Daily Iran News


October 31, 2014: "Asia buys less Iran crude, but volumes back above 1 million barrels-per-day", Osamu Tsukimori, Reuters
Asian buyers of Iranian crude imported 6.6 percent less in September than a year ago, the first on-year decline since December, but shipments rose back above the 1 million barrels-per-day mark allowed under a deal that eased Western sanctions.
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October 30, 2014: "Iran Foils Sabotage Attempt on Heavy Water Tanks", Nasser Karimi, Associated Press
Iranian authorities have foiled a sabotage attempt involving tanks used for the transportation of heavy water, a key component in nuclear reactors, an Iranian newspaper reported on Thursday.
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October 30, 2014: "Iran wants sanctions lifted before nuclear deal", AFP
Iran wants all Western sanctions to be lifted before striking a deal on its contested nuclear programme by a November deadline, a top official said Wednesday.
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October 30, 2014: "Iran’s Oil Revenue Falls 30% Because of Global Price Decline", Anthony DiPaola and Golnar Motevalli, Bloomberg
Iran’s revenue from crude sales, the OPEC member’s biggest export, dropped 30 percent because of the recent decline in global oil prices, according to President Hassan Rouhani.
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October 29, 2014: "Economic Pain Looms Large for Iranians in Nuclear Negotiations", Thomas Erdbrink, The New York Times
Mohammad Heydarian, an Iranian contractor, still has work finishing off a single-family home. But things look bleak after that, he said. He has already fired his workers, and he is struggling to make ends meet, providing for his wife and two teenage children.
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October 29, 2014: "U.S., Iran Relations Move to Détente", Jay Solomon and Maria Abi-Habib, The Wall Street Journal
The Obama administration and Iran, engaged in direct nuclear negotiations and facing a common threat from Islamic State militants, have moved into an effective state of détente over the past year, according to senior U.S. and Arab officials.
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October 28, 2014: "Iranian FM, other nuclear negotiators visit Fordo and Natanz sites", Tehran Times
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, along with the country’s team of nuclear negotiators, visited Fordo and Natanz uranium enrichment facilities in central Iran on Monday.
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October 28, 2014: "Slim chances of Iran nuclear deal by deadline", AFP
A deal on Iran's contested nuclear programme before a November 24 deadline is highly unlikely, a Western diplomat close to negotiations said on Monday.
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October 27, 2014: "Nuclear negotiators again discuss extending their talks with Iran", Paul Richter, LA Times
With talks nearly deadlocked and their deadline one month away, six world powers seeking a nuclear deal with Iran have begun discussing whether to again extend negotiations, according to Western officials.
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October 24, 2014: "Collapse of Iran talks poses danger, U.S. official warns", Paul Richter, LA Times
A failure of the gridlocked nuclear negotiations with Iran will lead to a dangerous escalation by both Tehran and the West, America's lead negotiator warned Thursday.
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October 24, 2014: "White House Seeks Support from Allies, Congress for Potential Iran Deal", Jay Solomon and Carol E. Lee, The Wall Street Journal
The Obama administration is promoting a possible nuclear agreement with Iran to allies, Congress and U.S. policy makers in an effort to win support ahead of a late November deadline.
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October 24, 2014: "Iran will be seen as responsible if nuclear talks fail: U.S.", Arshad Mohammed, Reuters
Iran will be widely seen to be responsible if a comprehensive deal to curb its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief is not reached, the top U.S. negotiator said on Thursday.
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October 24, 2014: "US negotiator: Some want talks with Iran to fail", Associated Press, The Washington Post
The chief U.S. nuclear negotiator suggested Thursday that some U.S. allies and members of Congress hope diplomacy with Iran fails, offering a glimpse of the difficult task awaiting the Obama administration if it manages to secure a nuclear agreement with Tehran by a late November deadline.
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October 23, 2014: "Iran Deal Unlikely by November, French Envoy Predicts", Indira A.R. Lakshmanan, Bloomberg
A deal over Iran’s nuclear program appears unlikely by a Nov. 24 deadline, meaning an extension of the interim agreement may be needed to press Iran for more concessions, the French ambassador to Washington said.
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October 23, 2014: "China says wants closer military ties with Iran", Ben Blanchard, Reuters
China wants to have closer military ties with Iran, the Chinese defense minister told the visiting head of the Iranian navy on Thursday, state media reported, reaffirming diplomatic links despite controversy over Iran's nuclear plans.
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