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    Iran still able to beat sanctions and sell oil to key markets in Asia

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Washington Iran finds plenty of legal ways to sell or barter crude to markets in Asia Tehran still able to beat oil sanctions To continue selling crude oil to China, Iran is delivering the oil to its No 1 customer on its own tankers, backed by state insurance, not on the commercial tankers used in the past. To sell to India, Iran is accepting payment ...

  2. Show flexibility, Hu urges Iran

    Posted Jun 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... (IAEA) held talks with Iran but failed to reach a deal on allowing greater access for inspectors to its nuclear programme. 'There has been no progress,' the International Atomic Energy Agency's chief inspector Herman Nackaerts said after a day of talks with Iran's envoy to the IAEA, adding that this was disappointing. Iran is expected to head into another round of nuclear ...

  3. Beijing talking tough on Iran strait shutdown

    Posted Jan 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei tzewei.ng@scmp.com China has expressed its clearest objection yet to Iran's threat to close the Strait of Hormuz in retaliation against new US sanctions, as Premier Wen ... the US last month approved sanctions against nations that conduct energy trade with Iran, the oil-rich nation said it might shut the strategic waterway - between the Gulf of Oman and the Persian ...

  4. Deals clinched with Iran and Turkmenistan

    Posted Aug 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... batches of diesel locomotives to Turkmenistan. CSR Nanjing Puzhen Rolling Stock, a wholly owned subsidiary of the firm, will sell rapid transit vehicles worth 2.55 billion yuan to Iran. ...

  5. Beijing invests in Iran oil project

    Posted Jan 07th 2008, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng A three-year courtship between the mainland, the world's second-biggest importer of crude oil, and Iran, the fourth-largest producer, led to an agreement last month in which ... included the export of 10 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) annually from Iran to China for 25 years. Imports are key to realising Beijing's goal of raising the share of gas in its ...

  6. Asian woes at Iran's oil pumps

    Posted Feb 09th 2007, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Michael Richardson As the US shapes up to confront Iran in the Middle East, it is trying to rally support in Asia for tougher sanctions against Tehran. Washington alleges that Iran has a covert programme to develop nuclear weapons, and that it backs anti-American violence in Iraq. Iran shows no sign of being ready to comply with a UN Security Council deadline- the end ...

  7. Reaching out to the world

    Posted Feb 01st 2008, 12:00am by Martin Donovan

    ... Geopolitical tensions with the US aside, Iran is upbeat about strengthening ties with Hong Kong and the region, writes Martin Donovan Some view him as having the most unenviable job in the local diplomatic circuit. Before Abdollah Nekounam can extol the benefits of closer co-operation between Hong Kong and Iran, he is pressed on the matter of tensions that, to many, seem so ...

  8. Iran's president labels nuclear incentive deal a step forward

    Posted Jun 17th 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... against his country, criticising the United States, which claims Iran is building nuclear weapons. The US, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany are now negotiating with Iran over the future of its nuclear programme. Britain, France and Germany recently presented the package of incentives for Iran to halt uranium enrichment. 'Generally speaking, we regard the offer ...

  9. Keep door open for a moderate Iranian leadership

    Posted Dec 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The United Nations Security Council's unanimous vote at the weekend to apply sanctions to Iran follows two months of negotiations that failed to force Tehran to clarify its nuclear ambitions. The watered-down resolution bans the export of nuclear and missile- related materials and technology to Iran and freezes the assets of 10 Iranian officials and 12 companies linked ...

  10. Tehran bets on western backdown over nukes

    Posted Aug 31st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tehran Iran galvanised as nuclear programme becomes a source of national pride Emboldened by a string of foreign policy successes, Iran is confident that western pressure will not hold back a nuclear programme which has become a source of national pride, Iranian analysts say. Iran could be willing to discuss a very limited and temporary suspension ...




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