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    Khamenehi says US land of killers

    Khamenehi says US land of killers

    In a speech Saturday, just three days before the stated deadline for the nuclear talks, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenehi laid out a battery of charges against the Americans,…

    Any nuke deal boosts Iran

    Any nuke deal boosts Iran

    Members of the Iran Task Force, a committee of former government officials and nuclear specialists that helps advise Congress, warned Monday that the nuclear deal now in the…

    US colleges visit Iran in effort to build more links

    US colleges visit Iran in effort to build more links

    A group of US academics has visited Iran in an effort to promote greater exchanges between Iranian and American universities. This the second such US academic visit in…

    Tidbits and Morsels

    So secret it doesn’t exist

    So secret it doesn’t exist

    Majlis Deputy Mehrdad Bazrpash (photo) caused quite a stir in Tehran Monday when he said…

    Where’s the beef

    Iran’s ambassador to Turkey said the two countries have reached an agreement for Turkey to…

    Now lobbying

    Now lobbying

    The National Iranian American Council (NIAC) has plans to formally established a lobbying arm this…

    Back in good graces

    Iran and Morocco have resumed diplomatic relations, the Foreign Ministry in Tehran announced Monday, five…

    More corruption charges

    More corruption charges

    Another major figure in the Ahmadi-nejad administration has been charged with corruption.  Kamran Daneshju (photo)…

    Mahan said to challenge US Treasury

    The manager of the Imam Khomeini International Airport said Monday that Mahan Airways is using…

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    Economy

    Gov’t says it will revive mothballed LNG plans

    Gov’t says it will revive mothballed LNG plans

    Iran last week announced plans to revive its mothballed liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects, in hopes of taking advantage of Europe’s desire to make itself less dependent on…

    Turk border traffic is back to normal, but no deal signed

    Turk border traffic is back to normal, but no deal signed

    Turkish and Iranian truck traffic across the border between the two countries has returned to normal, an Iranian transport official has announced, although a dispute over transit fees…

    UK court: Bank Mellat can sue Iran for all it wants

    UK court: Bank Mellat can sue Iran for all it wants

    The High Court of Justice of the United Kingdom has ruled the British government shafted Bank Mellat when it imposed sanctions on the bank and has said Bank…

    The Oil Patch

    The Oil Patch

    MILD SLIDE — There is now clearly a downward trend that began two months ago.  But it is not very pronounced or very steep.  The message doesn’t suggest…

    Venezuela gets $550m line of credit from Iran

    Venezuela has received from Iran a $500 million credit line to fund joint investments and help improve the supply of goods “necessary for the Venezuelan people,” President Nicolas…

    Super cheap gasoline is eliminated

    Super cheap gasoline is eliminated

    The government announced Monday that it is abolishing the practice of selling one tank of gasoline each month at a super cheap price and will now market all…

    Diaspora

    Sydney inquest finds Monis to be odd

    Sydney inquest finds Monis to be odd

    The coroner’s inquest in Australia into last December’s siege in Sydney by Iranian immigrant Man Haron Monis has now concluded two…

    Iranian-American heads firm where beheading carried out in France

    Iranian-American heads firm where beheading carried out in France

    The strange beheading in France last week took place at an American-owned company whose chief is Iranian-born. There was no indication,…

    Tahmooressi arrested for drunk driving in March

    Tahmooressi arrested for drunk driving in March

    Andrew Tahmooressi, the Marine reservist freed last October after spending seven months in a Mexican jail, has been arrested in Georgia…

    Miffed; really miffed

    Remember that story a few months ago about poisoned Iranian watermelons being sold in the UAE?  The UAE health authorities quashed…

     

    Quotable Notable


    Lindsey Graham,
    Republian senator from South Carolina, talking about how he met Iranians working in his parents’ pool hall in rural South Carolina:

    “Everything I learned about Iranians I learned working in the pool room. I met a lot of liars, and I know Iranians are liars.”