Ahmadinejad’s top aid freed from prison

Ali Akbar Javanfekr, Iranian president’s press advisor and director of the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA)Iran news headlines on Thursday include releasing Ahmadinejad’s top aid from prison, Iran bypassing sanctions to export its fuel oil, Russia expressing hope for next month’s nuke talks, Iran constructing world’s tallest dam, An Iranian technology company indicting on embargo violations and docking Russian warship in Iran.


Top aide to Iran’s Ahmadinejad temporarily freed from prison

A top aide to Iran’s president was temporarily freed from prison on Wednesday, Iranian media said, in the latest twist in a case seen as reflecting the waning influence of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the country’s factionalised politics.


Iran sidesteps sanctions to export its fuel oil

Iran is becoming increasingly creative in dodging Western sanctions, managing to sell a rising volume of fuel oil to generate revenue equal to up to a third of its crude exports, which have been badly hit by restrictions.

Russia hopes for six-power nuclear talks with Iran next month

Russia hopes the next round of six-power talks with Iran on its nuclear program will take place next month, RIA news agency reported on Thursday.

Iran ready to construct ‘world’s tallest dam’

A powerful engineering conglomerate controlled by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps has said it is ready to begin construction of the world’s tallest dam, according to reports in the Iranian media on Wednesday.

Tehran firm indicted on alleged embargo violations

An Iranian technology company and several of its managers and business partners have been indicted in Virginia for violating the U.S. trade embargo against Iran.


Russian warship docks in Iran

Russian destroyer docked at the Bandar Abbas Port in southern Iran, Press TV reported Wednesday. “Marshal Shaposhnikov, a Russian Udaloy-class destroyer, has docked at this port with the aim of strengthening military ties between Iran and Russia,” Vice-Admiral Hossein Azad said.


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