Daily Iran News


October 20, 2014: "Iran, powers resume expert-level nuclear talks Wednesday", AFP
Expert-level talks between Iran and world powers aimed at clearing the path toward a nuclear deal will be held Wednesday and Thursday in Vienna, a top Iranian official said
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October 20, 2014: "EU’s Ashton to stay on until end of Iran nuclear talks", Robin Emmott, Reuters
European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton will continue leading nuclear negotiations with Iran until a deal is reached, even if a November deadline is missed, she said on Monday.
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October 20, 2014: "Obama Sees an Iran Deal That Could Avoid Congress", David Sanger, New York Times
No one knows if the Obama administration will manage in the next five weeks to strike what many in the White House consider the most important foreign policy deal of his presidency: an accord with Iran that would forestall its ability to make a nuclear weapon.
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October 17, 2014: "Iran nuclear talks again stuck on Arak reactor’s future, official says", Paul Richter, Los Angeles Times
The future of Iran’s planned research reactor at Arak is again proving a major sticking point in international talks over Tehran’s disputed nuclear program, according to a key negotiator.
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October 17, 2014: "Iran Looks at Compromise Nuke Offer", George Jahn, Associated Press
Iran is considering a U.S. proposal at nuclear talks that would allow it to keep more of its nuclear infrastructure intact while still reducing its ability to make an atomic bomb, two diplomats told The Associated Press on Thursday.
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October 17, 2014: "Oil’s Fall, Militants’ Rise Color Iran Nuclear Talks", Jay Solomon, The Wall Street Journal
The plunge in global energy prices and the rise of Islamic State militants have emerged as wild cards in the international diplomatic effort aimed at curbing Iran’s nuclear program, said U.S. and European officials.
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October 16, 2014: "Iran Tips Hand About Structure of Secret Services", Ali Akbar Dareini, Associated Press
Iran drew back the veil — if slightly — over its intelligence services on Wednesday, with its top nuclear security official crediting them for helping protect the Islamic Republic's atomic program from attempts at sabotage.
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October 16, 2014: "Iran says progress made in “very difficult” nuclear talks in Vienna", Parisa Hafezi and Fredrik Dahl, Reuters
Iran's foreign minister said on Thursday that progress was made in "very difficult" nuclear talks with top U.S. and EU diplomats this week when possible solutions were discussed, sources who attended his briefing for Iranian media said.
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October 15, 2014: "Iran Nuclear Talks to Resume Thursday", Laurence Norman, The Wall Street Journal
High-level nuclear talks between Iran and six powers will resume in Vienna on Thursday, the European Union said Tuesday, as the two sides work to reach a final agreement by Nov. 24.
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October 15, 2014: "Iran Nuclear Talks Gain Traction as U.S. Dismisses Extension", Sangwon Yoon and Jonathan Tirone, Bloomberg
Technical solutions are gaining traction among diplomats negotiating over Iran’s nuclear work, making discussions on a possible extension of the talks premature, a U.S. official said today in Vienna.
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October 15, 2014: "U.S. says no talk now about extending Iran nuclear negotiations", Matt Spetalnick and Parisa Hafezi, Reuters
A senior U.S. official said on Wednesday a deal on Iran's nuclear program was still possible by late next month and there were no talks now about extending the deadline, after Tehran and Moscow indicated more time may be needed.
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October 14, 2014: "Iran expects progress, if no breakthrough, in nuclear talks with EU, US", Reuters
Iran does not expect a breakthrough in nuclear talks with the United States and the European Union this week but hopes they will help pave the way for a final deal, its foreign minister said on Tuesday.
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October 14, 2014: "Iran’s president says nuclear deal with West ‘certain’", Reuters
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday a nuclear deal with the West was bound to happen and he believed it could be achieved by a November 24 deadline.
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October 10, 2014: "Iran Lawmakers Build Support to Impeach Second Rouhani Minister", Ladane Nasseri, Bloomberg
Parliamentary opponents of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani are seeking to impeach more members of his government, broadening a clash between rival power blocs that has already claimed one minister.
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October 9, 2014: "Corporate Iran pins hopes on overseas financial charm offensive", Jonathan Saul, Reuters
Iranian banks and firms will seek European investors willing to bet on thawing ties with the outside world in London next week, hoping to overcome caution or even outright hostility among Western governments and pressure groups.
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