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No new EU sanctions on Iran – for now

  AFP LUXEMBOURG: EU foreign ministers on Monday discussed how they could persuade the US not to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, but stopped short of imposing new sanctions on Tehran. Britain, France and Germany used a meeting of the EU’s 28 foreign ministers to try to build …

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Iran’s security forces killed 2 Pakistanis near Pak-iran border in Gwadar

QUETTA: Two Pakistani nationals were killed and five others were arrested when Iran’s border security forces acted against a group of people allegedly trying to enter into Iran illegally. According to security officials, on the border with Pakistan, near border pillar No. 247, Pakistan and Iran were present when a …

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The future of Chabahar Port

Harsh V. Pant December, last year, saw the inauguration of the first phase of the strategic Chabahar port by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in the presence of officials from 17 countries. India is central to this port project as it remains keen on opening a trade route to Afghanistan and …

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Iran has handed over 100 Pakistani nationals at Taftan

Iran has handed over 100 Pakistani nationals to authorities at Pakistan-Iran Taftan border crossing in Balochistan. The Pakistani nationals were arrested from different cities of Iran without valid documents, IRNA reported. The deportees would be handed over to Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for further interrogation after completing initial inquiry. Pakistanis …

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How Chahbar port could heighten India-China tensions

Bloomberg TEHRAN: A remote Iranian port could be the next trigger for geopolitical tensions between rivals China and India. India has pledged more than $500 million to develop the strategically located port of Chabahar — roughly 1,800 kilometers (1,110 miles) from the capital Tehran — since it first expressed interest in 2003. …

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Chabahar project not in competition with CPEC: Iran’s ex-foreign minister

KARACHI: Iran’s former foreign minister Kamal Kharazi has said the perception in Pakistan that Iran’s Chabahar port, including subsequent development of roads and railways networks for enhancing the country’s trade, is a ‘rival project’ of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), is not correct. He was speaking at a roundtable discussion …

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Iran and Pakistan share same vision on Asia: Pak National Security Adviser

IRNA Pakistan’s National Security Adviser Lieutenant General (retd) Nasser Khan Janjua says Iran and Pakistan jointly can connect Asia with other regions and the world which is where the vision of their relationship resides. He made the remarks during a meeting with Iranian delegation headed by Kamal Kharazi, Head of …

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5,000 years old skeletons from Balochistan displayed in Mashhad

The 5,000 years old skeletons and items found alongside them in the Burnt City, Shahr e Sokhta, in northern Balochistan are displayed in Mashhad, director general of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Razavi Khorasan Province, northeastern Iran. “Three skeletons were transported to a museum to be on …

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Saudi Arabia calls Iran nuclear deal flawed

WASHINGTON: Saudi Arabia called the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers a “flawed agreement” on Monday, on the eve of a meeting between the Saudi crown prince and US President Donald Trump who have both been highly critical of Iran. “Our view of the nuclear deal is that …

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Iran, Pakistan to sign MoU for arts, literature cooperation

Iran and Pakistan will formally sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) soon to enhance cooperation in the fields of literature, arts and culture. This was agreed by Pakistan’s Advisor to Prime Minister on National History and Literary Heritage (NH&LH), Irfan Siddiqui and Cultural Counselor of Iranian Embassy in Pakistan Shahaboddin …

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