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August 29, 2014

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

August 29, 2014

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

August 28, 2014

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

August 28, 2014

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

August 27, 2014

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

August 27, 2014

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

August 25, 2014

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

August 25, 2014

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

August 25, 2014

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

August 25, 2014

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

August 22, 2014

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

August 21, 2014

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

August 20, 2014

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

August 20, 2014

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

August 20, 2014

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

August 19, 2014

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

August 18, 2014

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

August 18, 2014

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

August 18, 2014

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

August 15, 2014

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

August 14, 2014

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

August 13, 2014

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

August 13, 2014

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

August 13, 2014

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

August 8, 2014

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

August 8, 2014

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

August 8, 2014

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

August 8, 2014

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

August 7, 2014

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

August 7, 2014

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

August 6, 2014

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

August 6, 2014

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

August 4, 2014

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

August 1, 2014

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

July 30, 2014

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

July 30, 2014

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

July 29, 2014

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

July 29, 2014

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

July 28, 2014

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

July 25, 2014

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

July 24, 2014

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

July 24, 2014

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

July 23, 2014

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

July 23, 2014

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

July 22, 2014

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

July 22, 2014

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

July 21, 2014

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

July 21, 2014

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

July 21, 2014

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

July 21, 2014

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

July 18, 2014

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

July 17, 2014

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

July 17, 2014

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

July 16, 2014

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

July 16, 2014

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

July 15, 2014

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

July 15, 2014

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

July 15, 2014

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

July 14, 2014

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

July 14, 2014

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

July 11, 2014

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

July 11, 2014

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

July 11, 2014

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

July 10, 2014

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

July 10, 2014

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

July 10, 2014

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

July 9, 2014

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

July 9, 2014

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

July 9, 2014

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

July 9, 2014

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

July 9, 2014

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

July 9, 2014

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

July 8, 2014

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

July 8, 2014

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

July 7, 2014

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

July 7, 2014

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

July 3, 2014

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

July 3, 2014

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

July 3, 2014

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

July 3, 2014

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

July 2, 2014

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

July 2, 2014

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

July 1, 2014

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

July 1, 2014

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

July 1, 2014

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

July 1, 2014

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

June 27, 2014

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

June 27, 2014

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

June 26, 2014

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

June 25, 2014

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

June 25, 2014

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

June 24, 2014

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

June 24, 2014

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

June 23, 2014

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

June 23, 2014

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

June 20, 2014

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

June 20, 2014

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

June 19, 2014

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

June 19, 2014

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

June 18, 2014

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

June 18, 2014

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

June 18, 2014

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

June 17, 2014

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

June 16, 2014

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

June 16, 2014

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

June 12, 2014

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

June 12, 2014

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

June 9, 2014

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

June 9, 2014

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

June 5, 2014

Jonathan Tirone, "U.S. Sticking to Iran Nuclear Deadline as IAEA Resolution Looms" Bloomberg / June 4, 2014 lomats trying to resolve the decade-long conflict over Iran’s nuclear program should stick to their self-imposed deadline, the U.S. envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency said.... View Source ›

June 5, 2014

Matt Fuller, "Foreign Affairs to Examine Iran’s Nuclear Compliance" Roll Call / June 4, 2014 In a move that’s likely to strain already tense relations with Iran, the House Foreign Affairs Committee announced Wednesday a series of hearings on the Islamic republic’s nuclear ambitions and the Obama administration’s negotiations with the country.... View Source ›

June 5, 2014

"West: Iran must clear up nuclear arms allegations" Associated Press / June 4, 2014 The U.S. and its allies stuck to their demands on Wednesday that Iran clear up all suspicions it worked on nuclear arms if it wants full sanctions relief — suggesting a broad new accord isn’t likely by a July target date.... View Source ›

June 4, 2014

Fredrik Dahl, "West prods Iran to speed up cooperation with IAEA inquiry" Reuters / June 4, 2014 Iran faced Western pressure on Wednesday to speed up its promised cooperation with a long-stalled U.N. nuclear watchdog investigation into suspected atomic bomb research by Tehran, something the Islamic state denies.... View Source ›

June 4, 2014

Louis Charbonneau and Parisa Hafezi, "July deadline for Iran nuclear deal appears in jeopardy: envoys" Reuters / June 3, 2014 It is increasingly unlikely that six world powers and Iran will meet their July 20 deadline to negotiate a long-term deal for Iran to curb its nuclear program in return for an end to economic sanctions, diplomats and analysts say.... View Source ›

June 4, 2014

Justyna Pawlak and Fredrik Dahl, "Iran's reactor fuel demand emerges as sticking point in nuclear talks" Reuters / June 3, 2014 Iran has said it should be able to produce fuel for its Bushehr nuclear power plant, a demand that world powers are unlikely to agree to and which may put a July deadline for a deal to end its nuclear standoff with the West in jeopardy.... View Source ›

June 3, 2014

"Iran, world powers set to resume expert-level talks" Times of Israel / June 3, 2014 Technical experts from Iran and six world powers will meet Wednesday in Vienna to discuss their positions ahead of the next round of nuclear talks in mid-June, an Iranian official said Monday.... View Source ›

June 3, 2014

George Jahn, "UN Probe of Iran Nuke Program May Slow Iran Talks" Associated Press / June 2, 2014 The head of the U.N. nuclear agency suggested Monday that a probe of suspected atomic arms work by Iran may stretch into next year — which would push Tehran's overall nuclear agreement with world powers long past the July 20 target date.... View Source ›

June 2, 2014

Fredrik Dahl, "IAEA says gains 'better understanding' of Iran nuclear program" Reuters / June 2, 2014 The U.N. nuclear watchdog chief praised Iran on Monday for showing increased openness about its disputed nuclear program but made clear Tehran must do more to fully address questions about suspected atomic bomb research.... View Source ›

June 2, 2014

Jonathan Saul and Alex Lawler, "Iran's oil exports turn higher in May -sources" Reuters / May 29, 2014 Iran's crude oil exports increased in May after a decline in April, according to sources who track tanker movements, moving above the level allowed by November's interim deal on curbing Tehran's nuclear programme.... View Source ›

May 30, 2014

Fredrik Dahl, "Iran plans June launch of plant for curbing low-grade uranium stash: diplomats" Reuters / May 29, 2014 Iran is planning to start up a plant in June that will convert low-enriched uranium gas into an oxide form less suitable for making nuclear bombs, as required by a landmark deal with world powers, diplomats said.... View Source ›

May 29, 2014

Fredrik Dahl, "Iran readies plant needed to fulfill nuclear pact with powers" Reuters / May 27, 2014 After months of delays, Iran appears to be finalizing a plant to convert a large amount of low-enriched uranium gas into an oxide form that would be less suitable for processing into nuclear bomb material, a U.N. watchdog report shows.... View Source ›

May 27, 2014

"Next Iran Nuke Talks Set for June 16-20 in Vienna" Associated Press / May 27, 2014 Iran and six world powers have agreed to meet in Vienna starting June 16 for their next round of nuclear talks.... View Source ›

May 27, 2014

Fredrik Dahl, "Despite nuclear probe progress, IAEA access to key Iran site elusive" Reuters / May 26, 2014 The U.N. nuclear watchdog appears no closer to finding out what happened at a military site at the center of its investigation into suspected atom bomb research by Iran, despite signs Tehran is becoming more cooperative.... View Source ›

May 27, 2014

Ladane Nasseri, "Iran Seeks Nuclear Deal by July After Talks Stumble on Terms" Bloomberg / May 26, 2014 Iran intends to reach a final nuclear accord with world powers by July even as talks stumbled this month over its terms, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said.... View Source ›

May 23, 2014

Kambiz Foroohar, "Iran’s Hardliners Fall Into Line Backing Zarif in Nuclear Talks" Bloomberg / May 22, 2014 Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif got the backing of one of the biggest critics of his government’s stance in nuclear talks, as the country’s hardliners fall into line with the search for detente.... View Source ›

May 23, 2014

Fredrik Dahl, "U.N. report to show Iran complying with nuclear deal: diplomats" Reuters / May 22, 2014 A U.N. atomic watchdog report due on Friday is likely to confirm that Iran is curbing its nuclear activities as agreed with world powers in a landmark accord last year, diplomatic sources said.... View Source ›

May 23, 2014

George Jahn, "West Says Rifts Remain Over Iran Nuke Pact" Associated Press / May 22, 2014 Western diplomats cast doubt Thursday on an optimistic assessment by Iran's president, who said his country will likely meet a July target date for a nuclear deal with six world powers.... View Source ›

May 23, 2014

"Russia may build eight nuclear reactors for Iran" Reuters / May 22, 2014 Russia plans to sign a contract with Iran this year to build two more nuclear reactors at its Bushehr power plant as part of a broader deal for up to eight reactors in the Islamic state, a source close to the negotiations told Reuters on Thursday.... View Source ›

May 22, 2014

Fredrik Dahl, "U.N. nuclear agency says Iran agrees to address bomb probe issues" Reuters / May 21, 2014 A long-stalled U.N. probe into suspected atomic bomb research by Iran took a potentially important step forward this week when Tehran agreed to address questions about explosives and other activity that the West says could help it build nuclear weapons.... View Source ›

May 22, 2014

John Ruwitch and Fayen Wong, "Iran president says nuclear talks at tough juncture, deal possible" Reuters / May 22, 2014 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday talks over Tehran's nuclear program had reached an important and tough juncture, but an agreement was still possible by a July deadline.... View Source ›

May 22, 2014

Fredrik Dahl, "U.N. nuclear agency says Iran agrees to address bomb probe issues" Reuters / May 21, 2014 A long-stalled U.N. probe into suspected atomic bomb research by Iran took a potentially important step forward this week when Tehran agreed to address questions about explosives and other activity that the West says could help it build nuclear weapons.... View Source ›

May 22, 2014

John Ruwich and Fayen Wong, "Iran president says nuclear talks at tough juncture, deal possible" Reuters / May 22, 2014 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday talks over Tehran's nuclear program had reached an important and tough juncture, but an agreement was still possible by a July deadline.... View Source ›

May 21, 2014

Fredrik Dahl, "Iran and IAEA end nuclear talks, no early sign of breakthrough" Reuters / May 20, 2014 The U.N. nuclear watchdog sought in talks with Iran on Tuesday to advance a long-stalled investigation into Tehran's atomic activities, but it was not immediately clear whether any headway was made.... View Source ›

May 21, 2014

"Iran top general urges media to back president" AFP / May 20, 2014 Iran's army chief of staff has asked media outlets to support the policies of President Hassan Rouhani and to refrain from "spreading rumours" against his administration, reports said Tuesday.... View Source ›

May 21, 2014

Justyna Pawlak, "End of mandate for EU's Ashton raises questions over Iran talks" Reuters / May 20, 2014 As Iran and international negotiators work towards a July deadline to complete an accord with Tehran on its nuclear program, a practical issue may be on their minds: the looming changeover of the European Union's foreign policy chief.... View Source ›

May 20, 2014

"Iran Expects Tuesday Visit From Top U.N. Nuclear Inspector" Global Security Newswire / May 19, 2014 Iran plans to confer with a top U.N. investigator on Tuesday to eliminate "concerns and ambiguities" tied to its atomic activities, Press TV reports.... View Source ›

May 19, 2014

"Iran president Rouhani hopeful of nuclear deal" AFP / May 19, 2014 President Hassan Rouhani said Monday he remains hopeful of a comprehensive agreement with world powers despite "difficulties" in negotiations on Iran's disputed nuclear drive.... View Source ›

May 19, 2014

"Next Iran nuclear talks due on June 16-20: IRNA" Reuters / May 18, 2014 The next round of nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers will take place in Vienna on June 16-20, senior Iranian nuclear negotiator Abbas Araghchi was reported as saying by the IRNA official state news agency.... View Source ›

May 16, 2014

Robert Burns, "Hagel Says US Won't Let Iran Build Nuclear Weapon" Associated Press / May 16, 2014 U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel pledged to Israeli leaders Friday that the U.S. "will do what we must" to prevent the Jewish state's greatest fear of a nuclear-armed Iran.... View Source ›

May 16, 2014

Fredrik Dahl, "U.N. nuclear probe of Iran reaches deadline, no sign of breakthrough" Reuters / May 15, 2014 The U.N. nuclear watchdog declined to say whether Iran had met a deadline on Thursday for starting to address suspicions it may have carried out atomic weapons research, adding to signs of limited progress so far.... View Source ›

May 16, 2014

Louis Charbonneau and Parisa Hafezi, "Exclusive - Iran pursues ballistic missile work, complicating nuclear talks" Reuters / May 15, 2014 Despite apparently reducing illicit purchases that breach U.N. sanctions, Iran is pursuing development of ballistic missiles, a confidential U.N. report says, posing an acute challenge to six powers negotiating with Tehran to rein in its nuclear programme.... View Source ›

May 15, 2014

Fredrik Dahl, "Is Iranian bomb research 'mea culpa' needed for nuclear accord?" Reuters / May 14, 2014 U.N. watchdog findings that Iran may have worked on designing an atomic bomb helped the West tighten sanctions on Tehran which ultimately forced it, U.S. officials say, to enter serious talks on reining in its nuclear programme.... View Source ›

May 15, 2014

Paul Richter and Ramin Mostaghim, "Iran, major powers begin two-month sprint toward nuclear deal" Los Angeles Times / May 14, 2014 Iran and six world powers Wednesday formally began a two-month diplomatic sprint to complete a deal aimed at preventing Tehran from developing the ability to build nuclear weapons.... View Source ›

May 15, 2014

"Clinton: No Deal Better Than 'Bad Deal' With Iran" Associated Press / May 13, 2014 Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday she was "personally skeptical" that Iran would agree to a comprehensive deal to remove its nuclear weapon capabilities but said the Obama administration faced a promising opportunity that required it to "give diplomacy space to work."... View Source ›

May 14, 2014

"Hagel: Iran deal won't weaken Gulf security" Associated Press / May 14, 2014 Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday promised U.S. allies in the Persian Gulf that negotiations to contain Iran's nuclear program will not weaken their security.... View Source ›

May 14, 2014

Louis Charbonneau and Justyna Pawlak, "Six powers, Iran launch crunch phase of nuclear diplomacy" Reuters / May 14, 2014 Six world powers and Iran launched a decisive phase of diplomacy on Wednesday to begin drafting a lasting accord that would curb Tehran's contested nuclear activity in exchange for a phased end to sanctions that have hobbled the Iranian economy.... View Source ›

May 14, 2014

Nasser Karimi, "Iran Leader Says Won't Bow to Force in Nuke Talks" Associated Press / May 13, 2014 Iran's top leader said Tuesday his nation will not bow to the West's pressure in nuclear talks with world powers that convene this evening in Vienna.... View Source ›

May 14, 2014

Liz Sly and Ernesto Londoño, "In thaw, Saudi extends invitation to Iran" The Washington Post / May 13, 2014 Saudi Arabia said Tuesday that it had invited Iran’s foreign minister to visit Riyadh, breaking the ice in one of the most hostile relationships in the Middle East ahead of key talks on Iran’s nuclear program in Vienna this week.... View Source ›

May 13, 2014

Fredrik Dahl, "Slow progress in IAEA investigation may complicate Iran nuclear talks" Reuters / May 13, 2014 Signs that a U.N. watchdog investigation into suspected atomic bomb research by Iran is making little progress could further complicate broader diplomatic efforts to end the decade-old nuclear dispute that resume in Vienna this week.... View Source ›

May 13, 2014

David E. Sanger and Steven Erlanger, "Nuclear Talks Will Confront Iran’s Future Capability to Enrich Uranium" The New York Times / May 13, 2014 As Iran and six world powers meet this week in Vienna to begin drafting language to resolve their nuclear standoff, negotiators say they are finally confronting a crucial sticking point to a permanent agreement — the size and shape of the nuclear fuel production capability that Iran will be permitted to retain.... View Source ›

May 13, 2014

Jason Rezaian, "Iran’s nuclear strategy comes under questioning by President Rouhani’s critics" The Washington Post / May 12, 2014 As nuclear talks between Iran and world powers enter a crucial phase, critics of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani are voicing concerns about his administration’s handling of the negotiations.... View Source ›

May 13, 2014

Jay Solomon and Laurence Norman, "Optimism Grows for a Comprehensive Iran Nuclear Deal" The Wall Street Journal / May 12, 2014 Several core elements of agreement between Iran and the West have emerged in recent weeks, heightening optimism that a comprehensive deal can be reached by the July 20 deadline, according to U.S., Iranian and European officials involved in the diplomacy.... View Source ›

May 12, 2014

Jonathan Tirone and Kambiz Foroohar, "Iran Nuclear Deal Takes Shape, Powers Poised to Expand Ties" Bloomberg / May 12, 2014 Diplomats will start drafting a final accord this week to resolve a decade-long standoff with Iran that would rescind oil and banking sanctions in return for limits on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program.... View Source ›

May 12, 2014

"Iran's President Offers Transparency In Nuke Talks" Associated Press / May 11, 2014 Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday his country has nothing to offer except transparency in nuclear talks with world powers, rebuffing hard-liners as negotiators seek a final deal over the Islamic Republic's contested program.... View Source ›

May 12, 2014

Louis Charbonneau, "Exclusive: Iran's illicit procurement appears to slow amid nuclear talks - U.N. experts" Reuters / May 11, 2014 Iran's attempts to illicitly procure materials for its disputed nuclear and missile programs appear to have slowed down as it pursues talks on a long-term accord with world powers, a U.N. expert panel said in a confidential report seen by Reuters.... View Source ›

May 9, 2014

Fredrik Dahl, "Iran's ballistic missiles may become hurdle in nuclear talks" Reuters / May 8, 2014 Iran's reluctance to discuss limits to its missile program in nuclear negotiations with world powers highlights the weapons' strategic importance for a country facing U.S.-backed regional rivals boasting more modern arsenals.... View Source ›

May 9, 2014

Golnar Motevalli and Anthony DiPaola , "Iran Oil Minister Rejects Export Limit From Nuclear Deal" Bloomberg / May 8, 2014 Iran will export crude oil at the maximum level possible, regardless of restrictions imposed in an interim deal that offered the country some relief from sanctions over its nuclear program, Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said.... View Source ›

May 8, 2014

Louis Charbonneau, "Iran, six powers hold 'useful' nuclear talks; agreement elusive" Reuters / May 8, 2014 Iran and six world powers held more "useful" talks on Tehran's nuclear program, both sides said, although a Western diplomat said they were still struggling to overcome deep disagreements on the future of Iranian atomic capabilities.... View Source ›

May 8, 2014

Mehrdad Balali and Fredrik Dahl, "IAEA team tours Iran uranium mine, agrees on monitoring reactor: Iranian media" Reuters / May 7, 2014 U.N. inspectors visited a uranium mine in Iran and reached agreement on how to monitor a planned reactor, part of an effort to allay fears about Tehran's nuclear program, Iranian media said on Wednesday.... View Source ›

May 8, 2014

Mehrdad Balali, "Rouhani vows victory over Iran's hawks as nuclear deadline nears" Reuters / May 7, 2014 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed on Wednesday to win the battle with hardliners who are against his policy of detente, as the nuclear talks that they oppose enter a critical phase.... View Source ›

May 7, 2014

"Russia expects progress in Iran nuclear talks next week" Reuters / May 6, 2014 Iran and six world powers could agree parts of a text of an agreement on Tehran's nuclear program when they meet for a new round of negotiations in Vienna next week, Russia's chief negotiator said in comments published on Tuesday.... View Source ›

May 6, 2014

Ladane Nasseri, "IAEA Inspectors Commence Iran Visit Ahead of Nuclear Talks" Bloomberg / May 5, 2014 Inspectors from the United Nations atomic agency arrived in Iran to visit sites related to the country’s nuclear program before talks between the Islamic republic and world powers resume next week.... View Source ›

May 6, 2014

Mehrdad Balali and Fredrik Dahl, "Iran moves to meet May 15 deadline in U.N. nuclear deal" Reuters / May 5, 2014 U.N. atomic agency officials held talks in Tehran on Monday before visits to two uranium sites, as Iran acts to implement a series of steps aimed at providing transparency on its nuclear research by a mid-May deadline, official Iranian media reported.... View Source ›

May 6, 2014

Ramin Mostaghim and Patrick J. McDonnell, "Hassan Rouhani clashes with Iranian conservatives over nuclear talks" Los Angeles Times / May 5, 2014 The war of words between Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his conservative critics is escalating as nuclear talks between Tehran and world powers are set to enter a potentially decisive phase next week.... View Source ›

May 5, 2014

Edith M. Lederer, "Nuclear Experts to Meet on Iran This Week" Associated Press / May 4, 2014 Nuclear experts from Iran and six world powers are meeting in New York this week amid rising hopes that an agreement can be reached to limit Iran's ability to produce nuclear weapons before a July 20 deadline.... View Source ›

May 5, 2014

"Report: Nuclear Inspectors to Visit Iranian Sites" Associated Press / May 3, 2014 Iran's official news agency is reporting that international inspectors will visit two nuclear sites in the coming days.... View Source ›

May 5, 2014

"Iran has briefed U.N. nuclear agency on detonators: ISNA" Reuters / May 4, 2014 Iran has provided the U.N. nuclear watchdog with information about detonators with possible military applications, under an accord intended to allay concerns about Tehran's atomic activities, an Iranian news agency said on Sunday.... View Source ›

May 5, 2014

"Merkel: Give Iran talks a chance, but ready to act if needed" Reuters / May 2, 2014 German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program have to be given a chance, but sanctions could still be reinstated if needed.... View Source ›

May 1, 2014

Rachel Oswald, "Saudi Arabia Displays Ballistic Missiles in Likely Signal to Iran" Global Security Newswire / April 30, 2014 Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for the first time displayed its medium-range ballistic missiles -- a move that analysts interpreted as primarily aimed at Iran.... View Source ›

May 1, 2014

Justyna Pawlak, "Six powers meet in Brussels to fine-tune Iran talks strategy" Reuters / April 30, 2014 Senior diplomats from six world powers met in Brussels on Wednesday to fine-tune negotiating strategy towards Iran with talks on its contested nuclear program entering a crunch stretch before a July 20 deadline.... View Source ›

April 30, 2014

"U.N. nuclear watchdog to visit two Iranian sites: media" Reuters / April 29, 2014 The United Nations atomic agency will visit two uranium sites in Iran next week, Iranian media reported on Tuesday, part of the body's efforts to gain greater insight into Tehran's disputed nuclear program.... View Source ›

April 30, 2014

"China 'resolutely opposes' U.S. sanctions on missile parts supplier" Reuters / April 30, 2014 China said on Wednesday it "resolutely opposes" U.S. sanctions that could harm non-proliferation work between the two countries after Washington laid charges against a Chinese businessman accused of allegedly procuring missile parts for Iran.... View Source ›

April 30, 2014

Benoit Faucon, "Iran Cancels $2.5 Billion Contract With Chinese Oil Company" The Wall Street Journal / April 29, 2014 Tehran said Tuesday it was canceling a $2.5 billion deal with China National Petroleum Corp. for the development of a giant Iranian oil field, as Beijing's role as alternative to Western companies faces mounting challenges.... View Source ›

April 24, 2014

Michelle Nichols, "Iran asks U.N. to act on U.S. ban on new ambassador" Reuters / April 23, 2014 Iran asked the United Nations on Tuesday to demand that the United States grant a visa to Tehran's proposed new U.N. envoy, while Washington stood firm on its decision to deny entry to Hamid Abutalebi over his suspected links to hostage-takers.... View Source ›

April 24, 2014

Nidhi Verma, "India to make May-July oil payments to Iran - sources" Reuters / April 23, 2014 India is set to pay Iran $1.65 billion over the next three months under an interim nuclear deal that eases sanctions on Tehran and gives it access to $4.2 billion in blocked funds, four sources with knowledge of the matter said.... View Source ›

April 23, 2014

Edith M. Lederer, "UN Committee Takes No Action on Iran Envoy Dispute" Associated Press / April 23, 2014 A U.N. committee took no action Tuesday on the U.S. refusal to grant a visa to Iran's chosen ambassador to the United Nations after hearing from both sides.... View Source ›

April 22, 2014

Mehrdad Balali, "Iran admits nuclear agency reshuffle to pave way for 5+1 talks" Reuters / April 21, 2014 President Hassan Rouhani's government confirmed rumors on Monday it had reshuffled the leadership of Iran's atomic agency to sideline nuclear experts opposed to talks on its atomic program with the West.... View Source ›

April 21, 2014

"Iran, world powers to start work on nuclear drafts next month" Reuters / April 20, 2014 Iran and world powers will begin work drafting a long-term settlement of Iran's disputed nuclear program at expert-level talks in New York next month, the official state news agency IRNA reported on Sunday.... View Source ›

April 21, 2014

"Iran says it watered down, converted over 200 kg of enriched uranium" Reuters / April 19, 2014 Iran said on Saturday it had completed watering down and converting more than 200 kilograms (440 lb) of enriched uranium under a deal reached in Geneva last November with world powers over its disputed nuclear program.... View Source ›

April 21, 2014

"Iran Vice President Says Row Over Reactor Resolved" Associated Press / April 19, 2014 Iran will redesign its Arak heavy water reactor to greatly limit the amount of plutonium it can make, the country's vice president said Saturday, marking a major concession from the Islamic Republic in negotiations with world powers over its contested nuclear program.... View Source ›

April 21, 2014

Justin Sink, "Obama signs bill blocking Iranian envoy" The Hill / April 18, 2014 President Obama on Friday signed legislation aimed at stopping Hamid Aboutalebi, Iran's would-be U.N. ambassador, from entering the United States.... View Source ›

April 17, 2014

Ali Akbar Dareini, "Iran will not discuss its ballistic missiles program as part of nuclear talks, minister says" Associated Press / April 16, 2014 Tehran will not discuss its ballistic missiles as part of ongoing talks with world powers on a final agreement to curb the Iranian nuclear program, the country's defense minister said Wednesday.... View Source ›

April 17, 2014

"Iran Reduces Sensitive Uranium Stocks by Half, Envoys Say" Global Security Newswire / April 16, 2014 Envoys on Tuesday said Iran has eliminated 50 percent of the uranium it could most easily convert into nuclear-bomb fuel, the Associated Press reports.... View Source ›

April 16, 2014

"Iran Cuts Nuke Weapons Ability" Associated Press / April 15, 2014 The United Nations will release a report this week certifying that Iran's ability to make a nuclear bomb has been greatly reduced because it has diluted half of its material that can be turned most quickly into weapons-grade uranium, diplomats said Tuesday.... View Source ›

April 16, 2014

Fredrik Dahl and Mehrdad Balali, "Iran expects next payment under nuclear deal, signaling compliance" Reuters / April 16, 2014 Iran expects to get a fifth installment this week of previously blocked overseas funds, a senior official was quoted as saying, a payment that would confirm Tehran's compliance with an interim deal with world powers to curb its nuclear program.... View Source ›

April 16, 2014

"Iran Downplays Prospects for Russian Energy Pact" Global Security Newswire / April 15, 2014 An Iranian official said Russian energy-trade talks faced an uphill battle, amid global fears about possible implications for nuclear sanctions, Reuters reports.... View Source ›

April 15, 2014

"Key Iran Official Eyes Expanding Disputed Uranium Operation" Global Security Newswire / April 14, 2014 A top Iranian official said his country may need a larger uranium-enrichment program for its single nuclear-power facility, the Associated Press reports.... View Source ›

April 15, 2014

Rick Gladstone, "Sanctions Are Eased; Iran Sees Little Relief" The New York Times / April 13, 2014 Halfway through a six-month nuclear deal between Iran and major world powers that was meant to allow time to reach a comprehensive agreement, the Iranians have seen little in the way of a boost from the sanctions relief they had been expecting, trade lawyers and diplomatic analysts say.... View Source ›

April 15, 2014

Nia Williams, "Canadian company charged with breaching Iran sanctions law" Reuters / April 14, 2014 A Canadian company will appear in court on Monday charged with violating international sanctions by trying to export components to Iran that could have nuclear applications.... View Source ›

April 14, 2014

"Israel says Kerry remarks on Iran nuclear threshold 'not acceptable'" Reuters / April 14, 2014 Israel described as "unacceptable" on Monday remarks by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry suggesting cautious openness to negotiating a nuclear deal that would keep Iran six to 12 months away from bomb-making capability.... View Source ›

April 14, 2014

"U.S. expects Iran will meet oil export target in nuclear deal" Reuters / April 11, 2014 The Obama administration believes that oil exports from Iran from January to July will meet an average 1 million barrel per day goal outlined in an interim agreement with Tehran over curbing its disputed nuclear program, a State Department spokeswoman said on Friday.... View Source ›

April 14, 2014

Dana Davidsen, "Rand Paul: Don't dismiss containment option for nuclear Iran" CNN / April 13, 2014 Sen. Rand Paul said the United States shouldn't rule out the containment of Iran’s nuclear program.... View Source ›

April 11, 2014

Fredrik Dahl, "Iran proposes Arak reactor change to cut plutonium output: media" Reuters / April 10, 2014 Iran has made a proposal that would significantly lower plutonium production at a planned reactor, a senior Iranian official was quoted as saying, signalling flexibility on a key issue in talks to end the nuclear dispute with world powers.... View Source ›

April 11, 2014

Cristina Marcos, "Congress approves bill banning Iran diplomat" The Hill / April 10, 2014 The House on Thursday passed legislation by unanimous consent that would ban Iran's new United Nations ambassador, who has ties to a terrorist group, from entering the United States.... View Source ›

April 10, 2014

George Jahn, "Iran foreign minister: '50 to 60 percent agreement' on nuke deal, next round May 13" Associated Press / April 9, 2014 Iran's foreign minister said Wednesday his country and six world powers are in "50 to 60 percent agreement" on the shape of a nuclear deal meant to crimp any potential Iranian attempt to build nuclear arms in exchange for an end to crippling economic sanctions.... View Source ›

April 10, 2014

"Russia Rejects US Warnings Over Oil Deal With Iran" Associated Press / April 9, 2014 A senior Russian diplomat on Wednesday angrily rejected U.S. warnings against striking an oil-for-goods contract with Iran, saying that Moscow wouldn't be intimidated by threats.... View Source ›

April 10, 2014

Mark Hosenball, "U.S. may test influence at U.N. by denying visa to Iran envoy" Reuters / April 9, 2014 The United States may soon deny a visa to Iran's proposed U.N. ambassador, two U.S. officials said on Wednesday, a rare and potentially precedent-setting step that would test U.S. influence over the world body.... View Source ›

April 10, 2014

"Iran nuclear deal being implemented as planned: IAEA chief" Reuters / April 9, 2014 Iran is implementing last year's interim nuclear deal with six world powers as planned, U.N. atomic energy chief Yukiya Amano said on Wednesday, almost three months after the accord took effect.... View Source ›

April 9, 2014

Louis Charbonneau and Fredrik Dahl, "Iran, six powers face 'significant gaps' in nuclear talks" Reuters / April 9, 2014 Iran will never slow down its nuclear research program, the Islamic Republic's supreme leader said on Wednesday as negotiators from Tehran and six world powers struggled to narrow "significant gaps" in talks on a long-term accord.... View Source ›

April 9, 2014

Karen Freifeld, "New York regulator subpoenas four insurers in Iran sanctions probe-source" Reuters / April 8, 2014 New York state's top insurance regulator has sent subpoenas to four U.S. insurance companies as part of a probe of potential sanctions violations involving Iran, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.... View Source ›

April 9, 2014

Justyna Pawlak and Parisa Hafezi, "U.S. warns on Iran 'breakout' capability as nuclear talks start" Reuters / April 8, 2014 The United States said on Tuesday Iran has the ability to produce fissile material for a nuclear bomb in two months, if it so decided, as Tehran and six world powers swung into a new round of talks in Vienna on resolving their atomic dispute.... View Source ›

April 9, 2014

Christi Parsons and Paul Richter, "U.S. tells Iran its choice for U.N. ambassador is 'not viable'" Los Angeles Times / April 8, 2014 The White House stepped up its opposition Tuesday to Iran's choice for ambassador to the United Nations, but sought to keep the controversy from derailing negotiations over the Islamic Republic's disputed nuclear program.... View Source ›

April 8, 2014

"Spain busts group accused of plans to send arms machinery to Iran" Reuters / April 7, 2014 Spain said on Monday it had dismantled a group it accused of plotting to send industrial equipment to Iran that could be used for weapon manufacture in violation of international sanctions.... View Source ›

April 8, 2014

George Jahn, "Iran, 6 Powers Seek to Narrow Nuclear Differences" Associated Press / April 8, 2014 Negotiators for Iran and six world powers on Tuesday focused for the first time on the concrete shape of a deal meant to result in long-term curbs on Tehran's nuclear program.... View Source ›

April 8, 2014

Jonathan Tirone and Kambiz Foroohar, "Iran Nuclear Haggling Hits Midpoint With Talks Over Reactor" Bloomberg / April 8, 2014 Diplomats searching for a long-term accord over Iran’s nuclear program, including the future of a reactor that could produce weapons material, began two days of scheduled talks in Vienna.... View Source ›

April 8, 2014

Ramin Mostaghim and Paul Richter, "In Iran, nuclear deal brings little economic relief" Los Angeles Times / April 7, 2014 When Iran's leaders signed a preliminary nuclear deal with world powers in November, they promised the six-month agreement would quickly start "melting the iceberg" of Western sanctions, lead to new trade ties and lift the lives of ordinary Iranians.... View Source ›