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2008-08-19 06:00:50

By Nazila Fathi Salman Masood contributed reporting from Islamabad and Tom Rachman from Paris. * Iran is prepared to help Muslim countries launch satellites, an Iranian official said Monday, a day after Tehran declared that it had test-fired a new rocket capable of carrying a satellite into orbit. "I am announcing now that Iran is ready to launch satellites of friendly Islamic countries into space," Reza Taghipour, head of Iran's Aerospace Organization, said on state television. On...

2008-08-15 18:00:24

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Friday he hoped to sign energy deals with Turkey opposed by the United States. "We have reached important agreements on natural gas and electricity issues," he said during a meeting in Istanbul. "God willing we will complete them as soon as possible." The United States has voiced its opposition to the energy deal amid a standoff between Iran and Western countries over concerns Iran is pursuing secret nuclear weapons. Tehran says such fears are...

2008-08-11 09:01:07

By * HILARY LEILA KRIEGER; HERB KEINON Israel expects that a fourth round of UN sanctions against Iran likely won't be in place until the beginning of 2009, but that further unilateral US and EU measures could be imposed as early as next month. The assessment comes as the five permanent UN Security Council members and Germany threatened further sanctions against Iran, failing an agreement to negotiate over its nuclear program and suspend its enrichment of uranium. Iran has said it...

2008-08-08 09:00:32

Text of report by state-run Iranian radio on 7 August [Presenter] Despite America's efforts to impose sanctions on Iran and despite its exploitation of the UN Security Council to this end, the Statistical Office of the EU has announced that exports from the EU countries to Iran have increased by 18 pre cent in the last five months compared to the same period last year. Machinery and industrial tools are on top of the list of goods most exported to Iran. Akhundi, the Seda va Sima's [state TV...

2008-08-05 21:00:08

BRUSSELS. Aug 5 (Interfax) - Brussels is expecting a response from the Iranian administration following yesterday's telephone conversation between EU Supreme Commissioner on Foreign Policy and Security Xavier Solana and Iranian Supreme National Security Council Secretary Saeed Jalili. Solana reminded the Iranian diplomat that no clear response had been received from Iran on the sextets new proposals on the Iranian nuclear program at the July 19 meeting, and said Brussels expects this...

2008-08-04 15:00:03

WASHINGTON _ The five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and Germany agreed Monday to seek a fourth round of sanctions against Iran after the Islamic Republic failed to accept an offer to resolve the crisis over its nuclear program, the State Department said. Top diplomats from Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States made the decision in a telephone conference call after the weekend deadline given to Iran to respond to the offer expired. "We are...

2008-08-03 12:00:02

Iran's president says he believes the United States and the West have accepted the idea of negotiations in the dispute over Iran's nuclear program. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told a news conference in Tehran Sunday following a summit with Syrian President Bashar Assad that Iran was serious about negotiations and that all those who stood against Iran over the past years have now reached a conviction that in this issue there is no other way but to involve into dialogue and consultation....

2008-08-03 12:00:02

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says he didn't bring any new offers from the west when he called on Iran's president this weekend. Assad Sunday wrapped up a weekend visit to Tehran that came in the wake of a trip to France where Assad was reportedly asked by Paris to mediate the ongoing dispute over Iran's nuclear program. The Jerusalem Post said while he discussed the Iran standoff with President Nicolas Sarkozy, he did not go to Tehran with any new offers. I did not come on this...

2008-08-03 09:00:02

Western negotiators have given Iran more time to respond to pleas that it suspend its nuclear enrichment program or face new sanctions, sources said Sunday. The deadline for Iran's compliance was Saturday, but Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ignored the timetable. Now European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana is expected to have a telephone conversation with the chief Iranian nuclear negotiator, Saeed Jalili, Monday, The Independent reported. Unnamed British foreign...

2008-08-03 00:00:02

By Anne Penketh Diplomatic Editor Ahmadinejad ignores world powers' deadline for suspending enrichment Iran's President has issued a defiant warning to his country's "enemies" as Tehran ignored a deadline from world powers hoping to curb Iranian nuclear ambitions. Iran's refusal to give a clear answer by yesterday to the offer of technological and political incentives in return for suspending uranium enrichment rekindled tensions with the West and led to fresh warnings from Israel that...


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