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  • 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.

  • 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”.

  • Iran will not disclose cause of mysterious nuclear site fire Jul 03, 2020 11:17 PM IST

    Iran will not disclose cause of mysterious nuclear site fire

    The multiple, different claims by a self-described group called the “Cheetahs of the Homeland” included language used by several exiled Iranian opposition organizations. They also focused almost entirely on Iran’s nuclear program, viewed by Israel as a danger to its very existence.

  • Donald Trump would be willing to give coronavirus aid to Iran if asked Apr 20, 2020 07:45 AM IST

    Donald Trump would be willing to give coronavirus aid to Iran if asked

    "If Iran needed aid on this, I would be willing," Trump said at a White House briefing.

  • Iran lets some Tehran businesses reopen after coronavirus lockdown Apr 18, 2020 02:00 PM IST

    Iran lets some Tehran businesses reopen after coronavirus lockdown

    Iran was slow to respond to the pandemic and held off on imposing widespread restrictions even after other countries in the region with far fewer cases forced most businesses to close. Iran has reported more than 80,000 confirmed cases and over 5,000 deaths.

  • Hassan Rouhani says Iran will never yield to US pressure for talks Feb 17, 2020 08:50 AM IST

    Hassan Rouhani says Iran will never yield to US pressure for talks

    Relations between Tehran and Washington reached crisis point in 2018 after U.S. President Donald Trump abandoned a 2015 pact between Iran and world powers under which Tehran accepted curbs to its nuclear programme in return for the lifting of sanctions.

  • 'Our enemy is here': Iran protesters demand that leaders quit after plane downed Jan 13, 2020 08:12 AM IST

    'Our enemy is here': Iran protesters demand that leaders quit after plane downed

    "They are lying that our enemy is America, our enemy is right here," one group of protesters chanted outside a university in Tehran, according to video posted on Twitter.

  • Iran oil minister says oil price hike benefits Tehran: ISNA Jan 08, 2020 03:02 PM IST

    Iran oil minister says oil price hike benefits Tehran: ISNA

    "The trend of oil prices is up and this benefits Iran ... Americans should stop disturbing the region and let the people of the region live," Zanganeh said.

  • Iran's Revolutionary Guards commander says missile attacks 'first step': Report Jan 08, 2020 09:20 AM IST

    Iran's Revolutionary Guards commander says missile attacks 'first step': Report

    "The missile attacks today were just the first step (US President Donald) should think about withdrawing its troops from the region and not to leave them within our reach," Iranian state TV quoted the commander as saying, without naming him.

  • Iran OPEC envoy says Tehran would back majority decision to cut oil output Dec 05, 2019 03:27 PM IST

    Iran OPEC envoy says Tehran would back majority decision to cut oil output

    "Iran supports (a) majority decision about dropping oil production," said Hossein Kazempour Ardebili, Iran's representative to OPEC.

  • Indian state firms plan to nearly double Iranian oil imports: Sources Apr 06, 2018 02:05 PM IST

    Indian state firms plan to nearly double Iranian oil imports: Sources

    Iran is pushing to retain its oil customers in Asia, offering better terms than other Middle Eastern suppliers including Saudi Arabia, even as the threat looms of potential further U.S. sanctions on the OPEC member.

  • Tehran ready to resolve differences with Saudis Mar 14, 2018 11:30 AM IST

    Tehran ready to resolve differences with Saudis

    Mohammad Javad Zarif says Tehran had also expressed willingness to improve ties with Saudi Arabia when Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visited Iran during the Yemen crisis, but the Kingdom's response was not warm.

  • Iran still complying with nuclear deal: UN watchdog chief Nov 10, 2017 10:56 AM IST

    Iran still complying with nuclear deal: UN watchdog chief

    It was the second meeting between Haley and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief -- with the first taking place in August during Haley's visit to the agency's headquarters in Vienna, where she called for more controls on Iran.

  • India should make its own decisions on ties with Iran: US Oct 21, 2017 02:36 PM IST

    India should make its own decisions on ties with Iran: US

    At the same time, the countries should take a hard look at their business partners in Iran, the senior Trump administration official said when asked about India developing the strategically located Chabahar port in Iran, which will give it access to Afghanistan and then to Central Asia.

  • Qatar restores diplomatic ties to Iran amid regional crisis Aug 24, 2017 12:47 PM IST

    Qatar restores diplomatic ties to Iran amid regional crisis

    In announcing its decision, Qatar did not mention the diplomatic crisis roiling Gulf Arab nations since June, when Qatar found its land, sea and air routes cut off by its neighbors over Doha's policies across the Mideast.

  • India generally cooperated with sanctions on Iran: Report Feb 07, 2017 12:00 PM IST

    India generally cooperated with sanctions on Iran: Report

    The independent Congressional Research Service (CRS) said in its latest report said that India began reducing economic relations with Iran in 2010 when India's central bank ceased using a Tehran-based regional body, the Asian Clearing Union, to handle transactions with Iran.

  • Iran announces 'reciprocal action' to US sanctions Feb 04, 2017 09:34 AM IST

    Iran announces 'reciprocal action' to US sanctions

    Iran announced it will take "reciprocal action" against US individuals and companies after President Donald Trump's administration today imposed new sanctions on Tehran over its weapons procurement network.

  • India's 2016 Iran oil imports hit record high: Trade Feb 01, 2017 04:23 PM IST

    India's 2016 Iran oil imports hit record high: Trade

    The sharp increase propelled Iran into fourth place among India's suppliers in 2016, up from seventh position in 2015. It used to be India's second-biggest supplier before sanctions.

  • India's 2016 Iran oil imports hit record high: Trade Jan 13, 2017 02:09 PM IST

    India's 2016 Iran oil imports hit record high: Trade

    The sharp increase propelled Iran into fourth place among India's suppliers in 2016, up from seventh position in 2015. It used to be India's second-biggest supplier before sanctions.

  • Iran says Aleppo 'victory' shows its regional clout Dec 14, 2016 07:18 PM IST

    Iran says Aleppo 'victory' shows its regional clout

    Iranian officials celebrated the impending defeat of rebels in the Syrian city of Aleppo today, saying it showed that Tehran had become the leading power in the region.

  • India's Sept Iran oil imports fall 4.1 % on Aug - shipping data Oct 12, 2016 11:18 AM IST

    India's Sept Iran oil imports fall 4.1 % on Aug - shipping data

    India, Iran's top customer after China, still imported about 552,200 barrels per day (bpd) of oil from the Persian Gulf nation in September, more than double the same month a year ago following the end of sanctions targeting Tehran in January.

  • German economy minister slams 'irresponsible' Deutsche Bank Oct 03, 2016 08:12 AM IST

    German economy minister slams 'irresponsible' Deutsche Bank

    German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel has lashed out at Deutsche Bank's handling of its troubles, saying "irresponsible" managers had put thousands of jobs at risk.

  • $60 oil poses no problem for 70% of future energy projs: Report Jul 13, 2016 11:48 AM IST

    $60 oil poses no problem for 70% of future energy projs: Report

    The collapse in energy prices in 2014 and 2015 left many oil projects commercially unviable. However, two years on the energy industry has started to adapt.

  • As Iran's oil exports surge, overseas tankers help ship its fuel Jun 06, 2016 11:35 AM IST

    As Iran's oil exports surge, overseas tankers help ship its fuel

    Iran had been struggling as recently as April to find partners to ship its crude, but after an agreement on a temporary insurance fix more than a third of Iran's crude shipments are now being handled by foreign vessels.

  • NALCO to explore building smelter in Iran May 24, 2016 12:27 PM IST

    NALCO to explore building smelter in Iran

    NALCO's Indian refinery would supply the alumina for the smelter if the project were to go ahead.

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