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Tag Archives: Iran

Iran slams US as huge crowds mark 40 years since revolution

TEHRAN: Iran’s President on Monday blasted a US “conspiracy” against the country as vast crowds marked 40 years since the Islamic revolution at a time of heightened tensions with Washington. “The presence of people today on the streets all over Islamic Iran… means that the enemy will never reach its ...

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Syria, Iran agree to ditch dollar in bilateral transactions

TEHRAN/DOHA: Iran sealed economic and trade deals with Syria, as Damascus is looking to its allies to help with the reconstruction effort after its eight-year-long war. Iran and Syria have agreed on measures that will allow bank transactions in their local currencies and non-dollar foreign currencies as the two countries have decided to deepen ...

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Iran says Japan has started process of importing Iranian oil

LONDON: Japan has started the process of importing Iranian oil, which was suspended due to U.S. sanctions, the governor of Iran’s central bank said. The resumption of oil imports comes after Tokyo was granted a waiver from U.S. sanctions that went into effect in November. Iran is the fourth-largest oil ...

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Iran prepares to start 20-percent uranium enrichment

TEHRAN: The nuclear chief in Iran said that the Islamic republic has taken initial steps for 20-percent uranium enrichment to produce fuel for its nuclear reactor. “Taking initial measures to design the modern fuel (enriched to) 20 percent has begun,” Ali Akbar Salehi, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of ...

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Iran, India move closer on trade as EU stalls

Iran will boost trade with India as the European Union struggles to find a way to circumvent a fresh US embargo on Tehran, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said. Brussels is working on a payment mechanism to keep financial transactions flowing with Iran, after the US ditched the 2015 nuclear ...

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Some US officials are ‘first-class idiots’:Iran’s Khamenei

TEHRAN: Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Wednesday dubbed some US officials “first-class idiots” as he ridiculed them for predicting the collapse of the Islamic Republic. “Some US officials pretend that they are mad. Of course I don’t agree with that, but they are first-class idiots,” he said in speech ...

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Israeli former minister pleads guilty of spying for Iran

JERUSALEM: A former Israeli minister on Wednesday pleaded guilty of spying on behalf of Iran, six months after his arrest, the State Attorney’s office said. In an announcement to the Jerusalem District Court, the State Attorney’s office said former minister Gonen Segev signed a plea bargain, under which he will ...

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8,000 years old artifacts unearthed in Iran

ORUMIEH: Some 8,000 years old artifacts have been unearthed in Iran’s Piranshahr city, the head of Piranshahr Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Department said. Soleiman Bashiri told the IRNA that during exploration, some diverse artifacts from The Bronze Age, huge structures from The Iron Age and various sites dating back ...

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Iran extradites 230 Afghan convicts to Kabul

Based on the agreement reached between Iran and Afghanistan, 230 Afghan convicts have been extradited to their country, Iran deputy minister of justice told the Islamic Republic, on Sunday. Two months ago, the ministers of justice of Afghanistan and Iran signed an extradition treaty in Tehran, said Mahmoud Abbasi. Seven ...

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Iran president calls for reduction of electricity, water consumption

TEHRAN: Speaking at a meeting with Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian and the Ministry’s senior staff members in Tehran, President Rouhani said all the people know that water and electricity are two vital and  sensitive issues. He went on to say that after oxygen, water may be the most important need ...

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