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  Foreign relations of Iran - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Darvazeh-e-Bagh-e-Melli: The main gates to Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tehran.
Iran demanded the withdrawal of Iraqi troops from Iranian territory and the return to the status quo ante for the Arvandrud, as established under the 1975 Algiers Agreement signed by Iraq and Iran.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran is selected by the President of Iran.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Iranian_Foreign_Affairs   (1794 words)

 Iranian Visa : Your Key to Iran :: (Visa | Hotels | Tours | Transports | ...)
Tourist visa is issued for foreign nationals who are interested to travel to Iran individually or with a group for the purpose of visiting Iran or their relatives.
Foreign nationals who intend to travel to other parts of the country, should submit their application to representative office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the area and the application will be reviewed and visa will be issued if approved, within 48 hour.
Press visa is issued for journalists and representatives of foreign media and press who intend to travel to Iran for purposes relating to their profession for a specific period.
www.iranianvisa.com /visareg.htm   (804 words)

 Asia Times - Asia's most trusted news source for the Middle East
A five-man Iranian foreign ministry delegation, headed by the ministry's director for Persian Gulf affairs, Hossein Sadeqi, is in Najaf to assist in the crisis over the rebel leadership of cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, whose Shi'ite followers have been engaged in week-long battles with US-led occupation forces.
Officials in Washington confirmed that Britain had invited the Iranian delegation to help restore calm and security in Iraq, as, in the words of Mehdi Karroobi, the speaker of the majlis, or parliament, "it is obvious that Iran has strong influence in Iraq, where the people have traditional brotherly bonds with the Iranians".
Iranian foreign affairs minister Kamal Kharrazi said in Tehran hours after the delegation left for Iraq that "naturally, there are such requests from the US and Britain that we help improve the situation in Iraq, and we are making efforts in this regard.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Middle_East/FD17Ak03.html   (2026 words)

 Asia Times - Iran feels the squeeze, again
On Saturday, the Iranian Foreign Affairs Ministry summoned the British and Argentine charges d'affaires in Tehran, calling on the United Kingdom for the "immediate release" of Soleymanpour and warning it "not to enter" games to which it is not a party.
Argentine Foreign Affairs Minister Carlos Ruckhauf, for his part, summoned Iranian charge d'affaires Mohammed Ali Tabataba'i, explaining that the Argentine government was not involved in the arrest request, a case, he said, that was being investigated by a judge and not the government.
Iranian and British judicial experts and lawyers say the Soleymanpour case may last a year before London decides whether to extradite him to Argentina or deport him to Tehran, in case he does not ask for political asylum in the UK.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Middle_East/EH27Ak03.html   (1171 words)

 Iraq: Iranian Delegation Tries To Help Defuse Tensions
Meanwhile, an Iranian diplomat was shot dead today by unknown assailants near the Iranian mission in Baghdad.
Iranian officials have said that if Washington wants to achieve stability in Iraq, it should consult Iraq's neighbors and seek their assistance.
Meanwhile, an Iranian diplomat -- Khalil Naimi, first secretary of the Iranian mission in Baghdad -- was shot dead in the capital by unknown assailants.
www.parstimes.com /news/archive/2004/rfe/iranian_delegation.html   (1107 words)

 President's FY 2007 International Affairs Budget Request
The President's Budget this year is in support of a foreign policy that is devoted to the creation of a more hospitable environment for the forward march of freedom and democracy.
The Iranian regime uses those tools to further ideological ambitions and policies that are, frankly, a challenge to the kind of Middle East that I think we would all like to see, one of tolerance, one of democracy.
The Iranian regime is now deepening its own international isolation through toxic statements and confrontational behavior, most especially in its pursuit of nuclear weapons and pursuit of policies that are now being roundly condemned by the international community.
www.state.gov /secretary/rm/2006/61262.htm   (1194 words)

 America and Iran: From Containment to Coexistence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
President Clinton was confronted with an Iranian regime that had adopted pragmatic tactics, such as constructive nonalignment during the U.S.-led liberation of Kuwait, but remained dogmatically committed to the destruction of Israel and to the acquisition of unconventional weaponry.
Approximately 85 percent of Iran's foreign exchange derives from oil exports, and given the fungible nature of the oil market, U.S. sanctions have had a negligible effect on Iran's export revenues and a limited impact on its overall economic development.
The Bush administration should dispense with the inflammatory practice of fingerprinting all Iranian visitors, which disrupts people-to-people contacts, affronts at least 750,000 Iranian Americans, and is a highly ineffective mechanism for deterring terrorism.
www.brook.edu /comm/policybriefs/pb87.htm   (3455 words)

 Iran's Multifaceted Foreign Policy - Council on Foreign Relations
Iranian foreign policy choices continue to generate concern, from Tehran's nuclear posturing to its activities in Iraq to its support for U.S.-branded terrorist organizations like Hamas or Hezbollah.
The foreign ministry prefers not to deal with Sadr, while the Revolutionary Guards have reportedly established close contacts with Sadr's militia, the Mahdi Army, and even provide his troops with financial and material support.
This report examines Mexico’s future foreign and domestic policy challenges in light of the outcome of the contentious July 2006 election.
cfr.org /publication/10396/irans_multifaceted_foreign_policy.html?...   (1814 words)

 Welcome to Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey's Website
She has secured provisions in the foreign aid bill restricting U.S. funding for the Palestinian Authority, requiring strict oversight of humanitarian assistance provided to the Palestinian people, and condemning the Arab economic boycott of Israel.
The foreign aid bill for the current fiscal year funds both State Department and Treasury Department activities to help countries around the world monitor the flow of money through their banking systems and stop funds from being diverted for terrorism.
Lowey is a key proponent of working with foreign governments to encourage investments in high-quality public education, to ensure children are not taught intolerance and hatred in school, and to give children the tools they need to contribute to peaceful and democratic societies.
www.house.gov /lowey/foreignAffairs.htm   (1331 words)

 Foreign Affairs - Book Review - Iranian Intellectuals and the West: The Tormented Triumph of Nativism - Mehrzad ...
Iranian Intellectuals and the West: The Tormented Triumph of Nativism.
Instead, the majority found in the West ideas of struggle, resistance, self-assertion, and patriotism that they wedded to pride in their own culture to create a kind of "nativism." This was a congenial intellectual outlook for those who rejected the imperial pretensions of the West, and it was able to accommodate both populism and Islamism.
He concludes with the hope that the nativist phase of intellectual development can be transcended as Iranians reassess their relationship to the rest of the world.
www.foreignaffairs.org /19970501fabook3534/mehrzad-boroujerdi/iranian-intellectuals-and-the-west-the-tormented-triumph-of-nativism.html   (282 words)

 Foreign Investment Law Of Iran   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Note 3: Foreign banks or their branches established in Iran in accordance with relevant rules and regulations shall be entitled to enjoy the protection of the Law for the Attraction and Protection of Foreign Investments, insofar as said protection complies with the Banking Act and its supplementary regulations.
Should the insurer be a foreign government insurance institution, and the said institution, as a result of an accident, should be substituted for the investor in accordance with the provisions of the insurance policy, this substitution shall not be deemed a transfer of capital.
In case foreign exchange availability does not permit the Government to transfer abroad all or part of the investor's profits, permission will be granted to the investor, upon his request, to export authorized goods without giving any foreign exchange undertaking.
www.aghayan.com /iranforinv.htm   (2026 words)

 Iran parliament president scraps US trip over visa problems - Printer Friendly Page - Iran (General) - Iran Focus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
TEHRAN - Iranian parliament's president has decided not to to attend a United Nations conference in New York next week due to a delay in the delivery of his visa, a foreign affairs spokesman here said Tuesday.
Iran's foreign ministry alleged Saturday the US State Department had denied entry to Hadad-Adel and it called for the United Nations to move its headquarters out of the United States.
Foreign ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi had called the alleged visa denial "ugly and unethical", arguing the US "has shown it does not have the legal credentials to host an international body".
www.iranfocus.com /modules/news/print.php?storyid=3619   (388 words)

 Iran   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Iranians longed for change and this resulted in the Persian Constitutional Revolution of 1905/1911.
The Iranian climate is mostly arid or semiarid, though subtropical along the Caspian coast.
In fact, Iranians believe their Culture to be the one and only reason why their civilization has continuously survived thousands of years of plethoric calamities.
iran.iqnaut.net   (2332 words)

 Top 20 Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
By the 20th century Iranians were longing for a change and thus followed the Persian Constitutional Revolution of 1905/1911.
Most Iranians are Muslims; 89% belong to the Shi'a branch of Islam, the official state religion, and about 10% belong to the Sunni branch, which predominates in most Muslim countries.
In fact, many Iranians believe their culture to be the one and only reason why their civilization has continuously survived thousands of years of plethoric calamities.
encyc.connectonline.com /index.php/Iran   (3134 words)

 Office of Iranian Affairs - SourceWatch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The Office of Iranian Affairs (OIA) is the reincarnation of the Office of Special Plans, "apparently housed in the same Pentagon offices inhabited by its predecessor and involving some of the same slimy personnel," Gary Leupp wrote May 29, 2006, in Dissident Voice.
The OIA is a special office created within the U.S. Department of State "to deal with foreign policy changes related to Iran and to promote a democratic transition in the Islamic republic," CNN's Elise Labott reported March 2, 2006.
The new office appears to be a division from the current Office of Arabian Peninsula and Iran Affairs [1] within the Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs and is a revival of the State Department's Office of Iranian Affairs which existed in the 1960s and 1970s.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Office_of_Iranian_Affairs   (1288 words)

 Foreign Policy: Fool Me Twice
It would rally the Iranian public around an otherwise unpopular regime, inflame anti-American anger around the Muslim world, and jeopardize the already fragile U.S. position in Iraq.
Iranian leaders could respond with a crash nuclear program that could produce a bomb in a few years.
FOREIGN POLICY is published by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
www.foreignpolicy.com /story/cms.php?story_id=3416   (1048 words)

 Parsi: Iran Unlikely to Halt Nuclear Enrichment Unless the United States Agrees to Direct Talks - Council on Foreign ...
The Iranians went ahead with their enrichment, and I think people in the administration may have felt at that stage the United States would enter negotiations from a relatively weak position.
I've spoken to Iranian diplomats who say that if confidence-building measures are taken and talks are started, in a mutually respectful manner, then much of what was in those proposals will be on the agenda again from the Iranian perspective.
The ultimate Iranian goal would be if the United States agrees to talk and the United States agrees to resolve some of these issues diplomatically with Iran in a way that reduces the Iranian threat perception from United States.
www.cfr.org /publication/10797/parsi.html?breadcrumb=default   (2254 words)

 Salman Rushdie's Delusion, and Ours - article by Daniel Pipes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The fact is that, whatever Teheran's diplomats might say, among the Iranian elite there is near-unanimous agreement that the edict against Rushdie is a permanent sentence, one which both constitutes government policy and at the same time is beyond the competence of government to affect.
According to the Iranian media, Khomeini admonished his successors before his death never to retreat from the hukm, no matter what the pressure: "It should not be permitted for this edict to become a diplomatic issue subject to negotiations." Artfully-worded statements to Western leaders notwithstanding, his heirs have faithfully followed his instructions.
The plain truth is that neither Foreign Minister Kharrazi nor, by extension, President Mohammed Khatami clearly speaks with authority for the government of Iran.
www.danielpipes.org /article/301   (1579 words)

 Amazon.com: Foreign Affairs: Magazines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
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I find Foreign Affairs to be the single most valuable tool to stay informed about foreign policy, trends in world affairs, and current political thought.
FOREIGN AFFAIRS is a must read for career internationalists, a worthwhile educational tool for those who want to know what America's brightest (thought not always most in touch with facts on the ground) policy makers are thinking, and a diversion for hobbyists whose curiosity regularly yanks them tornado-like out of Kansas.
www.amazon.com /Foreign-Affairs/dp/B00007LN7R   (1902 words)

 israelinsider: security: Iranian threat at top of Israeli-American agenda
Iranian missile on parade in Teheran in 1999.
Iran has provided the Hizbullah organization with tens of thousands of missiles and is threatening Israel with genocide through the use of additional long-range missiles, Foreign Affairs Minister Shimon Peres declared in the Knesset on Wednesday.
Dore Gold, a foreign policy adviser to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and former ambassador to the UN, welcomed the United States' classification of Iran as an adversary.
www.israelinsider.com /channels/security/articles/sec_0186.htm   (687 words)

 CNN.com - Shots fired at UK embassy in Iran - Sep. 9, 2003
Britain has "protested strongly" at what it says is Iran's failure to protect the British embassy in Tehran after shots were fired at the mission for the second time in a week.
The shots come six days after a similar incident near the British mission in Iran's capital, amid bilateral tension between the countries after a former Iranian diplomat was arrested in Britain over the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Argentina that killed 85.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi said last week security had been beefed up around the compound and police were investigating the shooting, which he described as an "irresponsible act."
cnn.com /2003/WORLD/meast/09/09/iran.britain/index.html   (392 words)

 Documents bolster Kazemi claims. Ottawa releases papers backing doctor's allegations in death of photojournalist
Ottawa — Even as Iran's Foreign Ministry accused Canada of taking the ''wrong approach'' in the Zahra Kazemi case, Ottawa released documentary evidence yesterday bolstering recent claims that the 54-year-old Canadian photojournalist was tortured and raped by Iranian security police before she died.
Yesterday, a spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry accused Canada of mishandling the case.
Meanwhile, the Department of Foreign Affairs released translations of key documentary evidence it used last November in determining that Dr. Azam's account is true.
foi.missouri.edu /jouratrisk/docsbolsterkazemi.html   (617 words)

 ANTARA News :: Iranian foreign minister visits Jakarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
In the vote, 27 agreed to bring the Iranian nuclear resolution to the UN Security Council, 3 were opposed and 5,including Indonesia.
During his 10-hour visit in Jakarta, the Iranian foreign minister is also scheduled to meet President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
In their meeting, the two foreign ministers discussed bilateral relations between their two countries.
www.antara.co.id /en/print/?id=9352   (375 words)

 Political Affairs Magazine - Iran Suspends Nuclear Program
Asefi, spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in explaining the details of the Paris Agreement reminded, "The Agreement has a qualitative difference with previous arrangements.
In addition, concurrent to the talks between the Iranian and the three European countries, British, French, and German companies reminded their respective governments that in the case of unsuccessful talks and if their business with Iran might damage their American investments, they will not be providing nuclear reactors to Iran.
One of the most important aspects of the agreement with Europe over the nuclear program and the suspension of the nuclear enrichment program is its clear effect on the internal political equations within Iran and the great shake-up it caused within the power structure and the partisan politics within the government.
www.politicalaffairs.net /article/articleview/498/1/173   (1133 words)

 Tehran Strives to Influence the Biggest European States
This effort is a part of the global Iranian strategy in Eastern Europe is aimed at the neutralization of US efforts to accomplish the economic and political isolation of Iran.
Interestingly enough, the crisis in the relations between Kiev and Moscow on the issue of the alleged Ukrainian stealing of the Russian gas is one of the serious factors of Iranian-Ukrainian rapprochement.
His meeting with the new Iranian leader was somehow a copy of the meeting with Khatami.
www.axisglobe.com /article.asp?article=248   (1365 words)

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