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Iran

06.11.2013

By Umid Niayesh - Trend: Iran will manufacture at least seven important vaccines during the next four years, Iranian Health Minister, Hassan Qazizadeh Hashemi said, IRNA news agency reported.

He went on to note that, the country faces a shortage in supplying some needed vaccines, without unveiling any exact details.

Iran was a main vaccine producer and was able to supply all vaccine needs of the region, Qazizadeh Hashemi said, adding that at the present, unfortunately the county has to import its needed vaccine.

06.11.2013

Iranian delegation headed by country's deputy Foreign minister Abbas Araqchi has today morning left for Geneva, Fars news agency reported on Nov. 6.

The Iranian side has already arrived in Geneva for talks with P5+1 group on Iran's nuclear program.

The U.S. and its Western allies suspect Iran of developing a nuclear weapon - something that Iran denies. The Islamic Republic has on numerous occasions stated that it does not seek to develop nuclear weapons, using nuclear energy for medical researches instead.

06.11.2013

Iranian Minister of Science, Research and Technology, Reza Faraji Dana will be questioned in Iranian parliament, Member of parliament's Education and Research Commission, Abdolvahid Fayyazi said, IRNA news agency reported on Nov. 6.

According to the report, some 60 MPs have signed the question bill.

Fayyazi said that the issue of questioning the minister came up due to his unprofessional appointments of deputy minister and other officials.

30.10.2013

Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said on Tuesday that Iran and China should plan to expand cooperation based on long-term goals, IRNA reported.

Larijani, who is on a visit to China, in a meeting with a senior member of China's State Council Yang Jiechi hailed economic relations between the two countries, calling for promotion of bilateral ties in all fields.

Iran will never forget China's help amid unilateral Western sanctions, Larijani said, urging both countries to remove certain obstacles on the way of boosting bilateral ties through dialogue.

30.10.2013

Iran's Basij forces will tomorrow begin massive "Beytul Mugeddes" military drills in the country, deputy Basij commander, Colonel Nosratollah Saif said, IRNA news agency reported.

He said the exercises will be held in 10 steps, with 2-3 specific exercises executed each day, adding that the drills will be held in 5 provinces of Iran.

Saif added that "Asura", "Kovser", "Al-Zahra" and "Beytul Mugeddes" battalions will be participating in the drills.

Previously, Iran held the "Beytul Mugeddes" exercises in January 2013.

30.10.2013

At the negotiations in Vienna between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Iranian diplomats proposed a new approach according to which Tehran is ready to go for a substantial simplification of the conditions for the access of international experts to its nuclear facilities, ITAR-TASS reported on Wednesday citing a source familiar with the course of consultations.

29.10.2013

India's crude imports from Iran fell 40 percent in the first nine months of this year as some refiners cut purchases from the sanctions-hit nation while waiting for New Delhi to back local insurers covering plants processing the oil, Reuters reported.

European reinsurers, due to Western measures targeting Iran's disputed nuclear programme, have added a clause in contracts with Indian refiners that could mean claims arising during the processing of Iranian oil would not be met.

29.10.2013

Iranian deputy Interior Minister will visit Pakistan to pursue the Saravan terror attack issue, Iranian Foreign Ministry's spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said, Iranian State IRINN TV reported.

Fourteen Iranian border guards were killed on Friday night and six wounded in a terrorist attack in the border city of Saravan in the country's south-eastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan . Three border guards were also taken hostage by the assailants.

Iran has delivered an official note of protest to Pakistan's chargé d'affaires in Tehran, Afkham said today at the weekly press conference in Tehran.

23.10.2013

Britain lifted a production ban on the huge Rhum North Sea gas field, co-owned by BP and the Iranian Oil Company, to prevent any damage to the environment and the field after it shut in 2010 due to EU sanctions on Iranian firms, Reuters reported.

The energy ministry said on Tuesday it was allowing the restart to prevent permanent damage to the high-pressure, high-temperature field, which was not designed to remain shut permanently.

23.10.2013

The Oil Ministry of Iran has rejected some news published by domestic media that Chinese investors have cancelled financing $20 billion worth of petrochemical projects in Iran, the Shan News Agency reported.

Chinese investors have generally agreed to invest in Iran's petrochemical sector and there is no problem in this regard, the report said.

On Monday, the Mehr News Agency reported that Chinese investors have not met their obligations to invest $20 billion in Iran's petrochemical projects.