#AceBreakingNews – IRAN (Tehran) – August 10 – An Iranian regional passenger plane crashed Sunday while taking off from the capital, Tehran, killing 48 people on-board, state media reported.
The aircraft, an Iran-140 typically used for short domestic flights, crashed near Tehran’s Mehrabad airport, Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency reported.
The plane went down in a residential area after its engine went out, the agency reported.
#AceWorldNews Russia has signed a preliminary agreement to build at least two more nuclear power plants in the Iranian city of Bushehr, Iran’s official IRNA news agency said Wednesday.
Tehran and Moscow “reached a preliminary agreement to build at least two new nuclear power plants,” according to Iranian Atomic Energy Organization spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi.
#AceWorldNews says that all four crew members aboard a small plane that crashed in the Persian Gulf were killed in the incident, Iranian officials said.
The Falcon 20, which belonged to the State Aviation Organization, was on a test flight when it crashed late on Monday off Kish Island, a well-known tourist resort, IRNA said.
Earlier reports said there were five on board but the number was corrected later.
#AceWorldNews says that Iran and six world powers have agreed on an agenda for negotiations over Tehran’s nuclear program, a senior Iranian official has said. Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi told IRNA that the involved parties “have agreed on an agenda and a framework and the next round of talks will be in the second half of March in Vienna.
If confirmed, it would indicate an early step forward in the search for a settlement of the nuclear issue, Reuters said.
Negotiators from Iran and the US, France, Germany, Britain, China and Russia have been meeting since Tuesday to hammer out an agenda for talks on a final deal.