Envoys from Iran and world powers may not agree to an accord today that would ease the decade-long dispute over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program, an Iranian official said.
Iran’s government should legalize access to social-networking websites including Twitter and Facebook, Culture and Islamic Guidance Minister Ali Jannati said.
Tehran’s municipality has torn down billboards in the Iranian capital depicting the U.S. government as dishonest and an untrustworthy negotiator, saying the campaign was “unauthorized,” the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported.
Iranian President Hassan Rohani, who swept to power with a vow to improve relations with the world, has a pulpit to do so this week with his first speech to the United Nations.
The Standard & Poor’s GSCI gauge of 24 commodities climbed 1.2 percent to close at 653.35 at 3:49 p.m., the highest level since Dec. 7.
Iran announced two days of mourning as relief efforts turned to aiding survivors following two earthquakes in the northwest that killed at least 306 people and left thousands homeless.
When Hassan Rohani won Iran’s presidential election this month, he garnered more votes than when his predecessor swept to power eight years before. He also gained a larger list of things to fix.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad rejected U.S. accusations that his country was involved in a plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to Washington.
Iran’s President Hassan Rohani, who has promised to back women’s increased participation in Iranian society, appointed Elham Aminzadeh as his vice-president for legal affairs.
Time is running out for western powers and Iran to engage in constructive talks over the Persian Gulf country’s nuclear program, a former chief of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization said.