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Iran to oppose proposal to raise OPEC crude output

Tehran, June 20 (IANS) Iran will not accept Saudi Arabia's proposal to increase crude output of Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Iran's representative to the OPEC was quoted as saying on Tuesday. Iran, along with Venezuela and Iraq, is going to veto the Saudi Arabia's proposal at the June 22 OPEC meeting in Vienna, Hossein Kazempour Ardebili was quoted by Tehran ...

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Iran to oppose Saudi proposal to increase OPEC crude output

Tehran, June 19 (IANS) Iran will not accept Saudi Arabia's proposal to increase crude output of Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, Iran's representative to the grouping said on Tuesday. Iran, along with Venezuela and Iraq, is going to veto the Saudi Arabia's proposal at the June 22 OPEC meeting in Vienna, Xinhua news agency quoted its representative, Hossein Kazempour Ard...

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Qatar leadership responsible for its isolation: UAE official

Dubai, June 19 (IANS) A senior United Arab Emirates (UAE) official on Tuesday blamed the Qatari leadership for its own isolation. UAE Minister of State Anwar Gargash said through his Twitter account that Qatar's proximity to Iran, the normalisation of ties with Israel and its relations with Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah were isolating its people from surroundings. The leadershi...

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US plans in Middle East have failed: Iran Supreme Leader

Tehran, June 15 (IANS) Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Friday that the US plans in the Middle East had failed and that Washington fears his country's influence in the region. Khamenei spoke at the sermon of Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. The Great Satan (the US), with all its efforts and temptations, has not achieved it...

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Iran to resume uranium enrichment if n-deal collapses: Official

Tehran, June 13 (IANS) Iran will resume enriching uranium at its Fordow nuclear site if the landmark nuclear deal collapses, a spokesperson for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said on Wednesday. Behrouz Kamalvandi said the enrichment activities at Fordow nuclear facility will be restored at the discretion of senior Iranian officials in case the deal, also known as the Joint...

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Iran ready to face Morocco at World Cup

BaBakovkaamp (Russia), June 13 (IANS) Iran's national football coach Carlos Queiroz said they are completely ready to meet Morocco at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Tehran Times daily reported. Morocco is an African country but most of their players were born in the European countries and grown up there. They take advantage of a good coach and have also creative players. We respect them a lot ...

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Macron calls on Tehran to honour obligations under nuclear deal

Paris, June 13 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron has reiterated commitment to the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal despite US withdrawal, but asked Tehran to comply with its obligations without any ambiguity. During a phone conversation on Tuesday with his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, Macron recalled the will of France, the Britain, Germany, Russia and China, to continue to implem...

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Iran to facilitate foreign investment after US nuke deal pullout

Tehran, June 13 (IANS) Iran has taken steps to facilitate foreign investment after the US withdrawal from a landmark 2015 nuclear deal, Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has said, according to the state TV. The US move has somehow affected investment in Iran, Larijani said on Tuesday, adding that, however, Iran has adopted measures to make the foreign investment easier. Lar...

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Iran to build nuclear propulsion system: Atomic Chief

Tehran, June 11 (IANS) Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi said on Sunday that his country has made preparations to build nuclear propulsion systems. This project is a huge one that will take some time to complete, Xinhua quoted Salehi as saying. We have started working on the preparations for the project and seriously seeking to complete it, th...

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Iran rules out talks unless US ends threats

Tehran, June 9 (IANS) Iran on Friday ruled out the possibility of re-negotiating with the US on the 2015 nuclear deal unless Washington ends threats to the Islamic republic. There is no prospect for dialogue between Iran and the United States in any area before Washington uses the language of dignity, Xinhua quoted Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi as saying. His remarks c...

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Iranian coach appeals to FIFA over Nike boycott

Tehran, June 8 (IANS) Iran national football team's head coach Carlos Queiroz has called on FIFA to intervene after US sportswear giant Nike said it would not provide shoes to Iranian players in the World Cup in line with American sanctions, media reports said. Players get used to their sports equipment, and it's not right to change them a week before such important matches, Press TV quo...

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Connectivity, fighting terrorism among India's objectives in SCO Summit

New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Connectivity and the fight against terrorism will be among India's objectives when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits China to attend the 18th meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) on June 9-10 on the sidelines of which he will also hold a bilateral summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping, a senior official said on Thursday. Briefing the media ...

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Britain will continue to back Iran n-deal: May tells Netanyahu

London, June 6 (IANS) The British Prime Minister told her Israeli counterpart on Wednesday Britain maintained its support to the 2015 Nuclear agreement with Iran as the best roadmap to prevent Tehran from developing nuclear weapons. Theresa May met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, currently on the final leg of his official three-day European visit to Germany, France, and Britai...

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Macron reaffirms commitment to 2015 Iran n-deal

Paris, June 6 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron has told visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the 2015 nuclear deal should be preserved or security in Tel Aviv and the region would be at risk. I reiterated to the prime minister my deep conviction which is shared by our European partners that the 2015 agreement should be preserved to control nuclear activity, Macr...

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Iran prepares to build advanced centrifuges

Tehran, June 6 (IANS) Iran's atomic chief has said that the Islamic republic is preparing the infrastructure for building advanced centrifuges, the media reported. The work has begun at Iran's Natanz enrichment facility, observing the country's commitments to 2015 nuclear deal, Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said on Tuesday, Xinhua reported citing Pre...

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Iran's Khamenei orders preparation for uranium enrichment

Tehran, June 5 (IANS) Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has ordered the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) to prepare for the enrichment of uranium up to a level of 190,000 SWU (separative work units). Khamenei issued the order on Monday in a televised speech at the ceremony held at the Imam Khomeini Mausoleum in southern Tehran to commemorate the 29th anniversary of th...

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Iran urges international condemnation of US withdrawal from n-deal

Tehran, June 4 (IANS) Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has urged international condemnation of US attitude towards Iran's 2015 landmark nuclear deal, the media reported. In letters to his counterparts of a number of countries, Zarif on Sunday warned of the dangerous consequences of the US illegal and unilateral move to pull out of the nuclear agreement, officially known as th...

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Iranian planes likely to be refused fuel: Official

Tehran, June 2 (IANS) The planes of Iranian airliners are expected to be refused fuel at some foreign airports under US impending new sanctions, Iran's flag carrier Iran Air said on Saturday. The news was revealed by Iran Air's Chief Executive Officer Farzaneh Sharafbafi during her meeting with judicial officials over frequent Iranian flight delays, Tasnim news agency reported. T...

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'Ready to thwart US anti-Iran measures'

Tehran, June 2 (IANS) Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has said Iran is quite ready to thwart the US anti-Iran measures following Washington's pullout of the nuclear deal. Larijani was quoted by the official news agency IRNA as blasting the US wrong behaviour of pulling out the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal, Xinhua reported. The speaker also denounced the 12 conditions put for...

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Asian giants Iran face tough challenge

Tehran, June 1 (IANS) They've entered the FIFA World Cup before, but never progressed beyond the group stage. Iran are eager to rewrite history this summer in Russia, but will have to face strong title contenders Spain and Portugal in Group B. A strong defence is Iran's main strength. They repeatedly depended on dogged defensive work to frustrate their opponents in the qualifiers, report...

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