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Iranian FM discusses bilateral relations with PM Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Iranian Foreign Minister Dr. Javad Zarif on Wednesday called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and discussed a range of bilateral relations and regional issues. The prime minister expressed satisfaction at the increasing high level exchanges between the two countries to strengthen bilateral cooperation in diverse fields. He hoped that both nations will continue to expand economic interaction for promoting mutually beneficial cooperation in the areas of trade, investment, energy and connectivity. PM Sharif…

Iran FM mocks US claims it is violating nuclear deal

TEHRAN: Iran's foreign minister mocked US President Donald Trump's claim Tehran was "not living up to the spirit" of the nuclear deal on Friday, saying Washington was flouting the accord. "We'll see if US prepared to live up to letter of #JCPOA (nuclear deal) let alone spirit," Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted. "So far, it has defied both. Should I use my highlighter again?" We’ll see if US prepared to live up to letter of #JCPOA let alone spirit. So far, it has defied both. Should I use my highlighter…

Pakistan, Iran agree to strengthen security along border

TEHRAN: Pakistan and Iran on Wednesday agreed to strengthen security along the border between the two countries. The understanding came during a meeting between Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and Minister of Defence and Logistics of Iran Brigadier General Hossein Dehghan. During the meeting both agreed that the Border Security Commission of the two countries will meet soon to ensure that terrorists and smugglers are not able to operate from each other's territories. They also discussed…

US, Iran chief diplomats win prize for Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif have won an international diplomatic prize for their part in a historic agreement on Iran's nuclear program, organizers announced on Monday. The two officials, who negotiated the deal face-to-face and together with counterparts from the P5+1 powers (the United States, China, Russia, France, Britain and Germany) between 2013 and 2015, won the Chatham House Prize "in recognition of their crucial roles" to resolve "one of the most…

The winner of Nobel Peace Prize 2016 is anyone’s guess

OSLO: A veteran Russian rights activist, or the architects of the Iranian nuclear accord? The field of contenders for Friday's Nobel Peace Prize was suddenly thrown wide open after the Colombian people's shock rejection of a peace deal put its negotiators out of the running. For once, the Nobel experts thought they were on to a sure thing. But just days before the award, they were forced to rethink after voters in Colombia said 'No' to a peace deal between their government and the communist FARC rebels in a weekend…