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Iran mute on U.N. missile concerns

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Iran hasn't responded to U.N. inquiries into its missile and weapons programs, members of a U.N. Security Council committee said.

Iran shrugs off nuclear concerns

TEHRAN, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Claims suggesting Iran is concealing nuclear research at its Parchin military complex outside Tehran are without merit, an Iranian nuclear leader said.
Iran's former FM to lead nuclear organization

Iran's former FM to lead nuclear organization

TEHRAN, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- The Iranian government said Friday former Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi was appointed by the president to lead the country's nuclear organization.

Iran wants Russia's help with nuclear power

TEHRAN, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Iran is in talks with its Russian counterparts to discuss the possibility of building a new nuclear power plant in the country, the foreign minister said.

Russia to build 2nd nuclear plant in Iran

TEHRAN, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Russia is set to sign an agreement with Iran to build the country's second nuclear power plant, outgoing Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said.

Iran ready to continue nuclear talks, foreign minister says

TEHRAN, July 17 (UPI) -- Iran's foreign minister said Wednesday talks regarding Iran's nuclear program will continue, and a new negotiating team will be formed.

Iran brings Egyptian complaints to Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey, July 12 (UPI) -- The Iranian government said Friday it was discussing the Egyptian crisis with Turkey following Cairo's complaints of Iran's interference in its affairs.

German-Iranian connection solid as ever

BRUSSELS, June 6 (UPI) -- A curious spectacle unfolded May 29 in the European Parliament, as the U.N. Envoy in Iraq Ambassador Martin Kobler testified before the Foreign Affairs Committee.
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Iranian foreign minister headed to Syria

AMMAN, Jordan, May 7 (UPI) -- Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi will discuss regional stability with Syrian President Bashar Assad after his trip to Jordan, the government said.
Iran wants Syrian solutions for Syrian problems

Iran wants Syrian solutions for Syrian problems

TEHRAN, May 1 (UPI) -- Nobody, including Iran, apart from the Syrian people can make decisions about the future of Syria, the Iranian deputy foreign minister for Arab affairs said.

Iran waiting for word on nuclear talks

TEHRAN, April 26 (UPI) -- The Iranian government is waiting for word from the international community on nuclear consultations, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said.

Wife: Iran must help find my husband

NEW YORK, March 12 (UPI) -- The wife of a retired FBI agent kidnapped six years ago in Iran said she believes the Iranian government knows the whereabouts of her missing husband.

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Syrian rebels clash at Damascus doorstep

DAMASCUS, Syria, March 2 (UPI) -- Rebel forces inched closer to entering the Syrian capital Saturday, trading fire with government troops in a Damascus suburb, an opposition spokesman said.

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Ali Akbar Salehi
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (R) and Iran's Atomic Energy Organization head Ali-Akbar Salehi unveil a third generation of domestically built centrifuges as part of the country's uranium enrichment program and marking the the 4th National Anniversary of Nuclear Technology in Tehran, Iran on April 9, 2010. UPI/Maryam Rahmanian.
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Ali Akbar Salehi (Persian: علی اکبر صالحی, born 24 March 1949 in Karbala, Iraq) is an Iranian politician, diplomat and academic and the current Minister of Foreign Affairs since 13 December 2010. Previous to his appointment as Minister of Foreign Affairs, he was Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran from 16 July 2009 to 13 December 2010. He was also Iranian Representative in the International Atomic Energy Agency from 1997 to 2005.

He was born on 24 March 1949 in Karbala, Iraq when his family was living in Iraq for business reasons. He has a BSc from the American University of Beirut and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which he earned in 1977. He was also Associate Professor and Chancellor of the Sharif University of Technology and a member of the Academy of Sciences of Iran and the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Italy.

He was Chancellor of the Sharif University of Technology from 1982 to 1985 and once again in 1989 to 1993.

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