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Gulf neighbors do not welcome Iran’s initiative to establish petrochemical-exporting organization

February 13, 2013

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Persian Gulf countries do not welcome Iran's initiative to establish a joint organization for exporting petrochemicals, Professor of Political Science, expert on Iran and Middle East, Reza Taghizadeh said.

Iranian official: Iran never to accept negotiations under pressure

February 13, 2013

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Iranian deputy Foreign Minister for Asia-Pacific Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araqchi spoke on various issues.

Iranian secretary-general: Intention to visit Parchin is excuse to obtain military secrets

November 26, 2012

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IAEA’s intention to visit the Parchin military complex is just an excuse to obtain Iran’s secret military information, secretary-general of Iranian Islamic Coalition party, nuclear expert Hassan Ghafourifard said in Baku. The Secretary general said Iran does not move towards creating an atomic bomb, something that Western states believe the Islamic Republic intends to do. […]

“Iran pushed for political solution for Syrian crisis and failed”

September 20, 2012

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The key to resolving Syrian crisis remains in U.S. and Russia, Senior fellow at Nanyang Technological University’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, James M. Dorsey said. Speaking on the ongoing Syrian protests, Dorsey said the question is whether anyone holds the key or whether Syria is a desperate struggle for survival till the end. […]

Iran should yearly invest from $5 to $8 billion into new drilling wells

September 15, 2012

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Iran should be investing from $5 million to $8 million into drilling new oil wells, professor at the University of Glasgow and expert on nuclear issues Reza Taghizadeh believes. The expert was commenting on the continious decline of Iran’s oil production. Today, Iran is facing extreme international pressure because of its nuclear program, and the […]

Expert: “Iran to concede only in case of imminent U.S. strike”

September 11, 2012

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Iran will only concede if there is a real deal on the table or when a US strike is imminent, Senior fellow at Nanyang Technological University’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, James M. Dorsey believes. Commenting on the recent U.S.-Israeli search-and-rescue exercises and Iran’s upcoming military maneuvers, Dorsey said both of those serve several […]

“Major countries may offer Egypt more foreign aid to keep it from aligning with Iran”

September 11, 2012

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Iran is incapable of keeping the Egyptian economy afloat, American Enterprise Institute Research Fellow Ali Alfoneh said. Egyptian Al-Ahram newspaper cited country’s Oil Minister Osama Kamal that Egypt has “no objection” towards bying and refining Iranian oil. “Having no objections in practice means that Egypt desires Iranian oil for free,” Alfoneh said. “This is an […]

“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 […]

Expert: West needs formula that would allow it and Iran to save face

August 7, 2012

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The West would need to come up with a formula that would allow both it and Iran to save face if it wants to pre-empt a potential Israeli attack before the US election, Senior fellow at Nanyang Technological University’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, James M. Dorsey said. “Fact of the matter is that […]

“Arab states to desist from direct involvement even if Israel joins U.S. in attacking Iran”

May 12, 2012

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The Arab governments would desist from direct involvement if Israeli forces join the US strike on Iran, expert on South Asian and Middle East Studies, research scholar at the University of Texas at Austin Saif Shahin said.

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.

“Lack of confidence on both sides prevent Iran and U.S. from holding talks”

April 5, 2012

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Iran and the U.S. both have a deficit confidence towards each other, and this prevents parties from holding talks, Senior fellow at Nanyang Technological University’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, James M. Dorsey believes.