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Iran calls for new Yemeni government, increasing tension with Saudis

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 12:21
By Raushan Nurshayeva ASTANA (Reuters) - Iran on Monday urged the formation of a new Yemeni government and offered to assist in a political transition, comments likely to anger Saudi Arabia, which is backing Yemen's president against a rebel force allied with Iran. The Houthi advance towards the Yemeni city of Aden forced President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to flee to Riyadh last month and ...
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Iran deal spurs talk in Israel of national unity government

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 11:58
By Allyn Fisher-Ilan JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Concerns over Iran's nuclear negotiations and the need to repair relations with the White House may push Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to seek to form a national unity government with his center-left rivals. Political analysts pointed on Monday to a new position paper from the main challenger that Netanyahu beat in last month's election, the ...
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Iran Watchers' Stock Buying Guide Is Loaded With Dubai Names

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 08:28
As world powers move toward ending Iran’s international isolation, bargain-hunting stock investors are circling. Negotiators are seeking to finalize by June a deal that would check Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for an end to the economic sanctions. The biggest beneficiaries could include banks and developers in Dubai and a Malaysian shipper that may see orders climb if Iran resumes global ...
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Iran plans to build small nuclear power plants: official

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 08:25
TEHRAN, April 11 (Xinhua) -- Iran has plans to build small nuclear power plants and desalination facilities in the coming years, spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi said Saturday.
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Iran rejects access to its military sites under any deal: negotiator

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 08:25
TEHRAN, April 11 (Xinhua) -- Iran would never allow a potential nuclear deal with the world powers to monitor its military and missile capabilities, Iranian senior nuclear negotiator told Tasnim news agency on Saturday.
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Report: US reporter held in Iran facing 'espionage' charges

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 21:51
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A Washington Post journalist detained in Iran for over eight months is accused of "espionage" and "acting against national security," the semiofficial Fars news agency reported Sunday.
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Iran's Supreme Leader Gets to No

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 21:50
Take the Iran framework agreement, for instance. President Barack Obama says he has one on the basics of the nuclear deal with Iran. Because Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of Iran -- the only person who decides on this matter -- says he hasn't agreed to the most important elements of the deal as laid out in the White House fact sheet. Obama says the sanctions on Iran would be ...
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Iran's Supreme Leader Gets to No

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 21:50
Take the Iran framework agreement, for instance. President Barack Obama says he has one on the basics of the nuclear deal with Iran. Because Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of Iran -- the only person who decides on this matter -- says he hasn't agreed to the most important elements of the deal as laid out in the White House fact sheet. Obama says the sanctions on Iran would be ...
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Report: US reporter held in Iran facing 'espionage' charges

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 18:49
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A Washington Post journalist detained in Iran for over eight months is accused of "espionage" and "acting against national security," the semiofficial Fars news agency reported Sunday.
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Iran nuclear negotiations: Who's telling the truth?

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 17:29
The U.S. and Iran are engaged in a war of words about what exactly is in the framework agreement
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Iran must end 'aggression' for sanctions relief: Netanyahu

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 16:15
Jerusalem (AFP) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday Iran should have to end its "aggression in the region" to win relief from sanctions, taking another swipe at a framework nuclear agreement.
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Iran must end 'aggression' for sanctions relief: Netanyahu

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 15:17
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday (Apr 12) Iran should have to end its "aggression in the region" to win relief from sanctions, taking another swipe at a framework nuclear agreement.
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IRAN NUKE DEBATE McCain hits back as Obama slams criticism of deal

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 08:01
President Obama said Saturday that partisan wrangling over the nuclear agreement with Iran has gone beyond pale and said the harsh criticism of the deal “needs to stop.”
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Iran's state TV social media accounts hacked

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 07:22
Iran's Arabic-language state TV network Al Alam said on Sunday its Twitter account had been hacked and a false report was posted that an Iran-allied rebel leader in Yemen had died. Al Alam has covered the crisis in Yemen since Saudi Arabia and Arab allies launched air strikes against the Shi'ite Houthi movement this month. The air strikes have raised tensions between Shi'ite Muslim Iran and ...
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Framework Nuclear Deal Respects Iran's Red Lines: Iran Commander

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 23:33
(Reuters) - An outline nuclear accord reached this month between Iran and world powers respects Iran's red lines, though ambiguities over the lifting of sanctions must be resolved, a top Iranian military official was quoted as saying on Saturday. Iran and world powers are engaged in talks to reach a comprehensive deal that would place limits on Iran's nuclear program in return for the removal of ...
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Iran calls nuclear deal into question

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 22:58
TEHRAN: Iran's leaders plunged the hard-won framework accord on their nuclear program into doubt on Thursday, warning they may not sign a final deal and would demand immediate sanctions relief.
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Framework nuclear deal respects Iran's red lines: Iran commander

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 17:33
(Reuters) - An outline nuclear accord reached this month between Iran and world powers respects Iran's red lines, though ambiguities over the lifting of sanctions must be resolved, a top Iranian military official was quoted as saying on Saturday.
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Iran rejects foreign access to its military sites: Negotiator

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 15:16
Tehran, April 11 (IANS) Iran will never allow a potential nuclear deal with the world powers to lead to the monitoring of its military and missile capabilities, Iran's senior nuclear negotiator said on Saturday. Iran "absolutely rejects" any foreign access to its military facilities under the pretext of addressing the so-called "possible military dimensions" of Tehran's nuclear programne, Abbas ...
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Iran seizes 500 tonnes of drugs in year

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 11:45
Iran, a key transit route for illegal drugs trafficked from Afghanistan, has seized almost 500 tonnes of narcotics in the past year, the anti-drug police chief said Saturday. General Ali Moayedi, quoted in Iranian media, said the drugs intercepted in the 12 months to March 2015 included 390 tonnes of opium and 10 tonnes of heroin. Police conducted more than 1,800 raids across Iran focussing "on ...
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Iran would reportedly extend nuclear deal deadline to satisfy leader's demands - Nuke deal and Congress' overview ...

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 06:01
Iran would reportedly extend talks for a finalized nuclear deal with world powers beyond the June 30 deadline if need be to satisfy the lines drawn out by the country’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, a senior Iranian official said.
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