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Iran to shut Hormuz Strait if threatened: Officials


July 7th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 7 (IANS) The strategic Strait of Hormuz may be closed if Iran's security is threatened, top Iranian officials have said."We do have the plan to close the Strait ... Read more...

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‘Annan to visit Iran for Syria talks’


April 5th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 5 (IANS) Kofi Annan, the UN-Arab League envoy, will travel to Tehran next Wednesday to hold talks with senior Iranian officials over Syria, his spokesman said Thursday."Mr. Annan ... Read more...

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Iran to play UAE in football friendly


April 5th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 5 (IANS) Iran's national football team will play a friendly match against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in preparation for the final stage of Asian qualifying for the ... Read more...

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Enter dialogues ‘without pre-condition’, Iran urged


March 8th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, March 8 (IANS) The six major countries that used to engage in Iran nuclear talks Thursday called on the country to enter fresh dialogues "without pre-conditions."The six, namely the ... Read more...

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Nothing can convince Iran to halt n-plans: Russian analysts


February 23rd, 2012 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian analysts say there are no diplomatic means that would convince Iran to quit its nuclear plans after experts from the UN nuclear watchdog made ... Read more...

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IAEA inspectors barred from Iranian military site (Lead)


February 22nd, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN's atomic watchdog said Wednesday it could not gain access to a key Iranian military site as the country did not allow it.Iran ... Read more...

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Iran not pursuing n-arms, says Khamenei


February 22nd, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 22 (IANS) Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Wednesday that Tehran is not pursuing nuclear weapons.Khamenei's remarks came after the latest round of talks between Iran and ... Read more...

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No agreement reached with Iran over nuclear issue: IAEA chief


February 22nd, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, Feb 22 (IANS) Yukiya Amano, director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Wednesday said no agreement was reached with Iran over its nuclear issue during the recent visit ... Read more...

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Russia rules out Iran sanctions


February 16th, 2012 - 9:19 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has ruled out backing western sanctions against Iran, saying they are aimed at regime change in Tehran."Somebody may be viewing the current situation as ... Read more...

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We don’t need to sell oil to Europe: Ahmadinejad


January 27th, 2012 - 6:50 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 27 (IANS) Iran does not need to sell its oil to European nations, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said in response to oil embargo imposed by the European Union.The ... Read more...

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Iranian woman, to be stoned to death, may get hanged


December 26th, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 26 (IANS) A woman, who was to be stoned to death in Iran for adultery, might get some 'relief' as authorities have hinted she might now be sentenced ... Read more...

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No military component in Iran’s nuclear programme: Russia


December 10th, 2011 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) There is no military component in Iran's nuclear programme, Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister has said.Western powers and Israel suspect Iran of seeking to build nuclear ... Read more...

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‘IAEA resolution not to stop Iran’s nuclear programme’


November 20th, 2011 - 8:12 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Nov 20 (IANS) Iran will not stop its nuclear programme following the resolution adopted by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Xinhua reported Iranian officials as saying.On Friday, the ... Read more...

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Russia terms IAEA report on Iran ‘biased’


November 10th, 2011 - 3:06 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has lashed out at the IAEA's latest report on Iran, saying it undermines the international effort to defuse tension around the Islamic republic's nuclear ... Read more...

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No ‘direct contact’ with US : Iran


October 15th, 2011 - 7:55 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Oct 15 (IANS) Iran has denied the US claim of having direct contact with it over the alleged plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to Washington, Xinhua reported."No ... Read more...

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Iran rejects US claims over assassination plot


October 13th, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Oct 13 (IANS) A senior Iranian official has called as "hilarious and baseless" the US accusation about a plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the US, a media ... Read more...

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Flooding in northwest Iran kills at least 3


July 18th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by BNO News
TEHRAN (BNO NEWS) -- Heavy flooding in northwestern Iran over the weekend has killed at least three people while a dozen more remain missing, state-run media reported on Monday.The state-run Islamic Republic ... Read more...

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Jailed Iran activist dies during hunger strike


June 12th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 12 (IANS) A jailed Iranian journalist died of a heart attack after going on a hunger strike to protest the death of a woman activist who died during ... Read more...

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Iranian parliament to consider sanctions on 26 US officials


May 23rd, 2011 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 22 (IANS) A senior lawmaker said Sunday that the Iranian Majlis (parliament) is reviewing a plan to impose sanctions on 26 US officials for violations of human rights ... Read more...

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EU calls sanctions on Iranian officials over rights abuses


April 14th, 2011 - 2:19 am ICT by BNO News
TEHRAN, IRAN (BNO NEWS) -- The European Union imposed a new round of sanctions against 32 Iranian officials, accusing them of human rights abuses, Press TV reported Wednesday.The measures, which include assets ... Read more...

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Clinton says ex-FBI agent Levinson might be held in southwest Asia


March 4th, 2011 - 4:10 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday said the United States has received "recent indications" that American private detective and former FBI agent Robert "Bob" Levinson ... Read more...

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Two Iranian warships cross Suez Canal


February 22nd, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 22 (IANS) Two Iranian battleships, headed towards Syria for a training mission, have crossed the Suez Canal - controlled by Egypt - for the first time since 1979, media reports ... Read more...

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Mubarak’s exit will see emergence of new Middle East: Iran’s Ahmadinejad


February 12th, 2011 - 8:21 am ICT by ANI
Tehran (Iran), Feb.12 (ANI): Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said that the exit of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will see the emergence of a "new Middle East".Addressing his people in Tehran's Azadi ... Read more...

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Iran begins trial of Amricans held for spying


February 6th, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 6 (IANS) The trial of the three Americans held in Iran for spying began Sunday in an Iranian court.The details of the proceedings were not known, but according to local ... Read more...

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European Parliament calls for sanctions against Iran’s human rights abuses


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:24 am ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- The European Parliament on Tuesday called for new sanctions to combat Iran's human rights abuses following the execution of a woman.On January 29, Iran executed Dutch-Iranian citizen Sarah ... Read more...

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Iran-Pakistan ‘Taftan border’ reopened after six months


January 27th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 27(ANI): Iran has reopened its border with Pakistan, which was closed following a suicide attack in an Iranian border city that was blamed on an anti-Iran group based in Pakistan, ... Read more...

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Iran has ‘technical ability’ to make HEU needed for nuke bomb development: Wikileaks


January 21st, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Jan 21 (ANI): US secret diplomatic cables released by the whistleblower website 'Wikileaks' have revealed that Iran has 'technical ability' to make highly enriched uranium (HEU) that is required to ultimately ... Read more...

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Iran hanged 47 people in past three weeks: HR groups


January 18th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Jan 18 (ANI): Iran has hanged nearly 50 people during the past three weeks, human rights groups have claimed.The Guardian quotes the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran (ICHRI) ... Read more...

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India hopes to resolve oil payments issue with Iran soon (Roundup)


December 31st, 2010 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 31 (IANS) India's central bank Friday said it was in talks with Iran to resolve the row over oil payments, which accounts for 12 percent of its hydrocarbon imports, even ... Read more...

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Key Ahmadinejad aide behind dismissal of senior Iranian officials


December 25th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec. 25 (ANI): A key aide of Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Esfandiar Rahim-Mashaei, is said to be the man behind the dismissal of several senior officials.Chief of Staff Rahim-Mashaei's daughter is ... Read more...

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Iran recruiting scientists to work on its nuke weapons programme


December 23rd, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Dec 23 (ANI): Iran is reportedly recruiting scientists from across the world to lure them to work on its nuclear weapons programme.The Telegraph quoted Iranian officials as saying that their ... Read more...

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US-allies plan more sanctions against Iran


December 11th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Pyongyang, Dec 11 (ANI): The United States and its allies have planned new sanctions against Iran with an intention to force that country into suspending its production of nuclear fuel, according ... Read more...

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Iran’s media denies reports of ’stoning to death’ woman’s release


December 10th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran (Iran), Dec 10(ANI): Iran's media has denied reports that Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the Iranian woman who was earlier sentenced to death by stoning for alleged adultery charges, had been released.Earlier, on ... Read more...

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Ex-Iranian female MP hails UN decision to keep Iran away from gender equality seat


November 16th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): Dr. Fatemeh Haghighatjoo, an female Iranian MP who had to resign in 2004 after many fellow Reformist candidates for parliament were disqualified by Iran's Guardian Council, has hailed ... Read more...

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US slaps sanctions against eight Iranians for human rights violations


September 30th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 30(ANI): The United States has imposed sanctions against eight Iranian officials, including several government ministers, for human rights violations.Under a new executive order signed by US President Barack ... Read more...

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