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24.09.2013

Iran's car production has stood at 359,670 during the first half of the 2013 which indicates a fall by 38.5 percent compared to the same period of the last year, Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles(OICA) reported.

According to the report, Iran ranked 21th in the world in terms of car production during the period.

The country has produced some 310,600 cars and 49,070 commercial vehicles during the first six months of the 2013.

24.09.2013

Iran will sell its tea harvest which has been stored for 15 years in warehouses to India, Sri Lanka, Turkey, and the Netherlands, ISNA quoted Iran's tea organization head Ali Mohrer as saying.

The tea products, which have been stored since 1990s, will be sold at 10,000-20,000 rials (400-800 cents) per kilogram, he added.

Some 30,000 tons of tea is produced in Iran per year, of which 7,500 tons is consumed in the domestic market.

24.09.2013

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has met with his Dutch, Slovakian and Croatian counterparts on the sidelines on the 68th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York City, Press TV reported.

In separate meetings at the UN Headquarters on Monday, Zarif discussed bilateral relations as well as issues of international importance with the foreign ministers of the Netherlands, Croatia and Slovakia.

During the meeting with Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans, Zarif said Iran and the Netherlands enjoy deep historical relations.

24.09.2013

Iranian parliament speaker Ali Larijani held phone talks with his Syrian counterpart Mohammad Jihad al-Laham, IRIB News reported.

During the talks, Larijani noted that both Syrian people and country's government managed to defend themselves from outside enemies and terrorist groups in the country, and the situation in the country is changing for the better.

Iranian speaker said that in order to help Syria solve the existing problems, Iran is carring out necessary negotiations with Iraqi and Turkish parliamentary speakers.

18.09.2013

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday he will ask world leaders to act to stop the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian conflict, dpa reported.

"I will make a strong appeal to world leaders in next week's UN General Assembly for action" in Syria, Ban told a news conference. He said also that a UN Security Council resolution on Syria should have teeth.

Based on findings that hundreds of people were killed by chemical weapons last month in the suburbs of Damascus, Ban called for the perpetrators of the attacks to be brought to justice.

18.09.2013

At least 28 people were killed in Iraq on Tuesday in a series of gun and bombing attacks in the country's central and northern provinces, security officials and witnesses said.

In the capital, eight people were killed and 19 injured in mortar attacks and car bombings, dpa reported.

Also in Baghdad, a would-be suicide bomber was reportedly killed by bystanders before he could blow up himself.

In Baquba city, 60 kilometres north of Baghdad, eight people were killed and seven injured in separate attacks.

18.09.2013

The Syrian authorities handed over to Russia evidence proving that opposition forces were allegedly involved in the use of chemical weapons last month, a senior Russian diplomat said.

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Tuesday night after the meeting with his Syrian counterpart Walid Muallem in Damascus that "this evidence must be analyzed", RIA Novosti reported.

18.09.2013

An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale hit the Tuten region, Mush province in the east of Turkey at night, Anadolu reported today.

No causalities or damage were reported.

An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale hit Turkey' eastern province of Mush on September 16.

Turkey is located in a seismically active zone and earthquakes, which often lead to the loss of human life, occur here very frequently. The strongest fluctuations in the Earth's crust in this country were recorded in 1999 in the Marmara Sea. The magnitude of tremors then was 7.4; about 18,000 people died.

18.09.2013

After the release of a UN report, Turkey claimed to be certain that the chemical weapons attack in Damascus on Aug. 21 was committed by the Syrian regime, both in a written statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Tuesday's statements from Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu Today`s Zaman reported.

18.09.2013

The Syrian regime has handed Russia new materials implicating rebels in a chemical attack outside Damascus on August 21, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Wednesday Al Arabiya reported
"The corresponding materials were handed to the Russian side. We were told that they were evidence that the rebels are implicated in the chemical attack," Ryabkov was quoted as saying by Russian news agencies after talks with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem, according to Agence France-Presse.