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Iran's Khamenei calls for vigilance against West's 'soft war' - state TV

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ANKARA Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called for vigilance against what he called a "soft war" mounted by the West and aimed at weakening the clerical establishment, state television reported on Thursday.

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Iranian appetite for German goods prompts surge in first-quarter exports 26 May 2016

BERLIN German exports to Iran, especially of machines and equipment, rose significantly in the first quarter following the removal of international sanctions against the Islamic Republic, government data showed on Thursday.

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Big Guards-owned company may lose out as Iran economy, politics shift 26 May 2016

DUBAI Long used to lucrative state contracts, Iran's biggest construction company faces leaner times, as overseas firms better able to attract financing push for orders in an economy trying to open to the world after years of sanctions.

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Obama administration officials warn lawmakers over Iran sanctions 25 May 2016

WASHINGTON Obama administration officials told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday they would oppose new sanctions on Iran if they interfere with last year's international nuclear agreement, laying the groundwork for a potential fight over any legislation.

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U.S. lawmakers question India plans for Iranian port 24 May 2016

WASHINGTON U.S. senators questioned on Tuesday whether India's development of a port in southern Iran for trade access risked violating international sanctions, and a State Department official assured them the administration would closely examine the project.

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Insight - In Iran, dividends of nuclear deal are slow to appear 24 May 2016

TEHRAN Hopes that Iran would quickly reintegrate with world markets after its nuclear deal, bringing investment and opportunities to a young population, are turning to frustration. An opaque business environment in Iran and political uncertainty in the United States are to blame.

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Hardliner elected as head of Iran's top clerical body 24 May 2016

DUBAI A powerful anti-Western cleric was chosen on Tuesday as the head of Iran's new Assembly of Experts, in a sign that hardliners are still in firm control of the body in charge of choosing the next supreme leader.

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Oil slides on Iran supply, U.S. rigs; Cushing draw cuts loss 23 May 2016

NEW YORK Oil prices slid early on Monday as Iran vowed to ramp up output and rig reductions paused in the United States, then crude futures pared losses on data showing a stockpile drawdown at the U.S. delivery hub.

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India to boost Iran port project, links to Afghanistan 23 May 2016

BEIRUT Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday pledged up to $500 million to develop the southern Iran port of Chabahar, in a move to give his country trade access to Iran, Afghanistan and central Asia.

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Iran has no plans to freeze oil exports, official says ahead of OPEC meeting 22 May 2016

DUBAI Iran has no plans to freeze the level of its oil production and exports, Deputy Oil Minister Rokneddin Javadi was quoted on Sunday as saying, as the country tries to raise its crude exports to pre-sanctions levels.

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G7 vows growth, fudges FX, frets North Korea, Russia, China

ISE-SHIMA, Japan The Group of Seven industrial powers pledged on Friday to seek strong global growth, while papering over differences on currencies and stimulus policies and expressing concern over North Korea, Russia and maritime disputes involving China.