sanctions will be long

The head of the Center of Studying Modern Iran, Radjab Safarov, the senior scientists of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the RAS, Vladimir Sazhin, and the director of the Center of Socio-Political Studies, Vladimir Yevseyev, commented on the situation over Iran, its nuclear program and sanctions against Tehran. Iran and 5+1 international mediators (Russia, the U.S., the UK, France, China, and Germany) can sign a framework treaty this week, Reuters reports, citing the head of the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Mohammad Javad Zarif.

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Vladimir Yevlanov, mayor of the regional center of Krasnodar, is heading the delegation to the Offerta-2013 Exhibition hosted by Karlsruhe (Germany), Yuga.ru reports.Yevlanov said that Krasnodar and Karlsruhe had enjoyed ties for over 20 …

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The International Circassian Association recognized the Kabardinka State Academic Ensemble of Kabardino-Balkaria as the national treasure of the Adyghe people, said a spokesman of the association Muhamed Khafitse in Nalchik, ITAR-TASS reports.The national treasure status was initiated by the Adyghe Khase public organization.

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The group of “six" should seize the moment, expert says

On October 15 in Geneva the negotiators met again on the Iranian nuclear program. Director of the Center for Energy and Security Anton Khlopkov believes that the parties have to compromise and reach concrete agreements, even on minor points; otherwise, the atmosphere of "general euphoria" that emerged after the arrival of Hassan Rouhani may disappear. 

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Azerbaijan opens BakuBuild 2013 Exhibition

The BakuBuild 2013 Exhibition has begun in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku. Construction in the country has increased 14 times in the past 10 years. 1480 enterprises are engaged in construction, and 77% of them are private companies, …

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Geneva renewed Iranian nuclear talks a week ago. Experts have attended a conference entitled ‘The Iranian nuclear program: a new stage of negotiations. First results’ today and discussed changes in the situation around Iran.

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Baku to host international environmental exhibition

From November 20-22 Baku will host the 4th International Exhibition "Caspian: Technology for the Environment" (CTE- 2013), which will bring together companies from Azerbaijan, Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Germany, Italy  Spain and the United Arab Emirates.

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Traditional religions support peace

Vsevolod Chaplin, the chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate's Department for Relations between Church and Society, shared his view of the problem of keeping inter-ethnic peace in Russia:

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By Vestnik KavkazaA week has passed since the announcement of the results of the presidential polls in Azerbaijan. No one plans to appeal the results (Ilham Aliyev’s win is obvious), but discussions of the level of democracy are still topical. Matthias Dornfeldt, a political analyst of the Berlin Center for Caspian Region Studies, was an observer in Azerbaijan and he the described prospects of development after the presidential polls.- Mr. Dornfeldt, what is your evaluation of the voting in Azerbaijan?

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World press on Israel and Iranian nuclear programme (October 19-20, 2013)

The Jeruslaem Post published an article by Michael Wilner entitled "Netanyahu warns against 'partial deal' on Iranian nuclear issue." "Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday cautioned the Obama administration on and its allies from making any "partial deals" on Iran's disputed nuclear program that would lead to a diplomatic unraveling," the article begins. 

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