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  1. July 2, 2014

    Iran nuclear talks resume amid scepticism over deadline

    Negotiators from six world powers and Iran on Wednesday began a final two-week long push to secure a deal on Tehran’s...

  2. June 2, 2014

    IAEA warns of unanswered questions ahead of Iran nuclear talks

    Questions about Iranian atomic military research will not be answered by the July 20 deadline international powers have set...

  1. May 13, 2014

    Iran nuclear talks resume amid wide differences in positions

    Iran claimed on Tuesday that it needed to retain a substantial capacity to produce nuclear fuel, the latest sign that wide...

  2. May 13, 2014

    Iranian bombast belies its interest in a nuclear deal

    Talks between Iran and the US plus five other powers over Tehran’s nuclear programme on Tuesday entered what both sides have...

  3. May 11, 2014

    Iran nuclear talks arrive at pivotal deal-drafting phase

    Three months into the talks to rewind Iran’s advance towards a nuclear weapon, and with under three months to run,...

  4. April 14, 2014

    An undue frostiness greets Iran’s nuclear spring

    If hawks could crow, that would be the baleful sound from exultant hardliners on both sides of the stand-off over Iran’s...

  5. April 11, 2014

    Row over Iranian diplomat revives memories of old battles

    Shortly after his phone call with Iranian president Hassan Rouhani last September, Barack Obama talked about “the prospect...

  6. April 5, 2014

    Chinese national indicted in US over exports to Iran

    WASHINGTON, April 4 A Chinese citizen faces US criminal charges that he conspired to export to Iran products that could be...

  7. March 24, 2014

    In new cold war, Russia can hit America where it hurts – on Iran

    As Russia sped ahead with the annexation of Crimea and the US drew up more sanctions to punish Moscow, American and Russian...

  8. March 24, 2014

    Japan, Italy and Belgium hand nuclear material to US

    Japan, Italy and Belgium have agreed to hand over hundreds of kilogrammes of weapons-grade plutonium and highly-enriched...

  9. March 18, 2014

    Iran keeps its word – the west should do the same

    At last it seems realistic to hope for a resolution to the unnecessary crisis surrounding Iran’s peaceful nuclear programme....

  10. March 18, 2014

    Iran warns of tough choices ahead for west on nuclear talks

    Western powers will have to “spend copious amounts of political capital” to get a nuclear deal with Iran done, foreign...

  11. February 20, 2014

    First round of Iran nuclear talks in Vienna leads to ‘timetable’

    World powers and Iran agreed a timetable and framework to find a comprehensive solution to the dispute over the Islamic...

  12. February 18, 2014

    Diplomats temper expectations as Iran nuclear talks begin

    Fresh talks over the future of Iran’s nuclear programme have begun with modest ambitions: discussions in Vienna this week –...

  13. February 16, 2014

    Iran nuclear talks need to build trust on both sides

    Ronald Reagan’s famous dictum on dealing with the Soviet Union was to “trust, but verify”. But according to the US Senator...

  14. February 10, 2014

    Iran to provide details of detonators to IAEA

    Iran has agreed for the first time to provide information on technical projects that UN nuclear inspectors have warned could...

  15. February 2, 2014

    IAEA awaits ‘clarification’ on military aspects of Iran programme

    The International Atomic Energy Authority has said it is waiting for clarification this week on several technical issues...

  16. January 28, 2014

    Ending Syrian carnage requires a rapid deal with Iran

    The talks in Geneva between Bashar al-Assad’s functionaries and mainly émigré opposition leaders – even if they marginally...

  17. January 20, 2014

    Iran sanctions eased as deal sticks

    The EU and US have lifted limited sanctions against Iran after the International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed Iran had...

  18. January 14, 2014

    Barack Obama steps up lobby against new Iran sanctions bill

    President Barack Obama has summoned Senate Democrats to the White House for a rare meeting on Wednesday as he seeks to head...

  19. January 10, 2014

    Iran and EU reach technical settlement on nuclear talks

    Iranian and EU negotiators representing world powers have reached an agreement on technical details underpinning the nuclear...

  20. December 15, 2013

    North Korea may now be more of a danger than ever before

    North Korea is a place where whispers of negativity about the leadership can get one thrown into a gulag for life. Even so,...

  21. December 12, 2013

    US adds to list of companies violating Iran sanctions

    The Obama administration targeted more than a dozen companies and individuals on Thursday for violating sanctions on Iran as...

  22. December 11, 2013

    US fears Rouhani and hardliners are playing ‘good cop, bad cop’

    Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad had one great political talent: unifying Iran’s opponents. With his Holocaust-denial and bombastic...

  23. December 8, 2013

    Iran president vows to tackle inflation and unemployment

    Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, presented parliament with his government’s first budget on Sunday, saying that tackling...

  24. November 26, 2013

    EU foreign policy chief Lady Ashton comes of age in Iran talks

    For three years, Catherine Ashton has navigated the quarters of Brussels with a virtual target on her back – the subject of...

  25. November 26, 2013

    Barack Obama faces tough test in fending off new Iran sanctions

    US President Barack Obama will face a decisive test of his influence over Senate Democrats when he tries to fend off...

  26. November 25, 2013

    Iran deal leaves Benjamin Netanyahu wrongfooted but unrepentant

    The day after the agreement reached between six world powers and Iran in Geneva, Benjamin Netanyahu appears outflanked on...

  27. November 25, 2013

    Rafsanjani says final Iran deal could come within a year

    Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, one of Iran’s most influential political leaders, has raised hopes of a comprehensive nuclear deal...

  28. November 24, 2013

    The Iran deal does limited things for a limited time

    The interim nuclear accord between Iran and the six world powers is a significant accomplishment by any measure. The...

  29. November 24, 2013

    Iran breakthrough deserves a chance

    A decade ago the US and Britain invaded Iraq, cutting short diplomacy and attempts by UN inspectors to determine whether or...

  30. November 24, 2013

    Relief in Tehran as Iran nuclear deal raises hopes on economy

    Relief rather than euphoria swept through the streets of Tehran on Sunday after world powers reached a historic deal to curb...

  31. November 24, 2013

    Hassan Rouhani hails nuclear deal as turning point for Iran

    A smiling Hassan Rouhani stepped on to the spiral staircase of the presidential palace to announce to an anxious nation the...

  32. November 24, 2013

    Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu calls Iran deal a ‘historic mistake’

    Benjamin Netanyahu has called the interim agreement reached between world powers and Iran an “historic mistake” and said...

  33. November 24, 2013

    Q&A: Iran nuclear agreement

    The six powers of the US, China, Russia, France, Germany and the UK reached an interim agreement with Iran early on Sunday –...

  34. November 24, 2013

    Iran nuclear deal leaves questions over uranium enrichment

    The six-nation agreement on Iran’s nuclear program was immediately hailed as a success by all involved, but the two main...

  35. November 24, 2013

    Six powers reach historic nuclear deal with Iran

    Iran has agreed to limit its nuclear programme in exchange for an easing of tough international sanctions, in a historic...

  36. November 22, 2013

    Kerry to fly to Geneva to join talks on securing Iran nuclear deal

    John Kerry, US secretary of state, is to fly to Geneva for the second time in two weeks for what is hoped will be a last...

  37. November 22, 2013

    Foreign ministers in Geneva for talks on Iran nuclear deal

    As talks on curbing Iran’s nuclear programme went on into Saturday evening sources close to both sides said a matter of a...

  38. November 21, 2013

    Iran negotiations enter second day as differences remain

    World powers and Iran remained locked in talks over Iran’s nuclear programme late on Thursday in Geneva, with both sides...

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