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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

Iran to install fuel rods in n-reactor on Wednesday

Iran will insert its first domestically-produced nuclear fuel rods into a research reactor in Teheran on Wednesday, a top Iranian official said on Tuesday.

"Because western countries were unwilling t

Defiant Iran to present major nuclear projects 'in days'

A defiant Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad vowed on Saturday to inaugurate ‘important nuclear projects’ within days and lashed out at Israel, saying the ‘story’ of the Holocaust underpinning its

Israel says Iran 'drifting' towards nuke goal line

Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak said Friday the world must quickly stop Iran from reaching the point where even a ‘surgical’ military strike could not block it from obtaining nuclear weapons.


India open to all mechanisms to buy Iranian oil

Unfazed by the US and EU sanctions, India on Thursday said it is open to all mechanisms for payment, ‘whatever it takes,’ to buy Iranian oil as it contributes around 12 per cent of New Delhi's oil imp

Iran cracks down on moral peril of Barbie peddlers

Iran's morality police are cracking down on the sale of Barbie dolls to protect the public from what they see as pernicious western culture eroding Islamic values, shopkeepers said.

As the West impos

Attack on Iran would be catastrophe: Russia

Russia warned on Wednesday that a military strike on Iran would be a ‘catastrophe’ with the severest consequences that risked inflaming existing tensions between Sunni and Shiite Muslims.

Foreign Min

Nuclear talks 'most probably' in Istanbul: Iran

A new round of talks on Iran's controversial nuclear programme will ‘most probably’ take place in Istanbul, Teheran's foreign minister said during a visit to Turkey on Wednesday, Turkish media reporte

Iranian lawmaker says Obama proposed talks

US President Barack Obama has called for direct talks with Iran in a secret letter to the Islamic Republic's supreme leader that also warned Teheran against closing the strategic Strait of Hormuz, a c

India to continue buying oil from Iran

India said on Tuesday it was continuing to buy oil from Iran, despite an intensifying US campaign to smother Teheran's vital oil exports until it gives up on its nuclear programme.

"We have accepted

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