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Iran: 'Americans have nothing' on nukes

TEHRAN, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- The United States should let the U.N. nuclear watchdog decide the status of Iran's nuclear program, the spokesman for the Iranian foreign minister said Sunday.

Iran warns U.S. of crossing its border

TEHRAN, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- A spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry warned it would "give proper response" to any U.S. military operation that trailed suspected militants into Iran.

No date for U.S.-Iran talks on Iraq

TEHRAN, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- No date has been set for U.S. and Iranian officials to discuss Iraq security but the location will be Baghdad, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said.

Iraq accuses Iran of stealing its oil

BAGHDAD, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Iraq's Foreign Ministry says it has passed on a letter of warning to Tehran regarding accusations Iran is illegally pumping Iraqi oil.

Iran bids for U.N. Security Council seat

TEHRAN, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- A spokesman for the foreign minister in Iran said his country applied for a position as a non-permanent member of the U.N. Security Council.

Talking to Iran?

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Gulf state leaders, awaiting President Bush's visit this week, are watching carefully for signs of a big shift in U.S.-Iranian relations.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Iran not opposed to U.S. talks on Iraq

TEHRAN, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush's trip to the Middle East is an attempt to push compromise "despite all opposition," an Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said.

Man guilty in computer export case

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- A jeweler in California has admitted financing a shipment of computer equipment to Iran in violation of a U.S. embargo, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

Iran vows to continue nuclear program

TEHRAN, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Iran says more sanctions won't slow its uranium enrichment program, it was reported Sunday.

Iran refuses to accept Interpol warrants

TEHRAN, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Iran does not accept Interpol's arrest warrants for five Iranians wanted for a 1994 bombing in Argentina, a foreign ministry spokesman said Thursday.

Iraq rejects Arab troops replacing U.S.

BAGHDAD, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The Iraqi government on Wednesday announced its opposition in Baghdad to replacing U.S. troops with Arabic troops from neighboring countries.

No date set yet for Iran-EU talks

TEHRAN, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Iran and the European Union plan future talks on various issues, including Iran's nuclear program, but no new date has been set, Iranian Press TV said.

U.S. sanctions ineffective, Iran says

TEHRAN, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Senior Iranian officials said the imposition of new unilateral sanctions against three Iranian banks shouldn't have any major impact on Iran's economy.

Iran committed to atomic development

TEHRAN, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Iran's nuclear ambitions will not be affected by the departure of the man charged with calming international fears, it was reported Sunday.

Iran blasts Bush's World War III comment

TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Iranian officials lambasted the remarks of U.S. President George Bush saying they posed threats to international security.

Analysis: Caspian meet and energy hopes

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- For an energy-starved world, the recently concluded summit in Tehran between the five Caspian littoral states is good news, as it brings the possibility of a final delineation of Caspian offshore waters closer.
JOHN C.K. DALY, UPI International Correspondent

Analysis: The Caspian's division

The eyes of Western energy companies will be focused next week on Tehran, where the second Caspian Sea Littoral States Summit will convene Oct. 16.
JOHN C.K. DALY, UPI International Correspondent

Commentary: Topic A on the Net

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- About 1,700 German companies are active in Iran ($7 billion in trade), where most companies are equipped with German technology. Under U.S. pressure, Germany’s three main commercial banks have closed their Tehran offices and Chancellor Angela Merkel, from the U.N. rostrum, urged a hard line against Iran’s nuclear program. But this finds little favorable echo in the Bundestag. Thus, EU sanctions would most likely be watered down to where neither Iran nor Germany would feel much pain.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Iran waves conditions for U.N. talks

TEHRAN, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- An Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said Sunday his nation is prepared to engage in nuclear talks with the United Nations without preliminary conditions.

Iran warns against U.N. resolution

TEHRAN, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- An Iranian official says his country may reconsider cooperating with the United Nations nuclear watchdog if the organization imposes sanctions.

Iranian official: Enemies fear our might

TEHRAN, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- An Iranian military official claims the United States is attempting to wage a psychological war against the Islamic Republic, Fars News Agency said Thursday.

Analysis: A tale of two countries

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- India and Pakistan may have been riven by a bloody partition 60 years ago, but today, more than ever, the future of each depends on the stability of the other.
KRISHNADEV CALAMUR, UPI International Security Editor

Iran: Talks on IPI gas price ongoing

TEHRAN, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Iran, Pakistan and India are still negotiating the price of gas that would flow through a pipeline connecting the three countries, Iran said.

Iran won't suspend uranium enrichment

TEHRAN, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Despite Western objections, Iran intends to forge ahead with plans to enrich uranium, Iranian officials said Sunday.

Rice: U.S. eyeing Mideast arms package

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice Monday said a proposal for a massive arms sales package to the Mideast would soon be before the U.S. Congress. Rice said that the package would be focused on Saudi Arabia and its immediate neighbors and could poten
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