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Iran links Iraq role to lifting of Western sanctions

1 hour 24 min ago
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

5 hours 36 min ago
* 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

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

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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Iran moving to meet terms of extended nuclear deal: IAEA

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 18:35
By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran has started taking action to comply with the terms of an extended agreement with six world powers over its disputed atomic activities, a U.N. nuclear watchdog report obtained by Reuters on Wednesday showed. The findings in a monthly update by the International Atomic Energy Agency - though no major surprise - may be seen as positive by the West ahead of ...
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Iran's parliament dismisses moderate minister

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 18:32
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — In a move led by hard-line lawmakers, Iran's parliament dismissed the country's science minister Wednesday over his alleged support for pro-Western voices at universities, dealing a blow to moderate President Hassan Rouhani.
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Iran parliament votes to sack 'reformist' science minister

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 18:21
Iran's conservative-dominated parliament on Wednesday voted to sack the science minister for wanting to recruit people accused of involvement in the 2009 protest movement. Reza Faraji Dana, whose responsibilities included Iran's universities, was sacked after a censure motion went against him. The motion was backed by 145 of the 270 lawmakers present, out of a total of 290, while 110 supported ...
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Iran giving 'advice' to Iraq Kurds battling IS jihadists

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 16:53
Iran is providing advice to Iraqi Kurds fighting Islamic State jihadists, Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said Wednesday. "We have given help with policy and advice to the Iraq government. We have acted in the same manner to Iraqi Kurdistan," Amir-Abdollahian told the Arabic service of state television. Tehran has no military presence in Baghdad, nor in the Shiite shrine city of ...
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Iran giving 'advice' to Iraq Kurds battling IS jihadists

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 15:30
Iran is providing advice to Iraqi Kurds fighting Islamic State jihadists, Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Wednesday (Aug 20).
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Iran MPs dismiss science minister

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:59
Iran's parliament votes to dismiss Science Minister Reza Faraji-Dana, dealing a blow to reformist President Hassan Rouhani.
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Iran parliament dismisses minister in setback for Rouhani

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:40
Iran's parliament voted to dismiss the minister of science on Wednesday, removing an official viewed with distrust by conservatives and dealing a blow to moderate President Hassan Rouhani's liberalization program.    An impeachment motion passed by the assembly accused Reza Faraji-Dana, the Minister of Science, Research and Technology, of allowing students expelled from university following anti ...
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Iran to delay iron ore export tax to 2015 due to weak market - source

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 05:16
By Manolo Serapio Jr SINGAPORE, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Iran is to delay the introduction of a 10 percent tax on exports of unprocessed iron ore until March next year, a source with knowledge of the plan said, as the market is struggling and a number of private mines in the Islamic state have been halted. A 31 percent fall in iron ore prices this year, stoked by increased shipments from major ...
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One Result of the Gaza Conflict: Iran and Hamas Are Back Together

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 15:47
Iran and Hamas were once tightly allied, but the Syrian war drove them apart. Now, after the Gaza conflict, the two sides are making up
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Final deal possible only if 5+1 lifts UN sanctions: Iran

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 15:18
The Iranian foreign minister has said that a comprehensive nuclear deal can be reached only if the 5+1 group (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) annuls the sanctions resolutions imposed against Iran by the UN Security Council.
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Iran won't sign nuclear deal 'at any price'

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 02:41
TEHRAN, Iran – Iran is committed to securing a nuclear agreement with world powers but will not sign one "at any price", its negotiators said Monday, August 18, as a key deadline for Tehran nears. Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany – known ...
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IAEA expects progress by deadline in Iran nuclear inquiry

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 19:08
By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear watchdog chief said on Monday Iran had begun implementing transparency measures ahead of an Aug 25 deadline, as part of a long-running investigation into suspected atomic bomb research by Tehran. Yukiya Amano, speaking at Vienna airport after talks with President Hassan Rouhani in the Iranian capital, said he expected progress by next Monday ...
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Iran won't sign nuclear deal 'at any price'

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:11
Iran is committed to securing a nuclear agreement with world powers but will not sign one "at any price", its negotiators said Monday, as a key deadline for Tehran nears. Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany -- known as P5+1 -- signed an interim deal last November and are in discussions to secure a more permanent accord. "We are entering with goodwill into ...
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Iran Ready to Cooperate on Nukes: U.N.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 15:46
VIENNA (AP) — Iran's president has promised to back a United Nations probe into suspicions that the country secretly worked on nuclear arms, the U.N.'s chief nuclear inspector said Sunday after talks in Tehran.
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Journalists arrested in Iran held on 'security' grounds

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 15:31
Three journalists -- including the Washington Post's Tehran correspondent -- arrested in Iran were detained for security reasons, the country's prosecutor said in a statement published on Monday. It was the first time an Iranian official has given a reason for the July 22 arrest of the Post's Jason Rezaian and a photographer, both of whom are dual US-Iranian citizens. Rezaian's wife Yeganeh ...
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Iran begins answering nuclear allegations: IAEA

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 15:23
Iran has begun to answer long-held allegations of efforts to develop nuclear weapons ahead of an August 25 deadline, the UN atomic watchdog's chief said Monday. Returning from Tehran where he met with President Hassan Rouhani and top Iranian nuclear officials, IAEA chief Yukiya Amano said that Iran had started carrying out crucial measures agreed in May to clear up claims it has done research ...
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