Tag: Nuclear

Iran nuclear talks deadline

Negotiators in Geneva are set to blow past their latest deadline in the ongoing discussions surrounding Iran’s nuclear program.   Iran and the so-called P5+1 — the US, China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and Germany — have given themselves until July 7 to work out a final deal.   But the important date, at least for President […]

Obama warns Iran in eleventh hour nuclear negotiations

US President Barack Obama warned Iran on Tuesday not to walk away from agreements reached in principle in Lausanne, Switzerland, back in April, as diplomats tried to reach a common text for a final nuclear deal.   In Lausanne on April 2, world powers and Iran announced a series of political commitments they said would […]

Iran’s Zarif leaves for Vienna

TEHRAN, Iran –  Iran’s official IRNA news agency is reporting the country’s foreign minister has left for Vienna to join nuclear talks with world powers.   The Tuesday report said Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Iran’s atomic agency, and Hossein Fereidoun, the special adviser to President Hassan Rouhani, have accompanied Mohammad Javad Zarif.   The […]

Iran Nuclear Talks Extended

Pushing past a Tuesday deadline, world powers and Iran extended negotiations for a comprehensive nuclear agreement by a week as the U.N. nuclear agency prepared to announce Tehran had met a key condition – significantly reducing its stocks of enriched uranium that could be used for atomic weapons.   Iran’s failure to comply would have […]

No reason to rush to sign Iran nuclear deal which is getting worse by the day

“It is still not too late to reach concessions which will actually limit Iran’s ability to obtain nuclear weapons, and will prevent Iran from being able to finance terror organizations worldwide.”   Senior US and Iranian officials said hard work was still needed as they met in Vienna on Saturday for what could be their […]

Iranian foreign minister to join nuclear talks on Friday

With significant gaps standing in the way of an Iran nuclear deal, foreign ministers at the seven-nation talks are adding their diplomatic muscle to the negotiations ahead of a June 30 target date for an agreement.   France announced Thursday that Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius is joining the talks in Vienna on Saturday. Iranian media […]

Israel Conditions Nuclear Test Ban on Iran

Israel is ready to ratify a treaty imposing an international ban on nuclear weapons testing, if Iran agrees to recognize the Jewish state, an Israeli official has said.   Speaking at Tel Aviv University’s Institute for National Security Studies, Merav Zafary-Odiz, Israel’s ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Association (IAEA), said that Israel was willing in theory to […]

PressTV-US, Russia edging to nuclear catastrophe

The United States and its NATO allies are edging toward a high-risk military standoff with Russia over the crisis in Ukraine, a situation that may lead to the worst catastrophe in history, an anti-war activist in Chicago says.   “The threat posed by the post-Cold War revival and the expansion of the NATO cannot be […]

US, West ready to offer nuclear equipment to Iran if it limits possible atomic weapons programs

The United States and its allies are willing to offer Iran state-of-the-art nuclear equipment if Tehran agrees to pare down its atomic weapons program as part of a final nuclear agreement, a draft document has revealed.   The confidential paper, obtained by the Associated Press, has dozens of bracketed text where disagreements remain. Technical cooperation […]

Iran’s Khamenei rules out freezing sensitive nuclear work for long period

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday ruled out freezing sensitive nuclear work in the country for a long time and said sanctions imposed on it should be lifted as soon it reaches a final deal with major powers, state TV reported.   The six – Britain, France, Germany, China, Russia and the United […]