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Iran Sends Aircraft Engines Abroad for Repairs

Iran Related News - 2 hours 29 min ago
Dec. 20--TEHRAN, Iran. -- Iran has sent the engines of 14 airplanes to foreign countries in order to be repaired. Iranian Minister of Road and Urban Development Abbas Ahmad Akhoundi said that 7 engines have been fixed and returned, Iran's Fars news agency reported on Dec. 20.
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The economic and social benefits of a thaw with Iran

Iran Related News - 5 hours 17 min ago
With international negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program extended beyond their self-imposed Nov. 24 deadline, talks have now resumed in Geneva. As they move forward, it’s important to put those talks in perspective.
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Iran is world's fourth missile power: Defense Minister

Iran Related News - 7 hours 13 min ago
The Islamic Republic of Iran is the fourth missile power in the world, Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan says. ";Iran has an acceptable status among countries possessing missile capabilities, and stands after the United States, Russia, and China [in missile power],"; Dehqan said in a televised interview with Al-Alam channel on Friday.
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Iran’s Budget Woes Unlikely to Derail Nuclear Goals

Iran Related News - 8 hours 6 min ago
A big slide in oil prices will hurt Iran's attempts to rescue battered living standards, but economic pain is unlikely to soften the Islamic Republic’s stance in nuclear talks or end aid to allies such as Syria, matters seen by its ruling clerics as strategic priorities. Experts examining Iran’s budget plans for 2015 say economic misery brought by sanctions and mismanagement has been a reality ...
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Iran's investments in ports amount to USD1.3b

Iran Related News - 8 hours 30 min ago
(MENAFN) Iran has made investments worth USD1.3 billion in the port and maritime sectors since the beginning of the tenure of the current government amid restrictions and issues fa...
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A vanishing paradise: along Iran's Khalkhal-Asalem Road

Iran Related News - 11 hours 5 min ago
New roads are making Iran’s remote and bucolic villages accessible to city folks on the hunt for new sanctuaries, bringing with them the ills of urbanization threatening the paradise they seek On a recent day in Loomavesht, a village up the Asalem-Khalkal road in north Iran’s Gilan province, the men sheer sheep, and the women clean the wool. A cool mist fills the air, and soon the cold weather ...
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Iran wary of regional oil conspiracies

Iran Related News - 11 hours 53 min ago
Daniel J. Graeber DAMASCUS, Syria, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- The Iraqi speaker of parliament said Monday from Syria his government was mindful of regional players working against Tehran in the global oil marketplace.
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Budget pressure unlikely to deflect Iran from nuclear goals

Iran Related News - 12 hours 3 min ago
By Mehrdad Balali DUBAI (Reuters) - A big oil price slide will hurt Iran's attempts to rescue battered living standards, but economic pain is unlikely to soften its stance in nuclear talks or end aid to allies such as Syria, matters seen by its ruling clerics as strategic priorities. Economic misery due to sanctions and mismanagement has been a reality for years, and while social strains in the ...
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Iran's window of opportunity

Iran Related News - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 07:35
The presidents of Iran and Russia have both recently been critical - as the collapse in the oil market benchmark price has continued to and even through US$60 per barrel - of what is perceived as being economic warfare conducted through the oil market by the Saudis and the United States.
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China's Nov Iran crude oil imports down 2.6 pct on yr -customs

Iran Related News - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 07:11
* Nov imports from Iran at 2.13 mln T, up 53 pct from Oct * China is Iran's largest oil client * Imports could top 2 mln T again in Dec BEIJING, Dec 22 (Reuters) - China's crude oil imports from Iran fell 2.6 percent in November from a year ago but were up more than half from October, customs data showed on Monday. November imports hit 2.13 million tonnes, or 517,560 barrels per day (bpd), up 53 ...
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PolitiFact: Fact-checking Barack Obama on Guantanamo, Iran

Iran Related News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 23:14
President Barack Obama took on critics of his foreign policy Sunday in a year-end interview with CNN, defending decisions to better relations with Cuba and Iran while arguing that "shooting first and thinking about it second" does not project strength.
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Iran hails US-Cuba thaw as proof sanctions don't work

Iran Related News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 19:34
Iran has seized on Washington's historic rapprochement with Cuba after five decades of Cold War standoff as proof that big power sanctions do not work. "The defence by the Cuban government and people of their revolutionary ideals over the past 50 years shows that policies of isolation and sanctions imposed by the major powers against the wishes of independent nations are ineffective," foreign ...
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Iran nuclear diplomat gets key post as head of foreign oil deals

Iran Related News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 14:06
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran has appointed a backstage strategist in nuclear talks with world powers as chief of foreign petroleum contracts, the oil ministry said, a job that will hinge largely on any settlement of its atomic dispute with the West. Amir-Hossein Zamaninia is a veteran diplomat who was sidelined under hardline former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad before resurfacing as adviser on the ...
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Iran urged to let Afghans seek refugee status

Iran Related News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 07:55
Beirut, Dec 21 (IANS): Iran’s announcement that it will grant a six-month visa extension to 450,000 Afghans is a helpful move to prevent their imminent deportation, Human Rights Watch said Sunday.
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Iran urged to let Afghans seek refugee status

Iran Related News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 07:34
Beirut, Dec 21 (IANS) Iran's announcement that it will grant a six-month visa extension to 450,000 Afghans is a helpful move to prevent their imminent deportation, Human Rights Watch said Sunday.
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Why is Iran building a mock US aircraft carrier?

Iran Related News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 05:24
Iran is building a nonworking mock-up of an American nuclear-powered aircraft carrier that US officials say may be intended to be blown up for propaganda value.        
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Iran, P5+1 Set Out Framework for Nuclear Deal

Iran Related News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 00:13
Iran and P5+1 nations negotiating on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program have laid down the textual framework of the future comprehensive nuclear agreement, the Chinese envoy to the talks said in Vienna on Friday.
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Photos: Iran Honors Its Fallen Jewish Soldiers

Iran Related News - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 18:12
Iran is well-known for its stinging anti-Israeli rhetoric and refusal to recognize what it calls the ";Zionist regime."; So, it might have come as a surprise when officials in Tehran unveiled a monument honoring Iranian-Jewish soldiers who died in action during the Iran-Iraq War of the 1980s. -Frud Bezhan, RFE
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Iran and Landlocked States

Iran Related News - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 18:12
Land-locked states or coast-less states are the states that have no free access to the open waters of the world. At the moment, there are 42 land-locked States and out of these, a considerable number are in the area that Iran is situated: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Armenia, and Kirgizstan. - Bahman Aghai Diba
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Exclusive: Iran's support for Syria tested by oil price drop

Iran Related News - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 15:06
By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian businessmen and trade officials say they are worried the economic lifeline provided by Iran is under strain from plunging oil prices, despite public messages of support from Syria's strongest regional ally. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has relied on oil-producing Iran to help him fight insurgents in a nearly four-year-old civil war and also ...
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