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Iran

6 Iranian food companies get access to Russian market
Russia has given the green light for six Iranian companies to export food to Russia, the country’s food inspector Rosselkhoznadzor has said. Additional conditions guaranteeing complete safety are yet to be signed.

26.05.2015 07:54

Iran to construct 48 power plants in Indonesia in 5yrs
Iran and Indonesia have agreed to build 48 small-scale hydroelectric power plants. The two countries seeking to improve ties harmed by sanctions over Tehran’s nuclear program.

25.05.2015 11:31

Iran holds military drills to counter regional ‘aggression’
The Iranian armed forces have held military drills in the central province of Isfahan, in which they test-fired missiles and shot down mock-enemy drones over the Arak nuclear facilities. Part of the exercise was to train for unpredictable scenarios.

24.05.2015 09:50

US-led wars and arms sales in Middle East ‘very big business’
Washington says it provides arms to the Middle East in the name of defense, but this activity has fomented wars while fragmenting the region, says Brian Becker from the anti-war Answer Coalition.

22.05.2015 14:46

Obama signs bill letting Congress weigh in on Iran nuclear deal
President Barack Obama signed into law a bill allowing Congress to review any agreement reached with Iran over its controversial nuclear program.

23.05.2015 03:03

‘Surge’ architects want US ground troops in Iraq to wash out ISIS
Speaking to lawmakers, retired Army officers and think tank officials who engineered the 2006 US “surge” in Iraq advocated a return of US ground troops to the region, lamenting the fall of Ramadi as a strategic setback in the war on Islamic State.

22.05.2015 01:09

'Like Hiroshima, Nagasaki': Iran urges UN to condemn Israel for alleged nuke threats
Israel has drawn fire from Iran for alleged threats of a nuclear strike. Tehran told the UN Security Council that recent comments by the Israeli Defense Minister bore reference to “what happened in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.”

21.05.2015 07:52

Oil price to reach $80 by 2017 – Iranian oil minister
Iran hopes its crude oil exports will be back to the pre-sanctions level of 2.5 million barrels per day (bpd) and the oil price to rise to around $80 a barrel by end of 2016, according to Iran’s Deputy Oil Minister Rokneddin Javadi.

18.05.2015 07:04

​S. Arabia calls in off-the-shelf nuke option with Pakistan – report
At the prospect of the international community’s nuclear deal with Iran, Saudi Arabia has reportedly taken a decision to call in an old favor from Pakistan and get some of its nuclear weapons.

18.05.2015 09:24

Iran will protect ‘oppressed’ in Yemen, Palestine and Bahrain – Khamenei
Iran will protect oppressed people in Yemen, Palestine and elsewhere in the region, Iranian Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said, again slamming Tehran’s main geopolitical rival, Saudi Arabia, for its aggressive policies.

16.05.2015 18:00

​Obama & Gulf States summit: Party time with Wahhabi Atlanticists
US President Barack Obama’s GCC summit at Camp David this week looked like a better fit for the annals of surrealism than geopolitics.

16.05.2015 17:01

Tanker engaged by Iranian vessels liable for $300mn in damages to oil rig – Tehran
A Singapore-flagged tanker which, owner claims, came under Iranian navy fire in the international waters off the UAE this week, is wanted over the unsettled $300mn debt in damages it caused to an oil rig in late March, according to Iranian official.

16.05.2015 02:44