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Ex-nuclear negotiator named to Iran arbitration body

Hardline former top nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili was on Thursday appointed to Iran`s top political arbitration body, the Expediency Council, state television reported.

Iran allows eight contenders for presidential election

Iranian legislative body has approved eligibility of eight presidential candidates for the June 14 poll in the country, Xinhua reported Tuesday.

Iran insists West must recognise its ‘right to uranium enrichment’

Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili said Thursday that in the forthcoming nuclear talks, the West must recognize his country’s right to uranium enrichment.

Iran nuclear talks `positive`, `realistic`, says Saeed Jalili

The talks between UK, US, France, Russia, China, Russia and Germany (the P5+1) and Iran began yesterday in Kazakhstan`s biggest city Almaty after June 2012 when they had ended without any breakthrough.

Iran rejects allegations in Delhi`s Israeli embassy car attack

Denying any role in bomb attack on an Israeli embassy car in Delhi last year, Iran alleged that the charges of its involvement in the incident were made by those who have "their own criminal records".

Rebellion will be crushed: Syrian defense minister

Syria`s defense minister says the rebellion against President Bashar Assad`s regime will be crushed.

Iran pledges support to embattled Syrian Prez Assad

Syrian state TV reported that Assad and Jalili discussed bilateral relations between Syria and Iran.

UN nuke chief for a breakthrough pact on Iran

IAEA chief Yukiya Amano is pushing for a breakthrough pact with Iran to resume inspections into suspected secret atomic weapons work.

Iran: Russia`s nuclear proposal is `good strategy`

Iran vowed to never give up its right under the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty to enrich uranium and produce nuclear fuel.

Iran nuclear envoy warns West to stop threats

Iran`s top nuclear negotiator warned the West to stop "threatening" Tehran over its atomic programme on Friday and said China agreed with the Islamic republic that sanctions were no longer useful.

China calls for talks on Iran, Tehran sends envoy

China said on Thursday it was working for a "peaceful resolution" of the Iranian nuclear standoff, as Tehran sent its top negotiator to Beijing for talks on its disputed atomic programme.

Iran nuclear negotiator postpones Russia visit

Iran`s chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili`s visit to Russia which was to start on Tuesday has been postponed, ISNA news agency reported without specifying when the visit will now take place.