Foreign relations of Iran http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27504/all en UPDATE 2-EU says Iran stalling on nuclear talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-eu-says-iran-stalling-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>* EU sees Iran delaying preparations for nuclear talks</p> <p>* No venue for new round of talks agreed so far</p> <p>* Iran has suggested Cairo as possible location (Adds details and context, combines stories from Brussels and Dubai)</p> <p>By Justyna Pawlak and Yeganeh Torbati</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-eu-says-iran-stalling-nuclear-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Foreign relations of Iran Iran Iran–United States relations Politics of Iran Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 15:45:03 +0000 5738345 at http://www.globalpost.com Gold behind quasi tripling of Turkish exports to Iran in 2012 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/gold-behind-quasi-tripling-turkish-exports-iran-2012 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Turkish exports to Iran almost tripled in 2012, in large part owing to gold sales, the Turkish statistics agency TUIK said Thursday as Tehran struggles with heavy international sanctions owing to its controversial nuclear program.</p> <p>Iran took in 6.5 percent of neighbouring Turkey's total exports, worth $9.9 billion (7.3 bln euros), to become its third-biggest trade partner, with gold shining as a key item of interest.</p> <p>A year earlier, Tehran was tenth on the list after spending $3.6 billion on imports from Turkey, making for an annualised increase of 176.4 percent.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/gold-behind-quasi-tripling-turkish-exports-iran-2012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Economy of Iran Foreign relations of Iran Iran AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 16:45:36 +0000 5741874 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran's Salehi hopes Kerry will soften US policy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/irans-salehi-hopes-kerry-will-soften-us-policy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi wished success to his new American counterpart John Kerry on Friday, and expressed the hope that he will manage to soften "anti-Iranian" US policy.</p> <p>Salehi said the former presidential candidate and senator was a known figure in the US foreign policy field and has good knowledge of current events in the Middle East.</p> <p>"I hope that, thanks to his personal characteristics, he will be able to change part of the anti-Iran approach and policy of the American government," Salehi said in remarks to the Fars news agency.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/irans-salehi-hopes-kerry-will-soften-us-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Foreign relations of Iran Salehi AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 10:45:34 +0000 5742788 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Iran welcomes Syria opposition chief's readiness to talk http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/urgent-iran-welcomes-syria-opposition-chiefs-readiness-talk <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi welcomed Sunday Syrian opposition leader Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib's readiness to hold talks under conditions with the Syrian regime.</p> <p>"It's a good step forward," Salehi said at the Munich Security Conference where he said he had held a "very good meeting" with Khatib.</p> <p>jri/kjm/txw</p> Foreign relations of Iran Salehi AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 14:31:17 +0000 5744443 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Iran minister says 'optimistic' US shifting view on Iran http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/urgent-iran-minister-says-optimistic-us-shifting-view-iran <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said Monday that he was "optimistic" that the United States was revamping its approach to Tehran in the protracted dispute over Iran's nuclear programme.</p> <p>"As I have said yesterday, I am optimistic," he told a foreign policy think-tank in Berlin. "I feel this new administration is really this time seeking to at least divert from its previous and traditional approach vis-a-vis my country."</p> <p>ric-dlc/lc</p> Asia Foreign relations of Iran Iran Politics AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 13:00:46 +0000 5745305 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran minister says 'optimistic' US shifting view on Iran http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/iran-minister-says-optimistic-us-shifting-view-on-iran <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said Monday that he was "optimistic" that the United States was revamping its approach to Tehran in the protracted dispute over Iran's nuclear programme.</p> <p>"As I have said yesterday, I am optimistic," he told a foreign policy think-tank in Berlin.</p> <p>"I feel this new (US) administration is really this time seeking to at least divert from its previous and traditional approach vis-a-vis my country."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/iran-minister-says-optimistic-us-shifting-view-on-iran" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Foreign relations of Iran Iran Iran–United States relations Politics AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 13:16:30 +0000 5745328 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Iran's Salehi says U.S. is changing approach to Tehran http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/update-1-irans-salehi-says-believes-us-changing-approach-to-teh <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>* Iran welcomes U.S. offer of bilateral talks</p> <p>* Foreign minister says Obama changing view on Iran</p> <p>* Denies Tehran is helping Syrian army (Adds Mousavian quotes on U.S. talks)</p> <p>By Stephen Brown</p> <p>BERLIN, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said on Monday he saw U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden's offer this weekend of bilateral dialogue between their two countries as a sign of a change in approach to Tehran by Washington.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/update-1-irans-salehi-says-believes-us-changing-approach-to-teh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ali Akbar Salehi Ali Akbar Salehi Asia Foreign relations of Iran Government Iran Politics Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 13:30:20 +0000 5745336 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran minister 'optimistic' US is shifting its view on Iran http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/iran-minister-optimistic-us-shifting-its-view-iran <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said Monday he was "optimistic" the United States was revamping its approach to Tehran in the protracted dispute over the Islamic republic's nuclear programme.</p> <p>"As I have said yesterday, I am optimistic," he told a foreign policy think tank in Berlin.</p> <p>"I feel this new (US) administration is really this time seeking to at least divert from its previous and traditional approach vis-a-vis my country."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/iran-minister-optimistic-us-shifting-its-view-iran" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ali Akbar Salehi Ali Akbar Salehi Foreign relations of Iran Iran Politics AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 14:15:49 +0000 5745388 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran 'optimistic' US shifting its view on Tehran http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/iran-optimistic-us-shifting-its-view-on-tehran <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said Monday he saw positive signs the United States was rethinking its approach to Tehran in the protracted dispute over the Islamic republic's nuclear drive.</p> <p>"As I have said yesterday, I am optimistic," he told a foreign policy think tank in Berlin.</p> <p>"I feel this new (US) administration is really this time seeking to at least divert from its previous and traditional approach vis-a-vis my country."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/iran-optimistic-us-shifting-its-view-on-tehran" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ali Akbar Salehi Foreign relations of Iran Iran Politics AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 15:15:51 +0000 5745452 at http://www.globalpost.com Ahmadinejad in Cairo, first visit by Iran leader since 1979 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/ahmadinejad-cairo-first-visit-iran-leader-1979 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in Cairo on Tuesday, marking the first visit to Egypt by an Iranian president since Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution, Egyptian television footage showed.</p> <p>Egypt's Islamist President Mohamed Morsi welcomed Ahmadinejad at Cairo airport as he disembarked from the plane, the footage showed.</p> <p>Ahmadinejad, who is on a three-day visit, will attend an Organisation of Islamic Cooperation conference in Cairo and will hold talks with Egyptian officials, Iranian media said ahead of the trip.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/ahmadinejad-cairo-first-visit-iran-leader-1979" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Foreign relations of Iran Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Mahmoud Ahmadinejad AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 10:15:21 +0000 5746185 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria tops talks as Ahmadinejad in historic Egypt visit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/syria-tops-talks-ahmadinejad-historic-egypt-visit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mahmoud Ahmadinejad held talks in Cairo Tuesday with his Egyptian counterpart Mohamed Morsi on the divisive issue of Syria's war, as he kicked off the first visit to Egypt by an Iranian president since 1979.</p> <p>Immediately on being welcomed by President Morsi at Cairo airport, the two leaders held discussions on regional developments and on "how to end the bloodshed in Syria ... without military intervention," MENA news agency said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/syria-tops-talks-ahmadinejad-historic-egypt-visit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Foreign relations of Iran Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Politics of Iran Technology AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 12:15:53 +0000 5746298 at http://www.globalpost.com Egypt reassures Gulf monarchies over ties with Iran http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/egypt-reassures-gulf-monarchies-over-ties-iran-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Egypt moved on Tuesday to reassure its Gulf allies that any improvement in Cairo's ties with Tehran will not be at the expense of undermining Gulf Arab security, as the Iranian president began a landmark visit.</p> <p>"We consider the security of Gulf states in particular a red line," Foreign Minister Mohammed Kamel Amr said on the eve of an Islamic summit, in a bid to reassure Sunni Arab nations in the Gulf wary of a rapprochement with Shiite Iran.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/egypt-reassures-gulf-monarchies-over-ties-iran-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Foreign relations of Iran Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 15:16:24 +0000 5746487 at http://www.globalpost.com Ahmadinejad meets Morsi in landmark Cairo visit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/ahmadinejad-meets-morsi-landmark-cairo-visit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad discussed the Syrian conflict with Egyptian counterpart Mohamed Morsi on Tuesday, in the first visit by an Iranian leader to Egypt in decades amid thawing relations.</p> <p>Morsi, an Islamist who fiercely opposes Ahmadinejad's Syrian regime allies, met the Iranian leader in Cairo airport after his arrival for the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation summit, footage on state television showed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/ahmadinejad-meets-morsi-landmark-cairo-visit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Foreign relations of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Politics of Iran AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 15:16:34 +0000 5746489 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran 'danger' threatens Israel's existence: Peres http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/iran-danger-threatens-israels-existence-peres-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Israeli leaders warned Tuesday of threats posed by Iran, Hezbollah and their mutual ally Syria as the new Israeli parliament opened following last month's general election.</p> <p>President Shimon Peres said the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran was growing under the "terrifying dictatorship" ruling the Islamic republic.</p> <p>"The Iranian danger has grown," Peres said in a speech to the Knesset, or parliament. "It threatens our existence, the independence of the Arab states, the peace of the whole world."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/iran-danger-threatens-israels-existence-peres-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Foreign relations of Iran Iran Politics War AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 17:30:55 +0000 5746652 at http://www.globalpost.com Ahmadinejad says sanctions-bound Iran offered Egypt loan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/ahmadinejad-says-sanctions-bound-iran-offered-egypt-loan <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>CAIRO, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Iran has offered to lend money to cash-strapped Egypt despite being under international economic sanctions itself over its nuclear programme, visiting President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was quoted on Wednesday as saying.</p> <p>The two countries do not have diplomatic relations but Egypt's first Islamist president, Mohamed Mursi, gave Ahmadinejad a red-carpet welcome on Tuesday when he became the first Iranian leader to visit in more than 34 years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/ahmadinejad-says-sanctions-bound-iran-offered-egypt-loan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Foreign relations of Iran Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 08:30:21 +0000 5747255 at http://www.globalpost.com