Daily Iran News


July 23, 2014: "Iran nuclear talks to resume in early September: state TV", Reuters
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.
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July 23, 2014: "IAEA worried about slow progress in Iran nuclear probe: sources", Fredrik Dahl, Reuters
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.
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July 22, 2014: "West still struggles to cut feared bomb risk in Iran nuclear talks", Fredrik Dahl and Louis Charbonneau, Reuters
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.
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July 22, 2014: "Iran’s leader appears unbending on core nuclear issues, say experts", Paul Richter, LA Times
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..
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July 21, 2014: "Iran Wanting What Argentina Got Shows Nuclear Market Precedent", Jonathan Tirone, Bloomberg
War with an industrial power and nuclear technology developed under military rule doesn’t preclude a country from enriching uranium.
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July 21, 2014: "Iran eliminates sensitive stockpile under interim nuclear deal: IAEA", Fredrik Dahl, Reuters
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.
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July 21, 2014: "Iran is pushing limits on nuclear deal, former Obama advisor warns", Paul Richter, LA Times
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..
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July 21, 2014: "Both sides in Iran nuclear talks make concessions to extend deadline", Paul Richter , LA Times
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..
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July 18, 2014: "West considers early sanctions moves in troubled Iran nuclear talks", Justyna Pawlak and Louis Charbonneau, Reuters
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.
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July 17, 2014: "Iran, powers seek to agree terms for extending nuclear talks: diplomats", John Irish and Parisa Hafezi, Reuters
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.
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July 17, 2014: "Menendez for the defense", Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post
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. This was not mere Senate formality (as in “my good friend from New Jersey has long been working on the issue”) but an exp
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July 16, 2014: "Senators push for 20-year inspection of Iran nuclear program", Rachel Huggins, The Hill
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.
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July 16, 2014: "Iran looks to prolonging nuclear talks; U.S. demands cuts", Louis Charbonneau and Lesley Wroughton, Reuters
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.
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July 15, 2014: "Powerful Lawmakers Issue New Iran Demands", John Hudson, Foreign Policy
The battle between Congress and the White House over a potential nuclear deal with Iran is heating up again
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July 15, 2014: "Kerry says big gaps remain with Iran", Anne Gearan, The Washington Post
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.
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