In April last year, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck southeastern Iran and neighbouring Pakistan, killing 40 people.
Iran was influential in ensuring that Maliki served a second term following Iraq’s inconclusive general election in 2010.
Khamenei said Israel was acting like a “rabid dog” and “a wild wolf”.
Iran denies seeking the atomic bomb and wants the lifting of crippling UN and Western sanctions.
US Secretary of State John Kerry, writing in the Washington Post, said that the negotiations constituted “a choice for Iran’s leaders”.
Pandya and Khan’s passports were allegedly seized by a private engineering firm in Iran’s Zanjan city over a business dispute with their employer.
IRNA did not give any explanation about the new ban on female journalists.
The two countries have cooperated before, notably when Washington twice invaded Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. They’ve also collaborated on combating drug flows.
Indian refiners were settling 45 per cent of Iran payments in rupees which Tehran used for importing humanitarian goods from India.
“We’re open to continuing our engagement with the Iranians, just as we are engaging with other regional players on the threat by ISIL.”
Kerry says U.S. drone strikes “may well” be an option to stop Sunni extremists.
The Wall Street Journal reported that the direct US-Iran talks is expected to begin next week.
Adherents of the Zoroastrian religion from around the world gathered at a mountain shrine in central Iran this week.
The army clawed back some towns and territory around Samarra Saturday with the help of Shia militia.
No, we are not talking to the Iranians about Iraq,” State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf.