Iran

August 28, 2000

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Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar-Zanganeh gave a ringing endorsement of President Mohammad Khatami's programme of economic reforms.

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Iranian President Mohammad Khatami will assign a special representative to take care of matters related to the Caspian Sea's energy resources.

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Iran exported more than $120 million worth of mineral and metal products during the period between March 20-July 20, 2000.

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Iran's parliament approved a new bill, on August 23, to protect foreign investments — as a means of increasing and attracting much-needed foreign investment into the country.

August 27, 2000

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By Mahmoud Al Abed  The People’s Mujahideen – Khalq, the Iranian exiled armed group that has recently stepped up their attacks on targets inside Iran,

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Mujahedeen step up their attacks on Iran, as Iran’s intelligence Minister threatens to retaliate; Iran’s papers claim that this escalation came after

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During the current Iranian year (started March 20) the government will pay more than IR 60 trillion in subsidies on oil products.

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China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) has won an $85-million contract to drill 19 gas wells in southern Iran, reported the Xinhua news agency. The contract, awarded by the National Iranian Oil Co., wa

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The Iranian and Indian governments have agreed to study security issues concerning the proposed Iran-India Gas Pipeline.

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Eight Iranian oil refineries have been granted the ISO-9002 license since the beginning of the current Iranian year, which started March 20, conformed the country’s Deputy Oil Minister Mohammad Aqaie.

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Iran plans to privatise some 100 of its smaller copper and lead mines, which would also be made available to foreign companies.

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Iran is losing out on tax revenue from tobacco because two out of three cigarettes smoked nationwide are smuggled into the country. Iran's free-trade zones (FTZs) have recently been accused of being b

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Iran will build a steel plant in Kuwait that marks the Islamic republic's first-ever industrial factory abroad. The plant will be operational in the emirate by March 2002 but gave no further details a

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Iran will build a steel plant in Kuwait that marks the Islamic republic's first-ever industrial factory abroad.

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Iran's latest major oil and gas discoveries will help return the world market's attention to the low-cost energy reserves in the Gulf, to the benefit of Iraq and Saudi Arabia, analysts say.