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  1. News - Asia - IRAN

    Iran steps up efforts to block import and transit of Afghani opium

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 02:07pm by Associated Press in Taibad, Iran

    ... 2,000-kilometre border with Afghanistan and Pakistan. “The transit of narcotics is a complicated issue. Smugglers are wealthy. They change tactics and use modern equipment that makes it more and more ... Islamic teachings and our policy to allow transit of illicit drugs through our territory.” Ali Reza Jazini Neighbouring Afghanistan has all the makings of a narco-state and is the main source ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1525210/iran-steps-efforts-block-import-and-transit-afghani-opium
  2. News - World - IRAN

    Ex-FBI agent Robert Levinson becomes longest-held US hostage

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 10:12pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Levinson now longest-held US hostage Retired FBI agent Robert Levinson became the longest-held hostage in US history, with his family and officials appealing to the new Iranian leadership for help in finding and releasing him. Mystery shrouds the fate of Levinson, who disappeared on March 9, 2007, on Iran's Gulf island of Kish while ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1367321/ex-fbi-agent-robert-levinson-becomes-longest-held-us-hostage
  3. News - World - IRAN

    Obama defends Iran nuclear deal and praises diplomacy

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 10:56am by Reuters in San Francisco

    ... “When I first ran for president I said it was time for a new era of American leadership in the world, one that turned the page on a decade of war and began a new era of our engagement ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1366026/obama-defends-iran-nuclear-deal-and-praises-diplomacy
  4. News - World - IRAN

    Iranian presidential debate becomes farce

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... electoral system, said Friday's debate showed that Iran's leadership had tried to introduce a less explosive format. "After what came to pass in the heated 2009 debates, the leadership in Tehran has decided to dumb down the process to a point where it now borders on ridicule," she said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1251490/iranian-presidential-debate-becomes-farce
  5. News - World - IRAN

    Iran's new president Hassan Rowhani urges 'serious' nuclear talks

    Posted Aug 07th 2013, 01:19am by AFP

    ... it was “extremely important” for the major powers to support the new approach from the Iranian leadership and to hold fresh talks as soon as possible. But Israel – which has the Middle East’s sole ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1294893/new-iran-president-rouhani-urges-serious-nuclear-talks
  6. News - World - IRAN

    Iran hangs five drug smugglers

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 07:10pm by Agence France-Presse in Tehran

    ... province lies on one of the major transit routes for narcotics smuggled into Iran from its eastern neighbours Afghanistan and Pakistan to Western countries. Murder, rape, armed robbery, drug ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1141984/iran-hangs-five-drug-smugglers
  7. News - World - IRAN

    Iran seizes 11 tonnes of drug in ‘biggest’ bust

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 06:28pm by Agence France-Presse in Tehran

    ... of the border,” without elaborating. Zolfaqari said 10 tonnes were opium and the rest hashish, adding that the bust came in a 36-hour operation. Iran, which lies on a key transit route for narcotics ... assistance. However, the United States has accused some Iranian officials, particularly within the elite Revolutionary Guards, of facilitating the transit of drugs produced in Afghanistan in exchange ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1101443/iran-seizes-11-tonnes-drug-biggest-bust
  8. News - World - IRAN

    Syria, elections cloud next Iran nuclear talks, experts say

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 09:43am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... nuclear programme. But former EU foreign policy chief, Javier Solana, who was the West’s main negotiator with Iran from 2003 to 2009, cautioned the Iranian leadership is preoccupied by the looming ... between the two neighbours. The eventual collapse of the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would perhaps open the way for a deal, as the Iranian leadership could feel itself even more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1205336/syria-elections-cloud-next-iran-nuclear-talks-experts-say
  9. News - World - IRAN

    Iran supreme leader rejects US offer of talks

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 07:53pm by AFP

    ... forward by US Vice President Joe Biden to engage Iran directly to resolve the nuclear issue provided “the Iranian leadership, supreme leader, is serious.” Speaking at the Munich Security Conference last week, Biden said: “We have made it clear at the outset that... we would be prepared to meet bilaterally with the Iranian leadership. “That offer stands, but it must be real ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1145390/iran-supreme-leader-rejects-us-offer-talks
  10. News - World - IRAN

    China 'a conduit' for Iran's nuclear programme

    Posted Feb 16th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... by a renowned American nuclear scientist, said the operation highlighted the importance of China as a transit point for Iran's nuclear programme, and called for sanctions against any Chinese firms ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1151233/china-conduit-irans-nuclear-programme

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