Daily News: iran

December 19, 2014

Louis Charbonneau, "At UN, Iran urged to show more flexibility in nuclear talks" Reuters / December 19, 2014 Iran has not demonstrated sufficient flexibility in nuclear talks with six world powers aimed at ending a 12-year standoff with the Islamic Republic over its atomic ambitions, France and Britain said on Thursday.... View Source ›

December 19, 2014

"Senior Iranian Negotiator Dismisses Early Assessment of Results of Talks with Powers" Farsnews / December 19, 2014 "The atmosphere of talks is of course good and respectful but it is still soon to judge the results," Araqchi said in an interview with Iran's state-run TV on Tuesday night after the end of the third round of talks with the US delegation in Geneva.... View Source ›

December 18, 2014

"Iran calls nuclear talks 'very useful'; next meeting in Jan" Reuters / December 18, 2014 Iran's deputy foreign minister Abbas Araqchi said on Wednesday he had "very useful and helpful" nuclear negotiations with major powers in Geneva.... View Source ›

December 18, 2014

"Putin says deal on Iran's nuclear program 'very close'" Reuters / December 18, 2014 Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday the six world powers and Iran were "very close" to reaching an agreement on Tehran's nuclear program.... View Source ›

December 18, 2014

Ladane Nasseri, "Iran Rial Weakens Over Oil Price Drop, Nuclear Uncertainty" Bloomberg / December 18, 2014 Iran’s rial is weakening after months of stability over declining oil prices and uncertainty whether the country will clinch a nuclear deal lifting international sanctions.... View Source ›

December 17, 2014

"Iran says sees more steps ahead in nuclear talks" Reuters / December 17, 2014 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday nuclear talks with major powers were being conducted in a good atmosphere, "good steps" had been taken and more would follow.... View Source ›

December 17, 2014

"Sanctions removal on Geneva table: Ryabkov" Zawya / December 17, 2014 Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov has said that lifting of anti-Iran sanctions is an issue on the table of the ongoing nuclear talks in Geneva.... View Source ›

December 16, 2014

"Iran says nuclear talks with U.S. proceed in good atmosphere" Reuters / December 16, 2014 Iran said on Tuesday bilateral nuclear talks with the United states were proceeding in a good atmosphere despite lingering gaps over key issues such as Tehran's uranium enrichment capacity and how fast economic sanctions should be lifted.... View Source ›

December 16, 2014

"Iran Missile Capability Non-Negotiable" Alalam / December 16, 2014 A senior advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has ruled out any negotiations whatsoever over the Islamic Republic's defensive missile capabilities.... View Source ›

December 15, 2014

"Acting Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman Travel to Geneva" Businessweek / December 15, 2014 Acting Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman and the American negotiating team will meet on December 15--16 with Iranian officials in Geneva.... View Source ›

December 15, 2014

Aruna Viswanatha, "U.S. opts not to force N.Y. Times reporter to reveal source" Reuters / December 15, 2014 U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has decided not to force a New York Times reporter to divulge the identity of a confidential source for a book that detailed a failed CIA effort to undermine Iran's nuclear weapons program, a person familiar with the decision said on Friday.... View Source ›

December 12, 2014

"U.N. nuclear watchdog dismisses Iranian offer of site access" Reuters / December 12, 2014 The U.N. atomic watchdog dismissed on Thursday an Iranian offer of access to a region where explosives experiments of possible use in nuclear weapons development may have taken place, saying this did not address its concerns.... View Source ›

December 12, 2014

"Iran says nuclear talks to resume in Geneva Dec. 17" AFP / December 12, 2014 Iran will resume negotiations with world powers in Geneva next week aimed at reaching a deal over Tehran's controversial nuclear program, its deputy foreign minister said Thursday.... View Source ›

December 12, 2014

Dan Williams, "Israel not pushing for tougher Iran sanctions as talks go on" Reuters / December 12, 2014 Israel will not press Washington to tighten sanctions on Iran while nuclear negotiations continue for the next six months, but will push for tough action if the talks' June deadline is not met, a senior Israeli official said on Thursday.... View Source ›

December 11, 2014

"UN nuke chief: more funds needed to monitor Iran" Associated Press / December 11, 2014 The head of the U.N. nuclear agency is asking key members of the organization to provide millions of dollars in extra funding that he says are needed to continue monitoring a deal temporarily restraining Iran's nuclear programs.... View Source ›

December 9, 2014

Carole E. Lee, "White House Tries to Hold Off New Iran Sanctions" The Wall Street Journal / December 9, 2014 The White House is stepping up its campaign to ward off new congressional sanctions on Iran after diplomatic talks over Tehran’s nuclear program were once again extended in November, this time for seven months.... View Source ›

December 9, 2014

"No bail for man charged with conspiring to export to Iran devices used in nuclear production" Associated Press / December 9, 2014 A Chinese man accused of conspiring to export to Iran devices that can be used in nuclear production was held without bail after making an initial court appearance on Monday.... View Source ›

December 8, 2014

"Inspections of nuclear sites to continue as per agenda" Zawya / December 8, 2014 Spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Behrouz Kamalvandi, said on Saturday that inspections of nuclear sites will continue based on schedule.... View Source ›

December 8, 2014

"Former EU top diplomat to continue nuclear talks with Iran" AFP / December 8, 2014 The EU's former top diplomat Catherine Ashton will continue negotiations with Iran on its contested nuclear programme after being named a special adviser by her successor, a statement said Friday.... View Source ›

December 5, 2014

Terry Atlas, "Corker Signals Caution on Iran Sanctions While Faulting Obama" Bloomberg / December 5, 2014 Senator Bob Corker, who’s in line to become chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee next month, signaled he may move slowly on legislation to impose additional sanctions on Iran over its nuclear activities.... View Source ›

December 4, 2014

Bradley Klapper, "New Iran Sanctions Supporters Seek Veto-Proof Bloc" Associated Press / December 4, 2014 Congressional hawks are struggling to build a veto-proof majority for new Iran sanctions despite wide discontent among lawmakers over the lack of progress from more than a year of nuclear talks with Iran, recently extended for seven more months.... View Source ›

December 4, 2014

Fredrik Dahl, "Iran atom deal seeks to plug any gaps on centrifuge R&D: experts" Reuters / December 4, 2014 Iran will refrain from expanding its testing of more efficient models of the machine used to refine uranium under an extended nuclear agreement with six world powers, according to U.S. experts with knowledge of the issue.... View Source ›

December 3, 2014

Fredrik Dahl, "U.N. watchdog seeks $5.7 million to monitor extended Iran nuclear deal" Reuters / December 3, 2014 The U.N. atomic agency says it needs an extra 4.6 million euros ($5.67 million) from member states to finance monitoring of an extended nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers, a document seen by Reuters said on Wednesday.... View Source ›

December 2, 2014

Fredrik Dahl, "Iran to turn uranium into reactor fuel under extended deal: source" Reuters / December 2, 2014 Iran will convert more of its higher-grade enriched uranium into reactor fuel under an extended nuclear deal with world powers, making the material less suitable for building atomic bombs, a diplomatic source and a U.S. think-tank said on Monday.... View Source ›

December 2, 2014

Laura Rozen, "Iran to limit centrifuge R&D under extension" Al-Monitor / December 2, 2014 Iran will limit research and development on its advanced centrifuges, grant the IAEA expanded access to its centrifuge facilities and convert half its stocks of 20% oxide into fuel for a research reactor under the terms of a seven-month extension on an interim nuclear deal reached with six world powers in Vienna last week.... View Source ›

December 2, 2014

Golnaz Esfandiari, "Khamenei Aide Calls For End To Criticism Of Nuclear Talks" Radio Free Europe / December 2, 2014 A top adviser to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called for an end to domestic criticism of Tehran's nuclear negotiations with major world powers.... View Source ›

December 2, 2014

Fredrik Dahl, "Iran says documents on alleged atom bomb research are full of mistakes" Reuters / December 2, 2014 Iran said it has provided evidence to the United Nations atomic agency showing that documents on suspected nuclear bomb research by the country were forged and riddled with errors.... View Source ›

November 28, 2014

Indira A.R. Lakshmanan, "Iran Reaps Less Cash From Eased Sanctions Than Predicted" Bloomberg / November 28, 2014 With world powers unable so far to win Iran’s agreement to curb its nuclear program, members of both parties in the new Republican-led U.S. Congress will push in January for more economic sanctions on the Islamic Republic.... View Source ›

November 28, 2014

"Iranian MP says parliament trusts nuclear negotiating team" Zawya / November 28, 2014 A member of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of Iranian parliament (Majlis) said that the assembly trusts in the country's nuclear negotiating team.... View Source ›

November 26, 2014

Louis Charbonneau and Jonathan Allen, "Domestic pressures in U.S., Iran threaten slow-moving nuclear talks" Reuters / November 26, 2014 A seven-month extension in talks between world powers and Iran on a deal to curb its nuclear program emboldened critics in Washington and Tehran, threatening to undermine further talks.... View Source ›

November 26, 2014

Fredrik Dahl, "Extended Iran nuclear talks leave bomb investigation in limbo" Reuters / November 26, 2014 A stalled U.N. watchdog investigation into allegations Iran conducted atomic bomb research looks unlikely to be revived by the decision to extend wider nuclear talks, diplomats and experts say.... View Source ›

November 25, 2014

Patricia Zengerle, "Iran extension prompts calls for more sanctions in U.S. Congress" Reuters / November 25, 2014 Several U.S. Republican lawmakers insisted on Monday that the extension of nuclear talks with Iran be accompanied by increased sanctions, setting the stage for a battle with the Obama administration after their party takes full control of Congress next year.... View Source ›

November 25, 2014

Fredrik Dahl, "Iran takes action to comply with interim nuclear deal - U.N. agency" Reuters / November 25, 2014 Iran has taken the necessary steps to continue to comply with an interim nuclear agreement, according to a U.N agency report seen by Reuters on Monday, as Tehran and six world powers gave themselves an extra seven months to clinch a final deal.... View Source ›

November 25, 2014

Parisa Hafezi and John Irish, "Iran's Rouhani says two sides' positions closer after nuclear talks" Reuters / November 25, 2014 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that the positions of Tehran and six major powers over its nuclear programme had come closer after a week of marathon talks that failed to clinch a final agreement.... View Source ›

November 25, 2014

"EU likely to extend freeze on some Iran sanctions" AFP / November 25, 2014 The European Union is likely to extend a freeze on certain sanctions against Iran after negotiations over the country's nuclear programme were prolonged by seven months, a diplomatic has source said.... View Source ›

November 24, 2014

"Iran nuclear talks likely to be extended to July: Western diplomat" Reuters / November 24, 2014 Iran and major world powers are likely to extend their talks over the Tehran's disputed nuclear program until July 2015, and aim to reach agreement on the "political pieces" by March, a Western diplomat close to the talks told Reuters on Monday.... View Source ›

November 21, 2014

"Iran rejects West's pressure on nuclear probe, offers site access" Reuters / November 21, 2014 Iran dismissed Western suspicions of atomic bomb research as "wrong and fabricated" on Thursday and said it would be ready to prove this by giving the U.N. nuclear agency access to a site where explosives experiments allegedly had taken place.... View Source ›

November 21, 2014

George Jahn and Matthew Lee, "Kerry, Zarif Leave Nuclear Talks, Returns Unclear" Associated Press / November 21, 2014 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iran's foreign minister decided Friday to pull back from nuclear talks in Vienna, leaving the future of the negotiations unclear less than four days before the deadline for a deal.... View Source ›

November 21, 2014

"Britain says 'long way to go' for Iran nuclear deal" Reuters / November 21, 2014 Six world powers and Iran have a "long way to go" if they are to succeed in reaching a nuclear agreement by a deadline of next Monday, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said.... View Source ›

November 21, 2014

Laurence Norman, "Iran Nuclear Talks Extension Would Be Tougher Sell Second Time" The Wall Street Journal / November 21, 2014 Try though they might to deny it, there are growing expectations that international negotiators in nuclear talks with Iran will need a second extension, beyond their Monday deadline.... View Source ›

November 21, 2014

"Russia says North Korea ready for renewal of nuclear talks" Reuters / November 21, 2014 Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday North Korea was ready to resume stalled international talks on its nuclear program.... View Source ›

November 20, 2014

Fredrik Dahl, "Iran still stalling as nuclear deal deadline looms: watchdog" Reuters / November 20, 2014 Iran has yet to explain suspected atomic bomb research to the U.N. nuclear agency, its head said on Thursday, just four days before a deadline for a comprehensive deal between Iran and six world powers to end the 12-year-old controversy.... View Source ›

November 20, 2014

"Iran refuses to give ground on key Arak reactor" AFP / November 20, 2014 Iran's nuclear chief on Thursday ruled out further negotiations on the design of a reactor that the West fears could be used to produce plutonium for an atomic bomb. The future of the Arak reactor is one of the main issues in talks between Iran and six world powers under way in Vienna aimed at striking a deal on Tehran's nuclear programme by November 24.... View Source ›

November 20, 2014

"Salehi refutes report on nuclear fuel transfer to Russia" IRNA / November 20, 2014 Vice-President and head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi has rejected reports on transfer of nuclear fuel by Iran to other countries such as Russia as fabrication.... View Source ›

November 19, 2014

Fredrik Dahl and Parisa Hafezi, "Iran to resist 'excessive' demands in push for nuclear deal" Reuters / November 19, 2014 Iran said it would resist Western pressure to make what it considered to be excessive concessions in nuclear talks that started on Tuesday, highlighting obstacles that could prevent a historic deal being reached by a Nov. 24 deadline.... View Source ›

November 19, 2014

"Kerry Holds Off On Joining Iran Nuclear Talks" Radio Free Europe / November 19, 2014 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has pushed back a visit to Vienna, where international negotiators are trying to seal a deal on Iran's nuclear program ahead of a commonly agreed November 24 deadline.... View Source ›

November 18, 2014

David E. Sanger, Steven Erlanger and Jodi Rudoren, "Iran Nuclear Pact Faces an Array of Opposing Forces" The New York Times / November 18, 2014 When President Obama wrote last month to Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, urging him to overcome a decade of mistrust and negotiate a deal limiting Tehran’s nuclear ambitions, it was perhaps the president’s last effort to reach a reconciliation with Iran that could remake the Middle East.... View Source ›

November 18, 2014

"U.S. 'disappointed' with Iran's IAEA cooperation ahead of nuclear talks" Reuters / November 18, 2014 The United States is disappointed with Iran's failure to engage with a U.N. nuclear agency investigation into suspected atomic bomb research, a U.S. envoy said on Monday.... View Source ›

November 17, 2014

"Final nuclear pact must include lifting of all sanctions, Iran insists" Tehran Times / November 17, 2014 The secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council has said that removing all sanctions and entitling Iran to enjoy its legal rights to use nuclear technology within the framework of the Non-Proliferation Treaty should be included in any final nuclear agreement.... View Source ›

November 14, 2014

Patricia Zengerle, "Lawmakers try, but fail, to force vote on Iran sanctions bill" Reuters / November 14, 2014 Republican lawmakers tried to force a vote in the U.S. Senate on Thursday on a bill to impose tough new sanctions on Iran if negotiators do not reach what they see as an acceptable nuclear deal, but the measure failed to move ahead.... View Source ›

November 14, 2014

"France's Fabius says key questions remain on Iran nuclear deal" Reuters / November 14, 2014 France said on Thursday that important questions still needed to be resolved regarding Iran's nuclear program but that it hoped to reach an agreement by Nov. 24.... View Source ›

November 13, 2014

"U.N. nuclear agency corrects data on Iran's uranium stockpile" Reuters / November 13, 2014 The U.N. atomic agency has corrected data to lower its estimate of the size of Iran's uranium stockpile, a figure watched ahead of this month's deadline for Tehran and six world powers to settle a dispute over Iran's nuclear program.... View Source ›

November 13, 2014

Louis Charbonneau and Parisa Hafezi, "Final deal in Iran nuclear talks unlikely by deadline: sources" Reuters / November 13, 2014 Despite nearly a year of negotiations, Iran and six major powers are unlikely to meet a Nov. 24 deadline to reach a final deal to lift international sanctions on Tehran in exchange for curbs on its nuclear program, officials say.... View Source ›

November 13, 2014

Fredrik Dahl, "Iran cites nationality for refusing to let in U.N. nuclear expert" Reuters / November 13, 2014 Iran said on Wednesday it did not let a U.N. atomic agency official into the country as part of a team investigating its disputed nuclear activities because of the person's nationality.... View Source ›

November 13, 2014

"Iran denies nuclear scientist killed in Syria: IRNA" Reuters / November 13, 2014 Iran denied on Wednesday a monitoring group's report that an Iranian nuclear scientist had been killed in Syria last week, according to the official IRNA news agency.... View Source ›

November 12, 2014

Thomas Grove, "Russia sees chance of deal at nuclear talks with Iran" Reuters / November 12, 2014 A senior Russian diplomat expressed optimism on Wednesday that a deal could be reached this month between world powers and Tehran on curbing Iran's nuclear program despite "deep gaps" on some issues.... View Source ›

November 12, 2014

Jay Solomon and Carol E. Lee, "Deadline for Iran Nuclear Accord in Doubt" The Wall Street Journal / November 12, 2014 Global powers and Iran signaled they will extend their diplomacy beyond a Nov. 24 deadline if necessary, as three days of talks aimed at curbing Tehran’s nuclear program failed to win any major breakthroughs.... View Source ›

November 12, 2014

Vladimir Isachenkov, "Russia to build more nuclear reactors in Iran" Associated Press / November 12, 2014 Russia signed a contract Tuesday to build two more nuclear reactors in Iran to be possibly followed by another six, a move intended to cement closer ties between the two nations.... View Source ›

November 10, 2014

Warren Strobel, "Iran, West hold unscheduled second day of nuclear talks" Reuters / November 10, 2014 Iran, the United States and the European Union began an unscheduled second day of talks on Monday over disagreements blocking the resolution of a confrontation over Tehran's nuclear program, U.S. and Iranian officials said.... View Source ›

November 6, 2014

Warren Strobel and John Irish, "Iran nuclear deal harder after Nov. 24 - Kerry" Reuters / November 6, 2014 Reaching a nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers will be more difficult if negotiations drag beyond a November 24 deadline, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday.... View Source ›

November 6, 2014

Parisa Hafezi and Mehrdad Balali, "Iran hardliners want nuclear deal but no ties with Washington" Reuters / November 6, 2014 Iran may be ready to reach a nuclear deal with world powers to revive its economy, but is in no rush to go further by restoring relations with the United States, calculating this would imperil its domestic support.... View Source ›

November 6, 2014

Lara Jakes, "US, France cite concerns about Iran nuclear talks" Associated Press / November 6, 2014 With time running out on the latest round of negotiations, France and the United States on Wednesday stepped up demands for Iran to prove that its nuclear program is peaceful - or risk scuttling the closest chance for a deal in years and losing a chance to ease crippling sanctions on Tehran's economy.... View Source ›

November 5, 2014

Fredrik Dahl, "IAEA report to highlight slow headway in Iran nuclear investigation" Reuters / November 5, 2014 A U.N. watchdog report this week is expected to show little progress in an investigation into suspected nuclear weapons research by Iran, diplomats said on Wednesday, a potential sticking point in six world powers' diplomacy with Tehran.... View Source ›

November 5, 2014

Paul Richter and Ramin Mostaghim, "Iranian website reports U.S. giving ground on nuclear centrifuges" Los Angeles Times / November 5, 2014 The Obama administration has agreed to allow Iran to operate 6,000 centrifuges to enrich uranium, up from a proposed ceiling of 4,000 reported two weeks ago, as part of negotiations for a nuclear deal, according to a website approved by the Iranian government.... View Source ›

November 5, 2014

Joel Schectman and Dion Nissenbaum, "Pentagon Sought Sanctions Exemptions for Iranian Investment in Afghanistan" The Wall Street Journal / November 5, 2014 As the U.S. struggled in recent years to help prop up Afghanistan’s anemic economy, the American military turned for help to an unlikely partner: Iran.... View Source ›

November 4, 2014

David E. Sanger, "Role for Russia Gives Iran Talks a Possible Boost" The New York Times / November 4, 2014 Iran has tentatively agreed to ship much of its huge stockpile of uranium to Russia if it reaches a broader nuclear deal with the West, according to officials and diplomats involved in the negotiations, potentially a major breakthrough in talks that have until now been deadlocked.... View Source ›

November 4, 2014

Jonathan Tirone, "Iran Nuclear Past Said Not Impediment to Ending Standoff" Bloomberg / November 4, 2014 Iran’s reluctance to address allegations that it pursued nuclear weapons in the past won’t impede officials seeking a far-reaching accord regulating its atomic future, said diplomats briefed on the matter.... View Source ›

November 3, 2014

David Lerman, "World Powers to Meet With Iran on Nuclear Talks in Oman" Bloomberg / November 3, 2014 Iran will meet with the U.S. and other world powers next week in Oman in advance of a Nov. 24 deadline for a deal that would curtail Tehran’s nuclear program.... View Source ›

November 3, 2014

David E. Sanger, "U.N. Says Iran Is Silent on Efforts for a Bomb" The New York Times / November 3, 2014 At a moment when American negotiators say they see some signs of movement on the part of Iran toward a broad nuclear deal with the United States, the head of the United Nations nuclear inspection organization declared Friday that Iran had stopped answering the agency’s questions about suspected past efforts to design the components of a bomb.... View Source ›

November 3, 2014

Ramin Mostaghim and Paul Richter, "Iranian filmmakers get bad reviews at home over nuclear deal statement" Los Angeles Times / November 3, 2014 As part of a broader charm offensive toward the outside world, Iran’s government last month enlisted six of the country’s top filmmakers to help persuade the West to give Iran more lenient terms in negotiations over its nuclear program.... View Source ›

October 31, 2014

Osamu Tsukimori, "Asia buys less Iran crude, but volumes back above 1 million barrels-per-day" Reuters / October 31, 2014 Asian buyers of Iranian crude imported 6.6 percent less in September than a year ago, the first on-year decline since December, but shipments rose back above the 1 million barrels-per-day mark allowed under a deal that eased Western sanctions.... View Source ›

October 30, 2014

"Iran wants sanctions lifted before nuclear deal" AFP / October 30, 2014 Iran wants all Western sanctions to be lifted before striking a deal on its contested nuclear programme by a November deadline, a top official said Wednesday.... View Source ›

October 30, 2014

Nasser Karimi, "Iran Foils Sabotage Attempt on Heavy Water Tanks" Associated Press / October 30, 2014 Iranian authorities have foiled a sabotage attempt involving tanks used for the transportation of heavy water, a key component in nuclear reactors, an Iranian newspaper reported on Thursday.... View Source ›

October 30, 2014

Anthony DiPaola and Golnar Motevalli, "Iran’s Oil Revenue Falls 30% Because of Global Price Decline" Bloomberg / Iran’s revenue from crude sales, the OPEC member’s biggest export, dropped 30 percent because of the recent decline in global oil prices, according to President Hassan Rouhani.... View Source ›

October 29, 2014

Jay Solomon and Maria Abi-Habib, "U.S., Iran Relations Move to Détente" The Wall Street Journal / October 29, 2014 The Obama administration and Iran, engaged in direct nuclear negotiations and facing a common threat from Islamic State militants, have moved into an effective state of détente over the past year, according to senior U.S. and Arab officials.... View Source ›

October 29, 2014

Thomas Erdbrink, "Economic Pain Looms Large for Iranians in Nuclear Negotiations" The New York Times / October 29, 2014 Mohammad Heydarian, an Iranian contractor, still has work finishing off a single-family home. But things look bleak after that, he said. He has already fired his workers, and he is struggling to make ends meet, providing for his wife and two teenage children.... View Source ›

October 28, 2014

"Slim chances of Iran nuclear deal by deadline" AFP / October 28, 2014 A deal on Iran's contested nuclear programme before a November 24 deadline is highly unlikely, a Western diplomat close to negotiations said on Monday.... View Source ›

October 28, 2014

"Iranian FM, other nuclear negotiators visit Fordo and Natanz sites" Tehran Times / October 28, 2014 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, along with the country’s team of nuclear negotiators, visited Fordo and Natanz uranium enrichment facilities in central Iran on Monday.... View Source ›

October 27, 2014

Paul Richter, "Nuclear negotiators again discuss extending their talks with Iran" LA Times / October 25, 2014 With talks nearly deadlocked and their deadline one month away, six world powers seeking a nuclear deal with Iran have begun discussing whether to again extend negotiations, according to Western officials.... View Source ›

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 ›