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    1. December 17, 2014

      Rouhani’s fate is not bound as closely to the nuclear talks as his enemies hope

      On Monday, as officials from Iran and the US met for talks in Geneva, President Hassan Rouhani attended a meeting of central...

    2. November 28, 2014

      The Pope is wrong – ageing Europe’s ideas have life in them yet

      A malaise has settled over Europe’s politicians, and it took the first non-European Pope of modern times to put it into...

    1. November 25, 2014

      Republicans push for new Iran sanctions

      The latest extension to nuclear negotiations with Iran could set up a high-stakes confrontation between the new...

    2. The A-List

      November 25, 2014

      Even an imperfect Iran nuclear deal is worth pursuing

      The nuclear talks involving Iran and the P5+1 countries – the US, the UK, France, Russia, China and Germany as well as the...

    3. November 23, 2014

      Iran nuclear talks deadlocked as deadline looms

      As talks over Iran’s nuclear programme near their Monday night deadline, negotiators in Vienna from six world powers and the...

    4. November 21, 2014

      Timeline: Iran’s nuclear negotiations

      2002: Iranian opposition politicians reveal the government is constructing a uranium enrichment plant at Natanz and a heavy...

    5. November 21, 2014

      Diplomats eye interim Iran agreement as final deal talks stall

      Diplomats meeting in Vienna are working on a temporary, broad-brush agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme after efforts to...

    6. November 18, 2014

      Iran hardliners toe the line on nuclear talks

      What a difference a year makes. When Iran’s nuclear negotiators were finalising an interim agreement on their country’s...

    7. November 16, 2014

      Q&A: How likely is a nuclear deal with Iran?

      The diplomatic wrangle to prevent Iran from building a nuclear weapon has just days to run. On Tuesday, officials from Iran...

    8. November 11, 2014

      Russia-Iran nuclear reactor deal raises eyebrows

      Russia has agreed to build eight new nuclear reactors in Iran in a deal raising eyebrows in Washington and Europe as fraught...

    9. November 9, 2014

      Weak Iran economy adds to pressure on leaders over nuclear deal

      Iran’s rulers are under growing pressure to secure a nuclear deal with world powers to help ease the plight of the country’s...

    10. July 14, 2014

      A dose of realism is needed to resolve Iran’s nuclear crisis

      By Sunday, the world will know whether Tehran and six world powers have found a path towards a peaceful resolution of the...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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,...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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....

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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 –...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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,...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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