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In Iran, post-sanctions price increases deliver painful blow | Fortune

Sanctions-induced subsidy cuts have sent prices skyrocketing, which could push Iran to work faster to resolve its nuclear issues with the West.   Massive cuts to Iran's generous subsidy regime could lead to significant popular unrest in the country in the coming weeks and months.   The cuts, which coincide with the first day of the Iranian calendar ... ... Continue reading »

Russia Warns West It May Change Its Stance On Iran | HuffPo

Russia may revise its stance in the Iranian nuclear talks amid tensions with the West over Ukraine, a senior diplomat warned Wednesday.   Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said, according to the Interfax news agency, that Russia didn't want to use the Iranian nuclear talks to "raise the stakes," but may have to do so in response to th ... ... Continue reading »

Give Iran Peace (Talks) a Chance? | LobeLog.com

Prominent neoconservative writers Bret Stephens and Reuel Marc Gerecht called for a much tougher approach to talks with Iran over its nuclear program in a debate hosted here by the McCain Institute on March 11. The discussion comes one week before talks aimed at a final deal between Iran and world powers resume in Vienna.   Stephens, the deputy edi ... ... Continue reading »

Rouhani has not increased freedoms in Iran, U.N. chief says | Yahoo News

GENEVA (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has failed to fulfil campaign promises to allow greater freedom of expression and there has been a sharp rise in executions since his election, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday.   Rouhani, who won a landslide in June, led Iran to an initial nuclear deal with world powers. But, pe ... ... Continue reading »

Exclusive: India to slash Iran oil imports to meet nuclear deal parameters - sources| Reuters

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has to cut its Iranian oil imports by nearly two-thirds from the first quarter after the United States asked it to hold the shipments at end-2013 levels, in keeping with the nuclear deal easing sanctions on Tehran, Indian government sources said. India, with the increases already made in the January-March loading plans f ... ... Continue reading »

Wrestling diplomacy: Ukraine vs Russia, U.S. vs Iran | USA Today

Amid conflict between the respective governments, the matchups are scheduled for this weekend in the 10-nation Freestyle Wrestling World Cup in Inglewood, Calif. "Wrestling's had a history of bringing together countries with varying political viewpoints. This is just a great example of where wrestling has been common denominator," USA Wrestling exe ... ... Continue reading »

Israel attacks 'hypocrisy' of international community on Iran | BBC News

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has accused the international community of "hypocrisy" over Iran.   Mr Netanyahu spoke as the Israeli military unveiled what it alleged was a cache of Syrian-made weapons being sent by Iran to militants in the Gaza Strip. He criticised EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, who visited Tehran at the wee ... ... Continue reading »

Mercy and Social Media Slow the Noose in Iran | The New York Times

TEHRAN — Born into a poor family in one of Tehran’s most desolate neighborhoods, at age 17 Safar Anghouti had little to look forward to beyond a lifetime in his father’s business — rummaging through trash on the streets of the city for bottles, cans and anything else of value.   But one thing could always be said of Safar Anghouti: he was talented ... ... Continue reading »

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