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  • Saudi and Iranian officials held talks to patch up relations: Report Apr 18, 2021 05:49 PM IST

    Saudi and Iranian officials held talks to patch up relations: Report

    Riyadh has called for a nuclear deal with stronger parameters and said Gulf Arab states should join any negotiations on the accord to ensure that this time it addresses Iran's missiles programme and its support for regional proxies.

  • Iran nuclear talks set to restart today in Vienna Apr 17, 2021 06:26 PM IST

    Iran nuclear talks set to restart today in Vienna

    The talks are aimed at determining which sanctions the United States should lift and the measures Iran has to take to come into compliance with the accord.

  • In-Depth | Will Natanz attack trigger an Iran-Israel war, derail resurrection of 2015 nuclear deal? Apr 16, 2021 04:36 PM IST

    In-Depth | Will Natanz attack trigger an Iran-Israel war, derail resurrection of 2015 nuclear deal?

    The explosion at Natanz, months after then Iranian nuclear programme chief's assassination, comes as a major setback for the country's security establishment. Speculations are rife that it may derail the ongoing nuclear deal negotiations, while putting Tehran and Tel Aviv on collision path.

  • Iran starts enriching uranium to 60%, its highest level ever Apr 16, 2021 03:51 PM IST

    Iran starts enriching uranium to 60%, its highest level ever

    The announcement also marks a significant escalation after the sabotage that damaged centrifuges, an attack this past weekend suspected of having been carried out by Israel. While Israel has yet to claim it, the country is widely suspected of having carried out the still-unexplained sabotage at Natanz, Iran’s main enrichment site.

  • Crude oil futures slip 0.80% to Rs 4,714/barrel; WTI trades near $63/bbl Apr 15, 2021 04:32 PM IST

    Crude oil futures slip 0.80% to Rs 4,714/barrel; WTI trades near $63/bbl

    The International Energy Agency (IEA) forecasted global oil demand and supply to rebalance in the second half of the year.

  • India plans expansion of Iran's Chabahar port, mulls linking it with INSTC: Report Apr 12, 2021 11:42 AM IST

    India plans expansion of Iran's Chabahar port, mulls linking it with INSTC: Report

    Chabahar port had handled 123 vessels and 1.8 million tonnes of bulk and general cargoes from February 2019 to January 2021, India's Shipping Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said in March.

  • Electrical problem strikes Iran's Natanz nuclear facility Apr 11, 2021 10:48 AM IST

    Electrical problem strikes Iran's Natanz nuclear facility

    State TV quoted Behrouz Kamalvandi, a spokesman for Iran's civilian nuclear program, announcing the incident.

  • Iran requests India to quickly send rest of Covaxin shipment it has already paid for Apr 09, 2021 06:49 PM IST

    Iran requests India to quickly send rest of Covaxin shipment it has already paid for

    As vaccine shortage in India spurs more demand for an outright ban on commercial export, an anxious Iranian government has clarified that it has purchased 5 lakh doses of Covaxin from Bharat Biotech. But 3.75 lakh doses, which were supposed to be sent by mid-March, are still pending.

  • India has accelerated work on Chabahar Port, likely to be declared operational by May: CRS Apr 09, 2021 08:04 AM IST

    India has accelerated work on Chabahar Port, likely to be declared operational by May: CRS

    In 2015, India agreed to help develop Iran's Chabahar Port and an associated railway that would enable India to trade with Afghanistan unimpeded by Pakistan, the independent Congressional Research Service (CRS) said in its latest report for the members of the US Congress.

  • Iran, world powers ready to welcome back US to nuclear deal Apr 02, 2021 06:27 PM IST

    Iran, world powers ready to welcome back US to nuclear deal

    The group said they would resume further talks next week in Vienna on the 2015 agreement, 'in order to clearly identify sanctions lifting and nuclear implementation measures.'

  • Govt hopeful of resolving Iran's currency issue by next month; export to resume soon Mar 24, 2021 03:06 PM IST

    Govt hopeful of resolving Iran's currency issue by next month; export to resume soon

    Iran's rupee reserves have reduced significantly in India's UCO and IDBI Bank, the two banks authorised to facilitate rupee trade. As a result, exports of agri-commodities like sugar, tea and rice have almost stopped because exporters are not sure of getting paid on time.

  • Interview | Concor Chairman V Kalyana Rama says privatisation will not change company's basic structure, operations Mar 22, 2021 03:02 PM IST

    Interview | Concor Chairman V Kalyana Rama says privatisation will not change company's basic structure, operations

    Chairman of the Indian Railways subsidiary and one of the most hyped candidates lined up for strategic sale by the government, said it may see a 5 percent drop in revenue during the current financial year.

  • US replaces Iran in India's crude basket in 2020-21 Mar 09, 2021 02:55 PM IST

    US replaces Iran in India's crude basket in 2020-21

  • Iran slips record volume of oil into China, reaches out to Asian clients for trade resumption Mar 08, 2021 02:23 PM IST

    Iran slips record volume of oil into China, reaches out to Asian clients for trade resumption

    US President Joe Biden has sought to revive talks with Iran on a nuclear deal abandoned by former President Donald Trump in 2018, although harsh economic measures remain in place that Tehran insists be lifted before negotiations resume.

  • Indian merchants almost halt exports to Iran as its rupee reserves fall: Report Mar 04, 2021 06:11 PM IST

    Indian merchants almost halt exports to Iran as its rupee reserves fall: Report

    Iran's rupee reserves in India's UCO and IDBI Bank, the two lenders authorised to facilitate rupee trade, have depleted significantly and exporters are not sure whether they would be paid on time for new shipments, the dealer said.

  • US carries out airstrikes against Iranian-backed militia facilities in Syria: Pentagon Feb 26, 2021 07:34 AM IST

    US carries out airstrikes against Iranian-backed militia facilities in Syria: Pentagon

    The strikes, which were first reported by Reuters, appeared to be limited in scope, potentially lowering the risk of escalation.

  • Iran may enrich uranium up to 60% purity if needed: Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Feb 22, 2021 10:21 PM IST

    Iran may enrich uranium up to 60% purity if needed: Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

    He said Tehran had never sought a nuclear weapon but if it wanted to, “no one could stop Tehran from acquiring it”.

  • Joe Biden's pick for Iran envoy resurrects bitter debate over nuclear deal Feb 14, 2021 02:39 PM IST

    Joe Biden's pick for Iran envoy resurrects bitter debate over nuclear deal

    A political crossfire erupted when the Biden administration announced the selection of Robert Malley to be the United States envoy for Iran.

  • COVID-19 vaccine update | Iran approves Russia's Sputnik V vaccine Jan 26, 2021 07:48 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine update | Iran approves Russia's Sputnik V vaccine

    Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei this month banned the use of vaccines made by the United States and Britain, calling the jabs "completely untrustworthy".

  • Account of Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei not suspended, Twitter clarifies Jan 22, 2021 09:32 PM IST

    Account of Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei not suspended, Twitter clarifies

    After reports claimed that Khamenei's social media account was suspended, a clarification was issued by Twitter. Action was only taken against a fake account, it said.

  • Joe Biden administration likely to strengthen India-US renewable alliance Jan 21, 2021 12:14 PM IST

    Joe Biden administration likely to strengthen India-US renewable alliance

    The Narendra Modi government is expected to push the US to back the India-led International Solar Alliance.

  • Iranian Guard holds anti-warship ballistic missile drill Jan 16, 2021 06:42 PM IST

    Iranian Guard holds anti-warship ballistic missile drill

    Tensions between Washington and Tehran have increased amid a series of incidents stemming from President Donald Trump’s unilateral withdrawal from Iran's nuclear deal with world powers.

  • Iran’s Guard holds ballistic missile drill amid tensions Jan 15, 2021 04:39 PM IST

    Iran’s Guard holds ballistic missile drill amid tensions

    Iran has missile capability of up to 2,000 kilometres (1,250 miles), far enough to reach archenemy Israel and US military bases in the region.

  • Indonesia may emerge as the biggest importer of Indian sugar Jan 12, 2021 08:59 PM IST

    Indonesia may emerge as the biggest importer of Indian sugar

    Iran continues to use the accounts for buying these commodities but the amount in the accounts is depleting.

  • Iran says it resumes 20% enrichment at Fordow in latest nuclear deal breach Jan 04, 2021 06:56 PM IST

    Iran says it resumes 20% enrichment at Fordow in latest nuclear deal breach

    The step was one of many mentioned in a law passed by Iran's parliament last month in response to the killing of the country's top nuclear scientist, which Tehran has blamed on Israel.

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