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Collapse of Iran talks poses danger, U.S. official warns

Iran Related News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 01:24
A failure of the gridlocked nuclear negotiations with Iran will lead to a dangerous escalation by both Tehran and the West, America's lead negotiator warned Thursday.
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Escalation Likely If Iran Talks Fail, U.S. Official Says

Iran Related News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 01:11
The alternatives to an international accord preventing Iran from producing nuclear weapons are “quite terrible,” the chief U.S. negotiator in talks with Iran said.
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US negotiator: Some want talks with Iran to fail

Iran Related News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 23:45
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chief U.S. nuclear negotiator suggested Thursday that some U.S. allies and members of Congress hope diplomacy with Iran fails, offering a glimpse of the difficult task awaiting the Obama administration if it manages to secure a nuclear agreement with Tehran by a late November deadline.
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Iran will be seen as responsible if nuclear talks fail: U.S.

Iran Related News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 23:02
By Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iran will be widely seen to be responsible if a comprehensive deal to curb its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief is not reached, the top U.S. negotiator said on Thursday. U.S. Under-Secretary of State Wendy Sherman also said major powers negotiating with Iran have offered it ideas that are "equitable, enforceable and consistent with Tehran ...
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Let's 'finish the job' on nuclear deal, US tells Iran

Iran Related News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 22:44
America's top negotiator leading talks to curb Tehran's nuclear ambitions Thursday called on Iranian leaders to "make the right choice," saying now was the time to reach a deal. "If Iran truly wants to resolve its differences with the international community -- and facilitate the lifting of economic sanctions -- it will have no better chance than between now and November 24," Undersecretary of ...
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US negotiator: Some want talks with Iran to fail

Iran Related News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 22:25
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chief U.S. nuclear negotiator suggested Thursday that some U.S. allies and members of Congress hope diplomacy with Iran fails, offering a glimpse of the difficult task awaiting the Obama administration if it manages to secure a nuclear agreement with Tehran by a late November deadline.
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China, Iran defense officials pledge closer ties

Iran Related News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:15
BEIJING (AP) — China's defense minister met Thursday with Iran's navy commander in the latest sign of warming ties between their two militaries following their first joint naval drills in the Persian Gulf last month.
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China says wants closer military ties with Iran

Iran Related News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 07:41
BEIJING (Reuters) - China wants to have closer military ties with Iran, the Chinese defense minister told the visiting head of the Iranian navy on Thursday, state media reported, reaffirming diplomatic links despite controversy over Iran's nuclear plans. Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan told Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari that the two armed forces have seen "good ...
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Iran giveaway: Obama showing he’ll take any nuke

Iran Related News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:01
President Obama plainly wants it so much he can almost taste it, so sooner or later he’ll sign a deal with Iran. A bad deal. The reason for Iran to...
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Iran Deal Unlikely by November, French Envoy Predicts

Iran Related News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 18:18
A deal over Iran’s nuclear program appears unlikely by the Nov. 24 deadline, meaning an extension of the interim agreement may be needed to press Iran for more concessions, the French ambassador to Washington said today.
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Hundreds protest against Iran acid attacks

Iran Related News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 17:02
Tehran (AFP) - Around 1,000 people took to the streets in Iran on Wednesday to demand action after four women were maimed in acid attacks reportedly linked to them not wearing the veil.
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Iran, Russia to open new chapter in trade ties

Iran Related News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 15:12
Iran and Russia are considering possibilities of opening a new chapter in their trade relations, with experts saying the new measures could break the domination of Western currencies over bilateral exchanges, Press TV reports.
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Iran sees skyrocketing divorce rates, surge in divorce parties

Iran Related News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 14:47
Weddings in Iran have long been over-the-top affairs, with families spending thousands of dollars to celebrate a union. But now some couples are splurging on an entirely different sort of...
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Iran's Khamenei says oil reliance putting country at mercy of big powers

Iran Related News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 13:54
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's dependence on oil revenue is putting the Islamic Republic's economy at the mercy of major powers, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday. With oil losing a quarter of its value since June, President Hassan Rouhani's administration has been scrambling for alternative sources of income. Iran's budget is based on oil priced at around $100 a barrel while ...
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Iran envoy blames sanctions for low trade with Nigeria

Iran Related News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:10
The Iranian ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Saeed Koozechi, has blamed sanctions imposed on his country by the UN, US and EU for the low trade between Iran and Nigeria. Speaking at a News Agency of Nigeria forum on Wednesday in Abuja, Koozechi said the sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programme had a crippling effect...  [Read More...]
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Rise in divorce in Iran linked to shift in status of women

Iran Related News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 06:01
By Babak Dehghanpisheh BEIRUT (Reuters) - Weddings in Iran have long been an over-the-top affair with families spending thousands of dollars to celebrate a union. But now some couples are splurging on an entirely different sort of nuptial celebration: a divorce party. Local media outlets and blogs have been abuzz for months about lavish parties, complete with sarcastic invitations and humorous ...
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Iran president pledges to back Iraq amid attacks

Iran Related News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 01:33
TEHRAN, Iran -- Shiite powerhouse Iran has pledged enduring support for the Shiite-led government of Iraq in its battle against an ascendant Sunni insurgency spearheaded by the Islamic State group.
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Khamenei says Iraq can beat IS without foreigners

Iran Related News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 22:37
Tehran (AFP) - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday told Iraq's visiting premier that the Baghdad government is capable of defeating Islamic State jihadists without foreign troops being deployed.
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Israeli minister airs Iran nuclear concerns at Pentagon

Iran Related News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 21:42
Jerusalem (AFP) - Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon said Tuesday he shared with his US counterpart his country's concerns about the direction of talks between world powers and Iran on its nuclear programme.
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Iran president pledges to back Iraq amid attacks

Iran Related News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 19:13
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Shiite powerhouse Iran has pledged enduring support for the Shiite-led government of Iraq in its battle against an ascendant Sunni insurgency spearheaded by the Islamic State group.
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