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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 9, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 9, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 9, 2014
By United Press International
Iran and Russia working on oil-for-goods deal

Iran and Russia working on oil-for-goods deal

TEHRAN, April 7 (UPI) -- The director of the National Iranian Oil Co. said talks with Russia for a deal to swap oil for goods have taken on a serious tone.
Daniel J. Graeber

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 5, 2014.
By United Press International

Iran says it's not an EU colony

TEHRAN, March 12 (UPI) -- Despite outreach efforts with the West, Iran will not be treated like a "colony" of the European Union, a member of Iran's Parliament said Wednesday.

Iran irked with Ashton for meeting women dissidents

TEHRAN, March 10 (UPI) -- An Iranian military leader said Monday he was frustrated that Catherine Ashton, the foreign policy chief for the EU, met with women dissidents in Tehran.

Iran's Rouhani takes on Revolutionary Guards in detente drive

TEHRAN, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani, faces a crucial year that could produce a historic d├ętente between the Islamic Republic and The Great Satan to end 35 years of fierce confrontation and dramatically alter the Middle East's geopolitical landscape.

Snowden: Orwell's '1984' 'nothing' compared to NSA spying

LONDON, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- George Orwell's fictional Big Brother monitoring everyone's lives is "nothing" compared to surveillance today, U.S. secrets leaker Edward Snowden says on TV.
At year's end: 2013 marked by milestones and horror

At year's end: 2013 marked by milestones and horror

2013 was a year of milestones and horror: the election of a new pope, the birth of a future king and horrific terrorist attacks in Algeria, Kenya and the United States.
MARCELLA KREITER, United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013.
By United Press International
Obama's 'fluffy bun' Iranian nuke deal

Obama's 'fluffy bun' Iranian nuke deal

HERNDON, Va., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen's 1837 fairy tale, "The Emperor's New Clothes," tells of a vain emperor valuing clothes so much he turns a blind eye when duped into believing he is wearing magical new attire.
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator

EU Parliament to visit Iran without preconditions

LONDON, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- The European Parliament's delegation for relations with Iran is set to travel to Iran this week. If it goes ahead as planned, this will be the first official visit by the Parliament to Iran in six years.
ABBAS REZAI, UPI Outside View Commentator
WH: Additional Iran sanctions 'complicates' latest diplomatic effort

WH: Additional Iran sanctions 'complicates' latest diplomatic effort

TEHRAN, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Imposing more sanctions against Iran before giving diplomacy a chance would "undermine our credibility" on the sanctions' goals, the White House said Tuesday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013.
By United Press International
Tehran, London moving closer to formal diplomatic relations

Tehran, London moving closer to formal diplomatic relations

TEHRAN, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The Iranian and British governments are taking the necessary steps to restore formal bilateral diplomatic relations, Iran's foreign ministry spokeswoman said.

U.S. said to have canceled drone delivery to Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Washington canceled delivery of 10 Predator drones to Turkey after Ankara divulged the names of 10 Iranians who spied for Israel, a Turkish newspaper reported.
West needs to heed Iran's 'kill, kill again' message

West needs to heed Iran's 'kill, kill again' message

HERNDON, Va., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Following yet another senseless round of fruitless talks with Iran on its nuclear program, Tehran remains just as committed to building a nuclear arsenal as it does to killing "Alireza M."
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator

Iranian president promises to ease censorship

TEHRAN, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Iran's new president tweeted back and forth with the social medium's chairman over Iran's Facebook and Twitter ban, promising to ease Internet censorship.
The Issue: Iran's nuclear program -- are talks for real?

The Issue: Iran's nuclear program -- are talks for real?

Newly installed Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has been on a charm offensive this month trying to convince the West Tehran has no intention of building nuclear weapons but whether he actually reflects the true intent of the mullahs who actually run the country or is just blowing smoke is a complicated question.
MARCELLA KREITER, United Press International

Iran's president condemns Holocaust as a crime

NEW YORK, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called the Holocaust "reprehensible and condemnable" but said the crime didn't justify Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013.
By United Press International
Rouhani offers talks on Iran's nuclear program

Rouhani offers talks on Iran's nuclear program

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told the U.N. General Assembly Tuesday Iran is ready to engage in talks on its nuclear program "with full transparency."

Possibility of Obama-Rouhani meeting evaporates

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and U.S. President Obama will not meet Tuesday on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, U.S. officials said.

White House open to Obama-Rouhani exchange

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- The White House is open to a direct exchange between President Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the United Nations, senior U.S. officials said.
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