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Iran, India pledge to boost trade ties

Iranian and Indian business leaders have pledged to boost trade ties. Currently, the bilateral trade is worth $15 billion and expected to hit $25 billion by 2016.

Mohammad Mehdi Rasekh, the secretary

Iran plans to sell more arms to 'friendly' states

Iran plans to sell more arms to 'friendly' neighbouring countries in the new Iranian calendar year starting March 20, a minister said Saturday.

Deputy Defence Minister Majid Bokaei, however, did not

Ahmadinejad rivals leading in parliament vote


Conservative rivals of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad were leading in the race for parliament, according to early election results on Saturday, an indication the Iranian president may face a more hosti

Iran has drone engine know-how


Iran has the know-how to build engines used in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), an official said.

"We are building turbofan engines for a variety of UAVs," Iranian Armed Forces deputy Brigadier Genera

Will strike pre-emptively at foes, warns Iranian General

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A semiofficial Iranian news agency quotes a senior military commander as saying that Tehran will strike pre-emptively at its enemies, if it feels it is in danger.

The comments by deputy head of Iran'

Iran squeezes Internet tighter

Iran's authorities this week launched a new, sophisticated offensive against the Internet, stifling Gmail and other messaging services and totally blocking software that provides secure browsing.


UN nuke inspectors arrive for key talks in Tehran

UN nuclear inspectors arrived in Iran on Monday in the latest push to hold key talks with Iranian officials about how far the country's controversial nuclear programme has come.

The trip is the secon

Iran threatens to cut oil to other EU countries

Iran will cut oil exports to other EU countries if their ‘hostile actions’ continue, the deputy oil minister who heads the state oil company said on Monday, a day after Tehran halted sales to France a

Iran boosts nuclear site defences, warns EU on oil

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Iran deployed warplanes and missiles on Monday in an ‘exercise’ to protect nuclear sites threatened by possible Israeli attacks and warned it could cut oil exports to more EU nations unless sanctions

Iran deploys warships in Mediterranean

Iranian warships entered the Mediterranean after crossing the Suez Canal on Saturday to show Tehran’s “might” to regional states, the Navy commander said at a time of simmering tensions with Israel.

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