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U.S. MULLING TALKS WITH IRAN

U.S. MULLING TALKS WITH IRAN

The Obama administration is mulling possible discussions with Iran over the mounting security crisis in Iraq, a senior official said on Sunday, in what would mark a major step in U.S. engagement with its longtime adversary. Speaking on condition of ...

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Obama: Iran a Year Away From Nuclear Weapon

Obama: Iran a Year Away From Nuclear Weapon

 In an interview with Israeli TV ahead of his visit to the region next week, President Obama says he believes Iran is “over a year or so” away from being able to develop a nuclear weapon and that the U.S. ...

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Turkey to Iran gold trade wiped out by new U.S. sanction

Turkey to Iran gold trade wiped out by new U.S. sanction

Tighter U.S. sanctions are killing off Turkey’s gold-for-gas trade with Iran and have stopped state-owned lender Halkbank from processing other nations’ energy payments to the OPEC oil producer, bankers said on Friday. U.S. officials have sought to prevent Turkish gold ...

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U.S. Navy denies Iran drone capture claim

U.S. Navy denies Iran drone capture claim

Iran said on Tuesday it had captured a U.S. intelligence drone in its airspace over the Gulf in the last few days, but the U.S. military quickly denied having lost any unmanned aircraft in the Middle East. The incident highlighted ...

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Iran says it blocks cyberattack on oil platforms

Iran says it blocks cyberattack on oil platforms

Iran says it has successfully blocked a cyberattack on the computer network of its offshore drilling platforms, a semiofficial news agency reported Monday. The report by ISNA quoted Mohammad Reza Golshani, IT head of Iran’s state offshore oil company, as ...

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Iran restores Gmail, but YouTube block continues

Iran restores Gmail, but YouTube block continues

Iran has lifted its block on Google services, imposed last week, but says it’s planning extra censorship of YouTube. According to the local Mehr news agency, Mohammad Reza Aghamiri, a member of a government internet watchdog committee, says Gmail is ...

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Obama, Netanyahu seek to get past Iran differences

Obama, Netanyahu seek to get past Iran differences

President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presented a show of unity on Friday on preventing a nuclear-armed Iran, seeking to tone down the acrimony between the two leaders that has become an issue in the final stretch ...

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