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Iran opens new uranium-conversion plant: 'The process has begun'

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran inaugurated a new plant Saturday to convert a type of uranium into a material that cannot be used to make nuclear weapons as part of its interim atomic deal with world powers, its official news agency reported. The report by IRNA quoted Ali Akbar Salehi, the ...
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Iran refuses UN nuclear watchdog access to Parchin base

Iran will not give UN nuclear inspectors access to a military base outside Tehran that they have been seeking to visit since 2005, Defence Minister Hossein Dehgan said on Saturday. Dehgan's comments come just two days before a deadline for Iran to give its response to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) over historic allegations of a military dimension to its nuclear research. "The ...
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Iran says no need for UN to revisit military site

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's defense minister on Saturday said there was no need for U.N. nuclear inspectors to pay another visit to the Parchin military site, where the country is suspected of having tested components used in nuclear weapons.
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Simin Behbahani, celebrated poet known as the ‘lioness of Iran,’ dies at 87

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Ms. Behbahani became known as the ?lioness of Iran? for poetry that laid bare the suffering in her society.
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Iran opens nuclear fuel plant

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Iran has opened a uranium dioxide factory that will produce fuel for civilian nuclear plants, the head of its atomic energy agency announced Saturday. Ali Akbar Salehi said the factory in Esfahan, central Iran, which produce uranium dioxide enriched to a level of less than 5 percent was opened in keeping with an agreement between Tehran and world powers. Its main use would be for the Bushehr ...
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Report: Iran Opens Uranium-Conversion Plant

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Report: Iran opens uranium-conversion plant, part of interim nuclear deal with world powers
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Few details month after reporters detained in Iran

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian-American correspondent for the Washington Post and his journalist wife have been held in custody for a month in Iran, suggesting a possible struggle between a new guard of moderates pushing for greater freedom and the old hard-line establishment.
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Iran nixes report linking Iraq cooperation to nuclear talks

Iran Related News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:27
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, right, shakes hands with Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Yukiya Amano at the start of their meeting in Tehran, Iran, in this Aug. 17, 2014 photo.
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Iran to send aid to Gaza via Egypt

Iran Related News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 18:57
Iran plans to send aid to the beleaguered Gaza Strip after Egypt said it would allow the shipment to enter the Palestinian territory, an Iranian diplomatic source said on Friday. The official IRNA news agency said Cairo had agreed to transfer humanitarian aid bound for the coastal enclave, citing a foreign ministry source in Tehran. The source said a first Iranian Red Crescent shipment of 100 ...
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Iran FM due in Moscow ahead amid nuclear talks

Iran Related News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 18:48
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will visit ally Moscow next week, the Islamic republic's ambassador to Russia wrote on Facebook Friday, media reports said. Mehdi Sanaei said that Zarif will travel on August 29 to meet his counterpart Sergei Lavrov, saying only that their talks would focus on bilateral, regional and international issues. Iran and the P5+1 signed an interim deal last ...
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United Nations Nuclear Inquiry on Iran Seen Making Slow Headway: Diplomats

Iran Related News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 16:14
The U.N. nuclear watchdog appears to have made only limited progress so far in getting Iran to answer questions about its suspected atomic bomb research, diplomatic sources said on Friday, three days ...
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U.N. nuclear inquiry on Iran seen making slow headway-diplomats

Iran Related News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 15:24
* IAEA's Iran inquiry tied to broader nuclear diplomacy * U.N. agency wants Tehran to address suspected bomb research * Iran agreed to implement five transparency steps by Aug. 25 * Denies it is seeking nuclear bomb capability
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What's Really Behind Russia's Massive Oil Deal With Iran?

Iran Related News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 13:10
What's Really Behind Russia's Massive Oil Deal With Iran?
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Iran denies report linking Iraq cooperation to nuclear talks

Iran Related News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 09:26
Iran denied a report that it is ready to help counter Islamic State insurgents in return for progress in negotiations with world powers over its nuclear program. France, one of the six nations in nuclear talks with Tehran, said on Wednesday it wanted Arab states, Iran and the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council to coordinate a comprehensive response against Islamic State, whose ...
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Iran denies linking Iraq role to Western sanctions

Iran Related News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 20:24
Iran on Thursday denied linking any future cooperation with the international community against jihadists in Iraq to the lifting of crippling Western sanctions. Earlier, the official IRNA news agency quoted Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif as suggesting that Tehran could help the international community if it lifted the sanctions. "If we agree to do something in Iraq, the other side of the ...
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Iran says wants progress in nuclear talks before action on Islamic State

Iran Related News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 16:56
PARIS/DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran is ready to do something to help tackle Islamic State insurgents in Iraq but first wants progress in negotiations with world powers over its nuclear program, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif was quoted as saying by Iranian media. France, one of the six nations in nuclear talks with Tehran, said on Wednesday it wanted Arab states, Iran and the five permanent members of ...
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Iran links Iraq role to lifting of Western sanctions

Iran Related News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:33
Iran is ready to join international action against jihadists in Iraq provided the West lifts crippling sanctions, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday. His comments followed a call by French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Wednesday for all countries in the region, including Iran, to join the fight against Islamic State (IS) fighters who have seized swathes of Iraq as well ...
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China's July crude imports from Iran hold at elevated volumes

Iran Related News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 07:20
* China crude imports from Iran hit 558,865 bpd in July * China Jan-July imports from Iran at 617,670 bpd, up 47 pct (Adds detail on imports and background) By Adam Rose BEIJING, Aug 21 (Reuters) - China's crude imports from Iran expanded 40.6 percent in July from a year ago, customs data showed on Thursday, as Tehran's largest oil client stayed with the elevated shipment levels that began late ...
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UN agency: Iran abiding with terms of nuke deal

Iran Related News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 22:45
VIENNA (AP) — The U.N. nuclear agency says that Iran is keeping commitments it agreed to with six world powers in a pact that temporarily caps its nuclear activities and eliminates material that could be most easily used to make nuclear weapons.
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Iran Speaks More Softly But Keeps Building Bigger Sticks

Iran Related News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 20:41
While Iran's military has toned down its rhetoric about military capabilities and exercises, it continues a low-profile buildup of weapons in and near the Strait of Hormuz, according to a classified Pentagon assessment. "Iran's military strategy is defensive" and designed to "deter an attack, survive an initial strike, retaliate against an aggressor and force a diplomatic solution" while ...
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