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Iran: Ballistic Missile Tests ‘Response to Threats’

Posted July 3rd, 2012 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Iran says it has successfully tested medium-range ballistic missiles capable of hitting Israel in response to threats of military action against the Islamic Republic over its suspected nuclear weapons program. Official Iranian media quoted a leading officer in the Revolutionary Guards Corps Tuesday as saying the exercises included the Shahab 3 missile, which traveled distances […]

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Iran Acknowledges Sanctions have Become Severe

Posted July 1st, 2012 at 7:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Iran has acknowledged that Western sanctions over its controversial nuclear program have reached their toughest level, as the European Union begins a total ban on Iranian oil imports. In remarks published Sunday by Iranian state media, Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi said Western powers unfairly have imposed what he called the “most severe” sanctions on […]

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EU Oil Embargo on Iran Takes Effect Sunday

Posted June 30th, 2012 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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A European Union embargo on Iranian oil that takes effect Sunday is the latest move in an international effort to force Tehran to halt its disputed nuclear program. The EU and the United States want Iran to end development work that they say is intended to produce nuclear weapons. Iran says its nuclear program is […]

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EU Oil Embargo on Iraq Takes Effect Sunday

Posted June 30th, 2012 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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A European Union embargo on Iranian oil that takes effect Sunday is the latest move in an international effort to force Tehran to halt its disputed nuclear program. The EU and the United States want Iran to end development work that they say is intended to produce nuclear weapons. Iran says its nuclear program is […]

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Malaysia Approves Extradition of Iranian to Thailand on Terror Allegations

Posted June 25th, 2012 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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A Malaysian court has approved the extradition of an Iranian man to Thailand on suspicion of involvement in a bomb plot against Israeli diplomats in that country. Masoud Sedaghatzadeh was arrested at a Malaysian airport on February 14 soon after an apparently accidental blast occurred at a Bangkok house where bombs were found. Thai police […]

Iran Nuclear Talks Show Little Progress

Posted June 18th, 2012 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A tense first day of talks between Iran and six world powers in Moscow made little progress Monday on how to end a decade-long dispute over Tehran’s nuclear program. Diplomats said the Islamic Republic asked the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council plus Germany to discuss rolling back tough European Union and U.S. […]

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6 Powers Urge Iran to ‘Engage Seriously’ in Moscow Nuclear Talks

Posted June 18th, 2012 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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An EU spokesman says six world powers have begun talks with Iran in Moscow with an appeal for the Iranian side to “engage seriously” with an offer to resolve international concerns about the Iranian nuclear program. Speaking to VOA by phone from the Russian capital, Michael Mann said the five permanent members of the U.N. […]

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6 Powers Urge Iran to ‘Engage Seriously’ in Moscow Nuclear Talks

Posted June 18th, 2012 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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An EU spokesman says six world powers have begun talks with Iran in Moscow with an appeal for the Iranian side to “engage seriously” with an offer to resolve international concerns about the Iranian nuclear program. Speaking to VOA by phone from the Russian capital, Michael Mann said the five permanent members of the U.N. […]

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6 Powers Meet Iran for Nuclear Talks, Try to Avoid Failure

Posted June 18th, 2012 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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Six world powers are holding a new round of talks with Iran in Moscow to try to resolve international concerns about the Iranian nuclear program and avoid a collapse of diplomacy that could raise the threat of conflict. European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, who represents the six-nation group, began meeting with Iranian diplomats […]

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Azerbaijan Jails Iranian Journalists on Drug Charges

Posted June 12th, 2012 at 7:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A court in Azerbaijan has sentenced an Iranian journalist to two years in prison for drug possession in a case that his supporters say is politically motivated. Azerbaijani authorities arrested Anar Bayramli, a reporter for Sahar TV and news agency, in February on charges of possessing illicit drugs. He has denied the charges. Several media […]

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