Daily Iran News


November 21, 2014: "Britain says ‘long way to go’ for Iran nuclear deal", Reuters
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.
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November 21, 2014: "Iran rejects West’s pressure on nuclear probe, offers site access", Reuters
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.
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November 21, 2014: "Kerry, Zarif Leave Nuclear Talks, Returns Unclear", George Jahn and Matthew Lee, Associated Press
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.
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November 20, 2014: "Salehi refutes report on nuclear fuel transfer to Russia", IRNA
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.
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November 20, 2014: "Iran refuses to give ground on key Arak reactor", AFP
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.
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November 20, 2014: "Iran still stalling as nuclear deal deadline looms: watchdog", Fredrik Dahl, Reuters
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.
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November 19, 2014: "Iran to resist ‘excessive’ demands in push for nuclear deal", Fredrik Dahl and Parisa Hafezi, Reuters
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.
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November 19, 2014: "Kerry Holds Off On Joining Iran Nuclear Talks", Radio Free Europe
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.
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November 18, 2014: "U.S. ‘disappointed’ with Iran’s IAEA cooperation ahead of nuclear talks", Reuters
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.
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November 18, 2014: "Iran Nuclear Pact Faces an Array of Opposing Forces", David E. Sanger, Steven Erlanger and Jodi Rudoren, The New York Times
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.
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November 17, 2014: "Final nuclear pact must include lifting of all sanctions, Iran insists", Tehran Times
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.
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November 14, 2014: "France’s Fabius says key questions remain on Iran nuclear deal", Reuters
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.
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November 14, 2014: "Lawmakers try, but fail, to force vote on Iran sanctions bill", Patricia Zengerle, Reuters
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.
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November 13, 2014: "Iran denies nuclear scientist killed in Syria: IRNA", Reuters
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.
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November 13, 2014: "Iran cites nationality for refusing to let in U.N. nuclear expert", Fredrik Dahl, Reuters
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.
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