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Iran coach hits out at 'water-gate' ban (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Sat, 14 Jul 2007 16:52:24 GMT

Outraged Iran coach Amir Ghalenoei on Saturday lashed out at his touchline ban for the crunch Group C match with China.

Iran hangs four criminals in public (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Sat, 14 Jul 2007 13:08:51 GMT

Iran has publicly hanged three men and a woman convicted of murder in the northwestern city of Tabriz and the southern city of Shiraz, media reports said on Saturday.

S Korean ship 'sinks off Iran' (BBC News)
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Sat, 14 Jul 2007 17:44:20 GMT

Thirteen people are missing after a South Korean cargo ship sinks in Iranian waters, Iran's state TV says.

Iran makes major nuclear concessions (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
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Sat, 14 Jul 2007 23:01:29 GMT

By GEORGE JAHN In major concessions to international demands, Iran has agreed to answer lingering questions about its nuclear experiments and will let U.N. inspectors return to a plutonium-producing reactor it is building, the International Atomic Energy Agency said Friday. The decision to cooperate more fully with the U.N. nuclear agency appears designed to weaken a U.S. push for tough new ...

Iran to export gas to Europe (Khaleej Times)
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Sun, 15 Jul 2007 03:44:29 GMT

TEHERAN — Iran and Turkey have signed a preliminary agreement to pump Iranian gas to Europe via Turkey, the Iranian oil minister said yesterday, a move that will open a new export market for Iran’s massive reserves.

Iran rejects paper's Bahrain claim (AME Info)
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Sun, 15 Jul 2007 04:35:47 GMT

Iran has distanced itself from claims by a conservative Iranian newspaper that Bahrain was part of Iran and should be returned to the Islamic republic, according to Gulf News. The foreign ministers of each country met in Bahrain on Saturday to defuse a potentially damaging diplomatic row.

Turkmen, Iran EU gas deal (AME Info)
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Sun, 15 Jul 2007 04:34:27 GMT

Turkmenistan and Iran will supply 30bn cubic metres of gas to Europe via Turkey each year, according to Turkish energy officials interviewed by Reuters. The Turkish Petroleum Corporation will also produce 20bn cubic metres of natural gas in Iran's South Pars gas field.

Iran slammed by Ebadi group (Deutsche Welle)
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Sun, 15 Jul 2007 04:17:18 GMT

A rights group led by the Iranian Nobel Peace laureate Shirin Ebadi has accused Iran of clamping down on teachers, students, trade unionists and journalists. Iran did not immediately reply but it has routinely dismissed such charges, saying it's using Sharia law.

Iran, Turkey sign energy cooperation deal (The Star Online)
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Sun, 15 Jul 2007 00:20:49 GMT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP): Iran and Turkey have signed a deal on energy cooperation and agreed to develop part of the giant South Pars gas field in the Persian Gulf on buyback basis, state-run radio reported Saturday.

Iran, Reversing Ban, Will Open Reactor to U.N. Inspectors (New York Times)
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Sat, 14 Jul 2007 02:13:07 GMT

United Nations nuclear inspectors, banned by Iran earlier this year from visiting a heavy-water reactor at Arak, will be allowed to inspect it before the end of July.