Vladimir Sazhin

Iran's Supreme Leader speaks in Russian now

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei now has a Twitter account in Russian to post his statements and speeches. "In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful," the first message says in …

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U.S. ready to engage in serious taks with Iran

The United States is ready to engage in serious negotiations with Iran, Deutsche Welle writes, citing the letter sent by U.S. Ambassador to the UN Kelly Craft to the UN Security Council. According to the …

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What threat do fuel protests pose to Iran?

Protests have erupted across Iran on Friday following the announcement by Iran's National Oil Company of at least a 50% increase in gas prices. "Several" people have died in the protests, Iran's Supreme Leader …

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Iran to start using centrifuges at Fordow plant

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced that Tehran will start injecting uranium gas into 1,044 centrifuges on November 6. He stressed that the signatories to the 2015 Nuclear Agreement have to implement the deal …

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Is 'tanker war' with Iran over?

The British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero seized by Iran in July has started to move out of the port of Bandar Abbas where it has been held, the Swedish owner of the tanker Erik Hanell said. “The ship …

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Is Iran preparing for JCPOA haggle?

The meeting of the JCPOA Joint Commission at the level of political directors was held in Vienna yesterday. Following the meeting, the sides agreed to organize a higher-level meeting of foreign ministers soon. Iranian Foreign Ministry …

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Iran suspends another part of nuclear deal

Iran will break its uranium stockpile limit set by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) after June 27, spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi said.  …

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Washington offers Tehran its own nuclear deal

The United States is ready to conclude a new agreement with Iran to guarantee that it will never produce nuclear weapons, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in his interview to German newspaper Rheinische Post. …

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Iran issues ultimatum on Strait of Hormuz

Iran does not intend to close the Strait of Hormuz, but would severely confront those who endanger its security, Chief of staff of Iran's armed forces, Major-General Mohammad Baqeri said. "The [Iranian] …

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Will Iran and Israel unleash war over oil?

Iran’s defense minister Amir Hatami said Tehran will respond firmly to any Israeli naval action against its oil shipments. The minister said such confrontation would be considered as “piracy” and …

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Europe sets up INSTEX to save Iran

France, Germany  and Britain has officially set up a European payment channel for transactions to facilitate trade with Iran and circumvent U.S. sanctions, German NDR broadcaster reported. The European channel will be named INSTEX …

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 Saudi Arabia ready for war against Iran

Saudi Arabia is ready for a military action against Iran if it tries to block the Strait of Hormuz, an adviser at Saudi Arabia’s Energy Ministry Ibrahim al-Muhanna said, adding Iran would be unable to close …

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US threatens Iran with historic 'consequences'

US president Donald Trump, responding Tehran's threats to block the Strait of Hormuz, has warned Iran to never threaten the US again. "Never, ever threaten the United States again or you will suffer …

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Nikki Haley: Iran is North Korea

The United States will continue to exert pressure on Iran and expects that other countries will support it, US Ambassador to United Nations Nikki Haley said, adding that Iran is the next North Korea. "We believe we …

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