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Armenia, Iran Build Joint Power Plant

Posted November 8th, 2012 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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Armenia and Iran have begun building a joint hydroelectric power plant along their countries’ shared border. Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian and members of an Iranian delegation led by Iran’s energy minister, Majid Namjoo, attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the plant Thursday on the Aras River, near the southern Armenian town of Meghri. The construction of […]

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Iranian Warships Dock in Sudan

Posted October 29th, 2012 at 8:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Iran says two of its warships have docked in Sudan, days after Sudan accused Israel of bombing an arms factory in Khartoum. Iran’s state-run news agency, IRNA, says a destroyer and a helicopter carrier arrived in Sudan Monday to ensure security for shipping lanes. It said the vessels were also bringing a message of peace […]

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UN Envoy: No Improvement In Iran’s Human Rights Situation

Posted October 22nd, 2012 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A United Nations human rights envoy says the Iranian government is responsible for egregious rights violations and remains a leading user of capital punishment. Ahmed Shaheed, U.N. Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran, told reporters, diplomats and rights activists in New York Monday that unfair trials, torture of prisoners, repression of journalists, persecution of […]

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US, Iran Deny Report of One-On-One Nuclear Talks

Posted October 21st, 2012 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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Both the United States and Iran are denying a U.S. newspaper report that they have agreed to unprecedented one-on-one talks on Tehran’s controversial nuclear program. Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi told a news conference Sunday that his government is not involved in any such talks with Washington. The White House on Saturday also denied […]

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Iran Criticizes Latest EU Sanctions

Posted October 16th, 2012 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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Iran has criticized the latest round of sanctions aimed at pressuring the country to curb its nuclear program. Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said Tuesday that the new sanctions imposed by the European Union are “inhumane” and will not affect Iran’s nuclear work. The EU measures announced Monday ban financial transactions with Iranian banks unless […]

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EU Imposes Tougher Sanctions on Iranian Industries

Posted October 15th, 2012 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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EU foreign ministers have agreed to impose tough new sanctions on Iranian industries to try to pressure Tehran into negotiating an end to its sensitive nuclear activities. After meeting in Luxembourg on Monday, the top diplomats of the 27-nation bloc released a statement saying the tougher sanctions are in response to what they call Iran’s […]

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EU Hits Iran With Stronger Sanctions

Posted October 15th, 2012 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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The European Union on Monday slapped Iran with increased sanctions over its controversial nuclear program. The package of sanctions adopted by EU foreign ministers centers on finance and trade, curbing EU business with Iran’s banks and companies dealings with oil and gas imports. The EU is expected to release a list of blacklisted companies on […]

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Azerbaijan Jails 22 in Alleged Iran-Backed Terror Plot

Posted October 9th, 2012 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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A closed court in Azerbaijan has sentenced 22 Azerbaijani citizens to prison for assisting Iran in allegedly plotting terrorist attacks on U.S. and Israeli targets in the country. The defendants received sentences Tuesday ranging from three to 13 years imprisonment after authorities accused them of planning attacks in cooperation with Iran’s Revolutionary Guards. Targets for […]

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Azerbaijan Jails 22 in Alleged Iran-Backed Terror Plot

Posted October 9th, 2012 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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A court in Azerbaijan has sentenced 22 people to lengthy prison terms for assisting Iran in allegedly plotting terrorist attacks on U.S. and Israeli targets in the country. The defendants received sentences Tuesday ranging from 10 to 15 years after authorities accused them of planning attacks in cooperation with Iran’s Revolutionary Guards. Targets for the […]

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US Institute: Iran Could Produce Enough Uranium for Bomb in 2 Months

Posted October 8th, 2012 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. security institute that advises Washington policy makers says Iran could produce enough weapons-grade uranium for a nuclear bomb in as little as two months from now, but would need additional time to make the device itself. In a report issued Monday, the Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS) said Iran has the […]

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