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Iran Presses on Oil Exports as Nuclear Talks Resume

VOA — Negotiators from Iran and five world powers resumed negotiations Monday on restoring Tehran’s tattered 2015 nuclear deal, with Iran insisting that the United States and its allies promise to allow it to export its crude oil. The latest round of talks in Vienna, the eighth, opened 10 days after negotiations were adjourned for the Iranian negotiator to return home …

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Venezuela’s Maduro plans to visit Iran ‘very soon’

Al-Monitor – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says he plans to visit Iran to forge new cooperation agreements between Tehran and Caracas.  “I am going to Tehran very soon for a visit that President [Ebrahim] Raisi offered me so that we meet in person to hold conversations and sign new agreements … and speed up processes of cooperation,” Maduro told Al Mayadeen during a …

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Iran to announce new ambassador in Yemen after Irlu’s death of COVID-19

Al-Arabia – Iran plans to announce the appointment of a new ambassador in Yemen after the death of previous envoy Hasan Irlu, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Monday. Tehran said on December 21 that Irlu, its envoy in the Yemeni capital Sanaa that is controlled by the Iran-aligned Houthi group, died of COVID-19 after being repatriated in …

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Talks Aimed At Reviving Iran Nuclear Deal To Resume In Vienna

RFL/RE – Talks to salvage the 2015 Iran nuclear deal are set to resume on December 27 in Vienna, with the chief EU negotiator calling for the pace of the talks to pick up and U.S. and Iranian officials expressing frustrations over substance.EU diplomat Enrique Mora last week announced the date for the resumption of the talks on Twitter.“Vienna talks …

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Russian Oil Theft, An Iranian Murder, And More: The Best RFE/RL Investigations Of The Year

RFL/RE – There’s a problem with the remote and sprawling network of pipelines and pumping stations that helps Russia move its vast oil resources, making it the world’s second largest exporter of crude. People are stealing the oil. And it’s not just ordinary citizens: It’s sophisticated organized crime groups, operating under the protection of law enforcement officers, including Russia’s main …

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