Posts Tagged ‘talks’

Rouhani: Astana talks only successful process for solving Syrian crisis

IRNA – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani termed Astana talks as the only successful process for solving the Syrian crisis peacefully and said that his trend has had many achievements so far. Speaking in a joint video conference with his Russian and Turkish counterparts, Rouhani said that the three neighboring countries as peace guarantors are responsible […]

Iran open to US talks with full compensation for JCPOA damages

“We have no problem with talking to the US,” Rouhani declared, in a nationally-broadcast speech on Wednesday. The only condition is that “Washington meets its obligations under the nuclear deal, apologizes and compensates Tehran for its withdrawal from the 2015 pact,” the president said, as quoted by Reuters. Rouhani made it clear, however, that “these calls for talks […]

US uses arms control summit with Russia for China-bashing, derails talks needed to prevent new arms race

Hope sprang eternal when, less than two weeks ago, the United States and Russia agreed to engage in much-needed arms control negotiations to be held in Vienna, Austria on June 22. Senior delegations of the two countries were led by Special Presidential Envoy for Arms Control Marshall Billingslea and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov. […]

Leader’s advisor rules out any possibility of talks with ‘criminal’ Trump

MNA – A military aide to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution said that there will be no talks with the United States. Speaking to Aljazeera, Brigadier General Hossein Dehghan highlighted that Donald Trump is a ‘criminal’. “Trump is not a president but a criminal and any move in Persian Gulf waters by the US […]

Iranian Speaker: US talks forbidden, detrimental

Tasnim – Speaker of the Iranian Parliament Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf roundly dismissed the idea of negotiations with the US, saying “smart and active resistance” is a strategic option for the Iranian nation. Addressing an open session of the Parliament on Sunday, Qalibaf said Iran is not opposed to diplomacy and negotiations, but entering talks with […]

Jordanian FM makes rare trip to Ramallah for annexation talks

Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank on Thursday, amid tensions with Israel over its annexation plans for parts of the territory. Safadi traveled by helicopter for the rare trip to Ramallah, headquarters of the Palestinian Authority, Abbas’s office told AFP. The talks were to focus […]

Quit ‘poking nose’ into talks with US, stop ‘nonsensical’ talk about denuclearization – North Korea to South

South Korea’s leaders “do not have either any qualification to discuss, or the position to poke their noses into, the matters between the DPRK and the US, to say nothing of nuclear issues,” said Kwon Jong Gun, director general of North Korea’s Department of US Affairs, referring to his country by its abbreviated official name. […]

Swiss President hails diplomatic talks with Rouhani

IRNA – President of Switzerland Simonetta Sommaruga in a message referred to her diplomatic talks with her Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on COVID-19 pandemic and exchanging humanitarian aid. “Diplomacy in the time of #Covid19: Today I spoke on the phone with President @HassanRouhani,” Sommaruga wrote on her Twitter account on Tuesday. “In view of the […]

Bayer Shares Jump On "Progress" In ‘Roundup’ Settlement Talks

Shares in Bayer AG surged on Monday morning following a report the German life science company reached a verbal agreement to resolve most of its lawsuits related to its glyphosate-based Roundup weedkiller, sources told Bloomberg. Bayer shares jumped 8.4% to EUR 62.50 on Bloomberg’s report of significant headway has been made in settling lawsuits.  The report said the deal would cover an […]

Iran open for talks with Saudis: Spokesman

Tasnim – Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson reiterated that Tehran would embrace dialogue with Riyadh to clear up misunderstandings, saying such talks do not necessarily require a mediator. Speaking to reporters at a weekly press conference on Monday,‌ Seyed Abbas Mousavi reacted to a report about recent comments from Iraq’s new Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi who […]

No need for talks on prisoners swap between Iran, US: Zarif

MNA – Iranian FM Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday that there is no need for any negotiations between Iran and the US about the swap of prisoners, there are no problems in this regard and Iran will hold no talks with Americans. Making the remarks attending Parliament’s National Security Committee, Zarif said there have […]

‘Without preconditions’: Iran says it’s ready to discuss full prisoner exchange with US amid talks of new swap

“We are ready to exchange all prisoners and we are prepared to discuss this issue without any preconditions, but the US has not responded yet,” Ali Rabiei said, as cited by Khabaronline. We are worried about the safety and health of Iranians in jail… We hold America responsible for Iranians’ safety amid the new coronavirus outbreak. […]

Iranian envoy, Taliban officials hold talks on developments in Afghanistan

MNA – Iran’s special envoy for Afghanistan Mohammad Ebrahim Taherian and Taliban political bureau officials held a phone talk on the latest developments in Afghanistan. During the telephone conversation, the two sides exchanged views on future developments in inter-Afghan talks and comprehensive efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Afghanistan. The call comes […]

Talks between US and Afghan terrorists is not enough to stop the violence — The Duran

For Washington Taliban is worthy of negotiation while the government of Afghanistan is not. via Talks between US and Afghan terrorists is not enough to stop the violence — The Duran Source Article from Hits: 21

Netanyahu, Gantz agree to press ahead with unity talks after holiday

Amid a breakdown in unity government talks, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu telephoned Blue and White chairman Benny Gantz on Wednesday afternoon, and the two wished each other a “Happy Passover!” “The two spoke about the need for a national emergency government for the good of the nation at this time and agreed to continue discussions […]

Blue and White, Labor plan merger as Gantz and Netanyahu hold coalition talks

Blue and White chairman Benny Gantz met with Labor chief Amir Peretz on Monday to discuss a possible merger of their parties as they are set to join the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, following the dissolution of Labor’s alliance with the left-wing Meretz. The talks came as Gantz also met Monday with Netanyahu […]

Direct talks between Kiev and breakaway republics to be mediated by France, Germany, Russia and the OSCE

   No talks with Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine: That has been a mantra for leaders in Kyiv throughout the six-year war that has killed more than 13,000 people in the Donbas and displaced more than 1 million. Now, that may be changing. In talks in Minsk on March 11, a tentative deal was struck […]

Big Tech in Talks With the US Government to Use Your Location Data to Fight COVID-19

By Aaron Kesel The U.S. government wants to work with big social tech giants like Google, Facebook, and others to track the spread of COVID-19. The goal would be to aggregate citizens’ location data to help track the spread of COVID-19 and presumably make sure that people are social distancing and quarantining when appropriate. The […]

Iran’s security chief in Baghdad for talks with Iraqi officials

Press TV – Iran’s top security official has traveled to Baghdad to hold talks with Iraqi officials and political leaders on security and political issues as well as boosting relations between the two neighbors. Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani arrived in Baghdad on Saturday night at the head of a high-ranking politico-security delegation. Speaking […]

US rejected key talks on extending soon-to-expire treaty that limits strategic nuclear arms – Russia

Washington has decided to ditch important talks on the bilateral treaty’s fate, the Deputy Director of the Foreign Ministry’s Non-Proliferation and Arms Control Department, Vladimir Leontyev, told a strategic arms-themed event in the Russian parliament on Thursday. We offered a meeting between our legal experts to make sure that we’re on the same page and […]

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