Daily Iran News


December 19, 2014: "Senior Iranian Negotiator Dismisses Early Assessment of Results of Talks with Powers", Farsnews
"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.
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December 19, 2014: "At UN, Iran urged to show more flexibility in nuclear talks", Louis Charbonneau, Reuters
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.
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December 18, 2014: "Iran Rial Weakens Over Oil Price Drop, Nuclear Uncertainty", Ladane Nasseri, Bloomberg
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.
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December 18, 2014: "Putin says deal on Iran’s nuclear program ‘very close’", Reuters
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.
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December 18, 2014: "Iran calls nuclear talks ‘very useful’; next meeting in Jan", Reuters
Iran's deputy foreign minister Abbas Araqchi said on Wednesday he had "very useful and helpful" nuclear negotiations with major powers in Geneva.
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December 17, 2014: "Iran says sees more steps ahead in nuclear talks", Reuters
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.
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December 17, 2014: "Sanctions removal on Geneva table: Ryabkov", Zawya
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.
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December 16, 2014: "Iran Missile Capability Non-Negotiable", Alalam
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.
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December 16, 2014: "Iran says nuclear talks with U.S. proceed in good atmosphere", Reuters
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.
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December 15, 2014: "U.S. opts not to force N.Y. Times reporter to reveal source", Aruna Viswanatha, Reuters
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.
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December 12, 2014: "Iran says nuclear talks to resume in Geneva Dec. 17", AFP
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.
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December 12, 2014: "IAEA to get more money for Iran nuclear deal monitoring", Fredrik Dahl, Reuters
Several states pledged on Thursday to back a U.N. nuclear agency request for 4.6 million euros ($5.7 million) as soon as possible to pay for its monitoring of an extended, interim nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.
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December 12, 2014: "Israel not pushing for tougher Iran sanctions as talks go on", Dan Williams, Reuters
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.
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December 12, 2014: "U.N. nuclear watchdog dismisses Iranian offer of site access", Reuters
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.
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December 11, 2014: "UN nuke chief: more funds needed to monitor Iran", Associated Press
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.
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