Iran sending team to Yemen in probe of kidnapped embassy assistant

TEHRAN, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Iran has sent a delegation to Yemen to investigate the abduction of one of its embassy employees, officials say.

Iran wants answers on envoy nabbed in Yemen

TEHRAN, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- The Iranian government said it was getting a team ready to head to Yemen to check on the status of a diplomat kidnapped in Sanaa last month.

Iran warming to U.S. talks?

TEHRAN, June 3 (UPI) -- Iran is considering talks with Washington but has adopted a wait-and-see attitude based on firm policy initiatives from the U.S. administration, officials say.

Nuclear talks not election issue in Iran

TEHRAN, May 5 (UPI) -- The June 12 presidential elections in Iran play no role in ongoing talks on its controversial nuclear program, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said.

Iran disputes U.S. report on terror

TEHRAN, May 4 (UPI) -- An Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Monday criticized a U.S. report calling Iran a state sponsor of terrorism," saying the Islamic republic fights terrorism.

Iran denies Afghan summit invite report

TEHRAN, March 13 (UPI) -- Iran hasn't officially accepted a U.S. invitation to take part in an upcoming conference on Afghanistan, a, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said Friday.
Rushdie fatwa in effect, ministry says

Rushdie fatwa in effect, ministry says

TEHRAN, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The execution order for writer Salman Rushdie remains valid even though the issuing cleric has died, the Iranian foreign ministry said Wednesday.

Russian-built nuke plant in Iran delayed

TEHRAN, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Technical difficulties could further delay completion of Iran's $1 billion Russian-built nuclear power plant, an Iranian Foreign Ministry official said Monday.

Iran condemns kidnapping of its attache

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Iran strongly condemned the abduction of a diplomat in Pakistan's insurgency-plagued northwest region, an act Pakistan blamed on the Taliban.

Iran backs sovereignty in U.S.-Iraqi pact

TEHRAN, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- The Iranian Foreign Ministry Monday called for the preservation of Iraqi sovereignty as negotiations on the long-term security deal with Washington wind down.

Iran demands release of detainees in Iraq

TEHRAN, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- The government of Iran called on Baghdad to release Iranian pilgrims held by Iraq for crossing the border illegally to visit Islamic holy sites.
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