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Iran has proposed Yemen peace plan: foreign minister

11 hours 49 sec ago
Iran has proposed a peace plan for Yemen that calls for a ceasefire followed by talks by all sides that would be mediated by foreigners, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Tuesday. "I proposed a ceasefire followed by all inclusive Yemeni dialogue that is facilitated by others, leading to the formation of a government in Yemen that represents a broadly based community," Zarif, who ...
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Iran vows 'irreversible steps' on nuclear programme if matched by West

11 hours 34 min ago
Iran will resume talks with world powers on a final nuclear agreement on April 21 and is ready to take "irreversible steps" if the West does the same, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Tuesday in Spain. It is a very balanced approach," said Zarif, Iran's chief nuclear negotiator. He was referring to the so-called P5+1 powers -- Britain, China, France, Russia, the United States ...
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Iran minister defines Yemen peace plan details

12 hours 29 min ago
MADRID (AP) — Iran's foreign minister called Tuesday for a peace plan for war-torn Yemen that includes humanitarian aid, dialogue and the formation of a broad-based Yemeni government after a proposed cease-fire already rejected by Saudi Arabia.
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Iran's Zarif says nuclear talks to resume April 21: report

14 hours 19 min ago
Iran and world powers will resume talks on April 21 aimed at reaching a final agreement to scale back Tehran's nuclear programme, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Tuesday. "My team, the assistant to (EU foreign policy chief Federica) Mogherini and the other representatives of the 5+1 will meet next Tuesday to begin drafting the text," he told Spanish officials in Madrid, where he is on ...
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Iran nuclear talks to resume on April 21, Zarif says

16 hours 17 min ago
Nuclear talks between Iran and world powers will resume on April 21 at the deputy level, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday, in what will be the first meeting since a major breakthrough two weeks ago. Iran and the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China, and Germany reached a preliminary deal on Iran's disputed nuclear program this month and are aiming to reach a ...
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Iran puts forward Yemen peace plan as Houthis suffer battlefield setbacks

16 hours 25 min ago
By Mohamed Mukashaf ADEN (Reuters) - Iran proposed a peace plan for Yemen on Tuesday and called for an end to Saudi-led air strikes against Houthi rebels allied to Tehran, but the move was likely to draw a cool response from Riyadh. On the battlefront, militiamen loyal to deposed President President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi said they had pushed back Houthi fighters at several points in southern ...
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Iran-Saudi Tensions: Mecca Pilgrimage Latest Frontier In Yemen Clash After Iran Suspends Umrah Trips

16 hours 35 min ago
The holy Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca is the newest frontier in Iran and Saudi Arabia’s ongoing clash over Yemen. Iran announced this week that it was suspending all pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia, where an estimated 500,000 Iranians travel each year to participate in the umrah pilgrimage to Islam’s holiest sites, in what experts said was a “major escalation” of the rivalry between the two regional ...
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Iran expects delivery of Russian missiles by end of the year

19 hours 44 min ago
MOSCOW (AP) — Iran expects Russia to deliver the S-300 air defense missile system by the end of the year, the head of the Iranian security council said Tuesday.
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Iran to appoint first female ambassador since Islamic Revolution in 1979 -reports

19 hours 53 min ago
Iran will appoint its first female ambassador abroad since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, the semi-official Fars and Mehr news agencies said late on Monday, citing unspecified reports. The post would go to Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham, one of Iran's most high-profile female public figures, although it was not clear where she would be sent, the agencies said. This would make ...
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Iran Expects Delivery of Russian Missiles by End of the Year

20 hours 28 sec ago
Iran expects delivery of Russian S-300 air defense missiles by end of the year
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Iran halts pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia as tensions rise

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 18:51
Iran suspended pilgrimage visits to Saudi Arabia on Monday in the latest manifestation of escalating tensions between the two regional rivals.
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Iran Deal's June 30 Deadline Might Slip

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 18:47
The nuclear negotiations between world powers and Iran may need to be extended for a third time because the chances of reaching a final agreement by the June 30 deadline seem increasingly remote. They’ve drawn different red lines and offered dueling fact sheets about the details that must be settled to produce a deal that confines Iran’s nuclear work to civilian purposes.
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Iran halts pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia as tensions rise

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 18:14
Iran suspended pilgrimage visits to Saudi Arabia on Monday in the latest manifestation of escalating tensions between the two regional rivals.
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Report: Iran suspends pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia amid spat

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 18:12
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran suspended all umrah pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia on Monday amid growing diplomatic tensions between the two countries, state television reported.
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Iran suspends pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia amid spat, state TV reports

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 14:12
Iran suspended all umrah pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia on Monday amid growing diplomatic tensions between the two countries, state television reported.
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Iran suspends pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia amid diplomatic spat: state TV

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 14:01
Iran suspended all umrah pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia on Monday amid growing diplomatic tensions between the two countries, state television reported.
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Iran halts Saudi pilgrimages over sex assault allegation

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 13:36
Iran has suspended pilgrimages to the Muslim holy places in Saudi Arabia in protest at an alleged sexual assault attempt against two teenage Iranian boys, the culture minister said Monday. According to Iranian media reports, two Saudi police are alleged to have attempted to assault the youngsters at Jeddah airport as they prepared to fly home from a pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina two weeks ago ...
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Iran, Israel cooperate in nuclear test detection drills

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 13:33
By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Iran and Israel have been cooperating under the auspices of an international body set up to monitor a ban on nuclear bomb tests, its director said on Monday. Negotiated in the 1990s, the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty enjoys wide global support but must be ratified by eight more nuclear technology states -- among them Israel and Iran, as well as Egypt ...
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Iran says it's ready to send gas to Europe

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 13:17
Daniel J. Graeber ASTANA, Kazakhstan, April 13 (UPI) -- Iran can serve as a reliable and steady partner for the European community in terms of natural gas needs, Iran's foreign minister said Monday.
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Iran suspends hajj trips to Saudi Arabia amid diplomatic spat: state TV

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 12:22
Iran suspended all minor hajj trips to Saudi Arabia on Monday amid growing diplomatic tensions between the two countries, state television reported.
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