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    CIA: Rohani did arm-twisting

    CIA: Rohani did arm-twisting

    The head of the US Central Intelligence Agency says Iran entered nuclear talks with the United States only after President Rohani convinced Supreme Leader Ali Khamenehi that Iran’s…

    Breakout time doesn’t mean anything

    Breakout time doesn’t mean anything

    Proliferation expert Jeffrey Lewis and Ali Vaez of the International Crisis Group say all the attention being paid to such things as “breakout time” and the number of…

    Rohani about to name woman as ambassador

    Rohani about to name woman as ambassador

    The Islamic Republic will soon name its first female ambassador and she is the current spokeswoman for the Foreign Ministry, Marzieh Afkham, the Fars and Mehr news agencies…

    Tidbits and Morsels

    Mercy over severity

    Mercy over severity

    In a proclamation that may have resonance in Iran, Pope Francis (photo) called on the…

    It’s dry in the southeast

    The entire southeastern third of the country is suffering a severe drought, according to a…

    Nuke deal may be tough on dissidents

    Nuke deal may be tough on dissidents

    Nasrin Sotoudeh (photo), the human rights lawyer, says life will likely get worse for Iran’s…

    Punch-up popularity

    A persistent problem in Iran has long been the outbreak of small-scale street brawls, especially…

    Obama’s crimes

    Obama’s crimes

    Michele Bachmann (photo) has not been a member of Congress since January, but she is…

    Winds kill trio

    A windstorm hammered the Tabriz area Saturday. A construction guard was killed when his shack…

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    Economy

    Pakistan says China will pay for gas pipe from Iran

    The long dormant gas pipe-line from the Persian Gulf to Pakistan has been resurrected, Pakistan announced last week, with China preparing to foot the bill for most of…

    Nuke deal not seen in economy

    Nuke deal not seen in economy

    The open market rial rate and the Tehran Stock Exchange (TSE) index do not signal any marked improvement as a result of the tentative nuclear agreement reached April…

    The Oil Patch

    The Oil Patch

    GENTLE RISE — The daily price of an OPEC barrel has been climbing gently for four weeks now. But check out the more important monthly average and you…

    Iran seeks 5% cut by Opec

    Oil Minister Bijan Namdar-Zanganeh Tuesday asked OPEC to shave its output by “at least 5 percent” in order to make way for Iran’s return to the market. Iran’s…

    Economy is growing, but it’s slowing down a bit

    Iran’s economy is growing, but its rate of growth has been declining all this year, according to Central Bank figures. The Central Bank announced the growth rate for…

    US oil output hits highest point in history, overflowing market

    US oil output hits highest point in history, overflowing market

    US oil production in the week that ended March 6 hit 9.4 million barrels a day, the highest weekly average in the 156-year history of the American petroleum…

    Diaspora

    Hekmati allowed daily calls now

    Hekmati allowed daily calls now

    Amir Hekmati’s family says he is now allowed to make daily telephone calls to his family, but has lost more than…

    Sardar Biglari beats back stockholder takeover bid

    Sardar Biglari beats back stockholder takeover bid

    Iranian-born businessman Sardar Biglari has beaten back a stockholder challenge to his control of the Steak ’n Shake restaurant chain. Biglari,…

    Mohawk Guy promoted

    Mohawk Guy promoted

    Remember the “Mohawk Guy”? That was Iranian-American Bobak Fer-dowsi, who wowed the television audience when he was seen working in the…

    Rezaian called economic spy

    Rezaian called economic spy

    Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian will be tried on espionage charges for collecting economic and industrial information and selling it to…

     

    Quotable Notable


    Mohammad-Ali Jafari,
    commander of the Pasdaran, endorsing the tentative nuclear agreement reached in Switzerland:

    “Some solutions have been found and it seems the Islamic Republic's principles and red lines in technical aspects have been accepted on the part of the enemy.”