Daily Iran News


July 2, 2015: "IAEA says Iran uranium stockpile reduced, but questions remain", Michael Shields, Louis Charbonneau, and Shadia Nasralla, Reuters
Iran's stockpile of low-enriched uranium gas dropped below the maximum level required under a 2013 interim nuclear agreement with world powers, a U.N. report showed, but a U.S. think-tank suggested Tehran had not entirely met its obligations.
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July 2, 2015: "Iraq, North Korea failures shadow nuclear talks with Iran", Arshad Mohammed, Reuters
Their inability to detect clandestine atomic programmes in Iraq and North Korea shadows Western officials as they seek to curb Iran's known nuclear activities and keep it from pursuing others in secret
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July 2, 2015: "New nuclear talks deadline not ours, Iran foreign minister says", Matthew Schofield, McClatchy
One day after U.S. officials announced a weeklong extension of the deadline for reaching a deal on Iran’s nuclear program, the Iranian foreign minister on Wednesday noted rather cryptically that his nation wasn’t working on any deadline.
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July 2, 2015: "Iran Nuclear Talks Could Stall Over Access to Scientists and Sites", David E. Sanger and Michael R. Gordon, New York Times
For more than a decade, the C.I.A. has closely followed the workings of one Iranian officer and his sprawling nuclear empire: Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the relentless driving force behind what Western intelligence agencies say was Iran’s Manhattan Project, its effort to design a compact nuclear weapon that could fit atop a missile.
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July 2, 2015: "Iran Nuclear Talks: No Breakthrough Yet Says U.K. Foreign Secretary Hammond", Laurance Norman, Wall Street Journal
Nuclear negotiations between Iran and the six power group haven't hit a “breakthrough moment,” U.K. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said Thursday as the diplomats pushed to wrap up talks by July 7.
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July 1, 2015: "To many ordinary Iranians, nuclear deal means money, food and jobs", Parisa Hafezi, Reuters
To Iran's leaders, solving a nuclear standoff with the West might be a question of maintaining geopolitical influence and prestige. To its ordinary citizens, it's about money, food and jobs.
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July 1, 2015: "U.S., Iran presidents issue warnings as nuclear talks extended", Parisa Hafezi and John Irish, Reuters
Iran and world powers gave themselves an extra week to reach a nuclear accord, extending a deadline due to expire on Tuesday, while U.S. President Barack Obama said there would be no deal if all pathways to an Iranian nuclear weapon were not cut off.
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July 1, 2015: "Poll: Public Backs a Nuclear Deal With Iran by 2-1 Margin", Jessica Washington, NBC
By a 2-to-1 margin, more Americans support the United States and other world powers pursuing a nuclear deal with Iran than oppose it, according to new results from the most recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
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July 1, 2015: "IAEA Chief travels to Iran as Nuke Talks Continue in Vienna", George Jahn and Matthew Lee, Associated Press
The head of the U.N. agency tasked to monitor a nuclear deal is traveling to Tehran to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, the agency said Wednesday, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met again in Vienna with Iran's foreign minister.
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July 1, 2015: "Way found to give UN access to suspect Iran sites: US", AFP, AFP
Global powers negotiating with Iran have drawn up a system which will give the UN atomic watchdog access to all suspect Iranian sites, a senior US official said Monday.
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June 30, 2015: "U.S. Tells Iran That Preliminary Nuclear Deal Must Stand", Michael R. Gordon and David E. Sanger, New York Times
The United States warned Iran on Monday, in both English and Persian, that a preliminary agreement reached two months ago in Switzerland must remain the basis for a final nuclear deal.
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June 30, 2015: "For world, limited options if Iran talks fall apart", Dan Perry and George Jahn, Associated Press
The Iranian nuclear talks are playing out in classic fashion: A self-imposed deadline appears to have been extended due to stubborn disputes, with the sides publicly sticking to positions and facing internal pressure from opponents ready to pounce on any compromise.
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June 30, 2015: "Nuke talks set for several more days; signs of backtracking", Bradley Klapper and George Jahn, Associated Press
World powers and Iran prepared to move past Tuesday’s deadline for a comprehensive nuclear agreement, with officials suggesting significant backtracking by Tehran’s negotiators that may need several more days of discussions to resolve.
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June 30, 2015: "Iranian minister: I have a mandate to clinch nuke deal", Matthew Lee and Bradley Klapper, Associated Press
Iran's chief diplomat insisted Tuesday he had a mandate to finalize a nuclear agreement despite increased signs of backtracking by his country's supreme leader, as talks with world powers were set to blow past Tuesday's self-imposed deadline without a deal.
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June 30, 2015: "Rouhani’s Brother Joins Iran Nuclear Talks as Deal Within Reach", Ladane Nasseri, Bloomberg
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s brother and aide, Hossein Fereydoun, will join nuclear negotiators in Vienna on Tuesday as diplomats say an accord between the Islamic Republic and world powers is within reach.
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