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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’s Supreme Leader Says U.S. Lifted Sanctions Only On Paper

DUBAI, April 27 – Iran‘s Supreme Leader accused the United States on Wednesday of scaring businesses away from Tehran and undermining a deal to lift international sanctions. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told hundreds of workers that a global deal, signed between Iran and world powers, had lifted financial sanctions, but U.S. obstruction was stopping Iran getting

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S.African President Zuma in Iran to Develop Trade, Political Ties

DUBAI / JOHANNESBURG, April 24 – South African President Jacob Zuma arrived in Iran on Sunday to strengthen political, trade and investment ties after crippling international sanctions against the Islamic Republic were lifted earlier this year, his office said. South Africa is hoping to exploit a market hungry for investment as tens of billions of

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U.S. Not Against Foreign Banks Dealing With Iran: Kerry

By Lesley Wroughton NEW YORK, April 23 – The United States is not opposed to foreign banks doing business with Iran in line with the terms of last year’s historic nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday. “The United States is not standing in the way, and will not

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Iran Pushes U.S. for More Access to Global Financial System

By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin DUBAI, April 16 – Iran’s main goal in its nuclear talks with world powers was to secure access to the global financial system, and the United States must now do more to remove obstacles to the banking sector, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday. In January, world powers led by

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Italy Prime Minister Renzi to Visit Iran Next Week

ROME, April 4 – Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi will visit Iran next week, his office said on Monday, three months after the Iranian president came to Europe to rebuild ties as years of economic sanctions ended. The two sides signed business deals worth billions of dollars during Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s visit in January,

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U.S. to Clarify Iran Rules, but Tehran Must Reassure Wary Firms

By Roberta Rampton and Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON, April 1 – The United States will try to help foreign companies become more at ease doing business with Iran after last year’s nuclear deal, but Tehran must also reassure them it is a safe place to invest, President Barack Obama said on Friday. Iranian officials have complained

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Iran Must Privatize Car Industry: President Rouhani

DUBAI, March 1 – Iran’s car industry must be privatised to meet the government’s goal of turning it into a global competitor, the president said on Tuesday, sending a strong signal of his intention to open up the country’s economy to world markets. Hassan Rouhani said Iranian carmakers, which form the second biggest sub-sector of

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Iranians Vote in Contest Likely To Shape Post-Sanctions Era

By Samia Nakhoul TEHRAN, Feb 26 – Iranians voted in two crucial elections on Friday, with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urging a big turnout in order to frustrate Tehran’s foes, a remark reflecting the Islamic Republic’s traditionally anti-Western policies. The vote, Iran‘s first since last year’s nuclear deal with world powers, could determine whether the Islamic

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Iran Holds Talks with Russia over Missile Defence Upgrade

DUBAI, Feb 22 – Iran negotiated with Russia over buying an upgraded version of the S-300 surface-to-air missile defence system, which it requires to meet its military needs, a foreign ministry spokesman in Tehran was quoted as saying. Iran was blocked from obtaining the S-300 before it reached a deal with world powers last July

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