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What Iran Really Wants: Iranian Foreign Policy in the Rouhani Era
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Mohammad Javad Zarif
The Iranian people, with their massive turnout in last year’s presidential election and their decisive choice of assertive engagement, have provided a unique window of opportunity for the new Iranian government and for the world to chart a different and much more promising course in our bilateral and multilateral relations. For this endeavor to succeed, it is imperative for other states to accept the reality of Iran’s prominent role in the Middle East and beyond and to recognize and respect Iran’s legitimate national rights, interests, and security concerns.

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Caspian Sea States to Prevent Foreign Powers Presence
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Mohammad Javad Zarif
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the five littoral states of the Caspian Sea have agreed to prevent the presence of foreign powers in the body of water.

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Iran Proposed to P5+1 to Redesign Arak Reactor
Sunday, April 20, 2014

Ali Akbar Salehi
The dispute between Iran and six major world powers over Arak heavy-water reactor has been virtually resolved, says Ali Akbar Salehi, the director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI).

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US Court Ruling Void of Legal Validity
Friday, April 18, 2014

Marzieh Afkham
Tehran has slammed as illegal a US court ruling to confiscate the assets of Alavi Foundation in Manhattan, saying the move runs counter to the principle of religious freedom for American citizens.

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Iran’s Armed Forces Ready to Defend Country against Threats
Thursday, April 17, 2014

Hassan Rouhani
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says Iran’s Armed Forces will not allow any act of aggression against the country.

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World Recognizes Iran's Right to Peaceful N-Technology
Monday, April 14, 2014

Hassan Rouhani
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the nuclear deal between Tehran and the P5+1 group shows that the world has recognized the Islamic Republic’s right to peaceful nuclear technology.

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Iran Files Lawsuit against US over New UN Ambassador
Monday, April 14, 2014

Marzieh Afkham
A senior Iranian official says the Islamic Republic will file a lawsuit against the United States over its decision to deny visa to Tehran’s newly-appointed ambassador to the United Nations, Hamid Aboutalebi.

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Iran-P5+1 N-Deal Benefit Entire Middle East Region
Monday, April 14, 2014

Mohammad Javad Zarif
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says a widely-expected final nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers will benefit the entire Middle East region.

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Iran-P5+1 Comprehensive Agreement Possible within Three Months
Sunday, April 13, 2014

Mohammad Javad Zarif
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says a comprehensive agreement between Iran and six major world powers on Tehran’s nuclear energy program can be reached within three months.

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Iran Ready to Clear Up Ambiguities over Arak Reactor
Sunday, April 13, 2014

Ali Akbar Salehi
Iran has offered a scientific and logical proposal to clear up any ambiguities over the country’s Arak heavy-water reactor, a senior Iranian official says.

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