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Iran denies linking Iraq role to Western sanctions

Iran Related News - 2 hours 28 min ago
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 - 5 hours 56 min ago
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 - 11 hours 19 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

Iran Related News - 15 hours 31 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

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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Iran moving to meet terms of extended nuclear deal: IAEA

Iran Related News - 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

Iran Related News - 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

Iran Related News - 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

Iran Related News - 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

Iran Related News - 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

Iran Related News - 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

Iran Related News - 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

Iran Related News - 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

Iran Related News - 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

Iran Related News - 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'

Iran Related News - 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

Iran Related News - 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'

Iran Related News - 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.

Iran Related News - 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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