Iran http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/30226/all en UN calls on Iran to stop arresting journalists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/un-calls-iran-stop-arresting-journalists <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>UN human rights experts on Tuesday urged Iran to stop arresting journalists after a wave of detentions that it said was a "flagrant" violation of international law.</p> <p>"The recent wave of arrests of journalists solely for carrying out their professional activities is a flagrant violation of Iran's obligations under international human rights law," four UN experts said in a joint press release.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/un-calls-iran-stop-arresting-journalists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human rights abuses Iran United Nations AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 11:46:46 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746270 at http://www.globalpost.com UN calls on Iran to stop arresting journalists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/un-calls-iran-stop-arresting-journalists-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>UN human rights experts on Tuesday urged Iran to stop arresting journalists after a wave of detentions that they said was a "flagrant" violation of international law.</p> <p>"The recent wave of arrests of journalists solely for carrying out their professional activities is a flagrant violation of Iran's obligations under international human rights law," four UN experts said in a joint press release.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/un-calls-iran-stop-arresting-journalists-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran Iran Iran Iranian presidential election United Nations AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 16:30:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746576 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Turkey will not halt gold flow to Iran, demand may fall http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/update-1-turkey-will-not-halt-gold-flow-iran-demand-may-fall <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.S. concerned gold-for-gas trade gives Iran lifeline</p> <p>* Turkish gold exports to Iran via UAE drying up</p> <p>* Halkbank to continue Iran transactions, minister says (Adds quotes, background)</p> <p>By Asli Kandemir and Evrim Ergin</p> <p>ISTANBUL, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Turkey will not be swayed by U.S. sanctions pressure to halt gold exports to Iran but Tehran's demand for the metal may fall this year, Economy Minister Zafer Caglayan said on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/update-1-turkey-will-not-halt-gold-flow-iran-demand-may-fall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economy of Iran Foreign relations of Iran Iran Iran Politics Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 14:30:38 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5748904 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran 'damaging' Yemen: security chief http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/iran-damaging-yemen-security-chief <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>Yemen's national security chief on Saturday accused Iran of "damaging Yemen" as the interior ministry said it was pursuing a probe into an Iran-linked arms shipment which was seized last month.</p> <p>"Such a shipment cannot be made by traders or smugglers... Only an official power stands behind it," national security chief Ali Hassan al-Ahmadi told reporters in Sanaa.</p> <p>"We have repeatedly urged our brothers in Iran to reassess their stances towards Yemen. They had always denied any interference, but this shipment sadly affirms that they insist on damaging Yemen," Ahmadi said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/iran-damaging-yemen-security-chief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Iran Western Asia Yemen AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 17:01:10 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5751145 at http://www.globalpost.com CORRECTED-EXCLUSIVE-Turkey-Iran gold trade wiped out by new US sanctions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/exclusive-turkey-iran-gold-trade-wiped-out-new-us-sanction <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>(Corrects 13th para to show Iran not accused of making weapons-grade uranium)</p> <p>* Gold-for-gas trade almost impossible under new sanctions</p> <p>* Iran restricted to food, medicine purchases with lira</p> <p>* U.S. measure seeks to restrict Iran oil, gas buyers to barter</p> <p>By Asli Kandemir</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/exclusive-turkey-iran-gold-trade-wiped-out-new-us-sanction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Economy of Iran Iran Iran Politics Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Feb 2013 12:30:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5756592 at http://www.globalpost.com France confirms 'substantial' new offer to Iran http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/france-confirms-substantial-new-offer-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>France on Thursday confirmed that world powers will make a "substantial" new offer to Iran in a bid to resolve the dispute over its nuclear programme at talks next week in Kazakhstan.</p> <p>"We will make a new offer that will contain significant new elements," the French foreign ministry's deputy spokesman, Vincent Floreani, said.</p> <p>The next round of talks with Iran under the "P5+1" format -- UN Security Council members Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States, plus Germany -- will be held on February 26 in Almaty after a long gap.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/france-confirms-substantial-new-offer-iran" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Iran AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 15:16:33 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5762238 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran says nuclear talks with powers "positive step" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/blank-headline-received-5 <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>ALMATY, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Iran said nuclear talks with world powers were a "positive step", after two days of negotiations that ended in Almaty on Wednesday.</p> <p>In a statement after the Feb. 26-27 talks, Iran said expert level talks between the two sides would be held in Istanbul on March 18 and another round of political negotiations on April 5-6.</p> <p>(Reporting by Justyna Pawlak, Fredrik Dahl, Yeganeh Torbati; Editing by Alison Williams)</p> Iran Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Feb 2013 08:45:37 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5768176 at http://www.globalpost.com India trumps Pakistan's Iran rice trade boom with oil rupees http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130308/india-trumps-pakistans-iran-rice-trade-boom-oil-rupees <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>* India's Iran oil debt pool funds rice payments</p> <p>* Pakistan-Iran border rice trade shrinks</p> <p>* Dubai's role in Iran rice trade also less</p> <p>By Daniel Fineren</p> <p>DUBAI, March 7 (Reuters) - Iran's oil export revenues are helping Indian rice exporters to claw back some of the lucrative business lost to cross-border truckers in Pakistan as a result of Western sanctions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130308/india-trumps-pakistans-iran-rice-trade-boom-oil-rupees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Iran Iranian Plateau Islamic republics Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Mar 2013 05:30:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5776837 at http://www.globalpost.com US renews EU, Japan exemptions from Iran sanctions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/us-renews-eu-japan-exemptions-iran-sanctions <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>The United States said Wednesday it was renewing the exemptions for Japan and some European Union countries from tough US sanctions imposed on nations buying oil from Iran.</p> <p>A total of 20 countries have "continued to significantly reduce the volume of their crude oil purchases from Iran," US Secretary of State John Kerry said in a statement.</p> <p>Under a law meant to pressure the Iranian leadership over its contested nuclear program, the United States bars banks from nations that buy Iran's key money-maker from doing business in the world's largest economy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/us-renews-eu-japan-exemptions-iran-sanctions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economy of Iran Iran Iran Iran–United States relations AFP Wed, 13 Mar 2013 23:45:59 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5782829 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran makes public number of arrests in 2012 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130415/iran-makes-public-number-arrests-2012 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Konul Jafarli; Iran has made public the total list of arrests in 2012. Iranian security forces have arrested 2176 people last year, APA reports quoting HRAZ.</p><P>Identity of only 649 people are known, it was impossible to verify the identity of the rest 1530 people.</p><P>377 people were arrested over freedom of thought and expression, 118 people over national and cultural activities, 4 over protection of women’s rights.</p><P>341 of the prisoners are members of religious minorities, 118 of ethnic nationalities, 76 of working-class movement and 37 of student movement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130415/iran-makes-public-number-arrests-2012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Iran Social Issues Asianet Mon, 15 Apr 2013 20:33:18 +0000 Asianet 5816656 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran arrests Slovak paragliders 'for alleged spying' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130628/iran-arrests-slovak-paragliders-alleged-spying <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>Slovakia said Friday it was in talks with Iran over the arrest of several of its citizens, reportedly a group of paragliders accused of spying for taking photographs of military installations.</p> <p>"Our diplomats in Tehran are in touch with the arrested citizens and the Iranian authorities," foreign ministry spokesman Boris Gandel told AFP, without elaborating. </p> <p>Slovakia's SME newspaper reported that Iran had arrested five or six Slovak paragliders "more than three weeks ago for taking pictures of military objects from above".</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130628/iran-arrests-slovak-paragliders-alleged-spying" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Iran Technology AFP Fri, 28 Jun 2013 21:01:59 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5870732 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran's foreign minister condemns Holocaust http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130906/irans-foreign-minister-condemns-holocaust <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>Iran's foreign minister said on Facebook that Tehran condemns the World War II Nazi massacre of the Jews, in stark contract to Holocaust denials by former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.</p> <p>"We condemn the massacre of Jews by the Nazis, and we condemn the massacre of Palestinians by the Zionists," Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote on his Facebook page, where he published the text of an interview he gave to the Tasnim news agency.</p> <p>Zarif was also asked whether he wished Jews "Happy Rosh Hashanah" (new year), and had had an exchange about the Holocaust on Twitter.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130906/irans-foreign-minister-condemns-holocaust" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iran AFP Fri, 06 Sep 2013 06:17:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5925998 at http://www.globalpost.com Carmakers rev up for return to Iran market http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131130/carmakers-rev-return-iran-market <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>Major carmakers and parts suppliers showed up in Tehran on Saturday to assess the Iranian market's "considerable potential," just one week after Iran's historic nuclear agreement with world powers.</p> <p>The International Conference of the Automotive Industry, the first such event in Iran, has brought together more than 150 companies from around the globe, according to organisers.</p> <p>The key industry has been battered for more than a year by Western sanctions on Iran over its nuclear programme.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131130/carmakers-rev-return-iran-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Economy of Iran Iran Iran AFP Sat, 30 Nov 2013 20:46:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6005051 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran frees two Slovak paragliders held for spying http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131212/iran-frees-two-slovak-paragliders-held-spying <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>Iran released the last two of eight Slovak paragliders who were arrested in May for allegedly spying, the official news agency IRNA reported on Thursday.</p> <p>"Two citizens who were arrested for violating the laws of the Islamic republic of Iran were released and handed over to their embassy" on Wednesday, said IRNA.</p> <p>The six other Slovaks were released in September.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131212/iran-frees-two-slovak-paragliders-held-spying" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Iran Iran Iranian Plateau AFP Thu, 12 Dec 2013 08:15:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6018042 at http://www.globalpost.com Slovak paragliders accused of spying out of Iran jail http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131212/slovak-paragliders-accused-spying-out-iran-jail <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>Two Slovak paragliders arrested in Iran for allegedly spying were in their country's embassy in Tehran after their premier flew in to secure their release, the Bratislava government said Thursday.</p> <p>"Prime Minister Robert Fico and Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcak have concluded negotiations with Iranian Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri in Tehran," said the Slovak premier's spokeswoman Beatrice Hudakova.</p> <p>"Both Slovak officials have met the paragliders at Slovakia's embassy in Tehran," she said in a statement issued in Bratislava.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131212/slovak-paragliders-accused-spying-out-iran-jail" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Eshaq Jahangiri Iran Iran AFP Thu, 12 Dec 2013 14:24:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6018355 at http://www.globalpost.com