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Iranian threat: Public prefers sanctions over bombs

Washington Post – March 15, 2012

President Obama’s Iran policy is widely popular, according to a new , but few give him good ratings on dealing with Iran amid equally wide concern that the nation intends to develop nuclear weapons. The issue has election year implications on both foreign and domestic policy fronts, with more than eight in 10 Americans believing that Iran is trying to develop nuclear weapons. Back at home, rising gas prices are proving a drag on Obama’s approval rating on the economy, and providing a potent political weapon for potential Republican ...

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MUNICH (AP) — The Obama administration opened a two-front campaign on Syria on Thursday with a push to end one war there and step up another./ The United States, Russia and more than a dozen other ...

 
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that the kingdom is "willing" and "prepared" to send its troops to Syria. While they have said their goal of putting boots on the ground in Syria would be to "fight IS," the timing of the ...

 
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The U.S., Russia and more than a dozen other countries are meeting Thursday in Munich to discuss ways of ending the civil war in Syria, while forces of President Bashar Assad are making some of ...

 
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Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers, called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), was said to denote the opening of Iran’s market to the world and ease trade. The deal ended years-long ...

 
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Munich (Germany) (AFP) - Russia said it had made a "quite specific" proposal for a ceasefire in Syria as foreign ministers gathered in Munich Thursday in a bid to kickstart peace talks derailed by ...

 
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iran gained access to about $100 billion in frozen assets when an international nuclear agreement was implemented last month, but $50 million of it already was tied up ...

 
  Newsweek - One hour ago

A boy holds a placard with pictures of, left to right, President Hassan Rouhani, the late founder of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, and Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali ...

 
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The US Republicans asked Iran to delay the recent prisoner exchange until the upcoming presidential elections in the US, an Iranian official has claimed. “The current American administration’s ...

 
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London contracts conference was due on Feb 22-24 * Internal clashes over the oil contracts, sources say * Hardliners oppose contracts, push to have a bigger say ANKARA/DUBAI, Feb 11 Iran's ...

 
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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi urged the country's autonomous Kurdistan region not to go ahead with a proposed referendum on independence, saying it would be neither in its own interest nor ...

 
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  • Khomeini grandson loses appeal to stand in Iranian election - Reuters
  • Prominent reformists back in Iran election - Gulf News
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  Yahoo! News – Feb 10, 2016
  • Iran to upgrade missiles, get Russian defence system - Reuters
  • Russia's S-300 missile system ready to be delivered to Iran - Trend
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  Trend – Feb 9, 2016
  • Iran needs $200bn oil investments - Press TV
  • Iran needs $200b to develop oil industry: Zanganeh - Tehran Times
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  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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  • 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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President Hassan Rouhani urged Iran's faction-ridden elite on Thursday to seek consensus after a hardline watchdog body disqualified thousands of moderate candidates from two elections this month, state television said./ Rouhani, a popular pragmatist now reestablishing ties abroad after last ...

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Defense Minister says his country will sign a contract with Russia for the purchase of Sukhoi-30 fighter jets. In comments published Wednesday, Gen. Hossein Dehghan did not specify how many fighter planes Iran will buy, or give a timeline for the signing of the deal. ...

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Iran’s Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh has called for $200 billion of investment for development of country's oil industry, Shana news agency reported. The minister said that Iran doesn't have enough of domestic sources to develop the oil industry, thus foreign investment is needed. The new ...

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MUNICH (AP) — Russia has proposed a March 1 ceasefire in Syria, U.S. officials say, but Washington believes Moscow is giving itself and the Syrian government three weeks to try to crush moderate rebel groups./ The United States has countered with demands for the fighting to stop immediately, the ...

  Yahoo! News - Feb 10, 2016

The grandson of the Islamic Republic's founder, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, will not be allowed to stand in this month's election in Iran after losing his appeal against a ban, the clerical vetting body said on Wednesday. Hassan Khomeini, 43, was the first member of the Khomeini family to ...

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President Hassan Rouhani urged Iran's faction-ridden elite on Thursday to seek consensus after a hardline watchdog body disqualified thousands of moderate candidates from two elections this month, state television said./ Rouhani, a popular pragmatist now reestablishing ties abroad after last ...

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Defense Minister says his country will sign a contract with Russia for the purchase of Sukhoi-30 fighter jets. In comments published Wednesday, Gen. Hossein Dehghan did not specify how many fighter planes Iran will buy, or give a timeline for the signing of the deal. ...

  Fox News - 12 hours ago

This undated photo taken from video released by Iranian state TV shows an unidentified US Navy seaman crying after he and nine others were captured by Iran's Revolutionary Guard (Islamic Republic of Iran News Network)/ Iranian state TV showed video Wednesday of one of ten captured U.S. Navy ...

  Yahoo! News - Feb 10, 2016

Outgoing French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Wednesday criticised the US role in Syria, saying he did not see "a very strong commitment" from Washington. "There are ambiguities... You don't get the feeling that there is a very strong commitment," Fabius told reporters shortly before ...

  UPI - Feb 10, 2016

Iran aims to advance employment by bringing younger workers into a modernizing petrochemical sector, members of the Iranian parliament said. A profile from the World Bank described the unemployment rate under sanctions as "stubbornly high." With sanctions pressures mounting ahead of last year's ...

  Yahoo! News - Feb 10, 2016

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Wednesday questioned the commitment of the United States to resolving the crisis in Syria, saying its "ambiguous" policy was contributing to the problem./ "There are ambiguities, including among the actors of the coalition ... I'm not going to repeat ...

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The US Republicans asked Iran to delay the recent prisoner exchange until the upcoming presidential elections in the US, an Iranian official has claimed. “The current American administration’s Republican rivals, who claim to advocate human rights, sent a message to Iranian officials, asking to ...

  Turkish Weekly - 22 hours ago

Iran's Deputy Petroleum Minister Masoud Hashemian Esfahani said that the cost of oil production in Iran varies from $3 to $7 per barrel depending on whether the extraction is offshore or onshore. Iran's oil production costs are relatively low, but can vary from $3 to $7 per barrel depending on ...

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"I was amazed by the golden color of the ceiling and the unique paintings all around," says Ganji. "I put my camera on the floor and tilted it upwards using a wide lens to capture this photo."/ With international sanctions on their way out, the world is running out of excuses not to visit Iran./ ...

  Yahoo! News - Feb 10, 2016

PARIS (AP) — French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says he is leaving his post to be named chief of the Constitutional Council, France's top court making sure that bills are compliant with the Constitution. Fabius, 69, was in charge since 2012. His successor is not known yet, as a government ...

  Yahoo! News - Seven hours ago

President Hassan Rouhani urged Iran's faction-ridden elite on Thursday to seek consensus after a hardline watchdog body disqualified thousands of moderate candidates from two elections this month, state television said./ Rouhani, a popular pragmatist now reestablishing ties abroad after last ...

  NPR - Eight hours ago

Sunni imam Aziz Babaei, in his prayer room in Tehran, has been telling other Iranian Sunnis to be careful. One radical act, he warns, could bring pain on the whole community./ We've been talking with a Sunni Muslim who lives in Shiite-dominated Iran. He's a member of one of the two great sects ...

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Iranians waved "Death to America" banners and took selfies with a ballistic missile Thursday as they marked 37 years since the Islamic revolution, weeks after Iran finalised a nuclear deal with world powers./ In the capital, hundreds of thousands converged on the historic Azadi (Freedom) Square, ...

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For months Iranian Christian migrants have been sleeping in a makeshift shelter outside a church in the Belgian port town of Zeebrugge, from where they hope to smuggle themselves over to Britain./ The growing number in the North Sea port has prompted growing fears of another Calais "Jungle", ...

  Fox News - 23 hours ago

An Iranian news anchor says she has fled the country to escape years of repeated sexual harassment by the station’s director. Sheena Shirani, a former broadcaster with Press TV, said she quit her job in mid-January. She published a series of messages and voicemail recordings that she claimed she ...

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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Several United Nations Security Council members pressed Russia on Wednesday to stop bombing around Syria's Aleppo in support of a Syrian military offensive and allow humanitarian access ahead of a crucial meeting of major powers in Germany on the conflict. The ...

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In this Feb. 4, 2016 file-pool photo, Secretary of State John Kerry at a conference entitled 'Supporting Syria & The Region,' in London. As Kerry heads to Munich, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in search of compromises that could yield a truce and revive peace talks that were suspended before they ...

  Yahoo! News - Feb 10, 2016

Thousands of rebel fighters are on the verge of being surrounded by pro-regime forces in Aleppo, Syria's largest city. For that, Assad can thank Russia's intervention./ With Aleppo, Syria’s largest city and former economic hub, on the verge of being surrounded by Syrian troops and their allies, ...

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