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Iran leader rejects pressures at nuclear talks

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 00:55
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's top leader has rejected pressure by the U.S. and its allies at ongoing nuclear talks in Vienna to force Iran into making concessions, saying the West seeks to greatly restrict his country's uranium enrichment program.
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Iran's Khamenei says U.S., Israel playing 'good cop, bad cop'

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 21:21
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the United States and Israel were playing "good cop, bad cop" to intimidate his country into making concessions on the nuclear dispute with the West. "They make it seem like Israel wants to attack, but America is stopping it: the good cop, bad cop trick," Khamenei told senior statesmen at an iftar (fast-breaking supper during the holy month of ...
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Nuclear team 'will defend Iran's rights': Khamenei

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 19:40
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday the country's nuclear negotiating team at talks in Vienna will defend "the rights of the nation" in negotiations with world powers. "We trust the negotiating team and are sure they will not allow anyone to harm the nation's nuclear rights," said Khamenei who has the final say on major issues, his official website said. Ultra ...
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Tehran University Cleric Claims Jews are 'Sorcerers' who Use Supernatural Powers

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 19:33
The West and Iran may be attempting to put aside their mutual mistrust to deal with Isis - now known as Islamic State - in neighbouring Iraq, but judging by one of Iran's most popular channels there's still a long way to go. Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), the Republic's version of the BBC, has broadcast an interview with prominent cleric and professor Valiollah Naghipourfar ...
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Iran pushing U.S. aside in Iraq?

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 16:51
Derek Harvey and Michael Pregent say Iran's support of al-Maliki has made him less likely to step down or draw Sunnis into his government, as called for by U.S., further pushing them into the arms of ISIS.
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Iran Birth Control Ban Moves Closer as Ayatollah Seeks to 'Strengthen National Identity'

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 16:41
Iranian lawmakers are pushing ahead with a ban on vasectomies and other birth control measures in a bid to boost the country's population and economic prospects for the next generation. Iran's birth rate has dropped to around 1.22% from a 1986 level of 3.22%, according to the CIA World Factbook. The UN has projected that if current trends persist, Iran's median age would increase from 28 in 2013 ...
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Iran overplaying its hand, and its interests are at risk

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 14:41
With the sudden rise of the terrorist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, a little-noted aspect is that Gen. Qassem Suleimani, the supposed strategic genius of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, has blundered disastrously.
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Iran expecting some sanctions relief

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 14:02
Daniel J. Graeber TEHRAN, July 7 (UPI) -- The company transporting Iranian crude oil to export markets should return to the European stage following an EU court decision last week, its director said.
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Winning: Iran And The Impossible Dream

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 09:34
July 7, 2014: Yet another round in the 1,200 year old war between Shia and Sunni Islam is being fought in Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon. The impact of this conflict can be seen in a recent opinion poll among Moslems regarding Hezbollah, an Iran sponsored Shia Islamic terrorist group in southern Lebanon.
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Diplomats: Iran nuclear talks make little progress as July 20 target date for deal approaches

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 09:23
Diplomats say Iran continues to resist efforts to crimp nuclear activities that could be used to make weapons, with the clock ticking down on a July 20 target date for a deal.
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Diplomats: Iran nuke talks make little progress,

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 08:43
Diplomats say Iran continues to resist efforts to crimp nuclear activities that could be used to make weapons, with the clock ticking down on a July 20 target date for a deal. As experts for both sides ...
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Iran To Inaugurate Cement Plant In Venezuela

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 06:38
TEHRAN, July 7 (Bernama) - Iran will inaugurate a cement plant in Venezuela within the next few months, Iran's Mehr News Agency (MNA) reported.
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Another View -- David Ignatius Iran overplays its hand

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 03:48
By overreaching in Iraq and Syria and triggering a violent counterreaction, Iran now faces dangerous instability on its border for years to come.
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Iran Said to Name U.S.-Trained Economist Its New UN Envoy

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 21:18
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani may name his American-educated chief of staff to be the country’s next envoy to the United Nations, after the U.S. denied a visa to his previous choice.
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Volleyball World League: Poland Beat Iran 3-0

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 19:09
Poland overpowered Iran 3-0 to register a second win against the Asian champions in their last 2014 FIVB Men's Volleyball World League match in Gdansk on Saturday to collect half of the points possible from their four confrontations against Iran after they lost their first two matches in Tehran last week.
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Iran backs Maliki as Iraq PM but open to change

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 14:39
Iran said Sunday it supports Nuri al-Maliki's bid to stay on as Iraq's premier but that it is ready to back any other candidate chosen by parliament in Baghdad. Maliki's "State of Law coalition won first place in the last legislative elections... (and) any decision that is taken in Iraq and has the support of parliament has Iran's backing," said Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian ...
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Iran backs Nuri al-Maliki as Iraq PM but prepared for change

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 13:44
Maliki, a Shiite, has been PM since 2006 and last week vowed to "never give up on" his quest for a third term, despite critics blaming him for steering Iraq towards all-out sectarian war.
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Iran backs Nuri al-Maliki as Iraq PM but is prepared for change

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 13:37
Iran said on Sunday it supports Nuri al-Maliki's bid to stay on as Iraq's premier, but that it is ready to back any other candidate chosen by the Iraqi parliament.
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Iran's Surveillance Drones Over Iraq Make U.S. Military Wary

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 12:17
As Iran helps Iraqi government forces fight rebels pushing through Iraq, the use of unarmed Iranian drones has U.S. officials on edge, as analyst Anthony Cordesman explains to NPR's Linda Wertheimer.
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Iran's Surveillance Drones Over Iraq Make U.S. Military Wary

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 12:07
Transcript LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: Iran has pledged it's support to the Shiite-dominated Iraqi government in its battle to push back Sunni-led ISIS fighters. This puts the U.S. and Iran on the same side. But American officials say Iran's efforts include sending drones to conduct surveillance. The drones are unarmed, but the military is concerned about their development. Joining us is Anthony ...
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