Daily Iran News


April 17, 2015: "Iran holds Obama ‘responsible’ for fate of nuclear deal: Zarif", AFP, AFP
Iran's foreign minister said Wednesday that US President Barack Obama was 'responsible' for making sure that Washington respects a final agreement over Iran's nuclear programme even though Congress has been given a say on the accord's fate.
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April 17, 2015: "UN’s Nuclear Treaty Review Comes Amid Heightened Proliferation Concerns", Steve Herman, VOA
Later this month the United Nations hosts an important review conference for the nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) - the landmark deal aimed at preventing the spread of nuclear weapons. This year's review is expected to be highly contentious and could test the treaty's viability.
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April 17, 2015: "Report: Iranian Hackers Eye U.S. Grid", Shane Harris, Daily Beast
Iranian hackers are trying to identify computer systems that control infrastructure in the United States, such as the electrical grid, presumably with an eye towards damaging those systems, according to a new report from a cyber security firm and a think tank in Washington, D.C.
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April 17, 2015: "Experts", David Welna, NPR
The U.S. government and cybersecurity companies agree that Iran has greatly improved its cyberattack capability over the past two years. A report being released tomorrow says Iran's cyberattacks have increased during nuclear talks, but some experts question that conclusion.
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April 17, 2015: "Dempsey: Military plans for Iran remain ‘intact’", Andrew Tilghman, Military Times
Russia's decision to sell powerful surface-to-air missile systems to Iran will not thwart the Pentagon's plans for possible military action aimed at preventing Iran from building a nuclear weapon, the Defense Department's top officer said Thursday.
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April 17, 2015: "Obama could ease many Iranian sanctions without US Congress", Deb Riechmann, Associated Press
Even if the U.S. Congress rejects his final Iranian nuclear deal, President Barack Obama could use his executive pen to offer Tehran a hefty portion of sanctions relief on his own.
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April 16, 2015: "Iran Nuclear Talks to Resume in Vienna April 22-23", Associated Press, Associated Press
Major world powers and Iran will resume talks next week on Tehran's nuclear program, aiming to come up with a comprehensive deal by the end of June.
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April 16, 2015: "Bloomberg Politics National Poll Finds Deep Partisan Split on Israel and Iran", Margaret Talev, Bloomberg
Israel has become a deeply partisan issue for ordinary Americans as well as for politicians in Washington, a shift that may represent a watershed moment in foreign policy and carry implications for domestic politics after decades of general bipartisan consensus.
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April 16, 2015: "Conflicting takes mean tough work ahead for Iran nuke deal", George Jahn, Associated Press
As negotiators prepare to start drafting a final deal to curb Iran’s atomic activities, conflicting U.S.-Iran takes on key elements mean tough work ahead of a June 30 deadline.
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April 16, 2015: "Iran Assails U.S. Plan for a Vote in Congress", Thomas Erdbrink and Rick Gladstone, New York Times
Iran’s president on Wednesday dismissed the compromise worked out between the Obama administration and Congress over an impending nuclear agreement as internal American politics, saying the Iranians were negotiating with six countries, not just with the United States.
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April 16, 2015: "U.N. nuclear watchdog says had ‘constructive’ talks with Iran", Shadia Nasralla, Reuters
The U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Thursday it had a "constructive exchange" this week with Iran on two issues related to its nuclear program that the agency says Tehran has been failing to fully address since August.
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April 15, 2015: "UN nuclear inspectors in Iran to try to probe suspect site", Associated Press, Associated Press
U.N. nuclear inspectors are in Iran on a long stalled visit meant to investigate suspicions that Tehran worked on nuclear weapons, a charge the Islamic Republic denies.
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April 15, 2015: "Obama Yields, Allowing Congress Say on Iran Nuclear Deal", Jonathan Weisman and Peter Baker, NYTimes
The White House relented on Tuesday and said President Obama would sign a compromise bill giving Congress a voice on the proposed nuclear accord with Iran as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, in rare unanimous agreement, moved the legislation to the full Senate for a vote.
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April 15, 2015: "Germany says it’s too early to reward Iran after nuclear talks", Michelle Martin, Reuters
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier spoke out on Tuesday against Russia's decision to prepare to deliver missile systems to Iran, and his Italian counterpart suggested it was too soon to reestablish economic ties with Iran.
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April 15, 2015: "Kerry: still confident US can conclude Iran nuclear deal", Frank Jordans, Associated Press
Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday he is confident that the U.S. administration can conclude a nuclear deal with Iran after President Barack Obama agreed to sign legislation giving Congress the right to reject an agreement.
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