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Nuclear Iran poses greater threat than ISIS says Israeli PM

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated on Monday that a nuclear-armed Iran would pose a far greater threat to the world than Islamic State militants.

The March to War: Fighting ISIL is a Smokescreen for US Mobilization against Syria, Iran

The ISIL or IS threat is a smokescreen. The strength of the ISIL has deliberately been inflated to get public support for the Pentagon and to justify the illegal bombing of Syria. It has also been used to justify the mobilization of what is looking more and more like a large-scale US-led military buildup in the Middle East. The firepower and military assets being committed go beyond what is needed for merely fighting the ISIL death squads.

Russia to build 8 power plants in Iran: Iranian minister

The Iranian minister said four plants will be built in the southern port city of Bandar Abbas, two in eastern city of Tabas, and two in the northwestern city of Sahand.

BBC playing dirty tricks against Iran by spreading disinformation

The British Broadcasting Corporation is up to its old dirty tricks again, spreading government disinformation in an attempt to make trouble for Iran.

Iran detains Ukrainian citizen suspected of sabotage at Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant

Iranian law enforcement agencies have detained a Ukrainian citizen, who is suspected of sabotage on the country's only nuclear power plant in Bushehr, the Associated Press reported Sunday.

Iran shoots down Israeli spy drone near Natanz nuclear facility

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) shot down an Israeli spy drone over the Iranian sky before the unmanned Israeli aerial drone reached Iran’s Natanz civilian nuclear energy facility.

Energy ballet: Iran, Russia and 'Pipelineistan'

A fascinating nuclear/energy ballet involving Iran, Russia, the US and the EU is bound to determine much of what happens next in the new great game in Eurasia.

Iran to provide Europe with alternative to Russian gas

As the Ukraine crisis puts Russia and Europe at odds, leaving Europe with no choice but to search for alternative natural gas resources, Iran looks likely to fulfill Europe's demand.

Did Iran Just Knife Putin in the Back?

You can see that the bloody, fratricidal conflict in Ukraine has nothing to do with democracy, sovereignty or even “evil” Putin. It’s all about gas and pipelines. It’s all part of Washington’s grand plan to put a wedge between Russia and the EU, control the flow of vital resources, and establish NATO bases on Russia’s western flank.

Iran completes process of eliminating enriched uranium

Iran has turned all of its enriched uranium closest to the level needed to make nuclear arms into more harmless forms, the UN nuclear agency says.

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Iranian nuclear talks continue in Vienna as big differences remain

The talks here on the Iranian nuclear programs continued on Sunday as big differences still remain between Iran and the West.

Iran urges international action to rein in Israel

Iran’s foreign minister has called on the UN, the Arab League and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to intervene and bring a halt to the Israeli aggression against Palestinians.

Israel stoking conflict in Iraq, Iran, Syria and the Occupied Territories

Monday’s air strikes by Israel on a regional military headquarters and eight other targets inside Syria were mounted on the pretext of the death of a teenager in a cross-border attack.

Yeah, Whatever: State Dept's Jen Psaki mixes Iraq with Iran, gas with oil during briefing

Long-suffering State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki endured another torrid press briefing, as she was forced to earnestly defend some distinctly unsavory language from Ukrainian politicians, and struggled with the difference between Iraq and Iran.

Yeah, Whatever: State Dept's Jen Psaki mixes Iraq with Iran, gas with oil during briefing

US demands billions in fines from BNP Paribas

American regulators want French bank BNP Paribas to pay over €7 billion in fines on charges it violated economic sanctions against countries like Iran and Cuba. A settlement is reportedly "weeks away."

Iranian businessman hanged over biggest bank fraud

A businessman involved in embezzling billions of dollars in Iran's biggest bank fraud case has been executed, state media say.

Iran to unveil anti-stealth aircraft radar

A senior Iranian military commander says the Islamic Republic will soon unveil an indigenous radar system, which is capable of detecting stealth aircraft.

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Rouhani says Iran's nuclear program "transparent"

Iran has followed "legal procedure" in developing its "peaceful" nuclear program and it does not consider to stop its activities, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said here on Sunday stressing "transparency" in the country's nuclear activities.

Iran ready to give 'unforgettable' response to threats

Iran’s Defense Ministry says the country’s Armed Forces are prepared to give an “unforgettable” response to any actual enemy threat.

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Kerry, Steinitz comments ‘outrageous’

A political commentator and former US Senate candidate described the comments made by Israeli Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz and US Secretary of State John Kerry about Iran as “outrageous.”

Iran expects difficult nuclear talks

Iran is meeting world powers in Vienna for talks over its nuclear programme. Negotiators hope to end a decade old dispute over the Islamic Republic's atomic activities. Western diplomats want the Iranians to stop high grade uranium enrichment in exchange for modest relief from punitive sanctions. The country's Arak heavy water reactor is a major point of contention for the diplomats attending, as Iran's parliament refused to accept any bans on the development of Arak or on enrichment.

Iran expects difficult nuclear talks

Group of 83 senators write to Obama: Be tough on Iran

A group of 83 U.S. senators has written a joint letter to President Barack Obama, urging him to take a hard line on Iran in the final agreement on its nuclear capacity. Topping their list of "core principles" they hope will guide the final agreement is the admonishment that Iran "has no inherent right to enrichment," in keeping with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

‘No Guarantee’ of Final Nuclear Deal With Iran, European Union Official Says

The European Union’s foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, said on Sunday that there was “no guarantee” that Iran and world powers would be able to reach a final, comprehensive agreement over Iran’s nuclear program.

Israel ‘intercepts ship carrying dozens of rockets intended for Gaza Strip’

Israel says it has intercepted a ship carrying dozens of advanced Iranian-supplied rockets intended for guerrillas in the Gaza Strip.

If the people of Gaza were trying to obtain rockets, and that is a big if, why would they attempt to transport them by ship, knowing that the squatter state's navy would inevitably intercept them? When reading stories like this, it is worth keeping in mind Mossad's motto - "By way of deception thou shall do war".

Complex double game: Iran supporting Assad and al-Qaeda?

The United States Treasury Department in a report released last Thursday has charged Iran for assisting al-Qaeda operatives based in the Islamic Republic. The charges have also been brought up because Tehran has allowed senior al-Qaeda members to conduct their operations from Iranian soil, according to the findings.

Israelis tried to send arms to Iran via Greece

Israeli arms dealers tried to send spare parts for F-4 Phantom aircraft via Greece to Iran in violation of an arms embargo, according to a secret probe by the US government agency Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) carried out in cooperation with the drugs and weapons unit of Greece’s Financial Crimes Squad (SDOE).

Iran test-fires ballistic missiles ahead of nuclear talks

Iran has announced it has successfully test-fired two ballistic missiles capable of “great destruction” ahead of new nuclear talks with world powers. However, the so-called defense-related “red line” is not expected to be discussed at the meeting.

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Iran says warships to approach US borders

Commander quoted by semi-official news agency as saying the deployment is a response to US exercises in the Gulf.

Rouhani Orders Execution Of Arab Iranian Poet

Last month, Hassan Rouhani, the new President of the Islamic Republic made a whirlwind visit to Ahvaz, capital of the southwestern province of Khuzestan. According to official media, Rouhani spent much of his time there dealing with “a number of sensitive files” left undecided by outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

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Don't put new demands on Iran: Russia

A Russian diplomat has called on six major world powers to refrain from putting new demands on Iran over its nuclear energy program.

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