Daily Iran News


May 26, 2015: "Report: Iran raises gas prices by 40 percent in subsidy cut", Nasser Karimi, Associated Press
Iran will raise gasoline prices by some 40 percent beginning Tuesday, the country’s official news agency reported, the latest cut to the Islamic Republic’s fuel subsidies that cost it some $32 billion a year.
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May 26, 2015: "Obama Signs Congress Review of Iran Nuclear Deal Bill Into Law", Halimah Abdullah, NBC
President Barack Obama signed into law on Friday legislation giving lawmakers a chance to review any nuclear deal the White House seeks to hammer out with Iran.
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May 26, 2015: "Negotiator: Iran agrees ‘managed access’ to military sites", Ali Akbar Dareini, Associated Press
Iran has agreed to grant United Nations inspectors "managed access" to military sites as part of a future deal over its contested nuclear program, a negotiator said Sunday, apparently contradicting earlier comments by the nation's supreme leader.
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May 26, 2015: "Iran will need to spend most of any post-sanctions windfall at home", Lesley Wroughton and Sam Wilkin, Reuters
Iranians will demand their government spend a windfall from the lifting of economic sanctions on improving the quality of life at home, limiting the degree to which a future nuclear deal could fund Tehran's allies on Middle East battlefields.
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May 22, 2015: "Exxon Deploys More Sanction Watchers as Iran Nuke Deal Looms", Javier Blas and Joe Carroll, Bloomberg
Exxon Mobil Corp. is ramping up efforts to track U.S. government work on Iranian sanctions that have locked out American oil companies from the Middle Eastern nation for more than three decades.
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May 22, 2015: "‘Look ... It’s My Name on This’: Obama Defends the Iran Nuclear Deal", Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic
In an interview, the U.S. president ties his legacy to a pact with Tehran, argues ISIS is not winning, warns Saudi Arabia not to pursue a nuclear-weapons program, and anguishes about Israel.
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May 22, 2015: "U.S. Sanctions Triggered by Plane Sale to Iran’s Mahan Air", Jay Solomon, The Wall Street Journal
The U.S. took punitive measures against an Iraqi airline and a Syrian businessman on Thursday over the sale of aircraft to a blacklisted Iranian airline, in a case that has sparked concerns that U.S. sanctions are beginning to fray as foreigners anticipate a nuclear deal with Tehran next month.
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May 21, 2015: "French minister: Iran seeks 24-day period in nuclear talks", Associated Press
France’s foreign minister says Iran wants 24 days before international inspectors could visit its nuclear sites in the event of a suspected violation of a deal with world powers over its atomic program.
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May 21, 2015: "NY Times", Thomas Erdbrink and David E. Sanger, NY Times
Iran’s supreme leader on Wednesday ruled out allowing international inspectors to interview Iranian nuclear scientists as part of any potential deal on its nuclear program, and reiterated that the country would not allow the inspection of military sites.
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May 20, 2015: "With nuclear deal in sight, Iran drives harder bargain in Indian trade talks", Nidhi Verma, Reuters
Iranian trade negotiators have become more assertive with Indian counterparts as hopes rise of international sanctions on Tehran easing later this year, sources said, and Indian companies fear they may lose business as more countries bid for projects.
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May 20, 2015: "Iran, 6 World Powers Launch New Round of Nuclear Talks", George Jahn, Associated Press
Experts from Iran and six world powers are launching a new round of negotiations focused on reaching a deal that curbs Iran's nuclear program.
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May 20, 2015: "Iran’s Khamenei rules out interviews with nuclear scientists", Parisa Hafezi, Reuters
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday Tehran would not accept "unreasonable demands" by world powers during negotiations over its disputed nuclear program, and ruled out letting inspectors interview its atomic scientists.
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May 19, 2015: "US reporter to face Iran spy charges next week", Arthur MacMillan, AFP
The Washington Post's Tehran correspondent Jason Rezaian, in custody for 10 months, will appear in court next week accused of spying and other crimes against Iran, his lawyer said Tuesday.
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May 19, 2015: "Iran uses maritime confrontations to project power in Gulf", Parisa Hafezi, Reuters
Iran is using its sea power in the Gulf to show it will not be cowed by Washington's newly assertive Arab allies, prompting critics to accuse Tehran of destabilizing the region.
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May 18, 2015: "Netanyahu says not too late to stop Iran nuclear deal", AFP, AFP
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday there was still time to stop an Iranian agreement with world powers that he says would give Tehran nuclear arms.
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