TEHRAN — Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif and European Union (EU) foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini issued a joint statement on Sunday, announcing the start of the implementation of the nuclear deal reached between Iran and the six world powers in July, according to Iran’s Foreign Ministry website.
Now, Iran will start implementing its obligations pertaining to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and the UN nuclear watchdog will prepare the means to monitor Iran’s measures, the statement read. The report did not specify where the statement was released. (Iran-Deal-Implementation)
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TEHRAN — At least 20 people were killed and 10 others were injured in a car accident on a road linking capital city of Tehran to Iran’s religious city of Qom on Sunday, state IRIB TV reported.
The accident happened after several cars collided, a traffic police official said, adding that the investigation of the cause of the accident is underway. (Iran-Accident-Death)
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ADEN, Yemen — The Yemeni government agreed to attend peace talks held by the United Naitons in order to put an end to the current civil war, a spokesman told Xinhua on Sunday.
“The Yemeni government officially agreed to attend a new round of UN-facilitated peace talks that will be held in Geneva by the end of this month,” government spokesman Rajeh Badi told Xinhua by phone. (Yemen-Peace-Talks)
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CAIRO — Egyptians began on Sunday voting in the country’s first parliamentary election in three years amid reluctance of people to cast their votes for Islamists or officials of the former president Hosni Mubarak.
The long-awaited polls will be conducted in two phases between Oct. 17 and Dec. 2, with Egyptians residing abroad beginning casting votes on Saturday. (Egypt-Parliament-Election) Enditem