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Easing sanctions no easy goal for Iran's president

09/24/2013 12:33am
Near Iran's border with Iraq, work crews are putting finishing touches on a petrochemical plant expected to pump out hundreds of tons a year of oil-based products that the country hopes can slip through the net of Western economic sanctions.

Nod toward diplomacy with Iran changes UN tone

09/24/2013 11:29am
A year after Iran and the West appeared headed for conflict over Tehran's nuclear program, a shift in mood could be felt at the United Nations on Tuesday, and officials and commentators raised hopes of a diplomatic breakthrough under the Islamic republic's new moderate-leaning president.