Iran’s coverage: Pentagon sought sanctions exemptions for Iranian investment in Afghanistan

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Pentagon seeks Iran sanctions waiver for Afghanistan investment: Report

The US military has been trying to win sanctions waivers for Iran in a bid to facilitate investment by the Islamic Republic in its neighboring Afghanistan, a report says.

 

Iranian police seize over 270 tons of illicit drugs in 7 months

Iran’s anti-narcotics police chief announced that about 272 tons of different types of illicit drugs have been seized in the country over the first seven months of the current Iranian year, which began on March 21.

India to develop Chabahar port in Iran

India plans to develop Iran’s Chabahar Port in about 18 months and use it for import commodities like urea.

 

Presidential aide: Both US parties seeking N. agreement with Iran

The Deputy Chief of Staff of the Presidential Office for Political Affairs Hamid Aboutalebi underlined Washington’s acknowledgement of Iran’s crucial role in the region, and said both the Democratic and the Republican parties know that the US is in need of striking a final nuclear deal with Tehran.

Iran general said to mastermind Iraq ground war

When Islamic State militants retreated from the embattled town of Jurf al-Sakher last week, the Iraqi military was quick to flaunt a rare victory against the extremist group, with state television showing tanks and Humvees parading through the town and soldiers touring government buildings that had been occupied by the militants since August.

 

MP: Upcoming Iran-US-EU talks to clarify nuclear negotiations’ fate

Upcoming trilateral talks among Iran, US and EU can clarify the fate of the Iran-G5+1 nuclear negotiations, Head of Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Ala’eddin Boroujerdi said here Tuesday.

 

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