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China's Hu urges Iran to be 'flexible'


China's President Hu Jintao called on his Iranian counterpart on Friday to be 'flexible and pragmatic' ahead of talks on Tehran's nuclear programme, the state Xinhua news agency said.

Hu also urged M

US soon to grant more waivers to Iran sanctions

The United States will ‘very soon’ announce a new list of countries that will receive waivers to financial sanctions on oil trade with Iran, a US official said on Thursday.

The latest round of US san

Obama stepped up cyberattacks on Iran: Report


US President Barack Obama accelerated cyberattacks on Iran's nuclear program and expanded the assault even after the Stuxnet virus accidentally escaped in 2010, the New York Times reported Friday.


Oil imports to figure in talks


As Iran battles US-led western sanctions for its nuclear programme, Iranian foreign minister Ali Akbar Salehi arrives in New Delhi on Thursday on a two-day visit, an invite in hand for Prime Minister

Use of Flame virus to deter Iran 'reasonable': Israel

A top Israeli minister said on Tuesday the use of cyber weapons, such as the newly uncovered Flame virus, to counter Iran's nuclear plans would be 'reasonable', hinting at Israel's possible involvemen

Iran ‘finds fix’ for world’s most complicated espionage virus ‘Flame’

Iran has claimed that it has developed tools that can defend against the recently discovered computer espionage virus called Flame.

Flame was discovered after the UN's International Telecommunicatio

Iran remains India's important source of oil: Krishna

In the backdrop of US pressure to reduce oil imports from Iran, India on Thursday said unilateral sanctions should not impact upon its 'legitimate trade interests' with the Persian nation.

After tal

Iran to launch new nuclear plant project: state TV


Iran is to build a new nuclear power plant, alongside its sole existing one in the southern city of Bushehr, by early 2014, state television reported on Sunday, quoting the head of the country's Atomi

Iran opens new parliament


The Islamic republic inaugurated the new Majlis (parliament) on Sunday.

In a message read in the opening ceremony of Iran's 9th Majlis, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei hailed the Irania

Iran has enough uranium for 5 bombs: Expert

Iran has significantly stepped up its output of low-enriched uranium and total production in the last five years would be enough for at least five nuclear weapons if refined much further, a US securit

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