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US exempts seven countries from sanctions


June 12th, 2012 - 6:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (IANS) The US will exempt seven economies, including India and Sri Lanka from sanctions, as a result of their significant reduction of oil purchase from Iran, ... Read more...

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Iran talks resume in Baghdad


May 24th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran and the group of international negotiators - the five permanent UN Security Council members and Germany - Thursday started a new round of ... Read more...

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Iran not to retreat an iota from its rights


May 12th, 2012 - 4:09 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 12 (IANS) Iran will not retreat an iota from its rights under pressure of sanctions, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said."They (West) should know that this (Iranian) nation ... Read more...

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Iran, Pakistan on anvil as Clinton and Krishna meet (Afternoon Lead)


May 8th, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) India Tuesday asked Pakistan to dismantle its terror network and explained to the US its continued reliance on Iranian oil when External Affairs Minister ... Read more...

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US, India think alike on Iran: Clinton


May 8th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The US and India share the goal of preventing Iran from becoming a nuclear weapons state, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday.Addressing the media ... Read more...

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Amid sanctions, Indian business delegation heads to Iran


March 9th, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) Amid US sanctions and accelerated efforts by the West to isolate Iran, a mammoth Indian trade delegation Friday left for Tehran to explore business opportunities ... Read more...

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Iran to send US a toy model of downed drone


January 17th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran has said it will send to the US a toy model of a RQ-170 Sentinel drone in response to Washington's request to return the ... Read more...

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Iran’s n-plant to reach full capacity in February


January 8th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An underground nuclear power plant in Iran will achieve full generation capacity in early February, the country's atomic chief was quoted by an Iranian newspaper ... Read more...

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CIA spy arrested in Iran?


December 17th, 2011 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 17 (IANS) Iran's intelligence ministry announced Saturday that it has arrested a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) spy in the country.The spy of Iranian nationality is a CIA analyst ... Read more...

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US drone crashes in Seychelles


December 13th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Victoria, Dec 13 (IANS) A US drone Tuesday crashed at the Seychelles International Airport after the aircraft developed engine problems, an official said.The US Air Force remote-piloted MQ-9 drone crashed ... Read more...

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Iran says that it has placed 150,000 missiles towards Israel


November 28th, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tehran, Nov 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Iran has warned Israel against a reported pre-emptive strike saying Tehran has 150,000 missiles pointed at the Jewish state. With Iran allegedly close to manufacturing a nuclear ... Read more...

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Two hanged in Iran


October 25th, 2011 - 2:57 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Oct 25 (IANS/AKI) Iran Monday hanged two people -- one for beating a policeman to death and the other for drug trafficking, according to national media.One man was executed ... Read more...

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Iran radars can detect drones: Commander


October 9th, 2011 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran's national defence system has been equipped with advanced radars capable of detecting unmanned aerial vehicles, a senior military commander said has said."No unauthorized unmanned ... Read more...

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Iran arrests 19 for bank fraud


September 20th, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Sep 20 (IANS) Iran has arrested 19 people for swindling banks of nearly $2.6 billion, Xinhua reported.The accused were operating under the firm Amir Mansour Aria. It's considered one ... Read more...

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Iran denies freeing woman who was sentenced to die by stoning


December 11th, 2010 - 1:07 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tehran, Dec 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Iran has denied reports that they have freed the woman who was sentenced to death by stoning. It ought to be mentioned that some human rights ... Read more...

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Secretaries Clinton and Geithner welcomed the EU and Canada’s approval of sanctions against Iran


July 27th, 2010 - 2:36 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Treasury Timothy Geithner released on Monday a statement welcoming the implementation of United Nations (UN) Security Council Resolution 1929, ... Read more...

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Mothers of three detained Americans arrive in Tehran


May 20th, 2010 - 12:49 am ICT by BNO News
TEHRAN (BNO NEWS) -- The mothers of the three Americans detained in 2009 for illegally crossing the Iranian border have arrived in the Iranian capital of Tehran to visit them, Iranian state-run ... Read more...

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Iran vows to teach enemies a lesson


May 1st, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran has a "powerful fist" that will "knock the teeth out" of any opponent, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said. "Today Iran is the world's most powerful nation. We ... Read more...

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Iran calls for suspending US from IAEA (Lead)


April 17th, 2010 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Apr 17 (IANS) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad Saturday called for suspending the US from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and demanded the formation of an independent global body to oversee ... Read more...

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India does not favour Iran sanctions


April 14th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 14 (IANS) Even as the US is engaged in gathering support for sanctions against Iran, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told President Barack Obama that while India did not favour ... Read more...

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China shares our concern about Iran’s N-programme: US


April 13th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 13 (IANS/AKI) China has agreed to work with the US to pressure Iran to give up its nuclear programme that western countries believe is to build atomic bombs. Chinese President ... Read more...

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Iran calls on West to pursue talks in nuclear row


March 16th, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, March 16 (DPA) Iran called on the West Tuesday to pursue talks in the row over the Islamic state's nuclear programmes. "The logical option would be holding negotiations, and if there is ... Read more...

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US negotiating with allies on Iran sanctions path


February 20th, 2010 - 11:26 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.20 (ANI): The United States is negotiating with Russia, Great Britain, France and Germany on a package of sanctions that it plans to impose on Iran for its nuclear activity.According to ... Read more...

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China urges more talks on Iran nuclear programme


January 5th, 2010 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 5 (DPA) China Tuesday said it still favoured more international talks on Iran's nuclear programme, one day after the US said it had discussed possible new sanctions against Tehran. "Dialogue and ... Read more...

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Britain deserves punch in the mouth: says Iranian foreign minister


December 30th, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 30 (ANI): The Iranian government has blamed Britain for the bloody protests sweeping across the country, saying that London deserved a "punch in the mouth" for its role as the ... Read more...

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Iraq frees 36 Iranian opposition members


October 7th, 2009 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Oct 7 (DPA) Iraqi authorities Wednesday freed 36 members of an Iranian opposition group detained during July clashes between Iraqi security forces and members of the group. The detainees were taken into ... Read more...

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Russia too blasts Ahmadinejad’s ‘Holocaust-a myth’ remark


September 20th, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, Sep 20 (ANI): Following the US and UK deploring Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's 'Holocaust- a myth' remark, Russia too has called his statement "totally unacceptable."The Jerusalem Post quoted Russian foreign ... Read more...

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US, Britain deplore Ahmadinejad’s ‘false Holocaust’ remark


September 19th, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, Sep 19 (ANI): The United States and Britain have both condemned Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's recent "hateful" speech in which he had said the Holocaust was "a false pretext to create ... Read more...

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Venezuela to export petrol to Iran


September 7th, 2009 - 4:01 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Sep 7 (DPA) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Sunday at the end of his two-day visit to Iran that his country would export petrol to the Islamic republic, ISNA news agency ... Read more...

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Remains of Iran crash victims transferred to coroner’s office


July 16th, 2009 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 16 (DPA) The remains of all 168 victims of a crashed Iranian passenger plane have been transferred to a coroner's office, the head of the rescue team Ahmad Majidi said ... Read more...

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‘Self-inflicted’ Iranian crisis can only be solved by a re-election: Expert


June 19th, 2009 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): Iran experts are unsure what compromise can be acceptable to both sides, and any climb down by the Supreme Leader seems hard to digest in Iran's theocratic system. ... Read more...

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Blast at Iran mosque kills 15, suspects arrested


May 29th, 2009 - 3:49 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 29 (DPA) Iranian security forces arrested suspects behind a bomb explosion at a mosque in the southeastern Iranian city of Zahedan Thursday that left 15 people dead, state-run television IRIB ... Read more...

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Pak features in US commission’s list of world’s most religious discriminatory countries


May 2nd, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, May 2 (ANI): The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has listed Pakistan as a 'country of particular concern'.The list includes name of such countries where the governments ... Read more...

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Iran ready for fair dialogue with US : Ahmadinejad (Second lead)


February 10th, 2009 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 10 (IANS) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Tuesday said his country was ready for dialogue with the US provided the talks were based on mutual respect and conducted in a fair ... Read more...

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‘Iran out of yellow cake uranium, race to prevent supplies’


January 24th, 2009 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 24 (IANS) Iran is running short of yellow cake uranium, triggering an international race to prevent it from importing the material needed to make nuclear weapons, according to a news ... Read more...

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