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Iran confirms talks with U.S. over prisoner exchange

The negotiations between Iran and the United States over exchanging prisoners are underway, the Iranian government spokesman Ali Rabiei said, adding that more information will be released after achieving results. While speaking …

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Iranian Foreign Minister to visit Baku

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will pay a visit to Azerbaijan and Armenia tomorrow on May 25, the Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran, Saeed Khatibzadeh said at a press conference, according to the …

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Iran confirms talks with Saudi Arabia

Iran confirmed publicly for the first time on Monday that it is in talks with its regional arch rival Saudi Arabia, saying it would do what it could to resolve issues between them. "De-escalation of tensions between the two Muslim …

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Sanctions lifted from Iran's oil and banking sectors

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Aragchi, following a regular meeting of the members of the Joint Commission on the Nuclear Deal, said that the parties had reached an agreement to exclude some Iranian citizens, as well as the country's …

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Araqchi: all sanctions against Iran must be lifted

Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for political and international affairs Abbas Araghchi noted that Iran's position has not changed and remains the same stressing that all sanctions should be lifted. Araghchi who is Iran's …

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Zarif holds meeting with Indonesian president

Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohmand Javad Zarif met with Indonesian President Joko Widodo in Jakarta on Monday evening to discuss ways to expand bilateral and international issues. During the meeting, Zarif stressed Iran's …

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FM: Iran always welcomes dialogue with Saudi Arabia

Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday that Tehran always welcomed dialogue with Saudi Arabia, but he did not confirm nor deny direct talks this month between the arch-rivals. "We have seen media reports about talks …

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Iran ready for new nuclear deal?

The talks in Vienna have reached the level at which the parties can begin work on a joint document on the nuclear deal, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi informed. "The talks have reached the stage where we can work on …

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Iran blames Israel for Natanz incident, vows revenge

Iran blames regional arch-foe Israel for Sunday’s incident at the Natanz nuclear site and will take its revenge, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday. Iranian authorities described the incident a day …

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Iran not to speak directly with US on JCPOA

The Vienna consultations on the Iranian nuclear deal showed that progress in this direction is possible, but Tehran does not see the need for direct contacts with the United States, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh …

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Iran confirms its ship Saviz was attacked in Red Sea

Iran’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday that an Iranian vessel, the Saviz, had been targeted in the Red Sea, a day after media reports that the ship had been attacked with limpet mines. "The explosion occurred on Tuesday …

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Attack on Iranian Deputy FM thwarted in Vienna

A representative of Iranian opposition tried to attack the country's deputy foreign minister, Abbas Araghchi, who is currently in Vienna, but the attack was foiled. According to the agency, an opposition member began insulting …

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JCPOA parties prepare to return Iranian nuclear deal

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held talks with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian, during which the parties discussed the resumption of the meeting of the Joint Commission on the Iranian nuclear deal that will be held on …

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Iran and China sigh 25-year cooperation pact

Iran and China signed a controversial long-term bilateral deal during a ceremony in Tehran on March 27, Radio Free Europe informs.  The details of the agreement have not been disclosed, but it is believed to include Chinese investments in …

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Chinese FM to visit Iran in coming days

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is to pay a visit to Iran in the coming days, Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Monday. According to him, Wang Yi will visit Iran during March 26-27 at the invitation …

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Iran calls Saudi Arabia for dialogue

The Iranian authorities are ready for dialogue with Saudi Arabia, despite the anti-Iranian rhetoric at the last meeting of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC). "Saudi Arabia issued a statement on behalf of …

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