South Korea's president to visit Iran for first summit talks

Apr 18, 2016

South Korea's president to visit Iran for first summit talks

South Korea’s president is to visit Iran early next month for what will be the two countries’ first summit talks, her office said Monday. Iran has been seeking to integrate into the global financial system and improve ties with other countries since nuclear-related sanctions ...

Air France returns to Tehran after eight-year suspension

Apr 18, 2016

Air France returns to Tehran after eight-year suspension

The first Air France flight between Paris and Tehran in eight years landed in the Islamic republic’s capital on Sunday, bearing a government minister and a business delegation. The airline’s route had been suspended since 2008 because of international sanctions against Iran over its ...

Iran asks EU to pressure U.S. to get access to WTO

Apr 17, 2016

Iran asks EU to pressure U.S. to get access to WTO

Iran, seeking European leverage to secure better terms from the United States following last year’s nuclear deal, asked the European Union to put pressure on Washington to let it into the global financial system. In a visit to Tehran by a high-powered EU team ...

Mar 30, 2016

Iran missile tests were 'in defiance of' U.N. resolution: U.S., allies

By launching nuclear-capable missiles, Iran has defied a United Nations Security Council resolution that endorsed last year’s historic nuclear deal, the United States and its European allies said in a joint letter seen by Reuters on Tuesday. Iran’s recent ballistic tests involved missiles capable ...

Saudi, Yemen rebels exchange prisoners ahead of peace talks

Mar 28, 2016

Saudi, Yemen rebels exchange prisoners ahead of peace talks

Rebels who control the Yemeni capital Sanaa have released nine Saudis in exchange for 109 Yemenis, the Riyadh-led coalition fighting them said Monday, in the latest sign of tensions easing before peace talks. “Nine Saudi prisoners have been recovered and 109 Yemenis who were ...