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Iran Expanding Presence on International Oil Stage

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 06.14.2014 | Business
Daniel J. Graeber

Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said oil production from the Islamic republic could increase even with harsh economic sanctions in place. In late December, Tehran said it would pump as much oil as it could if sanctions are lifted. Now, it seems, OPEC is taking notice.

Iranians Rushed To Hospital After Air Pollution Spikes

AP | Posted 11.05.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian newspaper says more than 50 people were hospitalized in a southern city where air pollution levels sp...

Iran Believe U.S. Drone Was Spying On Oil Tankers

Reuters | Posted 01.12.2013 | World

DUBAI, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Iran believes a U.S. drone targeted by its forces this month was gathering intelligence on oil tankers off its shores, an ...

Iran Sanctions: The Case for Humanitarian Waivers

Karim Pakravan | Posted 12.09.2012 | World
Karim Pakravan

Crippling sanctions have paralyzed the Iranian economy, but have yet to achieve their stated aim, to force the regime to abandon its nuclear program. What they have done is to led to mass unemployment and the impoverishment of the average Iranian family.

Ahmadinejad: These Sanctions Are 'Ridiculous'

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 09.30.2012 | World

By NASSER KARIMI, Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's central bank chief says tightening of Western sanctions is equal to a "military war" that...

Iran: No Plans To Close Strategic Oil Route

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 09.22.2012 | World

By NASSER KARIMI -- The Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran -- A top Iranian naval commander said Monday that Tehran's forces have full control over the ...

Iran's Oil Minister Warns Of Plan Against Embargo

AP | Posted 07.14.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's Oil Minister says his office has drawn up plans to make newly tightened sanctions against the Islamic Republic ineffective. Ro...

Iran Sanctions Bite Hard

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 07.03.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday the latest EU sanctions on the sale of Iranian oil are "the strongest" measures yet ...

The Energy Wars Heat Up

Michael T. Klare | Posted 07.10.2012 | Green
Michael T. Klare

From the Atlantic to the Pacific, Argentina to the Philippines, here are the six areas of conflict -- all tied to energy supplies -- that have made news in just the first few months of 2012.

Joshua Hersh

Afghanistan's Dependence On Iran Complicates U.S. Sanctions

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 05.09.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Last Wednesday, government officials from two countries met here to finalize an international pact that would help define their ...

Iran Unplugs Oil Facilities From Internet

AP | Posted 06.23.2012 | Technology

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian official says the country's oil industry is working well despite an attack from hackers and a computer virus that tar...

Obama Reportedly Clears Harsh Iran Sanctions

AP | JULIE PACE and BEN FELLER | Posted 05.30.2012 | World

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Friday he was plowing ahead with potential sanctions against countries that keep buying oil from Iran, ...

Barack Obama Prepares for War Footing

Edwin Black | Posted 03.19.2012 | World
Edwin Black

A newly-propounded Executive Order renews and updates the president's power to take control of all civil energy supplies, including oil and natural gas, control and restrict all civil transportation, and even provides the option to re-enable a draft.

Why the Pakistanis Are Vulnerable to Iran

Aziz Nayani | Posted 05.06.2012 | World
Aziz Nayani

The world needs Pakistan to be on its side, and so steps need to be taken to ensure that the Pakistanis do not have to rely on Iran and further pigeon-hole themselves into a path that is damaging for their interests as well as the world's.

The Coalition Against Iranian Oil: Winners and Losers

Sara Vakhshouri | Posted 04.28.2012 | World
Sara Vakhshouri

Considering the E.U.'s ban on 150 thousand barrels a day of oil coming from Syria, combined with unrecovered production drops in Libya, the E.U. will feel pressure from not buying Iranian oil. But will Iran feel any?

The Iran Diplomacy Puzzle

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 04.23.2012 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

A failure to reach a diplomatic solution carries huge costs: tensions between Iran and the West continue to rise in what some have called a shadow war.

Iran Reportedly Halts Oil Exports To Britain, France

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 04.20.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has halted oil shipments to Britain and France, the Oil Ministry said Sunday, in an apparent pre-emptive blow against the Eu...

Oil Ministry Denies EU Oil Stop

Reuters | Posted 04.16.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Iran's Oil Ministry denied state media reports on the Islamic state stopping its crude exports to six European countries ...

Reports: Iran Stops Oil Exports To 6 European Countries

Reuters | Posted 04.16.2012 | World

(Adds background) TEHRAN, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Iran has stopped oil exports to six European states in retaliation for European Union sa...

Iran Feels Sanctions Pinch

Reuters | Posted 04.09.2012 | World

By Niluksi Koswanage and Cho Mee-young KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Malaysia has halted palm oil exports to Iran because of payment...

Iran Blasts 'Psychological Warfare,' Vows To Ban Oil Exports Ahead Of Embargo

Reuters | Posted 04.08.2012 | World

By Parisa Hafezi TEHRAN, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Iran castigated its U.S. adversary on Tuesday over new financial measures to disrupt Irani...

Can Sanctions Bring Iran to the Table?

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 03.25.2012 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

The sanctions take place in a climate of increasing tension and concern over U.S. military action, an option the Obama administration said remains on the table. The administration hopes the sanctions will cause enough economic pain to force Tehran to engage in diplomacy.

Iranian Lawmakers Step Up Threats To Close Strait Of Hormuz

AP | NASSER KARIMI and BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 03.24.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Senior Iranian lawmakers have stepped up threats that Islamic Republic warships could block the Persian Gulf's oil tanker traffic...

EU Shuts Off The Pipes From Iran

AP | DON MELVIN | Posted 03.24.2012 | World

BRUSSELS — The European Union and Iran raised the stakes Monday in their test of wills over the Islamic republic's nuclear program, with the blo...

Japan Worried Over Implications Of Iranian Oil Ban

AP | By MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 03.14.2012 | World

TOKYO -- Japan's prime minister said Friday the government has yet to decide on whether it will reduce oil imports from Iran in line with U.S. sanctio...