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China Pushes Iran to Return to Talks on Sidelines of Security Summit

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Chinese President Hu Jintao has urged his Iranian counterpart to resume six-nation talks as soon as possible, to guarantee Iran’s right of the peaceful use of nuclear energy. Both Mr. Hu and Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are in Kazakhstan’s capital, Astana, for the annual summit of the Asian regional alliance known as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. […]

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IMF: Iran Cuts Inflation & Subsidies

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Officials of the International Monetary Fund say Iran has cut inflation in half and sharply reduced the money it spends subsidizing energy, wheat, transportation and other goods needed by consumers. After a visit to Teheran, IMF experts said Iran’s inflation rate has fallen to a bit over 12 percent. The government has also made deep […]

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Iran Accuses Western Powers of Meddling

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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Iran has accused Britain and the United States of meddling after Britain urged Tehran to release protesters arrested in connection with demonstrations against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s disputed re-election. Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast faulted British and U.S. officials for making remarks that he said clearly interfered with Iran’s internal affairs. At his weekly news […]

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Iranian Police Clash with Protesters on Election Anniversary

Posted June 12th, 2011 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Iran’s opposition says police in Tehran attacked and arrested protesters who were marking the two-year anniversary of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s disputed re-election. Opposition websites said Sunday hundreds of police wielding batons tried to disperse hundreds of demonstrators who took to the streets of the capital. The websites say police also ordered shops to close early […]

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US Hits Iran with New Sanctions, Targets Police

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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The United States is imposing new sanctions in an attempt to crack down on human rights abuses by Iran’s security forces. The U.S. State and Treasury departments announced the move Thursday, freezing assets of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, the Basij Resistance Force and the Law Enforcement Forces , also called Iran’s national police. The […]

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World Powers Condemn Iran’s Nuclear Enrichment Expansion Plans

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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World powers meeting in Vienna to discuss global atomic issues have criticized Iran for proposed moves this week to accelerate its capability to produce nuclear fuel. Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States expressed their concerns in a joint statement Thursday to a meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s 35-member board of […]

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Iran to Triple Higher-Enriched Uranium Production

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The head of Iran’s atomic energy agency has announced plans to triple the country’s output of higher-grade uranium while also moving production of the nuclear fuel to an underground site that was secret until 2009. Fereydoon Abbasi said Wednesday that Tehran will transfer production of 20 percent-enriched uranium from its Natanz nuclear site to the […]

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Iran to Move, Triple Higher-Enriched Uranium Production

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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Iran’s nuclear chief says the country will move its production of higher enriched uranium to a new site, while also tripling its production capacity for the nuclear fuel. Iranian state media on Wednesday quoted Fereydoon Abbasi-Davani saying Iran will transfer production of 20 percent-enriched uranium to its Fordo facility near the city of Qom this […]

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Iranian President Slams FIFA For Headscarf Ban

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called members football’s world governing body “dictators” for a headscarf ban that prevented Iran’s women’s football team from playing in an Olympic qualifier match. Mr. Ahmadinejad said Tuesday he has asked the country’s sports chief to follow up on the case with FIFA, the ruling body for international football . […]

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Iran Denounces IAEA Comments on Nuclear Program

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says a report from the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog agency that says Tehran may have carried out nuclear work with possible military purposes “lacks legal credibility.” He said comments made Monday by the chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency would have no bearing on Iran’s nuclear activities. The Iranian president spoke […]

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