Daily Iran News


January 30, 2015: "Iran says nuclear talks with Europeans ‘promising’ but no progress", Reuters
Iran said talks with France, Germany and Britain on Thursday on its nuclear program were "promising" but more work was needed to settle the 12-year standoff, the official IRNA news agency reported.
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January 28, 2015: "In Reprieve to Obama, Senate Democrats Agree to Wait on Iran Sanctions", David E. Sanger, The New York Times
Ten Senate Democrats who have advocated putting more sanctions on Iran gave the White House a two-month reprieve on Tuesday, saying they would wait until after the late-March deadline for completing the outlines of a deal to restrain Tehran’s nuclear program before voting for a bill that President Obama has said would undermine any chance of reaching an agreemen
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January 26, 2015: "Iran lawmakers drafting law on nuclear enrichment hike", AFP
Iran's parliament has started to draft a law that would allow the country's nuclear scientists to intensify their uranium enrichment, a step that could complicate ongoing talks with world powers.
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January 26, 2015: "Iran Foreign Minister Summoned to Explain Stroll With Kerry", Amir Vahdat, Associated Press
Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has been summoned before parliament to explain his recent public stroll with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, according to a Sunday report by the country's official IRNA news agency.
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January 23, 2015: "EU court scraps sanctions on Iran bank, shipping concerns", Associated Press
A European Union high court has annulled sanctions that the 28-nation bloc imposed on an Iranian bank and a shipping line and companies linked to it, over Tehran's nuclear program.
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January 22, 2015: "U.S. official: negotiators look to March for agreement on ‘core’ Iran deal", Reuters
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday international negotiators hope to reach an agreement in March on all of the core elements on an agreement with Iran to curb its nuclear program.
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January 22, 2015: "Administration opposes up-or-down vote on Iran nuclear deal", Martin Matishak , The Hill
The State Departments’ No.2 diplomat on Wednesday signaled the administration would oppose an up-or-down vote on any nuclear agreement reached with Iran.
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January 22, 2015: "Clinton backs Obama on opposing new Iran sanctions", Anne Gearan, The Washington Post
New congressional sanctions on Iran would give Iranian allies Russia and China an excuse to to back out of international negotiations and destroy chances for a nuclear deal, former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday.
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January 21, 2015: "Russia says progress on Iran nuclear talks possible by end-June", Reuters
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday there had been progress in world powers' talks with Iran on its nuclear program and there were grounds to believe an agreement could be reached by an end-June deadline.
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January 21, 2015: "Russia may send S-300 missile system to Iran - media", Thomas Grove, Reuters
Russia might deliver a long-overdue S-300 air defense missile system to Iran, honoring a contract that was canceled in 2010 following strong pressure from the West, Iranian and Russian media said on Tuesday.
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January 19, 2015: "Senator to push for Iran sanctions - or a say on any deall", Associated Press
A leading Republican critic of President Barack Obama's foreign policy is pushing new sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program, unswayed by a White House veto threat and lobbying by Britain's leader.
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January 16, 2015: "US lawmaker: Senate to begin Iran debate by February", AFP
The US Senate will begin debate within weeks on whether to slap new sanctions on Iran and demand congressional approval power over any nuclear deal reached with Tehran, a top lawmaker said Thursday.
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January 16, 2015: "Iran considers resumption of nuclear enrichment if sanctions hiked", Middle East Online
Lawmakers are considering push toward resuming unlimited uranium enrichment if United States imposes new sanctions on Tehran.
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January 15, 2015: "US House preps its own Iran sanctions bill", Julian Pecquet, Al-Monitor
The US House of Representatives has begun working on its own Iran sanctions bill rather than simply agreeing to pass whatever the Senate comes up with, Al-Monitor has learned.
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January 15, 2015: "Kerry says may meet Iran’s Zarif again this week", Reuters
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday he may meet Iran's foreign minister again this week to discuss Tehran's nuclear program following their roughly six hours of talks on Wednesday.
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