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Iran Denies U.S. Cash Payment Was Related to Nuclear Deal

DUBAI, Aug 8 – Iran said on Monday that $1.7 billion that the United States sent it in January was cash owned since before the 1979 revolution, confirming the White House’s assertion that it was not related to nuclear talks or a prisoner release. The Obama administration said last week that the cash paid soon

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Iran Says Has Finalized the Deal to Buy 100 Boeing Airliners

DUBAI, June 19 – Iran has reached a deal to buy 100 planes from U.S. planemaker Boeing, and the two sides are awaiting approval by U.S. Treasury authorities, the head ofIran‘s Civil Aviation Organisation said in remarks published by state media on Sunday. So far, Boeing has only been granted permission to present its products

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Russian Hopes for Iran Trade Boom Run Aground at Caspian Port

By Svetlana Burmistrova ASTRAKHAN, Russia, June 5 – When sanctions on Iran were lifted in January, Russia might have expected to be near the front of the queue for business opportunities. Moscow, after all, was one of Tehran’s oldest allies and is now its partner on the battlefield in Syria. On the evidence of the

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Big Guards-Owned Company May Lose Out as Iran Economy, Politics Shift

By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin DUBAI, May 26 – Long used to lucrative state contracts, Iran’s biggest construction company faces leaner times, as overseas firms better able to attract financing push for orders in an economy trying to open to the world after years of sanctions. The misfortunes of Khatam al Anbia Construction Headquarters (KAA) are an

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Obama Administration Officials Warn Lawmakers Over Iran Sanctions

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, May 25 – Obama administration officials told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday they would oppose new sanctions on Iran if they interfere with last year’s international nuclear agreement, laying the groundwork for a potential fight over any legislation. “If legislation were to undermine the deal, by taking off the table commitments that

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Iran’s May Oil Exports Set to Surge Nearly 60 Pct from a Year Ago

By Aaron Sheldrick and Osamu Tsukimori TOKYO, May 18 – Iran’s oil exports are set to surge in May, climbing nearly 60 percent from a year ago, with European shipments recovering to about half of pre-sanction levels, according to a source with knowledge of the country’s crude lifting plans. This shows Tehran is regaining market

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Don’t Use U.S. As Excuse For Not Doing Iran Business: Kerry

By David Brunnstrom LONDON, May 11 – Companies should not use the United States as an excuse for not doing business with Iran, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday ahead of a meeting with European banks to discuss the Iranian issue. The United States and Europe lifted sanctions in January under a deal with Iran to limit

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U.N. Says in Principle Open to Helping in Iran-U.S. Assets Dispute

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, April 29 – The United Nations on Friday suggested it would be willing to assist in a dispute between Tehran and Washington after Iran requested U.N. help in convincing the United States to stop what the Islamic Republic says are violations of state immunity. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

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Iran Denounces U.S, Ruling Awarding Iran Money to Bomb Victims

ANKARA, April 21 – Iran has denounced as “theft” a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that almost $2 billion in frozen Iranian assets must be paid to American families of those killed in attacks blamed on the Islamic Republic, state television reported. The ruling was handed down on Wednesday as U.S. President Barack Obama visited Iran’s

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