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Iran court overturns ex-U.S. Marine's death sentence

Tehran - Iran's Supreme Court has overturned the death sentence handed to a former U.S. Marine convicted of espionage, with the penalty being cut to 10 years in jail, media reported Sunday.
In the Media by AFP

Iran not considering alternative UN envoy: deputy FM

Tehran - A top Iranian official said Saturday that the country was not considering a replacement nominee for its prospective UN envoy who has been denied a US visa.
In the Media by AFP

United States says it will deny a visa to Iran ambassador to UN

Washington - The United States says that it will not grant a visa to Hamid Abutalebi the proposed Iranian ambassador to the UN on the grounds that he had links to the 1979-81 hostage crisis.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 6 comments

Iran's Khamenei reiterates doubts about Holocaust

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday voiced doubts about the existence and scale of the Holocaust, questioning the West's "red lines" on freedom of expression.In Europe, "no one dares to speak of the Holocaust, the crux of which is no...
In the Media by AFP

Iran's leader Khamenei calls for self-reliance in face of sanctions

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader on Friday sounded a battle cry for self-reliance in the face of international sanctions, saying Iranians should not pin their hopes on a nuclear deal with world powers.Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's most powerful authority, has le...
In the Media by Mohammad Davari (AFP)

Russia agrees to build at least two more nuclear plants: Iran

Tehran - Russia has signed a preliminary agreement to build at least two more nuclear power plants in the Iranian port city of Bushehr, Iran's official IRNA news agency reported on Wednesday.The deal was reached during a visit to Tehran on Tuesday by a senior o...
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Iran raps Ashton for 'unsanctioned' meet with activists

Tehran - Iran on Monday criticised European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton over an "unsanctioned" meeting she held with rights activists, although newspapers hailed her weekend visit to Tehran."Contact with (civil) society is recognised in diplomat...
In the Media by Mohammad DAVARI (AFP)

Ashton says no guarantee of final Iran nuclear accord

Tehran - EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said on Sunday there is "no guarantee" that talks with Iran on its disputed nuclear programme will lead to a comprehensive agreement."This interim agreement is really important but not as important as a comprehe...
In the Media by AFP

EU's Ashton in Iran amid nuclear talks thaw: media

Tehran - EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, who coordinates nuclear talks between Iran and world powers, arrived in Tehran on Saturday, media reported.Her visit comes amid a recent thaw in Iran's strained relations with the West following last year's ele...
In the Media by AFP

Iranian man's eyes ordered gouged out for pouring acid on girl

Tehran - A major Iranian opposition group claims Iran's highest court has ordered a man's eyes gouged out and his ears and nose chopped off as punishment for an acid attack that left a girl blind and disfigured.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 29 comments

Minister admits Iran cannot block Facebook forever

Tehran - Iran will not be able to keep up forever its ban on legal access to Internet hubs such as Facebook, which has four million Iranian users, Culture Minister Ali Janati said Sunday.Such remarks by an Iranian official would have been unimaginable before Pr...
In the Media by Mohammad Davari (AFP)

Op-Ed: The gray list : Turkey’s financing of terrorism

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) recently gathered in Paris, France to analyze the efforts of countries around the world in combating the financing of terrorism, placing specific scrutiny on the member country of Turkey.
In the Media by Jayson Browder

Taliban kill 20 Afghan soldiers in predawn attack

Asadabad - The Taliban stormed an Afghan army outpost in the eastern Kunar province bordering Pakistan early Sunday, killing 20 soldiers and kidnapping seven, an official said.The volatile border area is dominated by militants who often use improvised explosive d...
In the Media by AFP

Iran's Khamenei says nuclear talks will 'lead nowhere'

Tehran - Iran's top decision-maker Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday that while he is not against a resumption of nuclear negotiations with the world's major powers, the talks will "lead nowhere"."Some of the officials of the previous government as well as ...
In the Media by AFP

Iran executes Arab poet Hashem Shaabani for 'waging war on God'

An Arab-Iranian poet and human rights activist has been executed in the Islamic Republic for allegedly being an "enemy of God" and threatening national security.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 1 comment

Iran claims to have tested two new missiles

Tehran - Iran said Monday it has "successfully tested" two missiles on the eve of the 35th anniversary of its Islamic revolution, the official IRNA news agency reported.
In the Media by AFP

Iran sets 'red lines' ahead of fresh nuclear talks

Tehran - Iran laid out "red lines" Monday related to its ballistic missile programme, nuclear sites and uranium enrichment ahead of fresh nuclear talks with world powers.
In the Media by Siavosh Ghazi (AFP)

UN nuclear experts tackle Iran on arms allegations

Tehran - Iran said talks Saturday with the UN atomic watchdog over allegations of Tehran's past weapons work and additional safeguards were constructive and have been extended for another day.
In the Media by Mohammad Davari (AFP)

UN nuclear experts tackle Iran on arms allegations

Tehran - The UN nuclear agency and Tehran met Saturday for talks on allegations of past Iranian weapons work and to seek additional safeguards to allay international concerns over its nuclear ambitions.
In the Media by Mohammad Davari (AFP)

UN nuclear experts back in Iran to tackle tougher issues

Tehran - The UN atomic agency resumes talks in Tehran on Saturday to tackle allegations of past Iranian weapons work and discuss more practical steps to increase the transparency of the country's nuclear drive.
In the Media by Mohammad Davari (AFP)
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