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Top UN Nuclear Official Tours Iran’s Atomic Sites

Posted August 23rd, 2011 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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An Iranian news agency is reporting that a top U.N. nuclear official visited Iran’s normally restricted atomic sites last week. The Fars news agency quotes Iran’s envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency, Ali Asghar Soltanieh, as saying the head of the IAEA’s safeguards division, Herman Nackaerts, spent five days in Iran last week. Soltanieh […]

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Iran Unveils New Missile

Posted August 23rd, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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Iran has unveiled a series of new weapons and military equipment, including a cruise missile that it says has a range of 200 kilometers. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced the development of the Iranian-made cruise missile on Tuesday. State-run media reports say he also unveiled a torpedo system that carries a 220-kilogram warhead and a marine […]

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Iran Begins Moving Centrifuges to Underground Site

Posted August 22nd, 2011 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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Iran says it has started moving machines used to enrich nuclear fuel to an underground site that was secret until 2009. Iranian nuclear energy chief Fereidoun Abbasi told state television Monday the centrifuges are being transferred from Iran’s Natanz nuclear site to the Fordo facility near the city of Qom. Abbasi announced plans for the […]

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US ‘Deeply Disappointed’ With Hikers’ Sentence

Posted August 21st, 2011 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she is “deeply disappointed” that Iran has sentenced two American hikers to eight years in prison on charges of illegal entry and spying. Clinton issued her statement Sunday, saying it is time for the two Americans, Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, to be returned home. She said she […]

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Iran Sentences 2 US Hikers to 8 Years in Prison

Posted August 20th, 2011 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Iran has sentenced two Americans — arrested more than two years ago while hiking along the Iraq-Iran border — to eight years in prison for illegal entry and spying. Iranian TV on Saturday quoted judicial sources as saying that Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal each were given five-year prison sentences for spying and three additional […]

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Iranian TV: 2 Americans Sentenced to 8 Years for Spying

Posted August 20th, 2011 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Iranian state television says two Americans detained in the country since 2009 have been sentenced to eight years in prison for spying and illegal entry. Iranian TV’s report Saturday quoted judicial sources as saying that Americans Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal each were given five-year prison sentences for spying and three additional years for illegal […]

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Iranian TV: 2 Americans Sentenced to 8 Years for Spying

Posted August 20th, 2011 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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Iranian state television says two Americans detained in the country since 2009 have been sentenced to eight years in prison for spying and illegal entry. The state television website said Saturday Americans Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal each received a five year sentence for the spying conviction and a three year sentence for illegal entry. […]

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Iran Agrees On Need To Restart Nuclear Talks

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Iran’s foreign minister has indicated his country is ready to resume talks on its nuclear program. Ali Akbar Salehi says he agrees on the need to begin talks on the nuclear issue, but that Iran would not be pressured. His remarks came Wednesday during a news conference in Moscow with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. […]

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Iran Praises Russian Plan for Restarting Nuclear Talks

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has praised a Russian plan for restarting talks between Tehran and six world powers on Iran’s nuclear program. His comments came Wednesday after meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who said he hopes the proposal will help bring the parties back to the negotiating table. Last month, Lavrov […]

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Venezuela, Iran Seek to Boost Dialogue Within OPEC

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The presidents of Venezuela and Iran have agreed to boost dialogue within OPEC as global economic concerns impact world oil prices. The Venezuelan government made the comment Tuesday, one day after President Hugo Chavez spoke with his Iranian counterpart, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, by telephone. The two leaders spoke ahead of next month’s meeting in Caracas on […]

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