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  1. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    Britain set to reopen embassy in Tehran to strengthen ties with Iran

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 05:09pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Britain is set to reopen its embassy in Iran, Foreign Secretary William Hague announced on Tuesday. The move came as the West steps up its engagement with Iran amid rapid jihadist advances in neighbouring Iraq. Jihadists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) are advancing on the Iraqi capital Baghdad after a week-long offensive ...

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    Iran to take up with UN the US' denial of visa for envoy Hamid Aboutalebi

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 06:00am by Bloomberg, WASHINGTON POST, AFP

    ... Agencies in Washington Tehran not backing down on choice of diplomat despite United States' refusal to let him land in New York over role in 1979 embassy siege Iran goes to U.N. after U.S. denies new envoy visa Iran yesterday dismissed a US decision to deny a visa to its proposed new envoy to the UN, saying it would take up the case directly with the world body. "We do ...

  3. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    Obama repels new Iran sanctions push, fearing derailment of nuclear diplomacy

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 02:15pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington President Barack Obama appears to have prevailed, for now, in a campaign to stop Congress from imposing new sanctions on Iran he fears could derail ... progress” in the Iran negotiations, Senator Richard Blumenthal said, after expressing reservations earlier this month. Democratic Senator Chris Coons made a similar declaration at a post-State ...

  4. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Beijing urges Iran to bend and resolve nuclear row

    Posted Dec 10th 2013, 05:15am by Cary Huang

    ... urges Iran to bend and resolve nuclear row Top Chinese envoy Yang Jiechi has urged Iran's president to seize the opportunity created by last month's international deal over its nuclear ... to play a greater political and economic role in the Middle East and South Asia. Iran agreed on November 24 to curb some of its nuclear programme in return for the easing of international economic ...

  5. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    Senate bill would bar Iranian UN envoy tied to hostage-taking from US

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 12:13am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington US bill would bar Iranian UN envoy The US Senate has approved a bill that would bar an alleged hostage-taker who has been tapped to be Iran's ambassador to the United Nations from entering the United States. The legislation reflected congressional animosity towards Tehran and its selection of Hamid Aboutalebi. Iran's envoy choice was a member ...

  6. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    Britain and Iran move to repair strained relations

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... The New York Times in London Both countries appoint a charge d'affaires to work towards resuming full diplomatic links Britain and Iran move to repair strained relations In an effort to repair long-strained relations, Britain and Iran are each appointing a charge d'affaires, a step below ambassador rank, to work toward resuming full diplomatic ties. The diplomats ...

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    Don't fall for Iran's charm offensive, Netanyahu warns

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Israeli PM tells UN that Tehran's 'savage record' on nuclear issue contradicts Rowhani's rhetoric Don't fall for Iran's charm offensive, Netanyahu warns Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu played the spoiler to Iran's attempts to ease relations with the West, calling the Iranian leader "a wolf ...

  8. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Xi and Putin agree to take relations to a 'higher level' on sidelines of Brics summit

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 12:22pm by AP

    ... of Putin's visit. The two leaders launched joint naval drills in the East China Sea and together attended a Shanghai security meeting, attended by leaders from Iran and Central Asia. The visit last ...

  9. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    After historic Obama phone call, United States returns looted ancient artefact to Iran

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... in the shape of a winged griffin, a legendary creature with the head of an eagle and body of a lion. It is reported to be worth more than US$1 million. After being looted from a cave in Iran, the cup was seized by US customs officials in 2003 when an arts dealer attempted to smuggle it into the country, according to a State Department tweet. Mohammad Ali Najafi, head of Iran's heritage ...

  10. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    Obama and Iran's Rowhani in historic phone call

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 08:31pm by Reuters

    ... protester threw his shoes at the car, a gesture of deep insult in the Islamic faith. There has been little reaction so far from Iran's political leaders, but one senior parliamentarian ... the Oval Office around 2.30pm, joined by aides and a translator. The bulk of the call focused on the nuclear dispute, and Obama also raised the cases of three Americans in Iran, one missing and two ...




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