Daily Iran News


October 24, 2014: "Collapse of Iran talks poses danger, U.S. official warns", Paul Richter, LA Times
A failure of the gridlocked nuclear negotiations with Iran will lead to a dangerous escalation by both Tehran and the West, America's lead negotiator warned Thursday.
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October 24, 2014: "White House Seeks Support from Allies, Congress for Potential Iran Deal", Jay Solomon and Carol E. Lee, The Wall Street Journal
The Obama administration is promoting a possible nuclear agreement with Iran to allies, Congress and U.S. policy makers in an effort to win support ahead of a late November deadline.
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October 24, 2014: "Iran will be seen as responsible if nuclear talks fail: U.S.", Arshad Mohammed, Reuters
Iran will be widely seen to be responsible if a comprehensive deal to curb its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief is not reached, the top U.S. negotiator said on Thursday.
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October 24, 2014: "US negotiator: Some want talks with Iran to fail", Associated Press, The Washington Post
The chief U.S. nuclear negotiator suggested Thursday that some U.S. allies and members of Congress hope diplomacy with Iran fails, offering a glimpse of the difficult task awaiting the Obama administration if it manages to secure a nuclear agreement with Tehran by a late November deadline.
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October 23, 2014: "Iran Deal Unlikely by November, French Envoy Predicts", Indira A.R. Lakshmanan, Bloomberg
A deal over Iran’s nuclear program appears unlikely by a Nov. 24 deadline, meaning an extension of the interim agreement may be needed to press Iran for more concessions, the French ambassador to Washington said.
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October 23, 2014: "China says wants closer military ties with Iran", Ben Blanchard, Reuters
China wants to have closer military ties with Iran, the Chinese defense minister told the visiting head of the Iranian navy on Thursday, state media reported, reaffirming diplomatic links despite controversy over Iran's nuclear plans.
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October 22, 2014: "Iran arrests several spies near Bushehr nuclear plant: Fars news agency", Parisa Hafezi, Reuters
Iranian security services have arrested several suspected spies in the southern province of Bushehr where the country's first nuclear power plant is located, the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Tuesday.
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October 22, 2014: "Kerry expects “deep” engagement with Congress on Iran talks", Reuters
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on a visit to Berlin on Wednesday that the Obama administration planned to fully consult Congress about ongoing negotiations with Iran over its nuclear programme.
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October 21, 2014: "White House: Cutting Congress out of Iran deal ‘preposterous’", Justin Sink, The Hill
The White House is calling claims the administration is trying to bypass Congress on a nuclear deal with Iran “preposterous.”
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October 21, 2014: "Report says U.S. may OK more centrifuges in Iran nuclear talks", Paul Richter and Ramin Mostaghim, LA Times
The Obama administration has sweetened its offer to Iran in ongoing nuclear negotiations, saying it might accept Tehran operating 4,000 centrifuges, up from the previous 1,300, according to a semiofficial Iranian news agency.
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October 21, 2014: "Iran acts to comply with interim nuclear deal with powers: IAEA", Fredrik Dahl, Reuters
Iran is taking further action to comply with an interim nuclear agreement with six world powers, a monthly U.N. atomic agency report showed, a finding the West may see as positive ahead of a November deadline for clinching a long-term deal.
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October 21, 2014: "Iran offers ‘compromises’ in nuclear talks, West unmoved", Parisa Hafezi and Louis Charbonneau, Reuters
Iran is pushing what it portrays as a new compromise proposal in nuclear talks, but Western negotiators say it offers no viable concessions, underscoring how far apart the two sides are as they enter crunch time before a Nov. 24 deadline.
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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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