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Tehran wants own digital currency to boost economy and circumvent US sanctions
According to the Minister of Information and Telecommunications, the government has plans to use a cryptocurrency. An Iranian bank is preparing to announce a tender to build such a platform. The United States is ready to hit those who use the new currency.
12/12/2017 16:43:00 NORTH KOREA
Experts warn that North Korea is “stealing” bitcoins
The theft occurred when exchanges of the virtual currency in South Korea were hacked. Attacks are likely to continue as long as its value continues to rise. The virtual currency provides great anonymity outside government control.
Government and people struggling with the rial's crisis
Tehran has imposed a fixed dollar rate, but transactions are on hold. Prices are rising on a daily basis, sometimes even 100 per cent. Iran's parliament has criticised Ahmadinejad's populist policies. Businessmen and middle class families are eager to buy foreign exchange.
18/02/2017 10:33:00 IRAN
Iran discovers huge oil and gas fields. Target of 50 billion in profits for 2018
According to head of NIOC a dozen new fields with a total reserve of 30 billion barrels has been found. 128 thousand billion cubic meters of natural gas discovered. Oil Minister: daily exports of 2.8 million barrels, equivalent to pre-sanctions period.
21/11/2016 09:38:00 IRAN - UN
Nuclear: Tehran sends heavy water surplus to Oman
The IAEA had found a production of heavy water stocks totaling 130.1 tons. The maximum limit set in the terms of the International Nuclear Treaty is 130. This is the second time that Tehran has exceeded the production ceiling. Uncertainties cloud choices of the next US president on the Iranian nuclear issue.
02/12/2016 10:15:00 IRAN - USA
US Senate approves the extension of sanctions against Tehran
Iran Sanctions Act provides for the extension to 10 years of sanctions. The text approved by 99 votes in favor, 0 votes against. Previously, the Chamber had given the green light to the law. It now needs the signature of outgoing President Obama. The point people of the future Trump administration, include the head of the CIA, ready to cancel the international agreement. Approval in Israel.
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