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Argentina Studies Iran Offer on Bombing Anniversary

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 8:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Argentina says it will study an offer by Iran to cooperate with the investigation into a 1994 bombing that leveled a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, killing 85 people. Foreign Minister Hector Timerman made the remark Monday on the 17th anniversary of the country’s worst terrorist attack. He was quoted as saying Iran is […]

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Iran Guard Says in Control of Opposition Bases on Iraq Border

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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Iran state media say Iranian Revolutionary Guards are in control of three bases of an Iranian Kurdish opposition group along the border of neighboring Iraq. Guard Colonel Delavar Ranjbarzadeh claimed on Monday “a large number” of deaths of opposition group fighters from clashes Saturday and Sunday. A rebel spokesman earlier said that many soldiers were […]

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Iranian Raid Kills Two Kurdish Rebels in Northwest

Posted July 17th, 2011 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has killed at least two Iranian Kurdish rebels in a raid that destroyed one of the group’s headquarters in northwestern Iran. The hours-long gunbattle between Iranian forces and militants from the Party of Free Life of Kurdistan began late Saturday and ended early Sunday. It occurred along the Iraqi border near the […]

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Pakistan’s Zardari in Tehran to Meet with Iranian Leaders

Posted July 16th, 2011 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has arrived in Tehran for talks with high-level Iranian officials, including President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. President Zardari’s arrival Saturday comes less than a month after he and his Iranian counterpart met together in Afghanistan on the sidelines of an anti-terrorism conference. While there, the two leaders discussed a range of bilateral […]

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Russia Lays Out Plan for Iran Nuclear Talks

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 10:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Russia has proposed a “phased” process by which Iran could address questions about its nuclear program and be rewarded with a gradual easing of international sanctions. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov described the proposal Wednesday following talks in Washington with U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. It seeks to bring Iran back […]

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Iran Rejects US Claims of Role in Iraq Attacks

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Iran has dismissed U.S. claims that Tehran is arming insurgents who have played a role in attacks on American soldiers in Iraq. Iran’s state-run media on Wednesday quoted Intelligence Minister Heidar Moslehi as saying the claims are baseless. The reports also say Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast described them as a “big lie.” On Monday, […]

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Iran, Turkey Discuss Increasing Trade Possibilities

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkish and Iranian officials have met for a third day in Tehran to strengthen economic links. The talks come amid concerns from the Obama administration that Iran could try to exploit trade ties with Turkey to avoid international sanctions. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warned after he met with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu this week […]

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Iran, UN Watchdog Appear Deadlocked on Nuclear Dispute

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency appear to remain deadlocked in a dispute over the Iranian nuclear program following talks between Iran’s foreign minister and the agency’s chief in Vienna. Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi described Tuesday’s meeting with IAEA chief Yukio Amano as “very positive” and said both sides agreed to have […]

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Iran Ready For Closer IAEA Relationship

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 7:40 am (UTC-5)
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Iran’s foreign minister says his country is ready to work more closely with the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog, but only if it drops its investigation into allegations Iran has developed a nuclear weapons program. Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said Tuesday both Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency should sit together and develop a new […]

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Iran Announces Successful Firing of Two Missiles

Posted July 9th, 2011 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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Iran has announced that it has successfully test-fired two missiles with a range of 1,900 kilometers. Reuters reports Saturday that Iran’s state television says the two missiles were fired into the Indian Ocean earlier this year. Several days ago, Iran Wednesday it had successfully test-fired several anti-ship missiles at sea as part of a military […]

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