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India to Cut Iranian Oil Imports by 11%

Posted May 15th, 2012 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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India says it has decided to cut imports of Iranian crude oil by 11 percent. India’s minister of state for petroleum, R.P.N. Singh, said Tuesday Indian refiners now plan to import 15.5 million metric tons of crude oil from Iran this fiscal year. He said India was “consciously trying to diversify its sources of crude […]

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IAEA Presses Iran Ahead of P5+1 Talks

Posted May 14th, 2012 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.N. nuclear agency has again urged Iran to give it access to sites, people and documents it seeks as part of its probe into whether Tehran is trying to develop nuclear weapons. Ahead of the opening session between the two sides in Vienna Monday, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency delegation, Hermann […]

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Iran, IAEA Talks Begin

Posted May 14th, 2012 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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Talks between Iranian authorities and U.N. nuclear agency officials have started in Vienna, as a major U.S. newspaper reports that Iran has repeatedly violated maritime law in a bid to sidestep sanctions imposed due to its controversial nuclear program. International Atomic Energy Agency officials are expected to press Iran for access to the Parchin military […]

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Iran, IAEA Talks Begin

Posted May 14th, 2012 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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Talks between Iranian authorities and U.N. nuclear agency officials have started in Vienna, as a major U.S. newspaper reports that Iran has repeatedly violated maritime law in a bid to sidestep international sanctions imposed due to its controversial nuclear program. International Atomic Energy Agency officials are expected to press Iran for access to the Parchin […]

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Report: Iran Turns Off International Tracking on Tankers

Posted May 14th, 2012 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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A major U.S. newspaper is reporting that Iran has routinely switched off satellite tracking systems on its sea-bound oil tankers in a bid to sidestep international sanctions due to its controversial nuclear program. The news comes as Iran is set to meet U.N. nuclear agency officials. The Washington Post quotes unnamed U.S. officials Monday saying […]

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Ahmadinejad Suffers Major Setback in Iranian Elections

Posted May 5th, 2012 at 7:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Final results from Iran’s runoff parliamentary elections show that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has suffered a major setback that could influence the outcome of next year’s presidential elections. According to results reported late Saturday by state media, Mr. Ahmadinejad’s supporters won only 13 of the 65 seats contested in Friday’s vote, further reducing his power base […]

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US Hikers Jailed in Iran to Marry in California

Posted May 5th, 2012 at 5:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Two American hikers imprisoned in Iran on spying charges three years ago are set to marry in a private ceremony. A family friend said Shane Bauer and Sarah Shourd would be married Saturday at an undisclosed location in California. Iranian authorities detained Bauer, Shroud and a third American, Josh Fattal, on spying charges in 2009. […]

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Ahmadinejad Suffers Major Setback in Iranian Elections

Posted May 5th, 2012 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has suffered a major setback in run-off parliamentary elections that could influence the outcome of next year’s presidential election. Preliminary results from Friday’s second round of polling show strong support for Iran’s religious leadership, including loyalists to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. State media announced Saturday that Mr. Ahmadinejad’s opponents won […]

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Opposition Pulls Ahead in Iran’s Elections

Posted May 5th, 2012 at 6:00 am (UTC-5)
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Preliminary results from Iran’s parliamentary elections give a decisive edge to opponents of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a shift that could shape the 2013 presidential election. News agencies said Saturday that the results of Friday’s second round of polling show strong support for the religious leadership, including loyalists to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Sixty-five seats […]

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Iranians Vote in Runoff That Could Shape Presidential Race

Posted May 4th, 2012 at 1:55 am (UTC-5)
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WEB: TYPE: CN )) Iranian voters are casting ballots in parliamentary runoff elections Friday that could shape the make-up of the 2013 presidential election. Sixty-five seats are at stake in Iran’s 290 seat parliament, with 25 of those seats in the capital, Tehran. Conservative opponents of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won a majority of seats in […]

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