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Diplomat’s expulsion: Venezuela to close Miami consulate


January 14th, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Jan 14 (IANS/EFE) Venezuela will respond to the US expulsion of its consul in Miami by closing - at least temporarily - its consulate in the Florida city, President ... Read more...

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Iran urges total ban on nuclear weapons


September 3rd, 2011 - 4:34 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran's envoy to the UN has urged the international community to reject nuclear weapons and impose a total ban on nuclear tests."The complete destruction ... Read more...

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Egypt deports Iranian diplomat suspected of spying


May 30th, 2011 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 30 (IANS) An Iranian diplomat who worked at a special bureau in Egyptian capital Cairo and was arrested on charges of spying was deported Monday, state news agency ... Read more...

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Iranian diplomat arrested in Egypt for spying (Lead)


May 29th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 29 (IANS) An Iranian diplomat who worked at a special bureau in Egyptian capital Cairo has been arrested on charges of spying, a media report said.Sayyed Kassem al-Husseini ... Read more...

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Iranian diplomat arrested for spying in Egypt


May 29th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 29 (IANS) An Iranian who worked at the country's diplomatic mission in Egyptian capital Cairo has been arrested on charges of spying, a media report said.Sayyed Kassem al-Husseini ... Read more...

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Spain demands apology from Iran for diplomat’s arrest


February 16th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Feb 16 (IANS/EFE) Spain will call home its ambassador in Iran for consultations if the government of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad does not give an explanation or apologise for the arrest of ... Read more...

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India summons Iran envoy to protest Kashmir remarks (Lead)


November 19th, 2010 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Rebuffing critical statements by Iran on Kashmir, India Friday summoned its acting chief of mission and conveyed that such "unpalatable" remarks impinged on the country's territorial integrity.Y.K. ... Read more...

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Finland-based Iran diplomat ‘defects’ in protest against regime


September 11th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.11 (ANI): An Iranian diplomat based in Finland has reportedly defected after quitting his job in protest at the Islamic Republic's treatment of its citizens. Hossein Alizadeh said he was the ... Read more...

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Iran vows to keep enriching uranium, defying new UN curbs


June 10th, 2010 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Vienna, June 9 (DPA) A senior Iranian diplomat said Wednesday his country would continue its controversial uranium enrichment process, defying new UN Security Council measures aimed at halting Iran's nuclear programme. "The enrichment ... Read more...

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Iran to continue uranium enrichment despite swap deal


June 3rd, 2010 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Vienna, June 2 (DPA) A senior Iranian diplomat made clear Wednesday in Vienna that his country would continue a controversial process of enriching uranium at higher levels even if a multilateral deal ... Read more...

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Iranian diplomat recovered 15 months after kidnapping


March 30th, 2010 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 30 (IANS) An Iranian diplomat kidnapped in Pakistan 15 months ago has been recovered after a successful operation by Iran's intelligence agencies, Tehran's envoy here said Tuesday. Hashmat Atharzada, the commercial ... Read more...

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Abducted Iranian diplomat rescued in Pakistan


March 30th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, March 30 (IANS) An Iranian diplomat abducted in Pakistan in 2008 has been rescued after a "successful operation," reports said Tuesday. Heshmatollah Attarzadeh was rescued during a "complicated intelligence operation" by Iranian ... Read more...

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Iran’s militant training camps “a drop in ocean” compared to Pak ones


March 22nd, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran (Iran), Mar 22(ANI): Amidst reports that Iranian security officials are training Afghan militants to carry out terror attacks, it is being claimed there were only modest training camps in that ... Read more...

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Former Iranian diplomat asks Norway for political asylum


January 22nd, 2010 - 3:42 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 22 (RIA Novosti) A former Iranian consul to Norway, who resigned over the crackdown on opposition protesters by Tehran, has asked Norwegian authorities for political asylum, a media report said. Mohammad ... Read more...

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Iran threatens IAEA ahead of inspection of new site


November 19th, 2009 - 4:10 am ICT by IANS
Vienna, Nov 19 (DPA) An Iranian diplomat threatened Wednesday to withhold cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency's probe of a new nuclear site if the IAEA pushes too hard for information, ... Read more...

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UAE honours Iranian envoy with ‘Order of Independence’


July 27th, 2009 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 27 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has conferred the prestigious "Order of Independence" award on Iranian envoy Hamid Reza Asefi for his contribution in bolstering ties between the ... Read more...

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US, Iran to discuss nuke program


April 9th, 2009 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.9 (ANI): The United States has said it would start negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program.The decision is has being seen as a further step toward the direct engagement ... Read more...

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Obama administration’s contact with Iran confirmed


April 1st, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
The Hague (Netherlands), Apr.1 (ANI): US Presidential envoy Richard C. Holbrooke met an Iranian diplomat here, marking the first face-to-face encounter between the Obama administration and the Government of Iran.US Secretary of ... Read more...

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NATO, Iran hold first talks in 30 years


March 27th, 2009 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 27 (Xinhua) Diplomats from the NATO and Iran held their first talks in 30 years here, focusing on possible cooperation on Afghanistan, an official said here. An Iranian diplomat met NATO's ... Read more...

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Pak-Iran gas pipeline talks in final stages


February 27th, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Feb. 27 (ANI): Iranian Consul General Muhammad Iqbal Asghari has said that talks on the Pakistan-Iran gas pipeline are in their final stages. Asghari said the Iranian government was aware of ... Read more...

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Criminals in Gaza must be put on trial: Iranian diplomat


January 25th, 2009 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Jan 25 (IANS) Iran’s permanent representative to the United Nations Mohammad Khazaei has said that those who have committed recent crimes in Gaza must be put on trial, IRNA reported ... Read more...

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Pak police claims kidnappers of Iranian, Afghan envoy arrested


December 24th, 2008 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Dec 24 (ANI): Inspector General of the North West Frontier Province, Malik Naveed Khan, today said that the masterminds behind kidnapping of Iranian and Afghan diplomats have been arrested.Talking to ... Read more...

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Iranian diplomat kidnapped in Pakistan alive


December 22nd, 2008 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 21 (Xinhua) The Iranian diplomat kidnapped in Pakistan in mid-November is alive and in good health, Iran's satellite television channel Press TV reported Sunday.Heshmatollah Attarzadeh Niyaki, commercial attache of the ... Read more...

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Abducted Iranian diplomat in Pakistan alive: Report


December 21st, 2008 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 21 (Xinhua) An Iranian diplomat who was kidnapped in Pakistan in mid November is alive and in good health, a state-run TV channel reported Sunday.Heshmatollah Attarzadeh Niyaki, commercial attaché of ... Read more...

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War-ravaged Pak will be Obamas most difficult test: NYT


November 24th, 2008 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
New York, Nov 24 (ANI): US President-elect Barack Obamas most difficult test would be Pakistan, a country with 170 million people and up to 60 nuclear weapons, WHICH may be collapsing ... Read more...

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Aid workers pull out of Peshawar as Islamists hold city to ransom


November 22nd, 2008 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Nov.22 (ANI): Aid workers have started withdrawing from the city of Peshawar, as armed men, especially Islamist militants and criminal gangs continue to hold the northwestern city to ransom through ... Read more...

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Pak Police to set up special zones to safeguard diplomats in Peshawar


November 19th, 2008 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Nov 19 (ANI): Pakistan Police has decided to set up special diplomatic zone for the protection of foreign diplomats in Peshawar after it failed to make any progress towards recovery ... Read more...

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Foreign journalists risk their lives by working in Peshawar


November 18th, 2008 - 9:02 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Nov.18 (ANI): Foreign journalists covering news in Pakistan''s Peshwar city may find it increasingly difficult to work in the coming days, as there is a growing threat to their lives ... Read more...

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Pak Taliban threats make Peshawar too an off-limit area for foreign scribes


November 18th, 2008 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Nov 18 (ANI): After Pakistans Tribal Areas (FATA) and Balochistan province, Peshawar, the NWFP capital, too has become an off-limit area for foreign journalists working in the country. This was ... Read more...

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Pak security forces clueless about missing foreign diplomats, journalists


November 16th, 2008 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Nov 16 (ANI): Security forces in Pakistan have been unsuccessful in finding clues about the kidnapped Afghan and Iranian diplomats, besides a host of foreign nationals in the country.Security personnel ... Read more...

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Japanese journalist attacked in northwestern Pakistan


November 15th, 2008 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 14 (DPA) A Japanese journalist and his Afghan assistant were shot and wounded Friday in a kidnap attempt near the Pakistani city of Peshawar, while security forces killed at least ... Read more...

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Iranian diplomat kidnapped in Pakistan


November 13th, 2008 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 13 (IANS) An Iranian diplomat was kidnapped and his security guard killed Thursday by unidentified gunmen in Pakistan's lawless northwestern region as Tehran demanded full security for its diplomatic corps, ... Read more...

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Iranian diplomat in Pakistan kidnapped, guard killed


November 13th, 2008 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Nov 13 (ANI): The Commercial Attache of Iranian Consulate, Hashmatullah Atharzadeh, has been kidnapped from Hayatabad on Thursday after unknown gunmen killed his guard.Police sources said that Atharzadeh was traveling ... Read more...

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Iran slams Western powers’ attempts to negotiate with Taliban


October 15th, 2008 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 15 (IANS) Iran has strongly criticised the attempts by the Western governments to negotiate with the Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan to restore peace and stability in the war-ravaged country, ... Read more...

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