Jonathan Munday

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Rouhani seeks economic fix for Iran

DUBAI: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani had foreign-policy successes to showcase when he spoke in Tehran’s Azadi Square Tuesday to mark the 35th …

South Asia

U.N. nuclear watchdog sees 'good' progress with Iran, much work remains

VIENNA (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear watchdog signaled its determination on Monday to get to the bottom of suspicions that Iran may have worked on designing an atomic bomb, a day after Tehran agreed to start addressing the sensitive issue.<p>International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General …

International Investors Flock to Tehran

Since the West reached a landmark deal with Iran on its controversial nuclear program late last year, many Iranians are hoping for an end to …

South Asia

Rouhani says Iran serious about nuclear talks

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said his country is "serious" about negotiations on a comprehensive nuclear deal with world powers, a week before a fresh round of talks.<p>However, Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Monday that "the defence-related issues were a red line for …

Iran 'forever' comments on nuclear programme seen as sop to hardliners

DUBAI (Reuters) - President Hassan Rouhani dismissed on Tuesday a Western assertion that military force could yet solve a decade-old nuclear dispute if negotiations proved fruitless, pledging that Iran would pursue peaceful atomic research “forever”.<p>Iran's President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a …

Revolutionary Iran poised for a less isolated existence

Tehran: Thirty-five years after the founding of its Islamic republic, Iran is in the midst of a transformative period, with signs that its relations …

South Asia

Iran Plans to Offer Better Oil Exploration Terms Than Iraq

Iran will offer international companies better oil contracts than OPEC-rival Iraq as the Islamic republic seeks long-term investment to revive its …

Iran, U.N. agency resume nuclear talks in Tehran: IRNA

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran resumed talks on its nuclear program with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Saturday, the official IRNA news agency said, in discussions that had been expected to broach sensitive military-related issues.<p>Iran's ambassador to the International Atomic Energy …

Exclusive: Japan makes first oil payment to Iran in a year: sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan this week became the first of Iran’s oil buyers to make a payment for crude imports under an interim nuclear deal, sources told Reuters on Wednesday, as the West eased a year-long stranglehold on revenues that has crippled the Iranian economy.<p>A security personnel looks on at …

The Elders conclude fruitful first visit to Iran

<i>Chair of The Elders Kofi Annan with Iran's President Rouhani, 28 January 2014</i><p>TEHRAN – Concluding a full three-day visit to Tehran, The Elders offered …

South Asia

Iraq and Iran plot oil revolution in challenge to Saudi Arabia

Iraq's goal of pumping 9m barrels a day of crude could be a game changer for oil prices and British companies<p>Iraq is poised to flood the oil market by tripling its capacity to pump crude by 2020 and is collaborating with Iran on strategy in a move that will challenge Saudi Arabia's grip on the …

Oil

Elders in Iran: "we must rebuild trust and mutual respect"

<i>L-R: Martti Ahtisaari, Kofi Annan and Ernesto Zedillo</i><p><i>Statement to the press by Kofi Annan, Chair of The Elders<br>Tehran, 27 January 2014</i><p>This is the <b>first</b> …

Human Rights

Media advisory: The Elders to visit Iran from 26-29 January 2014

Four members of The Elders will travel to Tehran on Sunday 26 January for a series of private meetings with the Iranian leadership. It will be The …

Nelson Mandela

Can Iran go from pariah to our partner in trade?

There is a long way to go before we can think of Iran as a “normalised trading partner”<p>'Hassan Rouhani – a man we can do business with?” That was the question on the lips of many of the global movers and shakers gathered in <b>Davos</b> last week for the 44th World Economic Forum.<p>Amid the usual vapid spiel …