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India bought 60 percent more Iranian oil in October than a year ago as refiners held to higher volumes despite signs that world powers and Iran might not reach a final agreement on Tehran's disputed nuclear programme before a Nov. 24 deadline.

Afghan talks apparently delayed after Karzai's complaints

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President Hamid Karzai’s office on Wednesday expressed concern that his administration could be sidelined in any talks that didn’t include his government as he lashed out at Washington without elaboration for what it termed “contradictory” U.S. behavior toward Kabul.


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Iran sets location for new nuclear research reactor, state TV says

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Iran ist auch auf einem sogenannten "schweres Wasser"-Reaktor, der keine angereicherten Uran arbeiten.
Die USA und andere nicht spezifisch iranischen Reaktoren widersprechen, aber Angst Teherans Fähigkeit, Kernbrennstoff machen könnte, um Atomwaffen führen. Iran bestreitet die Vorwürfe.
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5 things to know about Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani

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Don’t expect him to shut down the centrifuges or declare a unilateral surrender to the United States. But Rouhani has a record of diplomatic outreach and even making significant concessions. His work as the country’s lead negotiator from 2003 to 2005 earned him the nickname “diplomatic sheikh” within Iran and included a deal....
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Will Rouhani alter Iran's policy on Syria?

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Rouhani's presidential term starts at a particularly challenging time; the Islamic Republic of Iran is facing an unprecedented level of regional and international isolation. One of the most crucial foreign policy objectives which will take precedence in Rouhani's agenda is the Syrian conflict, which has now entered its third year.
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Economy Not for Donkeys as Crisis Tops Iran Voter Concerns - Bloomberg

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Decades after Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini dismissed it as an asinine matter following the Islamic Revolution in 1979, fixing the worst economy in about 20 years tops the list of issues voters in tomorrow’s election say they care about, according to the Iranian Students Polling Agency.
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The Weekend Interview with Mojtaba Vahedi: Iran's Revolution From the Inside Out - WSJ.com

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In The Wall Street Journal, Sohrab Ahmari interviews Mojtaba Vahedi, an exiled former insider with Iran's moderate mullahs, talks about the struggle for reform and why Tehran won't change without another popular uprising.
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“The Islamic Republic of Gangster Capitalism”: Payam Akhavan on Iran - The World Desk - Macleans.ca

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...Payam Akhavan, professor of international law at McGill University, today addressed the Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee on International Human Rights. Here are his remarks:
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