Deputy FM in Consular, Parliamentary and Iranian Expatriates Affairs said here Monday there is nothing wrong legally with president’s attendance at NPT confab; it is public usage of diplomacy in Iran’s favor.

The U.S. is negotiating with Egypt a proposal to make the Middle East a region free of nuclear weapons, as the U.S. seeks to prevent Iran from derailing a monthlong U.N. conference on nuclear nonproliferation that begins Monday.

Iran's recent intensified nuclear diplomacy, including its foreign minister's meeting with the IAEA chief and the president's two-nation visit to Africa, demonstrates its intent to break through the West's blockade, according to analysts...

The Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO) Mehdi Mostafavi announced that the organization is ready to hold a joint literary festival of Iran and Armenia in a border city in September.

China has proposed changes to a U.S.-drafted resolution that would impose tough new sanctions against Iran to pressure the Islamic Republic to start negotiations on its suspect nuclear program, U.N. diplomats said Wednesday.

Supporters of President Obama's engagement policy argued that if Tehran rejected U.S. diplomacy, Iran's belligerence would become obvious to the international community, justifying a more aggressive policy that would have strong international backing. There are two flaws with this thinking.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was pointedly left off the guest list for last week's Washington summit on nuclear security, which was attended by 47 world leaders... But Ahmadinejad is never one to stay home waiting forlornly for the phone to ring

"We have to expand bilateral relations, particularly with Azerbaijan, in the field of culture and tourism." [Iranian Culture Minister] Mohammad Hosseini welcomed the Days of Azerbaijani Culture which are to be held in Iran in May.