Tag: Nuclear

Iranians on social media and in Tehran rejoice at news of nuclear deal

Celebrations broke out in Tehran on Thursday night as a landmark framework agreement for a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers was announced.   Videos posted on social media showed cars driving through the streets of Tehran with honking horns and passengers clapping.   Twitter posts described people dancing in the streets of north […]

Joyful Iranians dance into night after nuclear breakthrough

Hundreds of Iranians took to the streets in Tehran early Friday to celebrate a breakthrough in talks with the West that may end the country’s 12-year-long nuclear crisis.   The capital’s longest street, Val-e-Asr Avenue, was lined with cars as drivers sounded their horns in approval of a framework deal intended to lead to a […]

Nuclear agreement risks projecting US weakness

A more immediate issue is the projection of Western power. Supporters of the framework deal can argue that the U.S. and world powers extracted significant concessions from Iran, breaking a decade-long impasse and proving that diplomacy backed by tough sanctions can bring about positive change even in the Middle East. But if, as critics contend, […]

Iran sees progress; talks resume after all-night session

Eyes bleary from lack of sleep, senior diplomats from the six countries negotiating with Iran huddled Thursday in strategy sessions meant to advance the pace of agonizingly slow nuclear talks. Iran’s foreign minister said the sides were close to a preliminary agreement, but not yet there.   The talks resumed several hours after a flurry […]

Iran’s Zarif says signficant progress in nuclear talks, no agreement on solutions yet

Iran’s foreign minister said on Thursday “significant progress” has been made in nuclear talks with the six major powers but more discussions were needed to reach an agreement over how to resolve a 12-year standoff over Tehran’s nuclear work.   “We have made significant progress in the talks but still we have not agreed on […]

If We Have No Choice We Will Attack Iran

As Iran and the P5+1 world powers struggle to eke out a deal on Tehran’s nuclear program in Switzerland, Israel says it will do everything possible to prevent a nuclear Iran.   Speaking on public radio Thursday, Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz (Likud) said that all options were on the table in the face of the threat of […]

Russia threatens to use ‘nuclear force’ over Crimea and the Baltic states

Russia has threatened to use “nuclear force” to defend its annexation of Crimea and warned that the “same conditions” that prompted it to take military action in Ukraine exist in the three Baltic states, all members of Nato.   According to notes made by an American at a meeting between Russian generals and US officials […]

Iran and world powers to announce partial nuclear agreement

World powers and Iran have reached agreement on a partial political framework deal, the European Union will announce on Thursday.   Preparing for the announcement, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the parties had “found solutions” after eight days of marathon nuclear talks. The German Foreign Office said that negotiators had reached “agreement on […]

Obama’s Mideast ‘free fall’

Barack Obama faces a slew of Middle East crises that some call the worst in a generation, as new chaos from Yemen to Iraq — along with deteriorating U.S.-Israeli relations — is confounding the president’s efforts to stabilize the region and strike a nuclear deal with Iran.   The meltdown has Obama officials defending their […]

US Declassifies Document on Israel’s Nuclear Power

In a development that has largely been missed by mainstream media, the Pentagon early last month quietly declassified a Department of Defense top-secret document detailing Israel’s nuclear program, a highly covert topic that Israel has never formally announced to avoid a regional nuclear arms race, and which the US until now has respected by remaining […]