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Iran expects next payment under nuclear deal, confirming compliance

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:32
Iran expects to get a fifth installment this week of previously blocked overseas funds, a senior official was quoted as saying, a payment that would confirm Iranian compliance with a landmark deal with world powers to curb its nuclear program. Under last year's interim agreement that took effect on January 20, Iran will receive a total of $4.2 billion of such funds in eight payments over six ...
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Iran Eyes Vasectomy Ban to Boost Economy Through Birthrate

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 09:55
Iran's parliament is considering a ban on vasectomies as the country seeks to boost its birthrate. The 1990s saw Iran's leadership offer subsidised vasectomies and free condoms amid concerns that the country's population was growing too fast. The supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei condemned Iran's progressive contraception policy last year, describing it as an imitation of a western lifestyle ...
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Official: Iran will not discuss missile program

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 08:26
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Tehran will not discuss its ballistic missiles as part of ongoing talks with world powers on a final agreement to curb the Iranian nuclear program, the country's defense minister said Wednesday.
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Official: Iran will not discuss its ballistic missiles program as part of nuclear talks

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 07:23
Iran's defense minister says Tehran will not discuss its ballistic missiles as part of ongoing talks with world powers on a final agreement to curb the Iranian nuclear program.
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Iran's foreign minister holds talks in UAE

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 17:23
Iran's foreign minister held talks Tuesday in the United Arab Emirates in Tehran's latest effort to mend fences with Gulf states suspicious of its nuclear programme and regional ambitions. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met the UAE Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, who is also the ruler of Dubai, home to a sizable Iranian community, the WAM state ...
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Iran Protests UN Ambassador Ban to United Nations

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 15:15
Iran protests US refusal of visa to new UN ambassador to United Nations
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Iran start World Cup camp in S. Africa with only 11 players

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 14:04
Iran took off to South Africa on Tuesday for their first pre-World Cup training camp with only 11 players and no goalkeeper, local media reported. The camp, set to last until May 7, is Iran's first significant gathering since qualifying for the 2014 tournament last June and comes just 57 days ahead of the team's first match in Brazil. But four Iranian clubs -- Esteghlal, Sepahan, Foulad and ...
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Iran complains to UN over envoy ban

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 09:50
Iran complains to the United Nations over the decision by the US to refuse a visa for its newly appointed permanent representative.
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Iran Complains About U.S. Visa Refusal for Envoy

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 06:32
Iran filed a complaint to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressing “serious concern” over the Obama administration’s refusal to grant a visa to an Iranian diplomat tied to the 1979 takeover of the U.S. embassy in Tehran.
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Iran protests US visa denial for UN ambassador pick

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 05:08
Iran is pushing back against the Obama administration's decision to deny a visa to its choice for U.N. ambassador, describing the move as a dangerous precedent and requesting a special meeting of a U.N. committee to discuss the matter.
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Iran Complains to UN Chief on U.S. Visa Refusal for Envoy

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 01:29
Iran filed a complaint to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressing “serious concern” over the Obama administration’s refusal to grant a visa to an Iranian diplomat tied to the 1979 takeover of the U.S. embassy in Tehran.
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Iran to Maintain Daily Oil Sales at 1 Million Barrels Into July

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 16:34
Iran anticipates maintaining crude exports at about 1 million barrels a day until at least July when a deal with global powers over its nuclear program will be renewed or expire, the nation’s deputy oil minister said.
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Iran says oil barter deal with Russia very hard to seal

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:54
Iran and Russia will find it hard to agree any oil or gas trade deal because they are rivals in both markets, Iran's deputy oil minister for international trade said on Monday. Iran and Russia have been discussing various ways of increasing bilateral trade, including Moscow possibly taking up to 500,000 barrels a day of Iranian oil in exchange for Russian goods that Iran needs. Washington says ...
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Iran lodges complaint against United States over U.N. envoy ban: IRNA

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:11
Iran has complained to the United Nations about the United States refusing to grant a visa to its newly appointed U.N. ambassador over his role in the 1979 hostage crisis, state news agency IRNA said on Sunday. Hamid Abutalebi has said that he acted only as a translator during the 444-day crisis when radical Iranian students seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and held 52 Americans hostage ...
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Iran official concerned for nuclear power plant

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 09:17
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's nuclear chief has raised concerns for the fate of the country's only running atomic power plant amid talks with the West about a final deal to curb Tehran's controversial nuclear program, a newspaper reported on Monday.
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Iran dismisses Israeli 'sabre-rattling'

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 05:54
• Iran accuses Netanyahu of 'inflammatory' attack on Rouhani • Rouhani's diplomatic approach backed by hardline parliament • Chemical weapons inspectors start work in Syria Matthew Weaver Guardian readers
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Iran calls off plan to send warships to Atlantic

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 02:07
TEHRAN, Iran Iran's semi-official Fars news agency is reporting that the country has temporarily called off a plan to dispatch warships to the Atlantic Ocean. The Sunday report quoted Iran's navy chief Admiral Habibollah Sayyari as saying such changes of naval plans are routine, "considering the situation in the region."
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Iran Talking to EU Businesses About Future Investment, Seif Says

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 22:55
Iran is in discussions with European and Asian businesses about potential investment in the country once sanctions are lifted, central bank governor Valiollah Seif said.
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Iran needs 30,000 new centrifuges for fuel

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 18:28
Iran will need 30,000 of its new generation centrifuges to meet domestic fuel demands, far more than the current number, its nuclear chief said Sunday. Ali Akbar Salehi's comments came just days after the latest round of international talks in Vienna aimed at securing a long-term deal over Iran's disputed nuclear programme. The capability and number of centrifuges at Tehran's disposal has been a ...
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Iran rejects naming new United Nations envoy after U.S. refusal

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 13:08
TEHRAN, Iran — Iran rejected naming a new diplomat Saturday to represent it at the United Nations, with one lawmaker urging the Islamic Republic to stand up to "bullying" from the U.S., which has rejected granting its pick a visa.
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