Iran http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24373/all en Khamenei tells Iranians: criticising election will help enemies http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/khamenei-tells-iranians-criticising-election-will-help-enemies <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Unclear if reformists will be allowed to run in June vote</p> <p>* Supreme leader says criticism could serve Iran's enemies</p> <p>* Ex-Pres. Rafsanjani hopes for "restoration of moderation"</p> <p>DUBAI, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Iran's most powerful leader,<br /> Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, warned the Iranian public on Tuesday<br /> against helping Tehran's enemies by criticising the forthcoming<br /> presidential election.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/khamenei-tells-iranians-criticising-election-will-help-enemies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Iran Politics of Iran Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 15:15:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731622 at http://www.globalpost.com Banks continue Turkey gold trade despite Iran link http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/banks-continue-turkey-gold-trade-despite-iran-link <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* US fears gold-for-gas trade gives lifeline to Tehran</p> <p>* Bankers say gold trading unaffected</p> <p>* Turkey says gold sales to Iran will continue</p> <p>By Asli Kandemir</p> <p>ISTANBUL, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Banks are continuing to exchange<br /> gold in Turkey, despite U.S. pressure over the country's booming<br /> gold-for-gas trade with Tehran, which helps Iran cope with<br /> international sanctions, bankers said on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/banks-continue-turkey-gold-trade-despite-iran-link" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economy of Iran Iran Nuclear program of Iran Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 16:15:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731677 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran denies home-produced fuel contributing to pollution crisis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/iran-denies-home-produced-fuel-contributing-pollution-crisis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Iranian cities regularly blighted by heavy smog</p> <p>* Gov't offices, banks, schools shut for days in Tehran</p> <p>By Marcus George</p> <p>DUBAI, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Iran's state-owned oil refining company denied on Wednesday that poor quality, domestically-produced fuel is contributing to Tehran's worsening pollution crisis, saying that its gasoline met refining standards.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/iran-denies-home-produced-fuel-contributing-pollution-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Economy of Iran Iran Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 10:30:46 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732037 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-U.S. urges greater diligence by banks on Iran sanctions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-1-us-urges-greater-diligence-banks-iran-sanctions <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury urged U.S. banks on Thursday to exercise greater diligence in dealing with foreign trading firms and exchange houses that may seek to evade sanctions on Iran.</p> <p>"The purpose of this advisory is to alert U.S. financial institutions to practices being used to evade U.S. sanctions against Iran and, accordingly, to suggest enhanced due diligence," the Treasury said in its advisory.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-1-us-urges-greater-diligence-banks-iran-sanctions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economy of Iran Iran Iran–United States relations Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:30:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732704 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. urges greater diligence by banks on Iran sanctions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/us-urges-greater-diligence-banks-iran-sanctions <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury urged U.S. financial institutions on Thursday to exercise greater diligence in processing transactions for foreign exchange houses and trading firms that may seek to evade financial sanctions on Iran.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/us-urges-greater-diligence-banks-iran-sanctions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Economy of Iran Iran Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 19:00:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732795 at http://www.globalpost.com IAEA chief says not optimistic on Iran nuclear talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/iaea-chief-says-not-optimistic-iran-nuclear-talks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TOKYO, Jan 11 (Reuters) - The chief of the United Nations nuclear agency said on Friday he was not optimistic about talks with Iran next week on getting access to a military base Western powers suspect is being used for atomic-weapons related work.</p> <p>"The outlook is not bright," Yukiya Amano, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, said in Tokyo. He was referring to talks to be held next week on getting access to the Parchin military base and officials involved in Iran's nuclear programme.</p> International relations Iran Nuclear proliferation Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 10:00:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733048 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-IAEA chief says not optimistic on Iran nuclear talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-2-iaea-chief-says-not-optimistic-iran-nuclear-talks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* U.N. nuclear agency and Iran to meet on Jan. 16</p> <p>* Both sides reported progress in last month's talks</p> <p>* But IAEA chief says "outlook is not bright"</p> <p>By Aaron Sheldrick</p> <p>TOKYO, Jan 11 (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear agency chief said on Friday he was not optimistic about talks with Iran next week on getting access to a military base Western powers suspect has been used for atom bomb-related work.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-2-iaea-chief-says-not-optimistic-iran-nuclear-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International Atomic Energy Agency International relations Iran Nuclear proliferation Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 10:45:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733061 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Lack of deal with Iran on nuclear talks alarms Russia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-3-lack-deal-iran-nuclear-talks-alarms-russia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Russia says hopes Iran, global powers will meet this month</p> <p>* Sources say Iran has not responded to date proposed by EU</p> <p>* Fears stand-off could lead to new Middle East war</p> <p>* U.N. nuclear agency chief downbeat on separate Iran-IAEA talks</p> <p>By Steve Gutterman and Fredrik Dahl</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-3-lack-deal-iran-nuclear-talks-alarms-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Iran Nuclear proliferation Politics Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:30:43 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733163 at http://www.globalpost.com Spain seizes valves bound for Iran's nuclear programme -ministry http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/spain-seizes-valves-bound-irans-nuclear-programme-ministry <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MADRID, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Spanish police arrested two men and seized the contents of a truck bound for Iran loaded with materials destined for use in the Islamic state's nuclear programme, the Interior Ministry said on Friday.</p> <p>The truck, intercepted on a motorway in northern Spain early on Wednesday, was carrying highly corrosion-resistant valves, the ministry said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/spain-seizes-valves-bound-irans-nuclear-programme-ministry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Iran Iran–United States relations Labor Law Politics of Iran Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 19:45:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733330 at http://www.globalpost.com Two airlines suspend Iran flights as economy weakens http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/two-airlines-suspend-iran-flights-economy-weakens <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Two European airlines said on Saturday they were halting services to Iran, a sign of the crumbling purchasing power of Iranians as their economy buckles under the weight of Western sanctions.</p> <p>Air France-KLM will suspend its Amsterdam-Tehran service starting April 2013, a spokesman for the carrier said. It currently flies to Iran four times a week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/two-airlines-suspend-iran-flights-economy-weakens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Economy of Iran Iran Technology Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 15:30:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733592 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran could reach key point for nuclear bomb by mid-2014 -US experts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/iran-could-reach-key-point-nuclear-bomb-mid-2014-us-experts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Experts say U.S., allies should intensify sanctions</p> <p>* Recommend Obama should clearly threaten military action</p> <p>* Concern Iran could enrich uranium without detection</p> <p>By Tabassum Zakaria</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Iran could produce enough weapon-grade uranium for one or more nuclear bombs by mid-2014, and the United States and its allies should intensify sanctions on Tehran before that point is reached, a report by a group of U.S. nonproliferation experts said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/iran-could-reach-key-point-nuclear-bomb-mid-2014-us-experts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iran Iran–United States relations Nuclear technology War Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 14:45:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734160 at http://www.globalpost.com NEWSMAKER-Low profile no more, new US House foreign affairs chair eyes Iran http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/newsmaker-low-profile-no-more-new-us-house-foreign-affairs-chai <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Rep. Royce demanding tough sanctions on Iran, North Korea</p> <p>* More legislation from committee despite party rifts?</p> <p>* New committee chair calls for Keystone pipeline approval</p> <p>By Patricia Zengerle</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - After 20 years working on international relations in Congress, Representative Ed Royce takes over the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee with one goal firmly in mind: a harder line, with tighter sanctions, on Iran.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/newsmaker-low-profile-no-more-new-us-house-foreign-affairs-chai" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Ed Royce Entertainment Environment Health Human Interest Iran Iran–United States relations Politics Politics of Iran Social Issues Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 20:00:43 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734355 at http://www.globalpost.com EU, Iran envoys discuss nuclear talks date, possibly in January http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/eu-iran-envoys-discuss-nuclear-talks-date-possibly-january <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Nuclear talks between Iran and 6 powers slow to resume</p> <p>* Increasing fears of conflict over Iran's nuclear drive</p> <p>BRUSSELS, Jan 15 (Reuters) - A new round of nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers could still happen in January, diplomats said on Tuesday after planning discussions between senior negotiators from the Islamic Republic and the European Union.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/eu-iran-envoys-discuss-nuclear-talks-date-possibly-january" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Iran Iran–United States relations Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 15:15:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734763 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-UN nuclear watchdog eyes Iran deal, Parchin visit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-3-un-nuclear-watchdog-eyes-iran-deal-parchin-visit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* U.N. nuclear inspectors hope for military site access in Iran</p> <p>* Iran says Parchin has "nothing" to do with nuclear programme</p> <p>* World powers will watch IAEA-meeting closely</p> <p>* Growing concern Iran nuclear stand-off could lead to war</p> <p>By Fredrik Dahl</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-3-un-nuclear-watchdog-eyes-iran-deal-parchin-visit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Iran Nuclear proliferation Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 13:00:05 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734676 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran-IAEA talks to continue on Thursday - media report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/iran-iaea-talks-continue-thursday-media-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DUBAI, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Senior U.N. nuclear watchdog officials will continue talks in Tehran on Thursday hoping to reach an agreement on access to pursue their probe into suspected military dimensions to the Iranian nuclear programme, Iranian media reported.</p> <p>The deputy director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Herman Nackaerts, and Iran's IAEA envoy Ali Asghar Soltanieh began their latest discussions on Wednesday morning, the Iranian Students' News agency reported.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/iran-iaea-talks-continue-thursday-media-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iran Iran–United States relations Nuclear proliferation Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:24:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735157 at http://www.globalpost.com