Author Archives: Austin Knuppe

Iran

Tehran announced its willingness to begin new nuclear talks. President Ahmadinejad criticized US and Israeli foreign policy in the Middle East; he envisioned a “new Middle East” without Western influence.


Iran

Tehran announced plans to construct several more nuclear research reactors. Tehran asked the European Union to stop providing support to the Paris-based PMOI. EU ministers announced plans for more sanctions on Iran due to human rights abuses. Bahrain tried three for spying on behalf of Iran.


Iran

The US Southern Command voiced concern to the Senate over the Iran-Venezuela partnership. Germany scrapped a plan to funnel oil money between India and Iran. The Iranian envoy to the United Nations said Tehran is ready to continue talks with the P5+1.


Iran

Tehran accused PJAK of recent attacks against police in western Iran. Lawmakers demanded that Saudi Arabia apologize to Bahrain for its military incursion.


Iran

Iran and Kuwait announced the resumption of bilateral ties. The Iran Mercantile Exchange expected to begin trading fuel-oil contracts this month. Tehran has been accused of political meddling in Azerbaijan.


Iran

An exiled Iranian religious scholar called for debate about the safety of the Bushehr nuclear power plant. Hong Kong passed an Iran sanctions law. Iran announced it would invest $60 billion in developing the South Pars gas field over the next five years.


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A US appeals court backed Iran on the issue of whether Persian antiquities in US museums could be used to pay damages for victims of a 1997 suicide bombing in Israel. The US sanctioned a state-owned energy company in Belarus for doing business with Iran. Tehran welcomed Egypt’s offer to reset diplomatic relations between the […]


Iran

Bahrain condemned Iranian meddling in its internal affairs; Qatar denied seizing Iranian ships. India will pay for Iranian oil through the German Central Bank.