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Iran Sanctions Are Having a Quicker Impact Than Expected

Wall Street Journal – March 7, 2012

Sanctions on Iran are affecting the country’s ability to export oil more quickly than many expected, in large part because oil shippers leaving the country are having increasing difficulty insuring their vessels, a U.S. State Department official said Wednesday. Carlos Pascual, special envoy and coordinator for international energy affairs at the State Department, said oil shippers are having difficulty getting their vessels insured even for voyages bound for countries not participating in sanctions. “A process that many thought was going to ...

  Yahoo! News - 15 minutes ago

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, while testifying before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on worldwide threats ...

 
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Taiwanese rescue workers use a crane to transport a survivor who was found in the rubble of the Wei-kuan apartment complex in Tainan, on February 7, 2016 (AFP Photo/Sam Yeh)/ Paris (AFP) - Rescue ...

 
  Tehran Times - One hour ago

Iran holds a stake in a refinery project in Malaysia and is considering taking stakes in refineries in five other countries, the managing director of the National Iranian Oil Engineering and ...

 
  Trend - One hour ago

Ghana President John Mahama plans to visit Iran next week at the top of an economic-political delegation, Irna reported. He has been invited by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and plans to meet ...

 
  Reuters - One hour ago

reports/ Feb 9 Saudi Arabia and Bahrain have banned Iranian-flagged vessels from entering their waters and imposed other shipping restrictions, according to ship insurers citing local reports, ...

 
  CNN - One hour ago

Iran is ready to sell its oil to the world again, but it wants to be paid in euros, not dollars. Over the weekend, a top official at Iran's state-owned oil company said the country had a strong ...

 
  Yahoo! News - Two hours ago

People wave flags of the militant Shiite group Hezbollah in the village of Wadi al-Hjeir, southern Lebanon as they watch head of the movement Hassan Nasrallah on a giant screen on August 14, 2015 ...

 
  Press TV - Two hours ago

A top Iranian military commander has criticized the United States for its complicity with Saudi Arabia in the kingdom's ‘malicious’ policies in West Asia, saying Washington is after the low-price ...

 
  Gulf News - Two hours ago

Prominent but as yet unnamed reformists are among more than 1,400 initially rejected candidates now eligible to contest Iran’s parliamentary elections on February 26, a government official said ...

 
  Payvand - Two hours ago

President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that Iran is ready to expand cooperation with European Union, including Greece and that strengthening relations and cooperation between Tehran and Athens ...

 
  Press TV – Feb 8, 2016
  • Tsipras and Rouhani hold talks - Tehran Times
  • Iran ready to expand cooperation with EU, Greece: President Rouhani - Payvand
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  Reuters – Feb 5, 2016
  • Iran wants India to pay oil dues in euros - India Times
  • Iran wants euro payment for new and outstanding oil sales: source - Tehran Times
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  Yahoo! News – Feb 6, 2016
  • Tehran, EU to resume high-level talks on Monday - Tehran Times
  • EU foreign affairs chief to visit Iran - Xinhua
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  Yahoo! News – Feb 6, 2016
  • Iranian commander mocks Saudi offer to intervene in Syria - CNN
  • Iran mocks Saudi offer to send ground troops to Syria - Reuters
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  Yahoo! News – Feb 5, 2016
  • Canada lifts Iran sanctions - Al-Arabiya
  • UPDATE 1-Canada says lifting some sanctions against Iran - Reuters
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  Nasdaq – Feb 4, 2016
  • Japan Set to Resume Business With Iran - Wall Street Journal
  • Japan signs investment pact with Iran to boost economic ties - Tehran Times
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  Newsweek – Feb 4, 2016
  • Iran says good commercial relations with Britain can resume - Yahoo! News
  • Iran urges US to tell EU banks trade Ok - Press TV
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  VOA News – Feb 4, 2016
  • Iran to strengthen missile programme - Reuters
  • Iranian to strengthen missile program: commander-in-chief - Yahoo! News
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  Reuters – Feb 4, 2016
  • Iran's Zarif says does not know about BBC journalist - Yahoo! News
  • Former BBC Journalist, Translator Arrested In Tehran - Radio Free Europe
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  Reuters – Feb 4, 2016
  • Iran Inks $40 Billion In Deals In Moscow; Eyes Oil Sales To Rosneft - Radio Free Europe
  • Khamenei's top aide says Tehran, Moscow ink $40 billion in projects: ... - Yahoo! News
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  Yahoo! News - 20 hours ago

JERUSALEM/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Israel may be unable to reach a new defense aid agreement with the Obama administration and could wait for the next U.S. president to secure better terms, a senior Israeli official said on Monday in a veiled rebuke signaling a snag in negotiations. But a senior U ...

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (R) and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras meet in Tehran on February 8, 2016. © IRNA/ Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has slammed the Western countries that have failed to undertake a genuine campaign against terrorism, stressing that Iran and the European ...

  Gulf News - Ten hours ago

Millions in Iran are reported to be happy to see some $50 billion (Dh183.9 billion) of Iranian assets released after international sanctions were partially lifted last month. They were elated that their country had finally signed the Vienna agreement and recognised that the nuclear-armed ...

  Payvand - Feb 8, 2016

The World Bank has forecasted Iran's gross domestic product (GDP) will grow by 5.8 percent in 2016 and by 6.7 percent in 2017. In its January 2016 Global Economic Prospects report with the theme of Spillovers amid Weak Growth, the World Bank said Iran's economy expanded by 1.9 percent in 2015. ...

  Wall Street Journal - 22 hours ago

The present threat from Iran is Islamic, not Persian, and it parallels a similar threat from other lands./ In “The Humbling of the West” (Wonder Land, Jan. 28), Daniel Henninger suggests that the lifting of sanctions pursuant to the Iran nuclear deal is enabling an Iranian influence over Europe ...

  Gulf News - Ten hours ago

Millions in Iran are reported to be happy to see some $50 billion (Dh183.9 billion) of Iranian assets released after international sanctions were partially lifted last month. They were elated that their country had finally signed the Vienna agreement and recognised that the nuclear-armed ...

  ۳ related news

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (R) and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras meet in Tehran on February 8, 2016. © IRNA/ Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has slammed the Western countries that have failed to undertake a genuine campaign against terrorism, stressing that Iran and the European ...

  Trend - Feb 8, 2016

The diplomatic missions in Russia and Iran may issue multiple-entry visas for up to five years to the citizens on the list of categories envisaged by a memorandum on consular cooperation, Russia’s embassy in Iran said Feb. 7, TASS Russian news agency reported. "The embassies of Iran and Russia, ...

  Yahoo! News - 20 hours ago

JERUSALEM/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Israel may be unable to reach a new defense aid agreement with the Obama administration and could wait for the next U.S. president to secure better terms, a senior Israeli official said on Monday in a veiled rebuke signaling a snag in negotiations. But a senior U ...

  Tehran Times - 22 hours ago

El Jaish head coach Sabri Lamouchi has been surprised after Arab media called Iran as an unsafe place. El Jaish will meet Naft Tehran on Tuesday in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium in a repeat of the fixture involving the two teams last season, where the Iranian team defeated its Qatari rival 1-0. “This ...

  Trend - Feb 8, 2016

Iran’s Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh appointed Marzieh Shahdaei as head of Iran's National Petrochemical Company (NPC) and deputy oil minister, Iranian Tasnim news agency reported Feb. 8. Shahdaei, who replaced Abbas Sheri Moqaddam was the director for projects at the NPC. Shahdaei, now the ...

  Yahoo! News - 23 hours ago

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's offer to send troops to fight Islamic State in Syria is as much about the kingdom's growing determination to flex its military might as it is about answering U.S. calls for more help from its allies in the Middle East./ A Saudi deployment runs ...

  Yahoo! News - 21 hours ago

A woman holds up a portrait of jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi during a protest in front of the embassy of Saudi Arabia in Berlin, on January 8, 2016 (AFP Photo/Tobias Schwarz)/ Riyadh (AFP) - Members of the European Parliament on a visit to Saudi Arabia on Monday raised the case of jailed ...

  Gulf News - Feb 8, 2016

files Former iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (L) shakes hand with the Leader of the Lebanese Free Patriotic Movement (FPM) Party Michel Aoun during their meeting in Tehran, 2008/ Beirut: On the heels of his declaration that Hezbollah defends Lebanon by fighting in Syria, and according to ...

  India Times - Feb 8, 2016

Freed of international sanctions, Iran has asked India to reactivate its accounts with Indian banks and allow Iranian banks to open offices here./ has asked India to reactivate its accounts with Indian banks and allow Iranian banks to open offices here. Keen to quickly normalise banking and ...

  Reuters - Feb 8, 2016

Shana/ Feb 8 Iran holds a stake in a refinery project in Malaysia and is considering taking stakes in projects in five other countries, the managing director of the National Iranian Oil Engineering and Construction Company (NIOEC) was quoted as saying on Monday. Hamid Sharif Razi said the NIOEC ...

  Yahoo! News - Nine hours ago

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's former reformist president has called on Iranians to cast their vote in the upcoming election despite a ban preventing many reformist candidates from running. In a statement issued late Monday Mohammad Khatami called on his supporters to vote in the Feb. 26 ...

  Press TV - Feb 8, 2016

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (R) and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras meet in Tehran on February 8, 2016. © IRNA/ Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has slammed the Western countries that have failed to undertake a genuine campaign against terrorism, stressing that Iran and the European ...

  Yahoo! News - Feb 8, 2016

Iran plans to turn itself into a major food exporter, hoping the lifting of sanctions will boost international trade and allow investment in the agricultural sector, an official in Iran's state grain buying agency said. "We are ready for a big leap in the post-sanctions era. We hope by removing ...

  Christian Science Monitor - 22 hours ago

Saudi officials feel slighted by the Obama administration's pursuit of a nuclear agreement with Iran. In a shift, Saudi lobbyists are targeting Congress and news organizations./ US Secretary of State John Kerry talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif after the International ...

  Yahoo! News - 22 hours ago

In Washington, all eyes are on Beijing as Chinese leaders decide how to respond to North Korea's recent satellite launch. Why are they so hesitant to act?/ In the wake of North Korea's satellite launch on Sunday, the United States is – once again – steadily pressuring China to force Pyongyang to ...

  Reuters - 21 hours ago

Iran will increase its share of the global oil market gradually, in order to avoid price volatility, RIA news agency quoted Iran's envoy to Moscow as saying on Monday. International sanctions, which were lifted last month, had reduced Iran's oil exports by around 2 million barrels per day (bpd) ...

  Tehran Times - 21 hours ago

eight storytellers from Iran and other countries are scheduled to take part in the 18th International Storytelling Festival, which will be held in Tehran from February 16 to 19. The Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (IIDCYA) launched the festival in 1997 to ...

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