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Iran, P5+1 Set Out Framework for Nuclear Deal

Iran Related News - 1 hour 43 min ago
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 - 7 hours 44 min ago
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 - 7 hours 44 min ago
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 - 10 hours 50 min ago
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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Exclusive: Iran's support for Syria tested by oil price drop

Iran Related News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 18:34
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 a nearly four-year-old civil war and also prop under a ...
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Iran honours nuclear deal with powers, IAEA report shows

Iran Related News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 15:30
VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran has continued to meet commitments under an interim nuclear agreement with six world powers, a confidential U.N. agency report showed, though Tehran temporarily halted conversion work that makes higher-grade uranium less suitable for bombs. The monthly update by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), seen by Reuters, said Iran was not enriching uranium above a ...
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Iran honors nuclear deal with powers, IAEA report shows

Iran Related News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 15:25
VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran has continued to meet commitments under an interim nuclear agreement with six world powers, a confidential U.N. agency report showed, though Tehran temporarily halted conversion work that makes higher-grade uranium less suitable for bombs. The monthly update by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), seen by Reuters, said Iran was not enriching uranium above a ...
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For Leopards in Iran and Iraq, Land Mines Are a Surprising Refuge

Iran Related News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 13:15
Targeted by hunters and threatened by shrinking habitat, Persian leopards fight for survival along the Iran-Iraq border.
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Iran dismisses UN resolution as 'political'

Iran Related News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 11:54
Tehran, Dec 19 (IANS): Iran has criticised the UN General Assembly's "political" resolution on alleged human rights violations in the country.
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Iran’s Jews see signs of acceptance

Iran Related News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 04:29
YAZD, Iran – More than a thousand people recently trekked across Iran to visit a shrine in this ancient Persian city, a pilgrimage like many others in the Islamic Republic – until you notice men there wearing yarmulkes.
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Iran’s Rouhani Pushes Back

Iran Related News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 22:33
Haleh Esfandiari: Despite his inability, so far, to deliver on his promises, Mr. Rouhani remains a beacon of hope for the young, and despite widespread fear of Iranian security agencies, some are willing to speak up for him.
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At U.N., Iran urged to show more flexibility in nuclear talks

Iran Related News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 22:16
By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iran has not demonstrated sufficient flexibility in nuclear talks with six world powers aimed at ending a 12-year standoff with the Islamic Republic over its atomic ambitions, France and Britain said on Thursday. The remarks, at the United Nations, came just after the completion of another inconclusive round of negotiations in Geneva this week ...
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Iran’s Rouhani Pushes Back

Iran Related News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 21:34
Haleh Esfandiari: Despite his inability, so far, to deliver on his promises, Mr. Rouhani remains a beacon of hope for the young, and despite widespread fear of Iranian security agencies, some are willing to speak up for him.
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Iran to conduct 'massive' military exercise

Iran Related News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 21:08
JC Finley TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Iran will conduct a large-scale military exercise in the south of the country beginning Dec. 25, a senior Iranian military commander announced Thursday.
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Iran to hold major naval drills at end of December

Iran Related News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 15:55
Iran will hold widespread naval drills extending to the Gulf of Aden in December, its navy chief said Thursday, asking foreign forces to "leave the area" to avoid incidents.
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Iran to hold major naval drills at end of December

Iran Related News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 15:54
Iran will hold widespread naval drills extending to the Gulf of Aden in December, its navy chief said Thursday, asking foreign forces to "leave the area" to avoid incidents. The week-long exercises -- the first on this scale since the election of reformist President Hassan Rouhani in June last year -- are set to start on December 25 and take place between the Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of ...
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Iran to hold military drill near strategic passage

Iran Related News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 10:54
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state TV says the military will hold a massive drill near the strategic Strait of Hormuz at the entrance to the Persian Gulf next week.
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Iran to hold military drill near strategic passage

Iran Related News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 10:34
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state TV says the military will hold a massive drill near the strategic Strait of Hormuz at the entrance to the Persian Gulf next week.
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Iran says resumed nuclear talks 'useful'

Iran Related News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 09:53
Iran welcomed as "useful" Thursday its first round of nuclear talks with the major powers since the two sides gave themselves another seven months to strike a deal. "We had intensive and useful discussions," Iran's lead negotiator, deputy foreign minister Abbas Araqchi, told state television after a two-hour meeting in Geneva on Wednesday. Araqchi held two days of talks with a US delegation ...
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Western-style stores growing in Iran

Iran Related News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 06:20
When Thomas Cristofoletti walked into the Hyperstar supermarket in Shiraz, Iran, he was stopped at the door. He had his camera over his shoulder, and the international-style grocery store was built inside a large mall with a strict policy against photography.
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