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Iran exported 2.6 million tons of oil products since March 2010

August 27, 2012

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Since March 2010, Iran has exported some 2.64 million tons of fuel, including jet fuel, gasoline, diesel oil, kerosene and liquefied gas, Mehr News Agency reported. With inaugurating new development plans in domestic refineries, Iran has managed to diversify its basket of oil products so that the country is currently exporting jet fuel, gasoline, diesel […]

Crisis Group expert: Parchin symbolizes three-fold problem between Iran and IAEA

August 24, 2012

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The Parchin military complex symbolizes a three-fold problem between Iran and the IAEA, Senior Iran analyst at International Crisis Group, Ali Vaez said. Visiting the Parchin complex has become a priority for the International Atomic Energy Agency as it seeks to end what the West sees as prolonged Iranian stonewalling of its investigation into allegations […]

“Iran lacks confidence in IAEA’s independence”

August 23, 2012

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Iran lacks confidence in the independence of the IAEA and doesn’t want to be seen to be capitulating, Senior fellow at Nanyang Technological University’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, James M. Dorsey said. “That lack of confidence is reinforced by the failure of the P5 + 1 talks to produce a mutually acceptable solution […]

“Iran’s stated purpose for military alliance with Muslim countries is a hogwash”

August 18, 2012

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Iran’s stated purpose to establish military alliance with Muslim countries is obviously hogwash, Middle Eastern politics expert, research scholar of Texas University at Austin, Saif Shahin said. The expert was commenting on recent news on Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi proposing to establish military alliance between the Muslim countries. Vahidi said it be created in […]

Inflation in Iran rising up, so do prices on goods

August 16, 2012

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Inflation is Iran is rising up, according to a report of country’s Statistics committee, Tabnak newspaper reported. The report submitted to Iran’s parliament says the inflation in the country has risen up by 0,3 percent in July 2012, reaching 26,2 percent compared to 25,9 percent of the same month of last year. The report says […]

Iranians blame political leadership for country’s economic problems

August 15, 2012

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Today the Iranian public blames the political leadership of the Islamic Republic for the economic problems that exist in the country, American Enterprise Institute Research Fellow Ali Alfoneh believes. Not long ago Member of Iranian parliament’s economic commission Arslanan Fathipour said Iran might be implementing the electronic discount cards for emergency first products. Fathipour said […]

“Smart decision for Iran to try relying less on oil revenues”

August 13, 2012

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The decision to move away from the sale of crude as the main source of export earning of Iran is the right choice in the medium and long term, EU economic advisor Mehrdad Emadi said. Iran has been trying to pay attention to its non-oil sector, and reduce the heavy dependance on oil revenues. ” […]

Iran plans to issue electronic coupons for emergency first foods

August 13, 2012

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Iran might be implementing the electronic discount cards for emergency first products,Member of Iranian parliament’s economic commission Arslanan Fathipour said, Iran’s “Dunyaye Eqtesad” newspaper reported. Fathipour said that given the today’s economic situation in the country, and the imposed international sanctions, the coupons must be brought back in the shape of electronic coupons. This would […]

Iran can face businesses’ bankruptcy, higher level unemployment

August 11, 2012

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Iran can soon find itself facing closure and bankruptcy of manufacturing and agriculture businesses, EU economic advisor Mehrdad Emadi said. The advisor was commenting on Iran’s move to implement the “economy of resistance”, as part of country’s strategy to tackle the international sanctions. Emadi added that another downside of the “economy of resistance” that Iran […]

EU advisor: Iran should’ve invested billions into new oil refineries

August 11, 2012

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Iranian government should have planned ahead, and invest 80-120 billion U.S. dollars in the new and improved refineries as well as technologies which would have enabled the oil sector to move away from the sale of crude, EU economic advisor Mehrdad Emadi said. The expert was commenting on the news about Iran considering to stop […]

“Kinetic attack to destroy Iranian nuclear capabilities can occur”

August 9, 2012

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If there is a serious and concerted effort to destroy Iranian nuclear capabilities through digital means and it fails or is significantly challenged then a kinetic attack would most likely occur sooner rather than later, founder of WAF Enterprises, securty expert Amrit Williams said. Iranian officials have announced that to avoid future cyberattacks, the country […]

EU advisor: Imposed sanctions on Iranian gas exports to be costly for Europe

August 9, 2012

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If there is a move towards imposing sanctions on gas exports from Iran, this would be more costly to Europe, which has had extensive gas dealing with Iran, and has been more dependent on Iranian oil, EU economic advisor Mehrdad Emadi believes. Iran holds first place among natural gas producing countries in the region, followed […]