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  1. Iran Faces New Blow as South Korea Firm Ends Ship Work

    September 28, 2012 Jonathan Saul The Korean Register of Shipping stopped providing classification services for Iranian ships in early August. Without access to such services, ships have difficulty securing insurance coverage and cannot call at most major ...

  2. U.S. Clears Path for More Sanctions on Iran Oil Deals

    September 25, 2012 Timothy Gardner and Roberta Rampton The U.S. Department of the Treasury classified the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) as "an agent or affiliate" of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).  The move enables the Unite ...

  3. Iran Shows off New Air Defense System

    September 21, 2012 In an annual military parade, Iran displayed its Raad air defense system. The system is capable of hitting targets at 22,000 meters, according to Iranian officials. Iran also displayed the Sajjil-2 (Sejil-2) and Ghadr F-1 missiles, both ...

  4. S.Leone Removes Nine Iranian Vessels from Shipping Register

    September 8, 2012 Richard Valdmanis The Maritime Administration of Sierra Leone announced that it had removed nine ships from its shipping register after finding that they were registered by subsidiaries of Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL). ...

  5. Canada Closes Iranian Embassy and Kicks out Diplomats

    September 7, 2012 Canada announced the closure of its embassy in Iran. Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird said the decision was prompted by safety concerns and by Iran's support for Syrian President al-Assad and its refusal to comply with United Na ...

  6. Iran and North Korea Sign Technological Cooperation Agreement, Deepening Ties

    September 1, 2012 Iran and North Korea announced the signing of a scientific and technological cooperation agreement in Tehran. Iranian state-owned television reported that the deal would establish joint scientific and technological laboratories, provide ...

  7. Iran Doubles Underground Nuclear Capacity

    August 30, 2012 Fredrik Dahl The International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) quarterly report on Iran stated that Iran had doubled the number of centrifuges used for uranium enrichment at its underground nuclear facility at Fordow.  The report also n ...

  8. President Ahmadinejad Unveils Defense Achievements

    August 21, 2012 President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad unveiled six defense-related projects. The projects included the fourth-generation Fateh-110 missile, the Bonian-4 marine engine, the Armita space test laboratory, the Aras tactical vehicle, the Vafa mortar-la ...

  9. Iran Forced to Reflag Oil Tankers

    August 21, 2012 Javier Blas Tanzania and Tuvalu announced that they would deregister Iranian oil tankers owned by the National Iran Tanker Company (NITC) that had been using flags of convenience from the two countries in an effort to evade sanctions. Fina ...

  10. Germany Accuses Four of Breaking Iran Nuclear Embargo

    August 15, 2012 Four men were arrested in Germany for allegedly breaking the country's arms embargo against Iran and for export violations. One of the men is a German citizen and three have dual German-Iranian citizenship. The suspects are accused of ...

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