Iran

Bibi sceptical about recent Euro sanctions on Iran

By Anshel Pfeffer, October 18, 2012

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was sceptical on Tuesday about the efficiency of the latest round of European Union sanctions in reining back Iran’s nuclear programme.

The sanctions, agreed upon on Monday by the EU foreign ministers at the insistence of Britain, Germany and France, are aimed at strengthening previous curtailments on Iran’s energy and financial sectors.

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Cameron: 'nothing off table if Iran makes wrong choice'

By Jenni Frazer, October 16, 2012

Prime Minister David Cameron pledged on Monday that "nothing - and I mean nothing - is off the table if Iran makes the wrong choice."

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Iranians take to streets as sanctions hit economy

By Jennifer Lipman, October 4, 2012

Iranian anti-government protesters gathered in Tehran on Wednesday to call on the government to change course following a slump in the country’s currency.

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Chavez rival promises radical Iran rethink ahead of election

By Jonathan Gilbert, October 4, 2012

Iran has considered Venezuela one of its closest allies under radical President Hugo Chavez, but that could be about to change. Henrique Capriles, who will stand against Mr Chavez in presidential elections this Sunday, has said he will rethink relations with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad if he wins.

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Netanyahu stamps Iran on world's consciousness

By Anshel Pfeffer, October 4, 2012

The United Nations General Assembly is not a required event for Israeli leaders — Ariel Sharon, for example, appeared there only once in his five years as prime minister.

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Fury over secret Argentina and Iran meetings

By Adam Feinstein, October 4, 2012

Argentinian Jewish leaders have condemned secret negotiations between the governments of Iran and Argentina that took place last week to discuss the bombing of the headquarters of Amia (Argentine Jewish Mutual Association) community centre in Buenos Aires on July 18, 1994. The blast left 85 people dead and hundreds injured.

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Protesters take to the streets over Iran currency crisis

By Jennifer Lipman, October 3, 2012

Iranian anti-government protesters gathered in Tehran on Wednesday as demonstrators called for the government to change course following a slump in the country's currency.

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Israeli PM warns UN nuclear Iran needs 'red line'

By Jennifer Lipman, September 28, 2012

Israel's Prime Minister warned the United Nations General Assembly today that without a defined "red line", Iran could have nuclear capabilities by next summer.

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Iran 'may boycott Oscars' in response to Mohammed film

By Jennifer Lipman, September 25, 2012

After triumphing over Israel to win the country's first Oscar, one would have expected Iran's filmmakers to embrace the Academy Awards once again next year.

But according to reports in the Iranian media, the head of the government-controlled cinema agency has called for a boycott of February's ceremony because of the outcry over a film denigrating the prophet Mohammed.

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Ahmadinejad interviewed by Piers Morgan on CNN

By Anna Sheinman, September 25, 2012

In a CNN interview with Piers Morgan on Monday night, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad clarified what he meant when he said that Israel should be wiped off the map.

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