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Russian Foreign Ministry calls on six international powers to immediately discuss Iran's issue

Russia hopes that the next round of negotiations of the six international powers on the issue of Iran will take place as soon as possible, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Friday, RIA Novosti reports. Ryabkov said that Russia thinks the meeting should be held as soon as possible, perhaps even in October. Ryabkov stressed that Russia think the election process in Iran and the US should not affect the course of negotiations between Iran and the six international powers.

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Idrisov becomes Kazakh Foreign Minister

Kazakh Ambassador to the US Yerlan Idrisov has become the Foreign Minister, replacing Yerzhan Kazykhanov, RIA Novosti reports.Kazakh Prime Minister Karim Masimov resigned early this week. Vice Premier Serik Ahmetov has become the Prime Minister. All ministers, except ministers for economic development and trade, labour and social protection, remain in office.

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The US may reconsider forming anti-missile systems in Europe and may scrap the idea of installing them in Poland, Kommersant reports.The NRC commission studying the missile systems in Europe for about 3 years said that anti-missile defenses would be unable to protect the US and its allies from Iran. The NRC recommended that the SM-3 interceptors planned in Poland be scrapped.Iranian and Chinese missiles may be intercepted on the eastern coast of the US.

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Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mamedyarov and the US Secretary of State's aide Philippe Godron met on Thursday in the framework of the UN General Assembly session that is currently taking place in New York, Trend reports.The parties discuss bilateral relations and the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the Azerbaijani foreign ministry's press service told Trend.

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“Innocence of Muslims” may cause aggravations in Caucasus

 Deputy Chief of the District Directorate of the North Caucasus of the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office Alexey Vasilkov fears that the situation in the Caucasus may aggravate after the “Innocence of Muslims” film (USA) about Prophet Muhammad, RIA Novosti reports.The Tverskoy Court of Moscow will have hearings of the problem on October 1. The Federal Supervision Agency for Information Technologies and Communications urged Russian operators to block access to the film before the court’s decision.

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Iran capable of mobilizing 450 battalions

 Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps of Iran Mohammad Ali Jafari said that the structure may mobilize 450 battalions to repel attacks on the country, Trend reports.The battalions of Imam Khuseini were trained well, the military chief says. He added that females may be mobilized as well.General Hossein Salami said earlier that Iran was ready to withstand an attack of a military coalition under US command. 

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These days media all over the world are discussing a scandal that recently struck Georgia. The post--Soviet Caucasian republic was shocked by newly-released video records showing violence at local police stations. The scandal badly damaged the reputation of the country's president Mikheil Saakashvili, who has always been very popular in the US and Europe.

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EU to pass new sanctions against Iran

The EU is planning sanctions against the financial and commercial sectors of Iran, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said at the UN General Assembly in New York. French President Francois Hollande said that Iran had been ignoring demands of the international society, IAEA for years, not planning to follow resolutions of the UN Security Council and continuing to develop the nuclear program for non-peaceful purposes.

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GUAM foreign ministers to attend UN General Assembly

 GUAM foreign ministers plan to hold a meeting on September 26 within the framework of the UN General Assembly session, Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister Nino Kalandadze said, Trend reports.She said that Georgia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine and Moldova (GUAM) will discuss economic cooperation. US secretary of state will attend the talks.Georgia will be represented by Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze who has arrived in New York. It will meet 40 delegations of the General Assembly.

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Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has left for the US in order to take part in the 67th General Assembly of the United Nations, Trend reports."In his address the president will talk about several issues, including achievements and problems of Georgia's democratic transformation," the statement issued by the president's press service reads.

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Iran has held a missile defense drill, the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) says in a statement.The missile defense system tested during this drill was produced by local specialists and was reportedly designed to combat US drones.

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France interested in accession of Azerbaijan to WTO

 France supports membership of Azerbaijan to the WTO. “We are interested in accession of the country to this organization as soon as possible,” the Foreign Ministry of France stated, 1news.az reported.The French Foreign Ministry noted that the Azerbaijani economy is going in the right direction, and France is ready to support Baku.

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