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Iran Says It Will Make Oil Embargo Ineffective

Iran's Oil Minister says his office has drawn up plans to make newly tightened sanctions against the Islamic Republic ineffective.


Iran plans to sell oil via private group, evade ban


Iran has reached agreements with European refiners to sell some of its oil through a private consortium, an official said on Saturday, a move designed to circumvent sanctions intended to put pressure on Tehran to halt its disputed nuclear program.


Sanctions cut Iran's July oil exports to nearly half

Iran's daily oil exports in July could fall below half the average shipped in 2011 before tough new Western sanctions stemmed the flow.


Iran says it test-fires missiles in war of nerves

Iran said on Tuesday it had successfully tested medium-range missiles capable of hitting Israel as a response to threats of attack, the latest move in a war of nerves with the West.


Iran says EU oil embargo "strongest" sanctions yet

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday the latest EU sanctions on the sale of Iranian oil are "the strongest" measures yet imposed on the country.


U.S. "disappointed" by failure of Iran-IAEA atom talks

Lack of progress in talks between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency is disappointing and it shows Tehran's continued failure to abide by its commitment to the U.N. nuclear watchdog, a U.S. envoy said on Saturday.


Annan wants new strategy to end Syria conflict

Against the backdrop of a new massacre in Syria, international envoy Kofi Annan on Thursday will propose tasking a group of world powers and key regional players including Iran to come up with a strategy to end the 15-month conflict, U.N. diplomats said....


McCain slams White House for alleged security leaks

Arizona Sen. John McCain lashed out at the Obama administration, alleging they selectively released information about US efforts to curtail Iran's nuclear program.


Fresh Iran nuclear talks to be held this week

Iran has agreed to meet officials from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna on Friday for further talks about its nuclear activities. IAEA chief Yukiya Amano said he would urge Iran to allow early access to its Parchin facility near Tehran.


Iran builds new space center to launch satellites

Iran is finishing construction of a new space center that will allow it to soon launch more domestically made satellites into orbit, the country's defense minister said Saturday.


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