ALI AKBAR SALEHI

  • Iran has 18,000 uranium centrifuges, says outgoing nuclear chief August 18, 2013

    Iran has installed 18,000 uraniumenrichment centrifuges, the country's outgoing nuclear chief was quoted as saying by Iranian media on Saturday. The US and its Western allies are pressing Iran to curb its uranium enrichment programme, which they suspect is aimed at developing a nuclear weapons capability, but Iran refuses and insists...
  • India, Iran discuss Afghanistan, ink 3 MoUs May 4, 2013

    Tehran: India and Iran on Friday discussed the developing situation in Afghanistan and agreed to remain in regular contact. The two sides also inked three MoUs during the 17th meeting of the IranIndia Joint Economic Commission which is being held here on May 35. Visiting Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid...
  • India to participate in upgradation of Chahbahar port May 4, 2013

    On Board Special Aircraft: India will participate in the upgradation of strategically crucial Chahbahar port in Iran, that gives access to Afghanistan, and the issue will be discussed when External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid holds talks with his counterpart Ali Akbar Salehi. "We have taken a decision. We will collaborate...
  • Trade issues to dominate Khurshid's visit to Iran May 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Ways to increase commercial links with sanctionshit Iran to reduce huge bilateral trade imbalance will be high on the agenda when External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid travels to Tehran on Friday on a threeday visit. India's participation in the upgradation of Iran's Chahbahar port, which gives access to...
  • Iran nuclear talks show progress: Diplomat March 1, 2013

    Brussels: Nuclear talks between Iran and world powers this week were more constructive and positive than in the past, but Iran's willingness to negotiate seriously will not become clear until an April meeting, a senior Western diplomat said on Thursday. The diplomat was more upbeat about the talks in Kazakhstan than...
  • Iran Foreign Minister to reach Delhi on Thursday May 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi will be in Delhi on Thursday on a twoday visit to formally invite Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for the NonAligned Movement (NAM) summit to be held in Tehran in August. Salehi, who will be in Delhi as the Special Envoy of President...
  • Ready to resolve nuclear issues, says Iran April 17, 2012

    Dubai: Iran is ready to resolve all nuclear issues in the next round of talks with world powers if the West starts lifting sanctions, its foreign minister said on Monday. In an interview with the Iranian student news agency ISNA, Ali Akbar Salehi also hinted that Iran could make concessions on...
  • Iran rules out conditions to Ntalks: Salehi April 9, 2012

    Dubai: Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said Iran would not agree to world powers imposing preconditions ahead of the resumption of nuclear talks later this week, Iranian media reported on Monday. "Setting conditions before the meeting means drawing conclusions, which is completely meaningless and none of the parties will accept...
  • Iran's first nuke plant to be active by April January 29, 2011

    Tehran: Iran's first nuclear reactor built in the southern city of Bushehr will be connected to the country's electricity generation network by April, Iranian nuclear authority has said. The plant has already become operational and is set to move to the next phase, Press TV quoted the head of Iran's Atomic...
  • IAEA to inspect new Iranian nuclear site on October 25 October 5, 2009

    Tehran: Mohamed ElBaradei, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said on Sunday in Tehran that the IAEA will inspect the newly revealed Iranian nuclear site October 25. The date was also confirmed by Iran's atomic chief AliAkbar Salehi. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had said on Saturday that world powers...