Pope Francis, making the first trip by a pontiff to Iraq, made an impassioned call on Friday for an end to the militant violence, fratricide and religious strife that has plagued the country for decades, saying peacemakers should finally be given a chance.
The spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said on Wednesday that the main issues to be discussed during the upcoming visit to Tehran of the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog will be technical issues, Iran’s stopping the beyond-the-safeguards investigation, and the cooperation between Tehran and the Agency.
Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi will visit Tehran on Saturday for technical talks on how to work with Iran in light of its plan to reduce cooperation, Iran's ambassador and permanent representative to international organizations in Vienna said.
Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, who left Tehran for Moscow on Sunday, said he was carrying an “important message’ for the Russian government about the strategic relations between the two countries.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry said a South Korean delegation, newly arrived in Tehran, is to negotiate Iran’s frozen financial resources, rejecting an earlier report that the visit is related to the seizure of South Korea’s tanker by Iran.
Iran’s ambassador to Baghdad confirmed that Commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Esmail Qaani recently visited Baghdad for talks with senior Iraqi officials.