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Trust and flexibility – key points in upcoming “Iran-Six powers” talks

April 26, 2012

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Baghdad is getting ready to host the next round of “Iran-Six powers” nuclear negotiations on May 23. Both sides are weighting their advantages at the upcoming talks, yet most experts believe that no real breakthrough should be expected from the Baghdad meeting. While Iran tries to prove itself among the regional neighbors, it needs to […]

“Israel’s pressure to have little impact on the Iran-Six powers negotiations”

April 17, 2012

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Israel clearly wants to maintain pressure on Iran as well as on the U.S., it’s a position that makes perfect sense from Israel’s point of view, Senior fellow at Nanyang Technological University’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, James M. Dorsey said, commenting on Israel’s position regarding the recent “Iran-Six powers” talks in Istanbul. Two […]

Iran doesn’t want to be seen as intransigent – expert

April 17, 2012

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Iran has agreed to play along because it certainly does not want to be seen as intransigent, expert on South Asian and Middle East Studies, Saif Shahin said, speaking about the outcome of the recent “Iran-Six powers” talks in Istanbul. Two rounds of talks between Iran and the P5+1 countries have been held in Istanbul […]

“Iran-Tajikistan railroad project to remain on drawing board for some time”

April 16, 2012

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Despite ceremonies Iran-Tajikistan railroad project will remain on drawing board for some time to come, U.S. Northeastern University Professor Kamran Dadkhah said. Professor was commenting on the news about Iran and Tajikistan agreeing on implementing Iran-Afghanistan-Tajikistan railroad project.

Expert: Iran-Tajikistan cooperation reduces the impact of international sanctions

April 13, 2012

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Iran’s closer cooperation with the Central Asian countries, in particular with Tajikistan, decrease the impact of the sanctions, imposed by the international community against the country, Senior fellow at Nanyang Technological University’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, James M. Dorsey said. The expert was commenting on Iran’s willingness to provide financial support for the […]

“Iran exports less oil than OPEC says”

April 12, 2012

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Iran is exporting less oil than the official OPEC data says, according to professor at the University of Glasgow and expert on nuclear issues Reza Taghizadeh.

Iran powering up: enhances Zulfigar tank, will create new machine gun, and host joint Army-IRGC exercises

April 11, 2012

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IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guards Council) and Iran’s Army will hold joint military exercises this year, for the first time since the Islamic Revolution, Commander of Iranian Army’s Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmadreza Pourdastan said, IRIB News reported.

Exiled son of Iran’s Shah calls on Israel to aid, instead of bombing nuclear sites

April 10, 2012

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The exiled son of the toppled shah of Iran Reza Pahlavi called on Israel not to bomb his home country, but rather to help the opposition to the ruling system, in an interview aired Monday on Israeli television, The Washington Post reported.

Tehran to host largest financial fair in Middle East

April 10, 2012

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The sixth international exhibition on bourse, bank and insurance and the fourth international conference on Islamic capital market, which is the largest event of its kind in the Middle East, will be held in Tehran May 8-11. Over 200 companies will represent 15 countries in the event, IRNA news agency reported. While the stock markets […]

AEOI head: Iran might build another nuclear reactor

April 9, 2012

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If Iranian parliament approves the budget, we will be able to build another Amirabad-like pool-type nuclear reactor in the country, the head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Fereydoon Abbasi told IRNA news agency.

“With Iran sidelined, if Russia doesn’t sell oil to EU, prices can increase by 10-15 percent”

April 6, 2012

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With Iran bounded by sanctions, if Russia does not sell its oil to Europe, the world oil prices can jump up by 10-15 percent, EU economic advisor Mehrdad Emadi said, commenting on the reasons of gasoline price increase in Europe. Emadi added that situation in Iran promises to be even worse.

Iran intensifies oil-gas related works on Caspian Sea

April 6, 2012

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Iran’s Oil Minister Rostam Qasemi said today that Iran has intensified gas searches on the coast of the Caspian Sea, Mehr agency reported. “We have established platform on bases that will conduct gas researches in the Sea. The research will be carried out by Iranian specialists,” Qasemi noted.