Daily Iran News


April 17, 2014: "Iran will not discuss its ballistic missiles program as part of nuclear talks, minister says", Ali Akbar Dareini, Associated Press
Tehran will not discuss its ballistic missiles as part of ongoing talks with world powers on a final agreement to curb the Iranian nuclear program, the country's defense minister said Wednesday.
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April 17, 2014: "Iran Reduces Sensitive Uranium Stocks by Half, Envoys Say", Global Security Newswire
Envoys on Tuesday said Iran has eliminated 50 percent of the uranium it could most easily convert into nuclear-bomb fuel, the Associated Press reports.
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April 16, 2014: "Iran Downplays Prospects for Russian Energy Pact", Global Security Newswire
An Iranian official said Russian energy-trade talks faced an uphill battle, amid global fears about possible implications for nuclear sanctions, Reuters reports.
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April 16, 2014: "Iran expects next payment under nuclear deal, signaling compliance", Fredrik Dahl and Mehrdad Balali, Reuters
Iran expects to get a fifth installment this week of previously blocked overseas funds, a senior official was quoted as saying, a payment that would confirm Tehran's compliance with an interim deal with world powers to curb its nuclear program.
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April 16, 2014: "Iran Cuts Nuke Weapons Ability", Associated Press
The United Nations will release a report this week certifying that Iran's ability to make a nuclear bomb has been greatly reduced because it has diluted half of its material that can be turned most quickly into weapons-grade uranium, diplomats said Tuesday.
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April 15, 2014: "Canadian company charged with breaching Iran sanctions law", Nia Williams, Reuters
A Canadian company will appear in court on Monday charged with violating international sanctions by trying to export components to Iran that could have nuclear applications.
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April 15, 2014: "Key Iran Official Eyes Expanding Disputed Uranium Operation", Global Security Newswire
A top Iranian official said his country may need a larger uranium-enrichment program for its single nuclear-power facility, the Associated Press reports.
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April 15, 2014: "Sanctions Are Eased; Iran Sees Little Relief", Rick Gladstone, The New York Times
Halfway through a six-month nuclear deal between Iran and major world powers that was meant to allow time to reach a comprehensive agreement, the Iranians have seen little in the way of a boost from the sanctions relief they had been expecting, trade lawyers and diplomatic analysts say.
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April 14, 2014: "Rand Paul: Don’t dismiss containment option for nuclear Iran", Dana Davidsen, CNN
Sen. Rand Paul said the United States shouldn't rule out the containment of Iran’s nuclear program.
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April 14, 2014: "U.S. expects Iran will meet oil export target in nuclear deal", Reuters
The Obama administration believes that oil exports from Iran from January to July will meet an average 1 million barrel per day goal outlined in an interim agreement with Tehran over curbing its disputed nuclear program, a State Department spokeswoman said on Friday.
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April 14, 2014: "Israel says Kerry remarks on Iran nuclear threshold ‘not acceptable’", Reuters
Israel described as "unacceptable" on Monday remarks by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry suggesting cautious openness to negotiating a nuclear deal that would keep Iran six to 12 months away from bomb-making capability.
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April 11, 2014: "Congress approves bill banning Iran diplomat", Cristina Marcos, The Hill
The House on Thursday passed legislation by unanimous consent that would ban Iran's new United Nations ambassador, who has ties to a terrorist group, from entering the United States.
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April 11, 2014: "Iran proposes Arak reactor change to cut plutonium output: media", Fredrik Dahl, Reuters
Iran has made a proposal that would significantly lower plutonium production at a planned reactor, a senior Iranian official was quoted as saying, signalling flexibility on a key issue in talks to end the nuclear dispute with world powers.
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April 10, 2014: "Iran nuclear deal being implemented as planned: IAEA chief", Reuters
Iran is implementing last year's interim nuclear deal with six world powers as planned, U.N. atomic energy chief Yukiya Amano said on Wednesday, almost three months after the accord took effect.
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April 10, 2014: "U.S. may test influence at U.N. by denying visa to Iran envoy", Mark Hosenball, Reuters
The United States may soon deny a visa to Iran's proposed U.N. ambassador, two U.S. officials said on Wednesday, a rare and potentially precedent-setting step that would test U.S. influence over the world body.
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