» 06/22/2012, 00.00
IRAN - CHINA
Beijing taking advantage of Iran sanctions to boost Iranian oil imports
After a drop in the first part of the year, imports from Iran jump to 524,000 barrels a day. A new contract is signed a few days after the failure of talks between Tehran and 5+1 group on Iran's nuclear programme. New sanctions imposed by Europe and the United States are set to kick in on 1 July.
Showing the flag at home and abroad on Nuclear Technology Day
As the international community keeps the door open for diplomacy, leaders in Tehran up the rhetoric by a few notches. A bluff? Still a reason to worry.
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Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov claims that Russian nuclear fuel supplies for Iran’s nuclear plants would make the latter’s uranium enrichment programme both unnecessary and uneconomical.
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Despite uncertainties, talks about Iran's nuclear programme resume in Geneva
Tehran is ready for an agreement, but reiterates its right to nuclear energy. Obama tries to convince senators not to vote for new sanctions. David Cameron and Rouhani have historic phone call. France becomes Israel's best friend in its fight against Iran's nuclear programme.
Iran's Rouhani wants talks based on "correct and realistic assessment of the situation"
In his first press conference, Iran's new president reaffirms his country's right to pursue a peaceful nuclear programme, calls on the West to end its hostilities. Whilst the White House says it would be a "willing partner" in genuine talks, the US Senate urges tougher sanctions.
For Hassan Rouhani, a strong government does not limit individual freedoms
As Iranians continue to wait for the release of moderate leaders Mousavi and Karroubi, Iran's newly elected president criticises the previous government's restrictions. For the people, Rouhani is primarily a bridge between moderates and the country's supreme leader.
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