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Mon, 31 Oct 2016 21:12:20 GMT

Why OPEC still can't get Iran to cut oil production  -  Al-Monitor
In August, Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said, “Iran will cooperate with OPEC to help the oil market recover, but expects others to respect its rights to regain its lost share of the market.” Iran's hesitation to cut production alongside other OPEC ...
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 21:07:48 GMT

ICG: Effective sanctions relief on Iran for sanctions' sake  -  Daily Maverick
The one-year anniversary of Iran's nuclear agreement's entering into force on October 18, 2015 was buried in the noise and news of the US electoral campaign, the operation to liberate Mosul and the tragic agonies of Aleppo. This in itself is a ...
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 20:49:37 GMT
Iran offers to host Cyprus talks  -  Cyprus Mail
IRANIAN officials meeting House President Demetris Syllouris, Monday expressed Tehran's readiness to help in every way within its capabilities, the talks on solving the Cyprus problem, including hosting the talks. Foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif ...
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 16:58:41 GMT

'Activists held' at King Cyrus tomb in Iran  -  BBC News
Iran's authorities have arrested several organisers of a demonstration at the tomb of pre-Islamic King Cyrus the Great, local media report. They say the activists were detained for violating "the values" of the Islamic Republic of Iran and chanting ...
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 19:31:29 GMT

Iran, China seal New Silk Road deal  -  Press TV
Iran says it has finalized a cooperation agreement with China that would allow Chinese traders to use the Iranian territory for exports to Europe. The agreement was signed between customs officials of Iran and China. It is expected to take an ambitious ...
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 19:28:15 GMT

Lebanon chooses a president supported by Iran and Hezbollah  -  USA TODAY
Aoun, 81, is an ally of Hezbollah, the Shiite militia and political party backed by Iran that has helped Syrian President Bashar Assad survive a five-year civil war on Lebanon's border. The vote for Aoun, by 83 of parliament's 127 members, shows Iran ...
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 18:40:31 GMT

Iran restarts gas exports to Turkey  -  Press TV
Iran says it has resumed exports of natural gas to Turkey after supplies were disrupted this past Thursday. Majid Boujarzadeh, the spokesman of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC), told the domestic media that Turkey's Botas had removed a technical ...
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 18:40:16 GMT

Iran Is Poised to Limit Press Freedom Even More Than It Already Does  -  Global Voices Online
At present, local Iranian journalists do not need permits to work for publications, in contrast to foreign journalists who go through a rigorous accreditation process through the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance's foreign press department. Only ...
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 18:18:30 GMT
Why Iran supported Houthi attacks against the US Navy  -  Long War Journal
As activity in the Red Sea has heated up this month, debate rages on in Washington about Tehran's role in attacks against US forces there. The Pentagon confirmed this month that the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen were responsible for launching ...
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 18:07:22 GMT
Yemen Crisis: Iran denies US accusation of arms shipments  -  The Daily Star
Iran's foreign ministry has rejected accusations from the United States that it has been shipping arms to the Shia Huthi rebels in Yemen, according to media reports yesterday. A US admiral said on Thursday that warships from the US Navy and allied ...