Daily News: iran

March 27, 2015

George Jahn and Matthew Lee, "Iran may run centrifuges at fortified site" Reuters / March 27, 2015 The United States is considering letting Tehran run hundreds of centrifuges at a once-secret, fortified underground bunker in exchange for limits on centrifuge work and research and development at other sites, officials have told The Associated Press.... View Source ›

March 27, 2015

John Irish and Louis Charbonneau, "Iran's Rouhani intervenes as deadline for nuclear deal approaches" Reuters / March 27, 2015 Iran's president spoke with the leaders of France, Britain, China and Russia on Thursday in an apparent effort to break an impasse to a nuclear deal between Tehran and major world powers.... View Source ›

March 27, 2015

Jordain Carney, "Senators endorse Iran sanctions in budget vote" The Hill / March 27, 2015 Senators unanimously approved an amendment Thursday that backs bolstering sanctions against Iran if President Obama can't verify that the country is following a nuclear deal. ... View Source ›

March 26, 2015

Michael R. Gordon, "Iran Nuclear Deal May Be Done by Next Week, U.S. Official Says" The New York Times / March 26, 2015 In the Obama administration’s most hopeful prognosis on its talks with Iran, a senior State Department official said Wednesday that it was possible to conclude a new accord on that nation’s nuclear program by early next week.... View Source ›

March 26, 2015

Julia Edwards, "Schlumberger pleads guilty to violating U.S. sanctions on Iran, Sudan" Reuters / March 26, 2015 The U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday that a subsidiary of Schlumberger Oilfield Holdings had pleaded guilty to violating U.S. sanctions related to Iran and Sudan and would pay a $237.2 million fine.... View Source ›

March 26, 2015

Jonathan Saul and Florence Tan, "Iran storing 30 million barrels of oil at sea" Reuters / March 26, 2015 Iran is storing at least 30 million barrels of oil on its fleet of supertankers as Western sanctions continue to keep a lid on sales, tanker market sources say.... View Source ›

March 25, 2015

"Iran to insist all sanctions lifted in any nuclear deal: foreign minister" Reuters / March 25, 2015 Iran will insist that all sanctions against it are lifted as a condition for a nuclear deal, the foreign minister said on Wednesday, showing no sign of compromise on a major sticking point in its talks with world powers set to resume this week.... View Source ›

March 25, 2015

Amir Vahdat, "Iran says no snap inspections of nuclear sites" Associated Press / March 25, 2015 An Iranian official on Tuesday rebuked the chief of the U.N. atomic agency for demanding snap inspections of Iran’s nuclear sites, saying the request hindered efforts to reach an agreement with world powers, state TV reported.... View Source ›

March 25, 2015

Erik Wasson, "Senators to Seek Symbolic Vote on U.S. Sanctions on Iran" Bloomberg / March 25, 2015 Republican Senator Mark Kirk said he’ll seek to force a symbolic vote on increased U.S. sanctions against Iran during debate this week on the federal budget.... View Source ›

March 24, 2015

Adam Entous, "Israel Spied on Iran Nuclear Talks With U.S." The Wall Street Journal / March 24, 2015 Soon after the U.S. and other major powers entered negotiations last year to curtail Iran’s nuclear program, senior White House officials learned Israel was spying on the closed-door talks.... View Source ›

March 24, 2015

Thomas Erdbrink, "Iran’s Hard-Liners Show Restraint on Nuclear Talks With U.S." The New York Times / March 24, 2015 A coterie of Iran’s hard-line Shiite Muslim clerics and Revolutionary Guards commanders is usually vocal on the subject of the Iranian nuclear program, loudly proclaiming the country’s right to pursue its interests and angrily denouncing the United States.... View Source ›

March 23, 2015

"Iran urges world to find ‘common position’ for nuclear deal" Associated Press / March 23, 2015 A senior Iranian nuclear negotiator has urged world powers to find a “common position” to achieve a “balanced” final nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic as a deadline for negotiations looms.... View Source ›

March 23, 2015

Indira Lakshmanan, Golnar Motevalli and David Lerman, "Iran Talks Set for Decisive Week as Leaders Say Deal Reachable" Bloomberg / March 23, 2015 Diplomats and leaders seeking an accord on Iran’s nuclear program said a deal is achievable as they prepare to enter a potentially decisive week for the talks.... View Source ›

March 20, 2015

"Draft agreement cuts Iran’s nuclear hardware" Associated Press / March 20, 2015 The United States and Iran are drafting elements of a nuclear deal that commits Tehran to a 40 percent cut in the number of machines it could use to make an atomic bomb, officials told The Associated Press on Thursday. In return, the Iranians would get quick relief from some crippling economic sanctions and a partial lift of a U.N. embargo on conventional arms.... View Source ›

March 20, 2015

John Irish and Lesley Wroughton, "European negotiator says framework accord with Iran unlikely soon" Reuters / March 20, 2015 Six world powers are unlikely to reach a framework agreement with Iran on its nuclear work in the coming days as the sides are still far apart on key issues, a senior European negotiator said on Thursday, blaming Tehran for failing to compromise.... View Source ›

March 20, 2015

Terry Atlas, "Obama Wants Congress to Vote on Iran Sanctions — in 10 Years" Bloomberg / March 20, 2015 U.S. lawmakers should wait at least a decade before voting on lifting sanctions as part of any nuclear deal with Iran, a top Obama administration official said.... View Source ›

March 19, 2015

"US says deal would bar Iran nuclear bomb 'in perpetuity'" AFP / March 19, 2015 The Obama administration insisted before skeptical lawmakers Thursday that any deal with Iran would ensure for "perpetuity" that it could not develop nuclear weapons.... View Source ›

March 19, 2015

Carol Morello, "Iran’s foreign minister says no nuclear pact this week" The Washington Post / March 19, 2015 Iran’s chief negotiator in nuclear talks played down Wednesday the likelihood of an agreement this week, saying the discussions have not progressed to a point where the presence of all involved parties was needed to formalize a deal.... View Source ›

March 17, 2015

Indira Lakshmanan and Kambiz Foroohar, "Any Major Element of Iran Talks Could Be Deal Breaker, U.S. Says" Bloomberg / March 17, 2015 With two weeks to go until an end-of-March deadline to negotiate a political agreement restricting Iran’s nuclear program, any major element in the talks is a potential deal-breaker, a senior Obama administration official said.... View Source ›

March 17, 2015

Carol Morello, "Iranian negotiators raise concerns about GOP letter in session with Kerry" The Washington Post / March 17, 2015 Iranian negotiators meeting with U.S. officials Monday expressed concern over a letter from Senate Republicans warning that a nuclear deal with President Obama might not outlast his time in office.... View Source ›

March 17, 2015

Paul Richter, "Top-secret U.S. replica of Iran nuclear sites key to weapons deal" Los Angeles Times / March 17, 2015 Inside a top-security building at a classified U.S. site, government experts intensely monitor rows of tall, cylindrical machines that may offer the Obama administration its best hope for persuading the public to back a nuclear deal with Iran.... View Source ›

March 17, 2015

Yeganeh Torbati, "Iran nuclear deal may open oil taps in months, not weeks" Reuters / March 17, 2015 A possible deal over Iran's nuclear program that would phase out economic sanctions against Tehran is unlikely to flood world markets with more oil any time soon, despite Iran's declared intention to claw back market share lost because of the curbs.... View Source ›

March 17, 2015

Louis Charbonneau and Parisa Hafezi, "West hopes for Iran concessions in nuclear talks" Reuters / March 17, 2015 ould help clinch a political agreement in nuclear talks this week after the United States and European powers voiced a willingness to compromise on suspending U.N. sanctions, officials said.... View Source ›

March 17, 2015

Indira Lakshmanan, "Nuclear Deal Now Up to Iran as Deadline Nears, Kerry Says" Bloomberg / March 17, 2015 “The clock is ticking” to an end-of-March deadline, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he doesn’t know yet if Iran will agree to a strict, verifiable deal to ensure it can’t acquire a nuclear weapon.... View Source ›

March 13, 2015

Louis Charbonneau, "Major nations hold talks on ending U.N. sanctions on Iran - officials" Reuters / March 13, 2015 Major world powers have begun talks about a United Nations Security Council resolution to lift U.N. sanctions on Iran if a nuclear agreement is struck with Tehran, a step that could make it harder for the U.S. Congress to undo a deal, Western officials said.... View Source ›

March 13, 2015

"European diplomats express unease over GOP senators' letter to Iran" Associated Press / March 13, 2015 European diplomats involved in nuclear negotiations with Iran are expressing unease about an open letter sent this week by Senate Republicans to Iranian leaders, telling them that any deal may not survive beyond the Obama administration.... View Source ›

March 12, 2015

Sam Wilkin, "Khamenei condemns Republican letter on Iran, bemoans U.S. 'tricks'" Reuters / March 12, 2015 Iran's Supreme Leader hit out on Thursday at a letter by U.S. Republican senators threatening to undo any nuclear deal between Washington and Tehran, saying he was worried because the United States was known for "backstabbing", Mehr news agency reported.... View Source ›

March 11, 2015

"Iran says lawmakers' letter has sapped trust in US" AFP / March 11, 2015 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told top clerics Tuesday a letter from Republican senators undermining a possible nuclear deal had sapped Tehran's confidence in dealings with the United States.... View Source ›

March 11, 2015

"EU to host Iran nuclear talks in Brussels on Monday" AFP / March 11, 2015 The European Union will host talks in Brussels Monday with the British, French, German and Iranian foreign ministers on Tehran's contested nuclear programme as a deadline at the end of March nears.... View Source ›

March 10, 2015

"Iran to Allow Inspectors Access to Disputed Site" Associated Press / March 10, 2015 Iranian state television is reporting that officials are again willing to give international nuclear inspectors access to a site where purported experiments on high explosives may have taken place.... View Source ›

March 10, 2015

"UN-Iran Meeting on Alleged Nuke Weapons Work 'Useful'" Associated Press / March 10, 2015 A U.N. nuclear agency official probing allegations that Iran worked on atomic arms says talks in Tehran were "useful" and the sides have agreed to meet again next month.... View Source ›

March 10, 2015

Peter Baker, "G.O.P. Senators’ Letter to Iran About Nuclear Deal Angers White House" The New York Times / March 10, 2015 The fractious debate over a possible nuclear deal with Iran escalated on Monday as 47 Republican senators warned Iran about making an agreement with President Obama, and the White House accused them of undercutting foreign policy.... View Source ›

March 9, 2015

Peter Baker, "Obama Says Nuclear Deal Offered to Iran Tests Whether It Is Serious" The New York Times / March 9, 2015 President Obama said that he and other world leaders have offered Iran an “extraordinarily reasonable deal” that will test whether the leadership of the Islamic nation is serious about at last resolving the dispute over its nuclear program.... View Source ›

March 9, 2015

Parisa Hafezi, "Iran, IAEA officials meet ahead of March nuclear deadline - ISNA" Reuters / March 9, 2015 Iran and the U.N. nuclear watchdog hold talks in Tehran on Monday, the Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) reported, ahead of a March deadline for a framework agreement on Iran's nuclear programme between Tehran and six major powers.... View Source ›

March 9, 2015

Arshad Mohammed and John Irish, "U.S., France "on same page" over Iran, want stronger deal" Reuters / March 9, 2015 The United States and France sought on Saturday to play down any disagreements over nuclear talks with Iran, saying they both agreed the accord now under discussion needed to be strengthened.... View Source ›

March 6, 2015

Louis Charbonneau, "Iran hints might be open to 10-year partial freeze of nuclear work" Reuters / March 6, 2015 Iran's foreign minister on Thursday suggested that a 10-year moratorium on some aspects of the country's nuclear program might be acceptable to Tehran, though he declined to discuss the issue in detail.... View Source ›

March 6, 2015

"IAEA Team Due in Tehran for Technical talks" Farsnews / March 6, 2015 A team of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is planning to visit Tehran later this month to hold technical talks with senior officials of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI).... View Source ›

March 6, 2015

Julie Hirschfeld Davis, "Senate Will Postpone Debate on Iran" The New York Times / March 6, 2015 Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky and the majority leader, will postpone consideration of a bill giving Congress the authority to review any deal President Obama reaches with Iran on its nuclear program, bowing to opposition from Democrats who charged that he was rushing the measure. ... View Source ›

March 5, 2015

"Official: U.S. aiming for March 'understanding' with Iran on nukes" Chicago Tribune / March 5, 2015 A senior U.S. official sought Wednesday to tamp down expectations that negotiations with Iran will result in a formal, preliminary deal this month outlining constraints on Tehran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief for the Islamic Republic.... View Source ›

March 5, 2015

Laurence Norman, "Iran Talks Closer on One-Year Nuclear ‘Breakout’ Demand" The Wall Street Journal / March 5, 2015 Iran and six major powers are nearing an understanding that a final nuclear deal must be structured around the U.S. demand that Tehran stay at least a year away from amassing enough fuel for a nuclear weapon, according to people familiar with the negotiations.... View Source ›

March 5, 2015

Jo Biddle, "US says 'tough challenges' remain in Iran nuclear talks" AFP / March 5, 2015 The United States said tough challenges remained to seal a nuclear deal with Iran, vowing not to be distracted by external politics in its quest to stop Tehran acquiring the atomic bomb.... View Source ›

March 4, 2015

"Iran looking into developing small reactors" Tehran Times / March 4, 2015 The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran plans to build small nuclear reactors, AEOI chief Ali Akbar Salehi has announced.... View Source ›

March 3, 2015

"UN nuclear watchdog says Iran still withholding key information" Al Jazeera / March 3, 2015 The head of the United Nations' nuclear watchdog said Monday that Iran had still not handed over key information to his staff, and that his body's investigation into Tehran's atomic program could not continue indefinitely.... View Source ›

March 2, 2015

Julia Edwards, "Obama to veto bill letting Congress weigh in on Iran deal" Reuters / March 2, 2015 President Barack Obama would veto a bill recently introduced in the U.S. Senate allowing Congress to weigh in on any deal the United States and other negotiating countries reach with Iran on its nuclear capabilities, the White House said on Saturday.... View Source ›

March 2, 2015

David E. Sanger and Michael R. Gordon, "White House Offers Rebuttal Before Netanyahu’s Speech" The New York Times / March 2, 2015 Just four days before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to a joint meeting of Congress, the Obama administration sought on Friday to refute the Israeli leader’s expected critique, arguing that he has failed to present a feasible alternative to American proposals for constraining Iran’s nuclear program.... View Source ›

March 2, 2015

Michael R. Gordon, "Kerry Is Pushing for Agreement in Iran Nuclear Talks" The New York Times / March 2, 2015 They have spent long hours alone together. They exchange private emails. Their walk along the Rhone River in Geneva in January so unnerved hard-line lawmakers in Tehran that they signed a petition fretting about the duo’s unseemly “intimacy.”... View Source ›

February 27, 2015

Oren Dorell, "U.S. casts doubt on secret Iran nuke facility" USA Today / February 27, 2015 The State Department on Thursday cast doubt on claims by an Iranian dissident group that it has discovered a secret underground Iranian nuclear facility.... View Source ›

February 27, 2015

Jihad Fakhreddine and Travis Owen, "Iranians More Hopeful for Nuclear Deal" Gallup / February 27, 2015 As negotiations continue between Iran and six major global powers about the future of the country's nuclear program, Iranians have more hope than they did in 2013 that both sides will eventually reach an agreement.... View Source ›

February 26, 2015

"Rouhani seeks clergy support in holy city " Gulf Today / February 26, 2015 President Hassan Rouhani, as decision time looms for a nuclear deal with world powers, sought Wednesday to win the support of the religious community at the "backbone" of the Islamic republic.... View Source ›

February 25, 2015

Jonathan Saul, Parisa Hafezi and Louis Charbonneau, "Exclusive: Iran smuggles in $1 billion of bank notes to skirt sanctions - sources" Reuters / February 25, 2015 At least $1 billion in cash has been smuggled into Iran as it seeks to avoid Western sanctions, a bigger figure than previously reported, Iranian officials and Western intelligence and diplomatic sources say.... View Source ›

February 24, 2015

Shadia Nasralla, "Iran says to speed up work with IAEA as deadline looms" Reuters / February 24, 2015 The U.S. and Iran are exploring a nuclear deal that would keep Tehran from amassing enough material to make a bomb for at least a decade, but could then allow it to gradually build up its capabilities again.... View Source ›

February 24, 2015

Jodi Rudoren, "Israeli Views on Iran Diverged, Reports Say" The New York Times / February 24, 2015 Shortly after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel’s dire warning at the United Nations in 2012 that Iran was a mere months away from being able to develop a nuclear bomb, Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency presented a more sober assessment that did not support Mr. Netanyahu’s timetable.... View Source ›

February 24, 2015

Laurence Norman, "U.S., Iran Explore Option of 10-Year Nuclear Freeze" The Wall Street Journal / February 24, 2015 The U.S. and Iran are exploring a nuclear deal that would keep Tehran from amassing enough material to make a bomb for at least a decade, but could then allow it to gradually build up its capabilities again.... View Source ›

February 23, 2015

Bradley Klapper and George Jahn, "Phased Iran-US nuclear deal taking shape" Associated Press / February 23, 2015 The United States and Iran are shaping the contours of a deal that would initially freeze Tehran's nuclear program but would allow it to slowly ramp up activities that could be used to make nuclear arms over the last years of the agreement's duration.... View Source ›

February 20, 2015

"UN: Probe of alleged Iranian nuke weapons program stalled" Associated Press / February 20, 2015 The U.N. nuclear agency reported deadlock Thursday in its probe of allegations that Iran worked on atomic arms — an assessment that further dims hopes that Tehran and six world powers could negotiate a full nuclear deal by their June deadline.... View Source ›

February 20, 2015

"Kerry, Iran FM to hold fresh nuclear talks" AFP / February 20, 2015 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and top US diplomat John Kerry will meet in Geneva this weekend for talks on Tehran's nuclear program, Iranian and American officials said Thursday.... View Source ›

February 19, 2015

"Iran, U.S. to hold talks in Geneva to narrow nuclear gaps: IRNA" Reuters / February 19, 2015 Iran and U.S. negotiators will hold talks over Tehran's disputed nuclear program in Geneva on Friday to narrow remaining gaps aimed at ending a 12-year standoff with six major powers, Iran's state news agency IRNA reported on Thursday.... View Source ›

February 19, 2015

Thomas Erdbrink, "Supreme Leader Doubts Talks Will End Iran Sanctions" The New York Times / February 19, 2015 Iran’s supreme leader said on Wednesday that he did not believe that all sanctions against his country would be lifted, a move he had previously said was an essential condition for nuclear talks to succeed.... View Source ›

February 18, 2015

Hugh Bronstein, "Argentina asks U.S. to include 1994 bombing in Iran nuclear talks" Reuters / February 18, 2015 Argentina wants the United States to help it get to the bottom of a deadly 1994 bombing at the heart of a current political scandal by including the crime in the U.S. nuclear talks with Iran, its foreign minister said on Tuesday.... View Source ›

February 17, 2015

Barak Ravid, "Fearing leaks, U.S. 'limiting' information it shares with Israel on Iran nuke talks" Haaretz / February 17, 2015 The Americans fear Netanyahu will make use of the information given to Israel for his own political needs, and will try to undermine the talks between Iran and the big powers.... View Source ›

February 17, 2015

"China's foreign minister pushes Iran on nuclear deal" Reuters / February 17, 2015 A deal with Iran on its controversial nuclear program would help it escape from sanctions and allow more efforts to be spent on economic development, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said during a trip to Tehran.... View Source ›

February 17, 2015

"Iran refutes claim supreme leader wrote US president" Associated Press / February 17, 2015 Iran has denied a report that its supreme leader wrote a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama, the Islamic Republic’s official news agency reported, as the country negotiates with world powers over its contested nuclear program.... View Source ›

February 13, 2015

Elise Labott, "Majority of Israelis don't trust Obama on Iran" CNN / February 12, 2015 Nearly three in four Israelis don't trust President Barack Obama to stop Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, according to a new survey among likely voters who also have an increasingly negative perception of the U.S. President.... View Source ›

February 12, 2015

Babak Dehghanpisheh, "Iran's Rouhani says goal of nuclear negotiations is 'win-win' outcome" Reuters / February 11, 2015 President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday the goal of Iran's negotiations with world powers on its nuclear program was a "win-win" outcome, a further signal that Tehran could accept a compromise to defuse a stand-off that has raised fears of war.... View Source ›

February 12, 2015

Golnar Motevali, "Iran nuclear deal must end all sanctions, Rouhani tells rally" Washington Post / February 11, 2015 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that he’s seeking the removal of all sanctions against his country during negotiations with world powers on a nuclear deal.... View Source ›

February 11, 2015

AFP, "US only power still in talks with Iran on nukes — senator Read more: US only power still in talks with Iran on nukes -- senato" AFP / February 10, 2015 Five of the six world powers negotiating with Iran over its nuclear program have stepped back, leaving Washington to hammer out a deal with Tehran, a key US lawmaker said Tuesday.... View Source ›

February 11, 2015

Associated Press, "Iran marks Islamic Revolution anniversary amid nuclear talks" AP / February 11, 2015 Iran marked the anniversary of its 1979 Islamic Revolution on Wednesday with massive rallies, with many chanting against the U.S. and Israel as the country tries to reach a permanent deal with world powers over its contested nuclear program.... View Source ›

February 10, 2015

Nedra Pickler, "Obama: Time has come for Iran to decide on nuclear deal" AP / February 10, 2015 President Barack Obama said Monday that the time has come for Iran to decide whether to accept a nuclear deal, and he acknowledged "very real differences" with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the negotiations.... View Source ›

February 10, 2015

Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Isabel Kershner, "Obama and Netanyahu Clash From Afar Over Israeli’s Planned Speech" NYTimes / February 9, 2015 The latest conflict between President Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel erupted into public view on Monday, as the two leaders clashed from afar over Mr. Netanyahu’s plans to visit Washington next month and the direction of negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program.... View Source ›

February 10, 2015

Agence France-Presse, "Ex-congressman visits Iran and makes urgent call for better ties" AFP / February 9, 2015 Jim Slattery – who says it was first invited trip by a US lawmaker since 1979 – says Iran could fall back under rule of hardliners without nuclear deal.... View Source ›

February 9, 2015

Associated Press, "Israel will try to halt 'dangerous' nuclear deal with Iran" AP / February 8, 2015 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel will do everything it can to prevent world powers from reaching a "bad and dangerous deal" with Iran over its disputed nuclear program.... View Source ›

February 9, 2015

Agence France-Presse, "Kerry: No Iran talks extension without 'outlines' of a deal" AFP / February 8, 2015 US Secretary of State John Kerry ruled out extending a March 31 deadline for Iran nuclear talks unless the basic framework of an agreement is hammered out, speaking in an interview aired Sunday.... View Source ›

February 9, 2015

Michael R. Gordon and Steven Erlanger, "Deadline Nearing, Iran Presses for Progress in Nuclear Talks" NYTimes / February 8, 2015 Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, said Sunday that Tehran did not favor another extension of the talks on limiting its nuclear program and expected economic sanctions to be quickly lifted if an accord was reached.... View Source ›

February 9, 2015

Associated Press, "Ire over Netanyahu’s speech, but Dems hopes to limit fallout" AP / February 7, 2015 The Israeli prime minister’s upcoming speech to Congress without President Barack Obama’s blessing has angered Democratic lawmakers, but they see little remedy except to hope for minimal damage to their party and U.S.-Israel relations.... View Source ›

February 9, 2015

Mehrdad Balali and Shadia Nasralla, "Iran's Khamenei hints ready to accept fair nuclear deal as talks proceed" Reuters / February 8, 2015 Iran's paramount leader suggested on Sunday he could back a fair nuclear accord with world powers in which neither side got everything it wanted, boosting Iranian negotiators under fire from hardliners at home opposed to rapprochement with the West.... View Source ›

February 6, 2015

"Kerry, Zarif to Hold Nuclear Talks" VOA / February 6, 2015 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif will meet in Munich Friday to discuss the negotiations on Iran's nuclear program.... View Source ›

February 6, 2015

Bill Spindle, "In Iran, as in U.S., Nuclear Deal is Hotly Debated" The Wall Street Journal / February 6, 2015 In the chamber of Iran’s parliament recently, consternation mounted quickly over what hard-liners saw as a grave development: The foreign minister had taken a private stroll through a Geneva garden with his American counterpart, John Kerry, during a break in nuclear negotiations.... View Source ›

February 5, 2015

"Kerry to meet with Iranian foreign minister in Germany" Associated Press / February 5, 2015 A State Department officials says that Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in Munich, Germany on Saturday to discuss the ongoing nuclear negotiations.... View Source ›

February 5, 2015

Rick Gladstone, "Iran’s President Accuses West of Distorting Atomic Plans" The New York Times / February 5, 2015 Portraying himself to be as tough as his domestic critics, President Hassan Rouhani of Iran criticized nuclear-armed powers on Wednesday, singling out the United States and Israel for what he described as false and hypocritical warnings about Iranian atomic ambitions.... View Source ›

February 5, 2015

"Iranian nuclear negotiators face further criticism" Al-Monitor / February 5, 2015 There are murmurs in Tehran that the pressure on the moderate nuclear negotiation team is rising. A hard-line figure has admitted in an interview with Al-Monitor on condition of anonymity that his like-minded friends have made a string of targeted attacks against foreign minister and chief nuclear negotiator Mohammad Javad Zarif and his team.... View Source ›

February 4, 2015

"US, Iran discussing nuclear talks compromise" Associated Press / February 4, 2015 With time for negotiations running short, the U.S and Iran are discussing a compromise that would let Iran keep much of its uranium-enriching technology but reduce its potential to make nuclear weapons, two diplomats tell The Associated Press.... View Source ›

February 3, 2015

Marissa Newman, "Iranian bill aims to step up nuclear program if sanctions added" The Times of Israel / February 3, 2015 220 MPs sign proposal, which also calls for any deal with West to lift all sanctions.... View Source ›

February 2, 2015

"Iran holds counter-sabotage drills in Fordo N. site" ISNA / February 2, 2015 Iran successfully staged series of unannounced counter-sabotage drills in Fordo enrichment site, central Iran, with the aim of dealing with any possible sabotage.... View Source ›

February 2, 2015

"Rouhani accuses Iranian hardliners of 'cheering on' other side in atom talks" Reuters / February 2, 2015 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, growing frustrated with hardline resistance to a nuclear deal with the West, accused opponents on Saturday of effectively "cheering on" the other side in Tehran's grueling negotiations with world powers.... View Source ›

January 30, 2015

"Iran says nuclear talks with Europeans 'promising' but no progress" Reuters / January 30, 2015 Iran said talks with France, Germany and Britain on Thursday on its nuclear program were "promising" but more work was needed to settle the 12-year standoff, the official IRNA news agency reported.... View Source ›

January 28, 2015

David E. Sanger, "In Reprieve to Obama, Senate Democrats Agree to Wait on Iran Sanctions" The New York Times / January 28, 2015 Ten Senate Democrats who have advocated putting more sanctions on Iran gave the White House a two-month reprieve on Tuesday, saying they would wait until after the late-March deadline for completing the outlines of a deal to restrain Tehran’s nuclear program before voting for a bill that President Obama has said would undermine any chance of reaching an agreement.... View Source ›

January 27, 2015

Patricia Zengerle, "Democratic senators set resolution countering push for tougher Iran sanctions" Reuters / January 27, 2015 Democratic U.S. senators introduced a resolution on Monday opposing more sanctions on Iran unless nuclear talks fail or Tehran breaks an agreement, countering a push for tougher sanctions backed by Republicans that President Barack Obama has pledged to veto.... View Source ›

January 27, 2015

Molly O'Toole, "Iran Sanctions Showdown Is Drawing New Battlelines in Congress" Defense One / January 27, 2015 The real fight over Iran sanctions isn’t between the White House and the new Republican majority in Congress — it’s a no-holds-barred, intra-party battle that, until now, has largely been fought behind closed doors and between the lines of statements to the press in the U.S. Capitol and capitals worldwide.... View Source ›

January 26, 2015

Amir Vahdat, "Iran Foreign Minister Summoned to Explain Stroll With Kerry" Associated Press / January 26, 2015 Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has been summoned before parliament to explain his recent public stroll with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, according to a Sunday report by the country's official IRNA news agency.... View Source ›

January 26, 2015

"Iran lawmakers drafting law on nuclear enrichment hike" AFP / January 26, 2015 Iran's parliament has started to draft a law that would allow the country's nuclear scientists to intensify their uranium enrichment, a step that could complicate ongoing talks with world powers.... View Source ›

January 23, 2015

"EU court scraps sanctions on Iran bank, shipping concerns" Associated Press / January 23, 2015 A European Union high court has annulled sanctions that the 28-nation bloc imposed on an Iranian bank and a shipping line and companies linked to it, over Tehran's nuclear program.... View Source ›

January 22, 2015

Anne Gearan, "Clinton backs Obama on opposing new Iran sanctions" The Washington Post / January 22, 2015 New congressional sanctions on Iran would give Iranian allies Russia and China an excuse to to back out of international negotiations and destroy chances for a nuclear deal, former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday.... View Source ›

January 22, 2015

Josh Rogin and Eli Lake, "Israeli Mossad Goes Rogue, Warns U.S. on Iran Sanctions" BloombergView / January 22, 2015 The Israeli intelligence agency Mossad has broken ranks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, telling U.S. officials and lawmakers that a new Iran sanctions bill in the U.S. Congress would tank the Iran nuclear negotiations.... View Source ›

January 22, 2015

Martin Matishak , "Administration opposes up-or-down vote on Iran nuclear deal" The Hill / January 22, 2015 The State Departments’ No.2 diplomat on Wednesday signaled the administration would oppose an up-or-down vote on any nuclear agreement reached with Iran.... View Source ›

January 22, 2015

"U.S. official: negotiators look to March for agreement on 'core' Iran deal" Reuters / January 22, 2015 U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday international negotiators hope to reach an agreement in March on all of the core elements on an agreement with Iran to curb its nuclear program.... View Source ›

January 21, 2015

"Russia says progress on Iran nuclear talks possible by end-June" Reuters / January 21, 2015 Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday there had been progress in world powers' talks with Iran on its nuclear program and there were grounds to believe an agreement could be reached by an end-June deadline.... View Source ›

January 21, 2015

Thomas Grove, "Russia may send S-300 missile system to Iran - media" Reuters / January 21, 2015 Russia might deliver a long-overdue S-300 air defense missile system to Iran, honoring a contract that was canceled in 2010 following strong pressure from the West, Iranian and Russian media said on Tuesday.... View Source ›

January 21, 2015

Deb Riechmann, "Senate opens showdown with Obama over Iran sanctions" Associated Press / January 21, 2015 Senators are pushing to have a say about the ongoing international negotiations aimed at preventing Iran from developing nuclear weapons, a move they say will further destabilize an increasingly volatile Mideast.... View Source ›

January 16, 2015

"US lawmaker: Senate to begin Iran debate by February" AFP / January 16, 2015 The US Senate will begin debate within weeks on whether to slap new sanctions on Iran and demand congressional approval power over any nuclear deal reached with Tehran, a top lawmaker said Thursday.... View Source ›

January 16, 2015

"Iran considers resumption of nuclear enrichment if sanctions hiked" Middle East Online / January 16, 2015 Lawmakers are considering push toward resuming unlimited uranium enrichment if United States imposes new sanctions on Tehran.... View Source ›

January 15, 2015

"Kerry says may meet Iran's Zarif again this week" Reuters / January 15, 2015 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday he may meet Iran's foreign minister again this week to discuss Tehran's nuclear program following their roughly six hours of talks on Wednesday.... View Source ›

January 15, 2015

Matthew Lee, "US, Iran hopeful on speeding up nuclear talks" Associated Press / January 15, 2015 The United States and Iran are expressing hope that nuclear talks can be accelerated in order to meet a March target for a framework agreement, as the countries' top diplomats met Wednesday ahead of a resumption of full negotiations.... View Source ›

January 15, 2015

Julian Pecquet, "US House preps its own Iran sanctions bill" Al-Monitor / January 15, 2015 The US House of Representatives has begun working on its own Iran sanctions bill rather than simply agreeing to pass whatever the Senate comes up with, Al-Monitor has learned.... View Source ›

January 14, 2015

"State Department: New Iran sanctions violate deal, will be vetoed" The Jerusalem Post / January 14, 2015 Any bill from Congress regarding new, nuclear-related sanctions on Iran during international talks over its nuclear program will be vetoed by US President Barack Obama, the State Department said on Tuesday.... View Source ›

January 14, 2015

Garrett Nada, "In Iran and U.S., Hard-Liners Apply Pressure Over Nuclear Talks" The Wall Street Journal / January 14, 2015 A deal on Iran’s nuclear program would be one of the most important non-proliferation agreements in decades. Yet selling a deal at home may prove more difficult for the two administrations than the nuclear talks themselves.... View Source ›

January 14, 2015

Matthew Lee, "Iranian official hopeful on nuclear talks with US" Associated Press / January 14, 2015 Iran's foreign minister says he hopes a discussion with U.S. secretary of State John Kerry will accelerate nuclear talks and allow negotiators to meet a March target for a framework accord.... View Source ›

January 14, 2015

"CIA leak trial continues in Va., focus on Iranian operation" Associated Press / January 14, 2015 Federal prosecutors will continue to present their case to a jury in Alexandria against a former CIA officer accused of leaking classified information to a reporter about a covert operation to thwart Iran’s nuclear weapons ambitions.... View Source ›

January 13, 2015

Louis Charbonneau, "New sanctions could torpedo Iran nuclear deal: U.S. envoy to U.N." Reuters / January 13, 2015 It is still possible to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, but new U.S. congressional sanctions could seriously undermine prospects for an agreement and end up isolating Washington instead of Tehran, the U.S. envoy to the United Nations said on Monday.... View Source ›

January 13, 2015

Michael Wilner, "Senate prepares new Iran sanctions bill before State of the Union" The Jerusalem Post / January 13, 2015 Senate leadership will move ahead this week with a bill that triggers new sanctions on Iran if negotiations over its nuclear program fail, according to senior aides on Capitol Hill.... View Source ›

January 13, 2015

"Iran calls for greater Russian role in nuclear talks" AFP / January 13, 2015 Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Monday that a more active role for Russia could speed up talks aimed at sealing a comprehensive deal on Tehran's disputed nuclear programme.... View Source ›

January 12, 2015

"Iran to Unveil First Patch of Home-Made Nuclear Fuel Complex in Coming Months" Farsnews / January 12, 2015 Salehi said that Iran is to unveil its first fuel complex, whose fuel is similar to what is needed for the Bushehr power plant on April 9, adding that the fuel would go on display without uranium plates.... View Source ›

January 9, 2015

AFP, "US-Iran to hold bilateral nuclear talks next week Read more: US-Iran to hold bilateral nuclear talks next week | The Times of I" Times of Israel / January 9, 2015 American and Iranian negotiators will resume bilateral talks on Iran’s disputed nuclear program next week in Geneva as a third deadline for a deal looms, a US official said Thursday.... View Source ›

January 9, 2015

Reuters, "U.S. lawmakers to reintroduce Iran sanctions legislation" Reuters / January 8, 2015 Republican lawmakers said on Thursday they are close to reintroducing legislation seeking a voice in negotiations over Iran's nuclear program and to impose tougher sanctions against Iran, now that they control both houses of the U.S. Congress.... View Source ›

January 8, 2015

Thomas Erdbrink, "Iran’s Supreme Leader Is Skeptical of Nuclear Talks With U.S." NYTimes / Iran’s supreme leader said on Wednesday that his country should find internal solutions for dealing with economic sanctions and that the United States could not be trusted to lift sanctions in the event that a nuclear agreement is reached.... View Source ›

January 7, 2015

Ladane Nasseri, "Khamenei Says Iran Won't Trade `Honor' for Lifting Sanctions" Businessweek / January 7, 2015 Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Iran would reject conditions for the lifting of sanctions that undermined the country’s “honor.”... View Source ›

January 7, 2015

Joel Schectman, "Lawmakers Seek Sanctions Probe of Iranian Oil Meeting" The Wall Street Journal / January 7, 2015 Lawmakers asked U.S. authorities to investigate a London conference on oil investments in Iran for possible sanctions violations. One problem: by the time the senators got their protest letter out the event had already been cancelled.... View Source ›

January 6, 2015

"France 'will not yield' on Iran nuclear demand: Hollande" AFP / January 6, 2015 French President Francois Hollande said on Monday his country would stand firm on its demand that Tehran vow not to pursue nuclear weapons ahead of fresh international negotiations.... View Source ›

January 5, 2015

"Iran says no deal with U.S. to ship enriched uranium to Russia" Reuters / January 5, 2015 Iran denied on Saturday that it had reached an agreement with the United States to ship its surplus enriched uranium to Russia under new concessions aimed at clinching a comprehensive nuclear deal with six world powers.... View Source ›

January 5, 2015

Yousef Gamal El-Din , "Iran's president threatens vote on nuclear deal" CNBC / January 5, 2015 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called for a variety of economic reforms and even tabled the possibility of a referendum on the country's controversial nuclear negotiations during a speech on Sunday. ... View Source ›

January 5, 2015

Ladane Nasseri and Bruce Stanley, "Iran ‘Won’t Give In’ After 60% Decline in Oil Exports" Businessweek / January 5, 2015 Iran’s oil exports have fallen 60 percent to 1 million barrels a day, the Tehran-based Shargh newspaper reported, citing comments by Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh.... View Source ›

January 5, 2015

"Iran ‘thwarts Mossad attempt to assassinate nuclear scientist’" RT / January 5, 2015 Iran claims it has foiled an assassination attempt against one of its nuclear scientists by the Israeli intelligence service, Mossad. A senior Iranian security official said the Revolutionary Guards thwarted the attempt.... View Source ›

December 31, 2014

Paul Richter, "Russia threatens to halt cooperation with U.S. on Iran, Syria" Los Angeles Times / December 31, 2014 Russia warned Tuesday that it may halt cooperation with the United States on Iran and Syria in response to a continuing stream of U.S. sanctions.... View Source ›

December 31, 2014

"AEOI Reiterates Iran's Resolve to Generate More Nuclear Electricity" Farsnews / December 31, 2014 Spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi said Iran plans to built two more nuclear plants with the help of Russia since nuclear generated power is more cost-effective.... View Source ›

December 29, 2014

"Iranian Envoys Visit Fordo N. Enrichment Site" Farsnews / December 29, 2014 A delegation of Iranian ambassadors to foreign states and foreign ministry officials visited Fordo uranium enrichment facility in Central Iran on Monday.... View Source ›

December 26, 2014

"Iran Warns Western Powers Against ‘Illegitimate Demands’ in Nuclear Talks" Algemeiner Journal / December 26, 2014 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has warned Western countries against making “humiliating, illegitimate demands” in the ongoing negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program.... View Source ›

December 26, 2014

Osamu Tsukimori, "Asian imports of Iran crude rise above 1 million bpd in November" Reuters / December 26, 2014 Asian imports of Iranian crude climbed above 1 million barrels per day (bpd) in November, after dropping to a one-year trough below that level in the previous month, as higher seasonal demand during winter boosted purchases.... View Source ›

December 22, 2014

"Iran honors nuclear deal with powers, IAEA report shows" Reuters / December 22, 2014 Iran has continued to meet commitments under an interim nuclear agreement with six world powers, a confidential U.N. agency report showed, though Tehran temporarily halted conversion work that makes higher-grade uranium less suitable for bombs.... View Source ›

December 22, 2014

Mehrdad Balali, "Budget pressure unlikely to deflect Iran from nuclear goals" Reuters / December 22, 2014 A big oil price slide will hurt Iran's attempts to rescue battered living standards, but economic pain is unlikely to soften its stance in nuclear talks or end aid to allies such as Syria, matters seen by its ruling clerics as strategic priorities.... View Source ›

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 ›