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    Here is what the nuclear talks come down to

    Here is what the nuclear talks come down to

    July 11, 2014 The nuclear negotiators are all nestled in their seats in Vienna prepared with lots of snacks for a long negotiation with at least 10 major…

    Human righters are child abusers

    Human righters are child abusers

    July 11, 2014 Minister of Justice Mostafa Pur-Mohammadi says that most child abuse originates with people pretending to be human rights advocates. Speaking to the first Congress of…

    Has Soleimani plotted out lose-lose plan?

    Has Soleimani plotted out lose-lose plan?

    July 11, 2014 Washington Post columnist David Ignatius says Iranian General Qasem Soleimani has plotted out a “lose-lose” policy for the Islamic Republic in Iraq. Soleimani, the commander…

    Tidbits and Morsels

    Minister is saved

    Minister is saved

    July 11, 2014 Groups of Majlis deputies have been swirling publicly in recent weeks trying…

    No new envoy

    July 11, 2014 The Rohani Administration has denied a report by the Bloomberg news agency…

    The genie is a spy

    The genie is a spy

    July 11, 2014 A clergyman who holds a professorship at the University of Tehran, Valiollah…

    Tops in welfare

    July 11, 2014 A new report issued by the government of British Columbia says the…

    Can’t beat Louisiana

    Can’t beat Louisiana

    July 11, 2014 We’ve often mentioned that while the Islamic Republic likes to stuff people…

    No Saudi trip planned

    July 11, 2014 Although it was announced a few months ago to great fanfare that…

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    Economy

    Few dare tread even where sanctions lifted

    Few dare tread even where sanctions lifted

    July 11, 2014 While many news reports in recent months talk of Western business firms rushing to Tehran to line up business with the Islamic Republic once sanctions…

    Some say US is using sanctions to help Americans

    July 11, 2014 by Warren L. Nelson Some officials in Europe are complaining bitterly that the United States is trying to keep sanctions on Iran to block European…

    The Oil Patch

    The Oil Patch

    July 11, 2014 BACK DOWN — The market jitters over Iraq seem to be over now.  The price of an OPEC barrel climbed rapidly starting just after the…

    Irrelevant OPEC meets, nods, goes home in hours

    Irrelevant OPEC meets, nods, goes home in hours

    June 20-2014 The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) met last Wednesday for just a few hours, rolled over it 30-million-barrel-a-day quota yet another time and then went…

    Minister boasts of rapid oil expansion

    Minister boasts of rapid oil expansion

    June 20-2014 Oil Minister Bijan Namdar-Zanganeh says oil production could reach 4 million barrels a day in “less than three months” after Western sanctions are lifted. But Iran’s…

    Economist lists six key issues

    Economist lists six key issues

    June 20-2014 Iranian economist Bijan Khajehpour has outlined six issues that he argues the Rohani Administration needs to focus on if it ever hopes to get the Iranian…

    Diaspora

    With shoppers screaming, Australia boat immigrant murders fellow Iranian in mall

    With shoppers screaming, Australia boat immigrant murders fellow Iranian in mall

    July 11, 2014 A 35-year-old Iranian immigrant has been charged with murder in Australia after repeatedly stabbing another Iranian to death…

    Iranian couple’s firm in Canada suspected in immigration fraud

    Iranian couple’s firm in Canada suspected in immigration fraud

    July 11, 2014 A Canadian film company owned by Iranian immigrants is under suspicion of charging Iranians to sponsor their immigration…

    Tahmooressi hopeful

    July 11, 2014 US Marine Corps reservist Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi told CNN by phone Sunday that he was “more hopeful” and…

    UK court told driving different when in Iran

    July 11, 2014 An Iranian in Britain has been taken to court for stealing a car, speeding, running stoplights, drunk driving…

     

    Quotable Notable


    Masud Barzani,
    president of the Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq, telling the Kurdish parliament to set up a referendum on independence for Iraqi Kurdistan:

    “You have to study this issue and take steps in this direction. It is time for us to determine our status in this world and not to wait for other people to decide for us.”