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Iran foreign minister: Pakistan, Iran must work together on Yemen

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 17:32
By Mehreen Zahra-Malik ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday Pakistan and Iran should cooperate to solve the deepening crisis in war-ravaged Yemen. Zarif spoke during a two-day visit to the Pakistani capital in which he was expected to urge Islamabad to reject a Saudi request that it join a military operation against Shi'ite Muslim Houthi forces in ...
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Iran deploys two warships near Yemen as rivals continue airstrikes

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 15:02
Iran deployed warships near Yemen, Iranian state media reported Wednesday, raising the stakes in the confrontation between a Saudi Arabia-led military coalition and Shiite Muslim militants aligned with Iran.
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Iran's oil minister heads to China

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 12:27
Daniel J. Graeber BEIJING, April 8 (UPI) -- Iran's oil minister arrived Wednesday in China to discuss oil sales after backing to become a member of the new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.
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Iran says working to help Yemen form unity government to fix crisis

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 12:18
Iran says Yemeni factions should form a national unity government to resolve the crisis there and that it is working to help achieve that, a senior Iranian official said on Wednesday. Morteza Sarmadi, deputy foreign minister, reiterated Iran's call for an immediate halt to the two-week-old military campaign being led by Saudi Arabia against Yemeni Houthis who have seized much of Yemen and forced ...
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Iran deploys warships off Yemen's coast

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 11:26
Iran sent two warships to the Gulf of Aden on Wednesday, state media reported, establishing a military presence off the coast of Yemen where Saudi Arabia is leading a bombing campaign to oust the Iran-allied Houthi movement. The Alborz destroyer and Bushehr support vessel sailed from Bandar Abbas on a mission to protect Iranian shipping from piracy, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said in ...
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Iran seeks to mend fences with Chinese oil firms to get projects going

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 10:30
* Iran wants latest technology, equipment to get fields going * CNPC interested in returning to South Pars project -officials By Chen Aizhu BEIJING, April 8 (Reuters) - Iran hopes to resolve differences with Chinese energy companies on oil and gas projects in the Islamic republic, as Tehran wants to be ready to raise output quickly after a potential lifting of sanctions this year, Iranian oil ...
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Iran's Zarif due in Pakistan amid Yemen war debate

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 08:51
Planned talks come amid pressure to join Saudi-led campaign against Iran-allied Houthis in Arabian Peninsula nation.
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Iran sends warships off Yemeni coast

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 07:24
Iran has sent two warships to the Gulf of Aden, according to state media reports, establishing a military presence off the coast of Yemen where Saudi Arabia is leading a bombing campaign to oust the Iran-allied Houthi movement.
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Iran Nuclear Deal Seen Cutting Oil Prices by $15 a Barrel

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 06:39
Oil prices could tumble $15 a barrel next year if sanctions are lifted following a final nuclear deal with Iran, according to the Energy Information Administration. Iran and world powers reached a preliminary agreement on April 2 that set the parameters for further negotiations needed to complete an agreement by a June 30 deadline. “If a comprehensive agreement that results in the lifting of ...
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Iran, Turkey Agree Need to Stop Yemen War: Hassan Rouhani

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 22:31
Turkey and Iran agree on the need for a political solution to end Yemen's war, which has raised tensions between them, Iran's president said Tuesday after talks with his visiting Turkish counterpart.
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How Iran deal is changing the way Mideast sees US

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 22:26
The Iran nuclear deal is shaking up America’s traditional partnerships in the Middle East. The framework agreement on Iran’s nuclear program is not yet a signed document with agreed-upon implementation measures. Such allies look at recent US leadership in the region, especially its handling of the Syria conflict, and are increasingly doubtful of US resolve to enforce an Iran deal in the face of ...
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Iran, Turkey agree need to stop Yemen war: Rouhani

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 18:36
Turkey and Iran agree on the need for a political solution to end Yemen's war, which has raised tensions between them, Iran's president said Tuesday after talks with his visiting Turkish counterpart. "We talked about Iraq, Syria, Palestine... We had a long discussion about Yemen. We both think war and bloodshed must stop in this area immediately and a complete ceasefire must be established and ...
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Turkish president visits Iran despite tensions over Yemen

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 18:03
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Iran Tuesday amid deep differences between the two nations over the conflicts in Yemen and Syria.
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Nuclear ‘deal’ critics worried about ‘dueling’ fact sheets from US, Iran - Obama admits Tehran will have nukes down ...

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 16:46
Congressional critics of the Iran nuclear deal are worried Washington and Tehran can't even agree on what was in the accord struck last week, pointing to dueling fact sheets put out by each government.
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Report: Iran's Revolutionary Guard chief backs nuclear talks

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 13:16
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The chief of Iran's Revolutionary Guard praised the work of the country's nuclear negotiators after they struck a deal with world powers, state television reported Tuesday, a major endorsement from the Islamic Republic's most powerful institution.
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Iran's official news agency: Hard-liners in Tehran protest nuclear deal with world powers

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 10:57
Iran's official news agency says about 200 hard-liners staged a protest against the framework deal struck last week between Iran and the six world powers on limits on Tehran's nuclear program.
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Iran approved to join China-backed infrastructure bank

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 10:34
Iran has been approved as a founding member of the Beijing-backed Asian Infrastructure Bank (AIIB), China's finance ministry said Tuesday, just days after Tehran sealed a historic framework agreement on its nuclear programme. Tehran's application was backed by other founding members on Friday, China's Ministry of Finance said in a statement on its website. The United Arab Emirates' bid was also ...
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Iran nuke deal: These industries could get a boost

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 19:31
The industries that will most immediately benefit are those that have been hit by sanctions meant to bring Iran to the negotiating table, experts tell CNBC.
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Iran nuke deal: Industries that win

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 19:30
The industries that will most immediately benefit are those that have been hit by sanctions meant to bring Iran to the negotiating table.
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Iran's Return to Global Oil Markets May Be Slow

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 19:19
Iran’s full return to world oil markets will be hindered by strong competition for foreign investment dollars from rival producers including Iraq, Mexico and Brazil, among others. In a world of surplus supply, prices hovering around $50 a barrel and deep cuts to capital expenditures by oil companies, Iran will be challenged to find investors should it finalize a nuclear agreement that leads to a ...
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