Daily News: iran

October 24, 2014

Associated Press, "US negotiator: Some want talks with Iran to fail" Washington Post / October 23, 2014 The chief U.S. nuclear negotiator suggested Thursday that some U.S. allies and members of Congress hope diplomacy with Iran fails, offering a glimpse of the difficult task awaiting the Obama administration if it manages to secure a nuclear agreement with Tehran by a late November deadline.... View Source ›

October 24, 2014

Arshad Mohammed, " Iran will be seen as responsible if nuclear talks fail: U.S." Reuters / October 23, 2014 Iran will be widely seen to be responsible if a comprehensive deal to curb its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief is not reached, the top U.S. negotiator said on Thursday.... View Source ›

October 24, 2014

Jay Solomon and Carol E. Lee, "White House Seeks Support from Allies, Congress for Potential Iran Deal" The Wall Street Journal / October 23, 2014 The Obama administration is promoting a possible nuclear agreement with Iran to allies, Congress and U.S. policy makers in an effort to win support ahead of a late November deadline.... View Source ›

October 24, 2014

Paul Richter, "Collapse of Iran talks poses danger, U.S. official warns" LA Times / October 23, 2014 A failure of the gridlocked nuclear negotiations with Iran will lead to a dangerous escalation by both Tehran and the West, America's lead negotiator warned Thursday.... View Source ›

October 23, 2014

Ben Blanchard, "China says wants closer military ties with Iran" Reuters / October 23, 2014 China wants to have closer military ties with Iran, the Chinese defense minister told the visiting head of the Iranian navy on Thursday, state media reported, reaffirming diplomatic links despite controversy over Iran's nuclear plans.... View Source ›

October 23, 2014

Indira A.R. Lakshmanan, "Iran Deal Unlikely by November, French Envoy Predicts" Bloomberg / October 23, 2014 A deal over Iran’s nuclear program appears unlikely by a Nov. 24 deadline, meaning an extension of the interim agreement may be needed to press Iran for more concessions, the French ambassador to Washington said.... View Source ›

October 22, 2014

"Kerry expects "deep" engagement with Congress on Iran talks" Reuters / October 22, 2014 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on a visit to Berlin on Wednesday that the Obama administration planned to fully consult Congress about ongoing negotiations with Iran over its nuclear programme.... View Source ›

October 22, 2014

Parisa Hafezi, " Iran arrests several spies near Bushehr nuclear plant: Fars news agency" Reuters / October 21, 2014 Iranian security services have arrested several suspected spies in the southern province of Bushehr where the country's first nuclear power plant is located, the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Tuesday.... View Source ›

October 22, 2014

"Kerry expects "deep" engagement with Congress on Iran talks" Reuters / October 22, 2014 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on a visit to Berlin on Wednesday that the Obama administration planned to fully consult Congress about ongoing negotiations with Iran over its nuclear programme.... View Source ›

October 22, 2014

Parisa Hafezi, " Iran arrests several spies near Bushehr nuclear plant: Fars news agency" Reuters / Iranian security services have arrested several suspected spies in the southern province of Bushehr where the country's first nuclear power plant is located, the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Tuesday.... View Source ›

October 21, 2014

Parisa Hafezi and Louis Charbonneau, "Iran offers 'compromises' in nuclear talks, West unmoved" Reuters / October 21, 2014 Iran is pushing what it portrays as a new compromise proposal in nuclear talks, but Western negotiators say it offers no viable concessions, underscoring how far apart the two sides are as they enter crunch time before a Nov. 24 deadline.... View Source ›

October 21, 2014

Fredrik Dahl, "Iran acts to comply with interim nuclear deal with powers: IAEA" Reuters / October 20, 2014 Iran is taking further action to comply with an interim nuclear agreement with six world powers, a monthly U.N. atomic agency report showed, a finding the West may see as positive ahead of a November deadline for clinching a long-term deal.... View Source ›

October 21, 2014

Paul Richter and Ramin Mostaghim, "Report says U.S. may OK more centrifuges in Iran nuclear talks" LA Times / October 20, 2014 The Obama administration has sweetened its offer to Iran in ongoing nuclear negotiations, saying it might accept Tehran operating 4,000 centrifuges, up from the previous 1,300, according to a semiofficial Iranian news agency.... View Source ›

October 21, 2014

Justin Sink, "White House: Cutting Congress out of Iran deal ‘preposterous’" The Hill / October 20, 2014 The White House is calling claims the administration is trying to bypass Congress on a nuclear deal with Iran “preposterous.”... View Source ›

October 20, 2014

David E. Sanger, "Obama Sees an Iran Deal That Could Avoid Congress" New York Times / October 19, 2014 No one knows if the Obama administration will manage in the next five weeks to strike what many in the White House consider the most important foreign policy deal of his presidency: an accord with Iran that would forestall its ability to make a nuclear weapon. But the White House has made one significant decision: If agreement is reached, President Obama will do everything in his power to avoid letting Congress vote on it.... View Source ›

October 20, 2014

Robin Emmott, " EU's Ashton to stay on until end of Iran nuclear talks" Reuters / October 20, 2014 European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton will continue leading nuclear negotiations with Iran until a deal is reached, even if a November deadline is missed, she said on Monday.... View Source ›

October 20, 2014

"Iran, powers resume expert-level nuclear talks Wednesday" AFP / October 19, 2014 Expert-level talks between Iran and world powers aimed at clearing the path toward a nuclear deal will be held Wednesday and Thursday in Vienna, a top Iranian official said... View Source ›

October 17, 2014

Jay Solomon, "Oil’s Fall, Militants’ Rise Color Iran Nuclear Talks" The Wall Street Journal / October 17, 2014 The plunge in global energy prices and the rise of Islamic State militants have emerged as wild cards in the international diplomatic effort aimed at curbing Iran’s nuclear program, said U.S. and European officials.... View Source ›

October 17, 2014

Paul Richter, "Iran nuclear talks again stuck on Arak reactor's future, official says" Los Angeles Times / October 17, 2014 The future of Iran’s planned research reactor at Arak is again proving a major sticking point in international talks over Tehran’s disputed nuclear program, according to a key negotiator.... View Source ›

October 17, 2014

George Jahn, "Iran Looks at Compromise Nuke Offer" Associated Press / October 17, 2014 Iran is considering a U.S. proposal at nuclear talks that would allow it to keep more of its nuclear infrastructure intact while still reducing its ability to make an atomic bomb, two diplomats told The Associated Press on Thursday.... View Source ›

October 16, 2014

Parisa Hafezi and Fredrik Dahl, "Iran says progress made in "very difficult" nuclear talks in Vienna" Reuters / October 16, 2014 Iran's foreign minister said on Thursday that progress was made in "very difficult" nuclear talks with top U.S. and EU diplomats this week when possible solutions were discussed, sources who attended his briefing for Iranian media said.... View Source ›

October 16, 2014

Ali Akbar Dareini, "Iran Tips Hand About Structure of Secret Services" Associated Press / October 16, 2014 Iran drew back the veil — if slightly — over its intelligence services on Wednesday, with its top nuclear security official crediting them for helping protect the Islamic Republic's atomic program from attempts at sabotage.... View Source ›

October 15, 2014

Matt Spetalnick and Parisa Hafezi, "U.S. says no talk now about extending Iran nuclear negotiations" Reuters / October 15, 2014 A senior U.S. official said on Wednesday a deal on Iran's nuclear program was still possible by late next month and there were no talks now about extending the deadline, after Tehran and Moscow indicated more time may be needed.... View Source ›

October 15, 2014

Sangwon Yoon and Jonathan Tirone, "Iran Nuclear Talks Gain Traction as U.S. Dismisses Extension" Bloomberg / October 15, 2014 Technical solutions are gaining traction among diplomats negotiating over Iran’s nuclear work, making discussions on a possible extension of the talks premature, a U.S. official said today in Vienna.... View Source ›

October 15, 2014

Laurence Norman, "Iran Nuclear Talks to Resume Thursday" The Wall Street Journal / October 15, 2014 High-level nuclear talks between Iran and six powers will resume in Vienna on Thursday, the European Union said Tuesday, as the two sides work to reach a final agreement by Nov. 24.... View Source ›

October 14, 2014

"Iran expects progress, if no breakthrough, in nuclear talks with EU, US" Reuters / October 14, 2014 Iran does not expect a breakthrough in nuclear talks with the United States and the European Union this week but hopes they will help pave the way for a final deal, its foreign minister said on Tuesday.... View Source ›

October 14, 2014

"Iran's president says nuclear deal with West 'certain'" Reuters / October 14, 2014 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday a nuclear deal with the West was bound to happen and he believed it could be achieved by a November 24 deadline.... View Source ›

October 10, 2014

Ladane Nasseri, "Iran Lawmakers Build Support to Impeach Second Rouhani Minister" Bloomberg / October 10, 2014 Parliamentary opponents of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani are seeking to impeach more members of his government, broadening a clash between rival power blocs that has already claimed one minister.... View Source ›

October 9, 2014

Fredrik Dahl, "Iran refused to let in U.S. member of U.N. nuclear team: sources" Reuters / October 9, 2014 A United Nations atomic agency official recently denied entry into Iran as part of a team investigating suspected bomb research is believed to be an American nuclear weapons expert, diplomatic sources said.... View Source ›

October 9, 2014

Fredrik Dahl, "No breakthrough in IAEA-Iran talks on nuclear bomb inquiry" Reuters / October 9, 2014 Talks between the U.N. nuclear watchdog and Iran this week appear not to have substantively advanced an investigation into suspected atomic bomb research by Tehran, potentially dimming chances for a broader deal between the Iranians and big powers.... View Source ›

October 9, 2014

Jonathan Saul, "Corporate Iran pins hopes on overseas financial charm offensive" Reuters / October 9, 2014 Iranian banks and firms will seek European investors willing to bet on thawing ties with the outside world in London next week, hoping to overcome caution or even outright hostility among Western governments and pressure groups.... View Source ›

October 8, 2014

Fredrik Dahl, "Iran defends refusal to let in U.N. nuclear expert" Reuters / October 8, 2014 Iran has dismissed criticism by the International Atomic Energy Agency of its refusal to let one IAEA expert into the country as part of a team investigating allegations of nuclear weapons research.... View Source ›

October 8, 2014

"Iran nuclear talks set for next week in Vienna: Iran foreign ministry" Reuters / October 8, 2014 Iran and major powers are set to hold multilateral and bilateral nuclear talks in the coming days in Vienna, Iran's foreign ministry said on Wednesday, less than two months ahead of a deadline for a deal to end their dispute.... View Source ›

October 8, 2014

"Iran Issues 'Red Lines' Ahead of Key Nuclear Talks" AFP / October 8, 2014 Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei reiterated on Wednesday his country's "red lines" in negotiations with world powers over its controversial nuclear programme due to resume next week in Vienna.... View Source ›

October 8, 2014

Jonathan Saul, "Iran's top oil tanker firm says EU sanctions lifted" Reuters / October 8, 2014 European Union sanctions on Iran's main oil tanker firm NITC have been annulled after the EU failed to appeal against a court ruling that ordered the measures to be lifted, the shipping company said on Tuesday.... View Source ›

October 7, 2014

Thomas Erdbrink, "Explosion Around Military Site Jolts Tehran, and 2 Are Missing" The New York Times / October 7, 2014 A mysterious explosion at or near an important military complex rocked the Iranian capital on Sunday, lighting up the skies over the city.... View Source ›

October 6, 2014

"Iran and U.N. nuclear watchdog to meet on Tuesday: IRNA" Reuters / October 6, 2014 Iran and the U.N. nuclear watchdog will hold talks in Tehran on Tuesday, official media reported, their first since the country missed an August deadline for addressing questions about its suspected atomic bomb research.... View Source ›

October 3, 2014

"U.N. nuclear watchdog team to visit Tehran for talks: Iran" Reuters / October 3, 2014 A high-level U.N. nuclear watchdog team will visit Tehran for talks in coming days, Iran said on Friday, more than a month after it missed a deadline for addressing questions about its suspected atomic bomb research.... View Source ›

October 3, 2014

Patricia Zengerle, "U.S. House members press Kerry on nuclear talks with Iran" Reuters / October 3, 2014 Hundreds of U.S. lawmakers pressed Secretary of State John Kerry to lean harder on Iran in talks over its nuclear program in a letter released on Thursday after Israel warned Washington not to go easy on Tehran.... View Source ›

October 2, 2014

Fredrik Dahl, "U.N. nuclear watchdog pushes for headway in Iran inquiry: diplomats" Reuters / October 2, 2014 The U.N. nuclear agency is expected to make a new attempt soon to advance its investigation into suspected atomic bomb research by Iran, diplomats said on Thursday, more than a month after Tehran missed a deadline for cooperation.... View Source ›

October 2, 2014

Matt Spetalnick, "Israel's Netanyahu to Obama: Don't allow Iran deal that leaves it at nuclear threshold" Reuters / October 2, 2014 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu bluntly told U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday that he must make sure that any final nuclear deal with Iran does not leave it at the “threshold" of being able to develop nuclear weapons.... View Source ›

October 2, 2014

Paul Burkhardt, "South Africa to Sign More Pacts Before Nuclear Partner Bids" Bloomberg / October 2, 2014 South Africa said it plans to sign framework agreements with more countries before it decides on how to procure as many as 9,600 megawatts of nuclear energy.... View Source ›

October 1, 2014

Laurence Norman, "Iran Nuclear Talks to Resume" The Wall Street Journal / October 1, 2014 Negotiations on Iran's nuclear program will continue within the next two weeks, a senior Western diplomat said Monday.... View Source ›

September 29, 2014

Henry Meyer, "Iran Talks Progressing With Sticking Points, Lavrov Says" Bloomberg / September 29, 2014 Talks on Iran’s nuclear program are moving in the right direction while key points remain to be settled ahead of the November deadline to reach a final deal, Russia’s top diplomat said.... View Source ›

September 29, 2014

George Jahn, "Iran-6 Power Talks Turn Into Mostly Iran-US Show" Associated Press / September 29, 2014 First there were three nations negotiating with Tehran over its nuclear program. Then six. And now, mostly one — the United States.... View Source ›

September 26, 2014

Fredrik Dahl, "Big powers aim to tackle any Iran bomb 'sneak-out' risk in nuclear talks" Reuters / September 26, 2014 Western strategists have long debated the specter of Iran "breaking out" - suddenly showing the ability to explode an atom bomb. But some see a "sneak-out" less visible to U.N. inspectors as a possibly bigger risk and world powers have calibrated their demands in negotiations with Iran to forestall any such outcome.... View Source ›

September 26, 2014

George Jahn, "US Considers New Offer to Iran at Nuke Talks" Associated Press / September 26, 2014 The U.S. is considering softening present demands that Iran gut its uranium enrichment program in favor of a new proposal that would allow Tehran to keep nearly half of the project intact while placing other constraints on its possible use as a path to nuclear weapons, diplomats told The Associated Press.... View Source ›

September 26, 2014

"Germany: We've never been so close to nuclear deal with Iran" Reuters / September 26, 2014 Six world power have never been so close to a deal with Iran that would resolve the decade-long nuclear standoff once and for all, but the final phase of the negotiations will be the hardest, Germany's foreign minister said on Thursday.... View Source ›

September 26, 2014

Michael R. Sisak, "Hundreds Protest Iran President Outside UN Complex" Associated Press / September 26, 2014 Hundreds of people gathered Thursday in a plaza outside the United Nations to protest what they said was Iran's continued support of terrorism, its poor record on human rights and its deceptive tactics in nuclear negotiations as the country's president delivered remarks to world leaders.... View Source ›

September 25, 2014

Jennie Matthew, "Iran leader set for center stage at UN" AFP / September 25, 2014 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani takes center stage at the UN General Assembly on Thursday, addressing the world's largest diplomatic gathering after being courted by European leaders for support on Syria.... View Source ›

September 25, 2014

Greg Botelho and Dana Ford, "Iran's Rouhani, UK's Cameron have historic, 'constructive' meeting" CNN / September 25, 2014 Leaders from Britain and Iran met Wednesday for the first time in 35 years, a potential breakthrough conversation that occurs at a time when Tehran is trying to shed Western-led sanctions over its nuclear program and Western nations are trying to garner international support for their campaign against ISIS.... View Source ›

September 25, 2014

"Obama urges Iran not to let opportunity pass for nuclear deal" Reuters / September 25, 2014 U.S. President Barack Obama urged Iran on Wednesday "do not let this opportunity pass" for a nuclear deal by which Tehran would rein in its atomic program in exchange for relief from economic sanctions.... View Source ›

September 24, 2014

Stephen Adler, "Iran nuclear deal would boost cooperation, Rouhani says" Reuters / September 24, 2014 If Iran and world powers reach a long-term nuclear deal that ends sanctions against Tehran, the agreement will open the door to deeper cooperation on regional peace and stability and the fight against terrorism, Iran's president said on Tuesday.... View Source ›

September 24, 2014

Fredrik Dahl, "Iran says nuclear suspicions are 'fabricated ambiguities'" Reuters / September 24, 2014 Iran dismissed on Tuesday as "fabricated ambiguities" suspicions that it has carried out nuclear arms research, a day after it came under renewed Western pressure to help clear up U.N. watchdog concerns about its atomic energy program.... View Source ›

September 24, 2014

Matthew Winkler, Ladane Nasseri and Kambiz Foroohar , "Rouhani Says Iran Nuclear Deal Is Doable Inside Deadline" Bloomberg / September 24, 2014 Iran’s president said a nuclear accord with world powers is reachable within the two-month deadline envisaged for talks, as diplomats seek a breakthrough during a key round of negotiations in New York.... View Source ›

September 23, 2014

Anne Gearan, "A year after historic phone call, U.S. and Iran have made little progress on key issues" The Washington Post / September 23, 2014 A year ago, a historic phone conversation between President Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, on the last day of the annual U.N. General Assembly, electrified the foreign policy and diplomatic universe... View Source ›

September 23, 2014

Laurence Norman, "France's Fabius Warns Against Mixing Islamic State Fight With Iran Nuclear Talks" The Wall Street Journal / September 23, 2014 Discussions with Iran about fighting Islamic State mustn't seep into the nuclear talks with Iran, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Monday.... View Source ›

September 23, 2014

George Jahn, "Iran Digs in on Underground Nuke Facility" Associated Press / September 23, 2014 Diplomats are reporting a setback at talks on Iran's nuclear program, saying Tehran has resumed rejecting U.S. demands it repurpose a uranium enrichment site.... View Source ›

September 23, 2014

"IAEA Urges Iran to Meet Investigation Request" Associated Press / September 23, 2014 The head of the U.N. atomic agency is urging Iran to provide answers over suspicions that Tehran worked on nuclear arms.... View Source ›

September 22, 2014

Kambiz Foroohar and Sangwon Yoon, "Kerry Meets Zarif on Nuclear Negotiations, Islamic State" Bloomberg / September 22, 2014 The top U.S. and Iranian diplomats talked for more than an hour about two security issues with global ramifications: Iran’s nuclear program and the territorial gains of Islamic State militants.... View Source ›

September 22, 2014

Ramin Mostaghim and Paul Richter, "Iranian conservatives, reformists unreceptive to U.S. nuclear proposal" Los Angeles Times / September 22, 2014 A U.S. proposal aimed at resolving a central dispute in nuclear talks with Iran is meeting skepticism in the Iranian capital from conservatives and observers of other political stripes.... View Source ›

September 22, 2014

George Jahn, "Diplomats: Iran Receptive to New Nuke Proposal" Associated Press / September 20, 2014 With Iran refusing U.S. demands that it gut its uranium enrichment program, the two sides are now discussing a new proposal that would leave much of Tehran's enriching machines in place but disconnected from feeds of uranium, diplomats told The Associated Press Saturday.... View Source ›

September 22, 2014

Fredrik Dahl, "Iran moving to comply with extended nuclear deal with powers-IAEA" Reuters / September 19, 2014 Iran is taking further action to comply with the terms of an extended interim agreement with six world powers over its disputed atomic activities, a U.N. nuclear watchdog report obtained by Reuters on Friday showed.... View Source ›

September 19, 2014

Carole Landry, "Iran, six powers set for 'very tough' nuclear talks" AFP / September 19, 2014 Iran and six world powers return to the negotiating table on Friday with only two months left to reach a deal on ensuring Tehran's nuclear program poses no military threat... View Source ›

September 19, 2014

Indira A.R. Lakshmanan and Sangwon Yoon, "U.S. Said to See Chance for Progress in Iran Talks" Bloomberg / September 19, 2014 In the first meetings between U.S. and Iranian negotiators since talks to curb Iran’s nuclear ambitions faltered two months ago, a U.S. official said both sides have shown a commitment to work toward a deal.... View Source ›

September 19, 2014

"Arak Reactor Remains Issue of Concern at Iran, P5+1 Nuclear Talks: Russia" RIA Novosti / September 19, 2014 The future of the Arak heavy water nuclear reactor remains one of the main obstacles at the nuclear talks between the P5+1 group of mediators and Tehran, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told RIA Novosti Thursday... View Source ›

September 18, 2014

Fredrik Dahl, "West tells Iran it must address nuclear bomb fears" Reuters / September 18, 2014 Western powers told Iran on Thursday it must step up cooperation with a U.N. watchdog investigation into suspected atomic bomb research if it wants to get a broader nuclear deal that would ease sanctions on the oil producer.... View Source ›

September 18, 2014

Louis Charbonneau, "Nuclear deal elusive as Iran, six powers resume talks in New York" Reuters / September 18, 2014 A diplomatic breakthrough is unlikely on a nuclear deal to end sanctions against Iran when talks resume in New York this week between Tehran and six world powers deadlocked after a year of negotiations.... View Source ›

September 18, 2014

"U.S., Iran to hold bilateral talks in New York this week" Reuters / September 18, 2014 The No. 2 and 3 U.S. diplomats will hold bilateral talks with Iranian officials about Tehran's nuclear program on Wednesday and Thursday in New York, the U.S. State Department said.... View Source ›

September 17, 2014

Kambiz Foroohar, "Iran Nuclear Haggling Resumes in New York as Deadline Approaches" Bloomberg / September 17, 2014 Diplomats seeking to inject momentum into negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program will meet this week in New York with the November deadline for a permanent accord looming.... View Source ›

September 17, 2014

"Iran's current uranium enrichment not acceptable says US" AFP / September 17, 2014 Iran cannot convince the world that its current ability to enrich uranium is acceptable, the top US negotiator said ahead of new nuclear talks with global powers.... View Source ›

September 16, 2014

Laurence Norman, "IAEA Probe of Iran Nuclear Work Inches Forward" The Wall Street Journal / September 15, 2014 An investigation into Iran's past nuclear work—which the United Nations atomic watchdog has been pursuing for more than a decade—is still making slow headway, the agency's head said Monday.... View Source ›

September 16, 2014

Fredrik Dahl, "Iran nuclear bomb probe will not be 'endless': IAEA" Reuters / September 15, 2014 A U.N. nuclear agency investigation into suspected atomic bomb research by Iran will not be an "endless process", its chief said on Monday, pressuring Tehran to step up cooperation with the long-stalled probe.... View Source ›

September 16, 2014

Jonathan Tirone, "Iran Nuclear Arms Probe May Never Yield Verdict, IAEA Says" Bloomberg / September 15, 2014 The 11-year investigation into the possible military dimensions of Iran’s nuclear work may never yield conclusive evidence on whether the country sought weapons, International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Yukiya Amano said.... View Source ›

September 15, 2014

Fredrik Dahl, "U.N. nuclear chief suggests little headway in Iran probe" Reuters / September 15, 2014 The U.N. nuclear watchdog sought to put pressure on Iran on Monday to address suspicions it may have carried out atomic bomb research, three weeks after Tehran failed to meet a deadline for providing information about the issue.... View Source ›

September 15, 2014

Anne Gearan, "U.S.-led coalition seeks to exclude Iran from fight against Islamic State" The Washington Post / September 13, 2014 Two countries, Iran and Saudi Arabia, have long borders with Iraq, seat of a growing battle against Islamic State militants. Despite the huge stakes for both border countries, only Saudi Arabia is now welcome as part of a U.S.-driven coalition of nations girding for a long fight.... View Source ›

September 12, 2014

Fredrik Dahl, "Iran says 'difficult road to go' to reach nuclear deal" Reuters / September 12, 2014 Iran and world powers remain far apart over Tehran's nuclear programme, and they face a "difficult road" to reach a deal by a late November deadline, a senior Iranian negotiator said on Thursday... View Source ›

September 12, 2014

David E. Sanger, "ISIS Fight Raises Fears That Efforts to Curb Iran Will Slip" The New York Times / September 12, 2014 President Obama’s decision to engage in a lengthy battle to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria reorders the global priorities of his final years in office. The mystery is whether it will deprive him of the legacy he had once hoped would define his second term, or enhance it instead.... View Source ›

September 11, 2014

"Ahead of talks, Iran says West must drop 'illogical' nuclear demands" Reuters / September 10, 2014 Iran said world powers should abandon their "illogical demands" over its nuclear program, ahead of talks on Thursday to try to bridge wide differences in positions and end the decade-old dispute by late November.... View Source ›

September 11, 2014

"Iran: anti-Islamic State coalition 'shrouded in serious ambiguities'" Reuters / September 10, 2014 Iran said on Thursday the emerging international coalition to battle Islamic State militants was “shrouded in serious ambiguities”, Iranian state television reported.... View Source ›

September 10, 2014

Fredrik Dahl, "Iran says IAEA nuclear inquiry not stalled, will address concerns" Reuters / September 9, 2014 Iran said on Tuesday it would still address concerns about its nuclear program, even though it missed a deadline last month for providing information about its suspected atomic bomb research.... View Source ›

September 10, 2014

Rick Gladstone, "Iran’s Talks With Russia May Strike at Sanctions" The New York Times / September 9, 2014 Iran sent new signals on Tuesday that it was seeking to subvert the Western sanctions on its contentious nuclear energy program, adding uncertainties in advance of another round of negotiations next week in New York before the United Nations General Assembly.... View Source ›

September 9, 2014

"EU official - gap with Iran over nuclear programme can be narrowed" Reuters / September 8, 2014 Iran is far apart from the six world powers negotiating with it over scaling back its nuclear programme, but that gap could be narrowed in talks next week, the European Union's foreign policy chief said on Monday.... View Source ›

September 9, 2014

Jonathan Tirone, "Iran Nuclear Inspectors Said to Hand Final Judgment to Nations" Bloomberg / September 8, 2014 Investigators probing Iran will let national officials from places including the U.S., China and Russia decide if the Persian Gulf country hid a nuclear weapons program, according to two officials familiar with their work.... View Source ›

September 9, 2014

"No deal with Sextet unless Iran demands met: Araqchi" PressTV / September 9, 2014 A senior Iranian nuclear negotiator says there will be no deal with the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany if Iran’s demands are not met.... View Source ›

September 8, 2014

Fredrik Dahl, "IAEA says gains more Iran knowledge despite stalled nuclear probe" Reuters / September 6, 2014 U.N. inspectors have gained rare access to a plant where Iran is developing centrifuges for enriching uranium as part of a transparency deal they say is giving them a "better understanding" of Tehran's disputed nuclear program.... View Source ›

September 8, 2014

"Iran says never agreed to August 25 nuclear deadline" Oman Observer / September 8, 2014 Iran yesterday said it never agreed to a deadline to provide answers on its nuclear programme, after the UN atomic watchdog accused Tehran of failing to deliver on time.... View Source ›

September 5, 2014

"Iran: Nuclear deal possible if world is 'sincere' " AFP / September 5, 2014 A top Iranian negotiator said Friday that a comprehensive nuclear agreement with the West remains possible before a November deadline, as long as world powers are sincere during upcoming talks.... View Source ›

September 5, 2014

"Iran receives $1 billion under extended nuclear deal - IRNA" Reuters / September 4, 2014 Iran's central bank has received a total of $1 billion (608 million pounds) of previously frozen oil revenue from Japan under the terms of an extended nuclear agreement with six world powers, state news agency IRNA reported on Thursday.... View Source ›

September 4, 2014

Stephanie Nebehay, "Iran, U.S. meet as search for nuclear deal intensifies" Reuters / September 4, 2014 Iran and the United States met in Geneva for bilateral talks on Thursday as international diplomacy intensifies to end a decade-old dispute over Tehran's atomic activities by a new deadline in late November.... View Source ›

September 4, 2014

Fredrik Dahl, "IAEA report expected to show little headway in Iran nuclear investigation" Reuters / September 3, 2014 The United Nations nuclear watchdog is expected to issue a report this week showing little progress is being made in its long-running investigation into suspected atomic bomb research by Iran, diplomats said on Wednesday.... View Source ›

September 4, 2014

"Iran oil minister vows to bypass sanctions after new U.S. curbs" Reuters / September 4, 2014 Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said Tehran would continue to bypass sanctions after the United States penalised a number of companies for violating sanctions imposed on Iran, mostly in connection with its nuclear programme.... View Source ›

September 3, 2014

George Jahn, "UN's Iran Nuke Probe Stalls - Again" Associated Press / September 3, 2014 A new and seemingly promising U.N probe of allegations that Iran worked on atomic arms has stalled, diplomats say, leaving investigators not much further than where they started a decade ago and dampening U.S. hopes of reaching an overarching deal with Tehran by a November deadline.... View Source ›

September 3, 2014

"Israel lobbies U.S. anew as another Iran nuclear deadline looms" Reuters / September 3, 2014 Israel is lobbying world powers anew against any Iranian nuclear deal that would let Tehran retain potential bomb-making technologies, a senior Israeli official said on Wednesday as another deadline for the international diplomacy loomed.... View Source ›

September 3, 2014

"AP Interview: Iran says it disrupts plots by foreign spies to damage its nuclear program" Associated Press / September 2, 2014 Iran has disrupted plots by foreign spies to recruit its nuclear experts and stopped sabotage attempts through faulty foreign equipment supplied for its facilities, the deputy head of the Islamic Republic's nuclear department told The Associated Press.... View Source ›

September 2, 2014

Michelle Moghtader and Fredrik Dahl, "After deadline, Iran says it is still working on nuclear steps for IAEA" Reuters / September 1, 2014 Iran held talks with the U.N. nuclear watchdog on Sunday about its investigation into suspicions that Tehran has conducted atomic bomb research, and is still committed to implementing agreed transparency measures, official media reported on Monday.... View Source ›

September 2, 2014

"Iran nuclear talks to continue on fringes of U.N. assembly: Ashton" Reuters / August 30, 2014 The six global powers will discuss ways to reach a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York in September, the European Union's foreign policy chief said on Saturday.... View Source ›

September 2, 2014

Michelle Moghtader, "Iran says possible response to new U.S. sanctions could not be 'pleasant'" Reuters / August 31, 2014 Iran's possible response to new U.S. sanctions could "not be pleasant", its foreign minister said on Sunday, raising the prospect of tit-for-tat retribution against the Islamic Republic's old adversary weeks ahead of fresh nuclear talks.... View Source ›

August 29, 2014

"Iran's foreign minister hopes for nuclear accord 'in short time left' till deadline" Reuters / August 29, 2014 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Tehran hoped to reach a "positive result" in talks with world powers on its nuclear programme ahead of a November deadline, thanks in part to support from Russia.... View Source ›

August 29, 2014

"Iran warns UN on aftermaths of Israels violation of its air space" IRNA / August 29, 2014 Following violation of Iranian air space by an Israeli drone, Iranian envoy in UN in a letter addressed to UN officials condemned Zionist regime criminal act and warned about aftermaths of such aggressive, intriguing moves.... View Source ›

August 28, 2014

Michelle Moghtader and Fredrik Dahl, "Iran says tested new nuclear enrichment machine, may irk West" Reuters / August 28, 2014 Iran has conducted "mechanical" tests on a new, advanced machine to refine uranium, a senior official was quoted as saying on Wednesday, a disclosure that may annoy Western states pushing Tehran to scale back its nuclear programme.... View Source ›

August 28, 2014

"Russia sees chance to lift Iran sanctions through international talks" Reuters / August 28, 2014 Russia said on Thursday the possibility of lifting sanctions on Iran had emerged thanks to international talks on Tehran's nuclear program and urged all countries involved to show political will to reach a deal.... View Source ›

August 27, 2014

Fredrik Dahl, "Deadline passed, no sign of breakthrough in Iran nuclear probe" Reuters / August 27, 2014 Iran may have failed to meet a deadline for addressing U.N. concerns about suspected nuclear bomb research, but it could still act to influence a key report due next week, diplomatic sources said on Wednesday.... View Source ›

August 27, 2014

"Iran modifies Arak reactor over nuclear concerns" AFP / August 27, 2014 Iran said Wednesday it has started to modify its Arak heavy water reactor and limit plutonium output, a cause of Western concerns over the country's nuclear programme.... View Source ›

August 25, 2014

"Iran's Zarif, EU's Ashton to meet September 1 on nuclear dispute" Reuters / August 25, 2014 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton will hold talks in Brussels next Monday on Iran's nuclear program, the EU said on Monday.... View Source ›

August 25, 2014

Fredrik Dahl, "Iran nuclear probe reaches deadline, no word yet on outcome" Reuters / August 25, 2014 A deadline for Iran to answer U.N. nuclear watchdog questions about suspected atomic bomb research was reached on Monday without any immediate word on whether Tehran had provided the information.... View Source ›

August 25, 2014

Nasser Karimi, "Iran Says No Need for UN to Revisit Military Site" Associated Press / August 25, 2014 Iran's defense minister on Saturday said there was no need for U.N. nuclear inspectors to pay another visit to the Parchin military site, where the country is suspected of having tested components used in nuclear weapons.... View Source ›

August 25, 2014

"Report: Iran opens uranium-conversion plant" Associated Press / August 23, 2014 Iran inaugurated a new plant Saturday to convert a type of uranium into a material that cannot be used to make nuclear weapons as part of its interim atomic deal with world powers, its official news agency reported.... View Source ›

August 22, 2014

"Iran denies report linking Iraq cooperation to nuclear talks" Reuters / August 22, 2014 Iran denied a report that it is ready to help counter Islamic State insurgents in return for progress in negotiations with world powers over its nuclear program.... View Source ›

August 21, 2014

"Iran final nuclear deal to serve world economy: Rouhani" PressTV / August 21, 2014 Iran’s president says achievement of a permanent nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany will benefit the entire world economy.... View Source ›

August 20, 2014

Nancy C. Carvajal, "Wanted Iranian dies in NBI custody" Philippine Daily Inquirer / August 20, 2014 An Iranian national arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation on the request of the US Department of Justice after he was indicted in a US court for being part of a conspiracy to smuggle to Iran about 20 tons of specialized steel “with nuclear applications” died Monday evening of cardiac arrest, an NBI official said.... View Source ›

August 20, 2014

Ali Akbar Dareini, "Iran's Parliament Dismisses Moderate Minister" Associated Press / August 20, 2014 In a move led by hard-line lawmakers, Iran's parliament dismissed the country's science minister on Wednesday over his alleged support for pro-Western voices at universities, dealing a blow to moderate President Hassan Rouhani.... View Source ›

August 20, 2014

"Iran says talks with IAEA on nuclear program "constructive"" Xinhua / August 20, 2014 Recent talks between Iran and the UN nuclear watchdog over the country's nuclear program was " constructive," Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said here on Wednesday.... View Source ›

August 19, 2014

Fredrik Dahl, "IAEA expects progress by deadline in Iran nuclear inquiry" Reuters / August 18, 2014 The U.N. nuclear watchdog chief said on Monday Iran had begun implementing transparency measures ahead of an Aug 25 deadline, as part of a long-running investigation into suspected atomic bomb research by Tehran.... View Source ›

August 18, 2014

Fredrik Dahl and Mehrdad Balali, "U.N. nuclear chief upbeat after 'useful' Iran visit" Reuters / August 17, 2014 Iran has given a firm commitment to cooperate with a U.N. nuclear watchdog investigation into suspected atomic bomb research, the head of the agency said after what he described as a "useful" visit to Tehran on Sunday.... View Source ›

August 18, 2014

Jeremy Kahn, "Iran Lures Investors Seeing Nuclear Deal Ending Sanctions" Bloomberg / August 17, 2014 On a May afternoon in Tehran, a Russian in a dark suit sits in the crowded lobby cafe of the Espinas Persian Gulf International Hotel with his Farsi translator, sipping coffee with potential Iranian partners while discussing the price of soy fiber. ... View Source ›

August 18, 2014

"Iran: Nuclear Deal by November Deadline Unlikely" Associated Press / August 15, 2014 Iran's foreign minister said Friday that Tehran is unlikely to reach a final nuclear accord with world powers by a November deadline.... View Source ›

August 15, 2014

"Early Iran-P5+1 nuclear deal unlikely: Iranian FM" PressTV / August 15, 2014 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says it is unlikely that Tehran and the P5+1 will reach a final nuclear deal before the four-month extension period for talks between the two sides expires.... View Source ›

August 14, 2014

Ali Akbar Dereini, "Iran's Supreme Leader Dismisses Direct US Talks" Associated Press / August 14, 2014 Iran's supreme leader on Wednesday dismissed the value of direct talks with the U.S., his first comments touching on meetings that officials from the Islamic Republic had with Americans dating back to secret talks that began in 2012.... View Source ›

August 13, 2014

Ramin Mostaghim, "Backlash after Iran's Rouhani calls foes of nuclear deal 'cowards'" Los Angeles Times / August 12, 2014 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani found himself in a political firestorm Tuesday, the day after he denounced his hard-line critics as “political cowards” who oppose his efforts to reach an agreement with the West over the country's nuclear program.... View Source ›

August 13, 2014

Clifford Krauss, "With Natural Gas Byproduct, Iran Sidesteps Sanctions" The New York Times / August 12, 2014 Iran is finding a way around Western sanctions to export increasing amounts of an ultralight oil to China and other Asian markets, expanding the value of its trade by potentially billions of dollars a year.... View Source ›

August 13, 2014

"Majlis supports Iran’s nuclear negotiating team: Larijani" Tehran Times / August 13, 2014 Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani has said that the parliament supports Foreign Ministry diplomats who are engaged in talks with the major powers over Tehran’s nuclear program. ... View Source ›

August 8, 2014

"U.S., Iran have 'constructive' nuclear talks in Geneva: U.S." Reuters / August 7, 2014 U.S. and Iranian officials had a "constructive discussion" about Iran's nuclear program in Geneva on Thursday, the U.S. State Department said without providing details.... View Source ›

August 8, 2014

"U.S.'s Burns to stay involved in Iran talks after he retires" Reuters / August 8, 2014 U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns and White House aide Jake Sullivan will remain involved in the nuclear talks with Iran after they leave their current posts, the U.S. State Department said on Thursday.... View Source ›

August 8, 2014

Nidhi Verma, "India takes in 46 pct more Iran oil in Jan-July - trade" Reuters / August 7, 2014 India took about 46 percent more oil from Iran in January-July compared with a year ago as its refiners continued to lift higher volumes while world powers and Tehran work to resolve a decade-old dispute over the OPEC nation's nuclear programme.... View Source ›

August 8, 2014

Golnar Motevalli, "IMF Says Rouhani Has Stabilized Iran's Economy" Bloomberg / August 7, 2014 The International Monetary Fund said President Hassan Rouhani’s policies of reducing energy subsidies along with the easing of international sanctions have helped to steady Iran’s economy and cut inflation.... View Source ›

August 7, 2014

"Iran, U.S. officials hold nuclear talks in Geneva to narrow gaps" Reuters / August 7, 2014 Iranian and U.S. officials met in Geneva on Thursday for the first time since the Islamic state and six world powers agreed to extend talks to resolve a decade-long dispute over Iran's nuclear ambitions.... View Source ›

August 7, 2014

"Russia-Iran oil pact: the deal without details" Reuters / August 6, 2014 After eight months of talks, Russia and Iran have yet to agree concrete details of a large oil-for-food deal, highlighting the difficulties the two major energy producers face in overcoming sanctions from the West.... View Source ›

August 6, 2014

"Russia puzzles with deal/no deal with Iran on oil" Reuters / August 5, 2014 Months of oil talks between Russia and Iran, both heavily sanctioned by the West, took an unexpected twist on Tuesday when Moscow first announced it had agreed with Tehran to help it sell its crude - only to withdraw the statement shortly afterwards.... View Source ›

August 6, 2014

"Iran nuclear talks likely on fringes of U.N. General Assembly: IRNA" Reuters / August 5, 2014 Iran and six world powers will probably discuss a potential deal on Tehran's nuclear program on the sidelines of the annual U.N. General Assembly (UNGA) in September, the state news agency IRNA quoted a senior Iranian negotiator as saying.... View Source ›

August 4, 2014

"Iran car output increases by 76 percent" Bloomberg Businessweek / August 1, 2014 Over 327,670 cars have been produced in Iran in the first four months of the current fiscal year (March 21 -- July 20).... View Source ›

August 1, 2014

"Iran denies agreement over Arak, Fordow facilities" Eurasia Review / August 1, 2014 A senior Iranian nuclear negotiator has dismissed allegations of Iran’s consent to scale down its uranium enrichment program.... View Source ›

July 30, 2014

Patricia Zengerle, "U.S. nuclear negotiator declines setting deadline on Iran deal" Reuters / July 29, 2014 The lead U.S. nuclear negotiator declined to give a final deadline on Tuesday for negotiating a final nuclear agreement with Iran, but said participants mean to finish the international talks at the end of the current four-month extension.... View Source ›

July 30, 2014

Stacy Kaper, "Lawmakers Not Happy With Iran Talks–but Aren’t Meddling" Gobal Security Newswire / July 29, 2014 There is little faith on Capitol Hill that the administration's negotiations with Iran will thwart its nuclear-weapons objectives—but there also appears to be little appetite to interfere.... View Source ›

July 29, 2014

"Iran Legislators Eye Bigger Role in Atomic Talks" Global Security Newswire / July 29, 2014 Iran's legislature may take a more active role in nuclear diplomacy, potentially reducing Tehran's flexibility in talks on a global standoff, Asharq al-Awsat reports.... View Source ›

July 29, 2014

Benoit Faucon and Joel Schectman, "U.S. Pushes to Expedite Some Humanitarian Shipments to Iran" The Wall Street Journal / July 29, 2014 Deal is Part of Temporary Sanctions Easing Program.... View Source ›

July 28, 2014

Amy Harder, "Clinton: Any Enrichment by Iran Could Trigger Arms Race" Wall Street Journal / July 27, 2014 Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Sunday that any Iranian uranium enrichment could trigger a nuclear-arms race in the Middle East.... View Source ›

July 25, 2014

Fredrik Dahl, "IAEA says needs more money to monitor Iran nuclear deal extension: document" Reuters / July 25, 2014 The U.N. atomic watchdog said it needs 1 million euros in extra funding to help pay for its monitoring of a four-month extension of an interim nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers.... View Source ›

July 24, 2014

Ramin Mostaghim , "Missed deadline on Iran nuclear talks sparks a blame game " LA Times / July 23, 2014 The latest snag in negotiations over Iran's nuclear program has set off a round of finger-pointing between the country's hard-liners and reformists..... View Source ›

July 24, 2014

Patricia Zengerle, "U.S. Republican lawmakers seek greater say on Iran nuclear deal" Reuters / July 23, 2014 U.S. Republican lawmakers introduced legislation on Wednesday that would force President Barack Obama to submit quickly to Congress any comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran and give lawmakers the chance to reject the deal and reimpose sanctions.... View Source ›

July 23, 2014

Fredrik Dahl, "IAEA worried about slow progress in Iran nuclear probe: sources" Reuters / July 22, 2014 The U.N. nuclear watchdog is concerned about Iran's current lack of engagement with an investigation into its suspected atomic bomb research, ahead of a deadline next month for Tehran to step up cooperation, diplomatic sources said on Tuesday.... View Source ›

July 23, 2014

"Iran nuclear talks to resume in early September: state TV " Reuters / July 23, 2014 Iran said on Wednesday nuclear talks with six world powers would resume in early September, according to state television, after both sides agreed to continue talking for four more months to try to reach a final agreement on Tehran's nuclear program.... View Source ›

July 22, 2014

Fredrik Dahl and Louis Charbonneau, "West still struggles to cut feared bomb risk in Iran nuclear talks" Reuters / July 21, 2014 Major powers appear to have made only limited headway in making sure Iran will not be able to build an atomic bomb any time soon, underlining the uphill task they face after talks that began in February were extended by four months.... View Source ›

July 22, 2014

Paul Richter, "Iran's leader appears unbending on core nuclear issues, say experts" Los Angeles Times / July 21, 2014 Iran’s agreement last year to join international negotiations over its disputed nuclear program stirred a new debate about the country’s enigmatic supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.... View Source ›

July 21, 2014

Paul Richter, "Both sides in Iran nuclear talks make concessions to extend deadline " LA Times / July 18, 2014 Iran and six world powers agreed late Friday to extend their talks on Tehran’s nuclear program for four months, insisting that they have made progress toward a historic deal despite disagreements... View Source ›

July 21, 2014

Fredrik Dahl, "Iran eliminates sensitive stockpile under interim nuclear deal: IAEA" Reuters / July 20, 2014 Iran has moved to eliminate its most sensitive stockpile of enriched uranium gas under an interim nuclear deal reached with six world powers last year, according to a monthly update by the U.N. nuclear watchdog obtained by Reuters on Sunday.... View Source ›

July 21, 2014

Paul Richter, "Iran is pushing limits on nuclear deal, former Obama advisor warns " LA Times / July 20, 2014 When Iran and the world powers trying to negotiate a nuclear deal announced late Friday that they would extend their five-month-old talks for an additional four months, they said they had been making "tangible progress" toward a deal..... View Source ›

July 21, 2014

Jonathan Tirone, "Iran Wanting What Argentina Got Shows Nuclear Market Precedent" Bloomberg / July 20, 2014 War with an industrial power and nuclear technology developed under military rule doesn’t preclude a country from enriching uranium. ... View Source ›

July 18, 2014

Justyna Pawlak and Louis Charbonneau, "West considers early sanctions moves in troubled Iran nuclear talks" Reuters / July 17, 2014 With talks between world powers and Iran over a broad nuclear accord at an impasse, Western governments are considering offering a significant easing of sanctions early on in the process to try to wring concessions from Tehran, diplomats say.... View Source ›

July 17, 2014

Jennifer Rubin, "Menendez for the defense" The Washington Post / July 16, 2014 There was an interesting moment on the Senate floor yesterday. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) completed his floor speech on Iran. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) followed by speaking primarily on the Israel-Gaza conflict but paused to commend Menendez. ... View Source ›

July 17, 2014

John Irish and Parisa Hafezi, "Iran, powers seek to agree terms for extending nuclear talks: diplomats" Reuters / July 16, 2014 Iran and six world powers are working to finalize the terms of a likely extension in negotiations over Tehran's nuclear program beyond a July 20 deadline and an announcement may come as early as Friday, Western diplomats said.... View Source ›

July 16, 2014

Louis Charbonneau and Lesley Wroughton, "Iran looks to prolonging nuclear talks; U.S. demands cuts" Reuters / July 15, 2014 Iran and six world powers on Tuesday appeared likely to extend talks on Tehran's nuclear program beyond a July 20 deadline, while Washington said the Islamic Republic must cut its capacity to make nuclear fuel to secure a deal to end sanctions.... View Source ›

July 16, 2014

Rachel Huggins, "Senators push for 20-year inspection of Iran nuclear program" The Hill / July 15, 2014 Two influential U.S. senators have asked fellow lawmakers to support demands that Iran accept tough conditions in nuclear talks, including two decades of international inspections, according to Reuters.... View Source ›

July 15, 2014

Oren Dorell, "Kerry and Iran's FM seek to break deadlock on nukes" USA Today / July 14, 2014 With a Sunday deadline looming to seal a deal on its nuclear program, Iran may have softened its position on a crucial stumbling block during a meeting Monday with Secretary of State John Kerry in Vienna.... View Source ›

July 15, 2014

John Hudson, "Powerful Lawmakers Issue New Iran Demands" Foreign Policy / July 14, 2014 The battle between Congress and the White House over a potential nuclear deal with Iran is heating up again.... View Source ›

July 15, 2014

Anne Gearan, "Kerry says big gaps remain with Iran" Washington Post / July 15, 2014 Iran and world powers are still far apart on key details of a possible deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program five days from a deadline for negotiations, Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Tuesday.... View Source ›

July 14, 2014

David E. Sanger , "Americans and Iranians See Constraints at Home in Nuclear Negotiations" The New York Times / July 13, 2014 Secretary of State John Kerry arrived here early Sunday in an attempt to rescue negotiations with Iran that have stalled on the question of how large a nuclear infrastructure that nation will be permitted to have over the next decade or two. But he quickly confronted the fact that the problem might be less at the negotiating table here than with mullahs in Tehran and members of Congress in Washington.... View Source ›

July 14, 2014

Nolan Feeney, "Kerry Warns ‘Significant Gaps’ Remain on Nuclear Deal With Iran" Time / July 13, 2014 Secretary of State arrives in Vienna for talks as a senior U.S. administration official says Iran won't budge from "unworkable and inadequate" position on enrichment... View Source ›

July 11, 2014

"Hundreds of U.S. lawmakers seek role in Iran nuclear talks" Reuters / July 10, 2014 More than three-quarters of the U.S. House of Representatives signed a letter sent to President Barack Obama Wednesday, insisting that lawmakers play a role in any decision to offer Iran long-term sanctions relief in connection with negotiations on Tehran's nuclear program.... View Source ›

July 11, 2014

Laurence Norman, "Kerry to Join Iran Nuclear Talks" The Wall Street Journal / July 10, 2014 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and other foreign ministers from the six-power group negotiating a final nuclear agreement with Iran will join the talks in Vienna this weekend, officials confirmed late Thursday.... View Source ›

July 11, 2014

Jonathan Tirone, "Iran Nuclear Talks Hit Critical Juncture With Kerry to Join " Bloomberg / July 11, 2014 Nuclear talks with Iran reach a critical juncture this weekend with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry joining diplomats to see if an impasse in negotiations can be broken. ... View Source ›

July 10, 2014

George Jahn, "Iran Wants to Greatly Expand Uranium Enrichment" Associated Press / July 9, 2014 Iran said Wednesday it wants to greatly expand its uranium enrichment program despite Western fears that it could be used to make atomic arms.... View Source ›

July 10, 2014

"Iran nuclear talks sides far apart: UK's Hague tells paper" Reuters / July 10, 2014 Significant differences remain between the six world powers and Iran in negotiations over Tehran's nuclear program, British Foreign Minister William Hague said. ... View Source ›

July 10, 2014

"EU says powers united on Iran after France suggests splits" Reuters / July 9, 2014 The six world powers negotiating with Iran over its nuclear programme are "completely united", an EU spokesman said on Wednesday, a day after France suggested there were differences between Russia and some of the others.... View Source ›

July 9, 2014

Jonathan Tirone, "Iran Nuclear Negotiators Seek to Shift Industry Terms for Deal " Bloomberg / July 8, 2014 Negotiators in their second week of haggling over Iran’s nuclear work in Vienna are starting to change the terms they use to measure the country’s uranium industry, a move that could support a long-term deal. ... View Source ›

July 9, 2014

"France says Russia, other powers have differences over Iran talks" Reuters / July 8, 2014 France's foreign minister said on Tuesday "differences in approach" between Russia and some of the other five world powers negotiating with Iran over its nuclear programme had appeared in the past few days.... View Source ›

July 9, 2014

"Iran: "Substantial differences" at nuke talks" AP / July 9, 2014 An Iranian official says some progress is being made at nuclear talks with six world powers ahead of a July 20 target date for a deal, but "substantial differences" remain.... View Source ›

July 9, 2014

Jonathan Tirone, "Iran Nuclear Negotiators Seek to Shift Industry Terms for Deal " Bloomberg / July 8, 2014 Negotiators in their second week of haggling over Iran’s nuclear work in Vienna are starting to change the terms they use to measure the country’s uranium industry, a move that could support a long-term deal. ... View Source ›

July 9, 2014

"France says Russia, other powers have differences over Iran talks" Reuters / July 8, 2014 France's foreign minister said on Tuesday "differences in approach" between Russia and some of the other five world powers negotiating with Iran over its nuclear programme had appeared in the past few days.... View Source ›

July 9, 2014

"Iran: "Substantial differences" at nuke talks" AP / July 9, 2014 An Iranian official says some progress is being made at nuclear talks with six world powers ahead of a July 20 target date for a deal, but "substantial differences" remain.... View Source ›

July 8, 2014

Louis Charbonneau and John Irish, "Kerry, ministers may join struggling Iran nuclear talks -diplomats" Reuters / July 8, 2014 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and other foreign ministers from the six powers negotiating with Iran on its nuclear programme may travel to Vienna soon to join the talks, which have failed so far to produce a deal, diplomats said on Tuesday.... View Source ›

July 8, 2014

"Iran's supreme leader reveals demands in nuclear talks" AFP / July 8, 2014 Iran needs 190,000 nuclear centrifuges -- 19 times more than Washington is seeking to restrict it to under a long-term deal with world powers, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Tuesday.... View Source ›

July 7, 2014

George Jahn, "Diplomats: Iran nuclear talks make little progress as July 20 target for deal approaches" The Associated Press / July 7, 2014 Diplomats say Iran continues to resist efforts to crimp nuclear activities that could be used to make weapons, with the clock ticking down on a July 20 target date for a deal.... View Source ›

July 7, 2014

Paul Richter, "Time limit is possible solution to impasse in Iran nuclear talks" Los Angeles Times / July 4, 2014 Negotiators in the ongoing talks in Vienna over Iran's nuclear program appear to be looking at one of the most contentious points of discussion as a possible route out of their impasse.... View Source ›

July 3, 2014

"EU court scraps sanctions on Iranian university" The Washington Post / July 3, 2014 A European Union court on Thursday annulled sanctions placed by the 28-nation bloc on a leading Iranian university because of its alleged involvement with the country’s nuclear program.... View Source ›

July 3, 2014

Laurence Norman, "Nuclear-Talks Extension Would Hurt Iran More, Former Negotiator Says " The Wall Street Journal / July 3, 2014 Although he no longer sits at the negotiating table, Robert Einhorn’s views still echo in the nuclear talks between Iran and six major powers. Until a year ago, Mr. Einhorn was the U.S. State Department’s special adviser for nonproliferation and arms control, making him one of the Obama administration’s point men at the negotiations. ... View Source ›

July 3, 2014

Laurence Norman, "Nuclear-Talks Extension Would Hurt Iran More, Former Negotiator Says" The Wall Street Journal / July 3, 2014 Although he no longer sits at the negotiating table, Robert Einhorn’s views still echo in the nuclear talks between Iran and six major powers.... View Source ›

July 3, 2014

"EU court scraps sanctions on Iranian university" Associated Press / July 3, 2014 A European Union court on Thursday annulled sanctions placed by the 28-nation bloc on a leading Iranian university because of its alleged involvement with the country’s nuclear program.... View Source ›

July 2, 2014

Jonathan Tirone and Ladane Nasseri, "Iran Nuclear Talks at Impasse With 18 Days to Go in Vienna " Bloomberg / July 2, 2014 Iran and world powers have 18 days left in Vienna to bridge the impasse separating them over the Persian Gulf nation’s nuclear work.... View Source ›

July 2, 2014

"As nuclear talks resume, Iran says will not 'kneel' " Reuters / July 2, 2014 Iran is ready to take concrete steps to ensure its nuclear program remains peaceful but will not "kneel in submission" to do a deal, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said before a resumption of talks with major powers on Wednesday.... View Source ›

July 1, 2014

Louis Charbonneau and Arshad Mohammed, "Kerry chides Iran ahead of Vienna nuclear talks, deadline looms" Reuters / July 1, 2014 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned Iran ahead of this week's nuclear talks in Vienna that it has yet to prove that its nuclear ambitions are entirely peaceful in multiple rounds of talks with six world powers as a July 20 deadline nears.... View Source ›

July 1, 2014

Louis Charbonneau and Arshad Mohammed, "U.S. No. 2 diplomat expected to attend Iran nuclear talks in Vienna" Reuters / June 30, 2014 U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns is expected to attend talks between Iran and major powers in Vienna this week that aim to strike a nuclear deal by July 20, diplomats said.... View Source ›

July 1, 2014

Louis Charbonneau and Arshad Mohammed, "Kerry chides Iran ahead of Vienna nuclear talks, deadline looms" Reuters / July 1, 2014 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned Iran ahead of this week's nuclear talks in Vienna that it has yet to prove that its nuclear ambitions are entirely peaceful in multiple rounds of talks with six world powers as a July 20 deadline nears.... View Source ›

July 1, 2014

Louis Charbonneau and Arshad Mohammed, "U.S. No. 2 diplomat expected to attend Iran nuclear talks in Vienna" Reuters / June 30, 2014 U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns is expected to attend talks between Iran and major powers in Vienna this week that aim to strike a nuclear deal by July 20, diplomats said.... View Source ›

June 27, 2014

Justyna Pawlak, "World powers plan strategy to rescue Iran nuclear deal" Reuters / June 26, 2014 Senior diplomats from six world powers met in Brussels on Thursday to search for ways to resuscitate negotiations with Iran over its contested nuclear program, with less than four weeks left until a late-July deadline to strike an accord.... View Source ›

June 27, 2014

"Zarif: No Talks on Additional Protocol Yet" FARS News Agency / June 27, 2014 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined that Iran and the Group 5+1 (the US, Russia, China, France and Britain plus Germany) have not yet discussed the issue of Iran's acceptance of the Additional Protocol to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).... View Source ›

June 26, 2014

Louis Charbonneau, "Russia says next Iran atom talks to be marathon, slams U.N. experts" Reuters / June 25, 2014 Russia's U.N. envoy on Wednesday said the next round of talks between Iran and six world powers will be a two-week marathon session, while warning a panel of U.N. sanctions experts not to sabotage the final phase of the delicate negotiations.... View Source ›

June 25, 2014

"Iran expects deal soon on Russia building new nuclear reactors" Reuters / June 24, 2014 Iran said on Tuesday it expected to sign a deal with Russia in late August on the building of two new 1,000-megawatt nuclear reactors in the Islamic Republic, potentially boosting its case that it is refining uranium for civilian energy, not atom ... View Source ›

June 25, 2014

DAVID E. SANGER, "Long Absent, Nuclear Expert Still Has Hold on Iran Talks" The New York Times / June 24, 2014 As a team of Iranian negotiators parried with the West last week in increasingly heated negotiations over where the country will be forced to dismantle many of its nuclear facilities, one mysterious figure was conspicuously missing.... View Source ›

June 24, 2014

"Iran Envoys Trade Blame for Nuclear-Deal Delays" Global Security Newswire / June 23, 2014 Tehran and Washington each said the other capital had to give up more if the sides are to defuse a global nuclear standoff, Reuters reports.... View Source ›

June 24, 2014

Zachary Keck, "Iran Asks China to Play Larger Role in Nuke Talks" The Diplomat / June 24, 2014 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called on China to play a bigger role in the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 powers (the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Russia and China).... View Source ›

June 23, 2014

By Parisa Hafezi and Justyna Pawlak, "Iran rejects 'excessive demands' in nuclear talks with six powers" Reuters / June 20, 2014 Iran told six big powers on Friday it would not accept their "excessive demands" after the latest talks on lifting sanctions against Tehran in exchange for curbs on its nuclear work yielded no breakthrough, with a deadline for a deal just a month away.... View Source ›

June 23, 2014

"Iran signals it may allow snap nuclear inspections" The Washington Post / June 23, 2014 Iran may allow snap inspections of its nuclear facilities as part of a final agreement with world powers on its contentious atomic program, an Iranian official said Monday.... View Source ›

June 20, 2014

"Iran and powers to resume nuclear talks on July 2" Reuters / June 20, 2014 World powers and Iran will resume negotiations over Tehran's disputed nuclear activities on July 2, after a round of talks in Vienna this week, a senior Chinese official at the talks said on Friday.... View Source ›

June 20, 2014

Fredrik Dahl, "Enigmatic Iranian military man at center of U.N. nuclear investigation" Reuters / June 19, 2014 He is believed to top the list of elusive Iranian officials the U.N. nuclear watchdog wants to query. Exiled foes of the Islamic state cite him as the mastermind of clandestine efforts to design an atomic bomb. Tehran is mum about him, while denying having any nuclear arms agenda.... View Source ›

June 19, 2014

George Jahn, "Deadlock Continues at Iran-6-Power Nuclear Talks" Associated Press / June 19, 2014 Two days of nuclear negotiations between Iran and six world powers appear to have made little progress in narrowing differences standing in the way of reaching an agreement by July 20, two diplomats said Thursday.... View Source ›

June 19, 2014

Louis Charbonneau, Parisa Hafez, "Exclusive: Iran digs in heels on nuclear centrifuges at Vienna talks - envoys" Reuters / June 18, 2014 Iran is refusing to significantly cut the number of centrifuges it intends to keep to produce nuclear fuel, making it hard to imagine a compromise at this week's talks with six powers, Western and Iranian officials said on Wednesday.... View Source ›

June 18, 2014

Louis Charbonneau and Parisa Hafezi, "Iran digs in heels on nuclear centrifuges at Vienna talks: envoys" Reuters / June 18, 2014 Iran is refusing to significantly cut the number of centrifuges it intends to keep to produce nuclear fuel, making it hard to imagine a compromise at this week's talks with six powers, Western and Iranian officials said on Wednesday.... View Source ›

June 18, 2014

Steven Scheer, "Iran economy remains in distress amid sanctions: U.S.'s Lew" Reuters / June 18, 2014 U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said Iran's economy remained in a state of distress due to sanctions over its nuclear programme and that the United States would not rush into making a bad deal to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.... View Source ›

June 18, 2014

"Huge US-Iran gap on nukes as target "1403028940" nears" The Washington Post / June 17, 2014 Any thaw in relations between Iran and the United States under the pressure of Iraq’s turmoil is unlikely to hasten progress in difficult negotiations seeking limits on Tehran’s nuclear program.... View Source ›

June 17, 2014

"Iran, six powers seek to salvage momentum for nuclear deal" Reuters / June 16, 2014 Iran and six world powers re-launched talks on Tuesday to rescue prospects for a deal on Tehran's nuclear activity by a July deadline, striving to prevent a long-time standoff from descending into a wider Middle East war.... View Source ›

June 16, 2014

"No. 2 U.S. diplomat to take part in Iran nuclear talks this week" Reuters / June 15, 2014 The No. 2 U.S. diplomat will travel to Vienna this week to take part in talks over Iran's nuclear program, the State Department said on Sunday.... View Source ›

June 16, 2014

Laurence Norman and Jay Solomon, "U.S., Iran Set for Iraq Talks as Nuclear Deadline Looms" Wall Street Journal / June 16, 2014 The U.S. and Iran may hold talks as early as Monday on the violence in Iraq, a senior U.S. official said, as Secretary of State John Kerry said he wouldn't "rule out" military cooperation with Tehran.... View Source ›

June 12, 2014

Michelle Moghtader, Fredrik Dahl, "Iran says it is redesigning Arak reactor to cut plutonium capacity" Reuters / June 12, 2014 Iran is "busy redesigning" a planned research reactor to sharply cut its potential output of plutonium, a senior Iranian official said in comments that seemed to address a thorny issue in negotiations with big powers.... View Source ›

June 12, 2014

Kambiz Foroohar, "Iran’s Zarif Warns Nuclear Talks May Be Derailed on Centrifuges" Bloomberg / June 11, 2014 A dispute over Iran’s number of centrifuges and over the potential speed in which the Persian Gulf country can produce a nuclear weapon may derail talks between the Islamic Republic and world powers.... View Source ›

June 9, 2014

"Tehran’s Chinese Missile Man" The Daily Beast / June 9, 2014 As Iran and the West resume nuclear talks, the Chinese engineer who helped Tehran develop its ballistic missiles is one of America’s most wanted, with a $5 million reward on his head.... View Source ›

June 9, 2014

Bradley Klaper, "US Reassembles Key Officials for Iran Nuke Talks" AP / June 7, 2014 The U.S. is reassembling key members of the diplomatic team that held secret negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program, leading to a breakthrough agreement, and sending them to Geneva for direct talks with representatives from Tehran in hopes of making progress toward a comprehensive final deal.... View Source ›