Daily Iran News


March 3, 2015: "Iran calls Obama’s 10-year nuclear demand ‘unacceptable’", Reuters
Iran on Tuesday rejected as "unacceptable" U.S. President Barack Obama's demand that it freeze sensitive nuclear activities for at least 10 years, but said it would continue talks aimed at securing a deal, Iran's semi-official Fars news agency reported.
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March 3, 2015: "UN nuclear watchdog says Iran still withholding key information", Al Jazeera
The head of the United Nations' nuclear watchdog said Monday that Iran had still not handed over key information to his staff, and that his body's investigation into Tehran's atomic program could not continue indefinitely.
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March 2, 2015: "Kerry Is Pushing for Agreement in Iran Nuclear Talks", Michael R. Gordon, The New York Times
They have spent long hours alone together. They exchange private emails. Their walk along the Rhone River in Geneva in January so unnerved hard-line lawmakers in Tehran that they signed a petition fretting about the duo’s unseemly “intimacy.”
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March 2, 2015: "White House Offers Rebuttal Before Netanyahu’s Speech", David E. Sanger and Michael R. Gordon, The New York Times
Just four days before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to a joint meeting of Congress, the Obama administration sought on Friday to refute the Israeli leader’s expected critique, arguing that he has failed to present a feasible alternative to American proposals for constraining Iran’s nuclear program.
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March 2, 2015: "Obama to veto bill letting Congress weigh in on Iran deal", Julia Edwards, Reuters
President Barack Obama would veto a bill recently introduced in the U.S. Senate allowing Congress to weigh in on any deal the United States and other negotiating countries reach with Iran on its nuclear capabilities, the White House said on Saturday.
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February 27, 2015: "Iranians More Hopeful for Nuclear Deal", Jihad Fakhreddine and Travis Owen, Gallup
As negotiations continue between Iran and six major global powers about the future of the country's nuclear program, Iranians have more hope than they did in 2013 that both sides will eventually reach an agreement.
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February 27, 2015: "U.S. casts doubt on secret Iran nuke facility", Oren Dorrell, USA Today
The State Department on Thursday cast doubt on claims by an Iranian dissident group that it has discovered a secret underground Iranian nuclear facility.
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February 26, 2015: "Rouhani seeks clergy support in holy city", Gulf Today
President Hassan Rouhani, as decision time looms for a nuclear deal with world powers, sought Wednesday to win the support of the religious community at the "backbone" of the Islamic republic.
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February 25, 2015: "Exclusive: Iran smuggles in $1 billion of bank notes to skirt sanctions - sources", Jonathan Saul, Parisa Hafezi and Louis Charbonneau, Reuters
At least $1 billion in cash has been smuggled into Iran as it seeks to avoid Western sanctions, a bigger figure than previously reported, Iranian officials and Western intelligence and diplomatic sources say.
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February 24, 2015: "U.S., Iran Explore Option of 10-Year Nuclear Freeze", Laurence Norman, The Wall Street Journal
The U.S. and Iran are exploring a nuclear deal that would keep Tehran from amassing enough material to make a bomb for at least a decade, but could then allow it to gradually build up its capabilities again.
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February 24, 2015: "Iran says to speed up work with IAEA as deadline looms", Shadia Nasralla, Reuters
The U.S. and Iran are exploring a nuclear deal that would keep Tehran from amassing enough material to make a bomb for at least a decade, but could then allow it to gradually build up its capabilities again.
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February 24, 2015: "Israeli Views on Iran Diverged, Reports Say", Jodi Rudoren, The New York Times
Shortly after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel’s dire warning at the United Nations in 2012 that Iran was a mere months away from being able to develop a nuclear bomb, Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency presented a more sober assessment that did not support Mr. Netanyahu’s timetable.
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February 23, 2015: "Phased Iran-US nuclear deal taking shape", Bradley Klapper and George Jahn, Associated Press
The United States and Iran are shaping the contours of a deal that would initially freeze Tehran's nuclear program but would allow it to slowly ramp up activities that could be used to make nuclear arms over the last years of the agreement's duration.
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February 20, 2015: "Kerry, Iran FM to hold fresh nuclear talks", AFP
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and top US diplomat John Kerry will meet in Geneva this weekend for talks on Tehran's nuclear program, Iranian and American officials said Thursday.
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February 20, 2015: "UN: Probe of alleged Iranian nuke weapons program stalled", Associated Press
The U.N. nuclear agency reported deadlock Thursday in its probe of allegations that Iran worked on atomic arms — an assessment that further dims hopes that Tehran and six world powers could negotiate a full nuclear deal by their June deadline.
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