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Iran's supreme leader calls for end to 'murderous' Israeli regime

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 21:58
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday called for a referendum canvassing the Arabs and Jews that live in Israel in order to end the "Zionist state", but said until such a vote could be held, armed resistance was necessary. Khamenei and his predecessor the Ayatollah Rouhollah Khomeini have called repeatedly over the years for an end to the Jewish state, including through a ...
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EIA: Iran still hurt by sanctions

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 13:09
Daniel J. Graeber WASHINGTON, July 23 (UPI) -- International sanctions still inhibit Iran's ability to attract foreign investments to its energy sector, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said.
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India's Jan-June Iran oil imports climb by a third - trade

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:34
India's crude imports from Iran rose by a third in the first half of the year, data from trade sources showed, after the shipments were boosted following an interim deal to slow Tehran's nuclear activity and ease Western sanctions. India, Iran's top oil client after China, raised the imports to some of the highest levels in nearly two years in the first quarter, partly to make up for deep cuts ...
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Iran nuclear talks to resume in early September: state TV

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 08:50
Iran said on Wednesday nuclear talks with six world powers would resume in early September, according to state television, after both sides agreed to continue talking for four more months to try to reach a final agreement on Tehran's nuclear program. "The extension of talks shows this is a positive atmosphere," Iranian foreign ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said during a weekly press ...
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Iraqi Leader Maliki Loses Backing of Shiite Figure and Iran for New Term

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 21:37
Iraqi Leader Maliki Loses Backing of Shiite Figure and Iran for New Term
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Why Iran Nuclear Talks Failed To Meet Deadline

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 18:22
The U.S. and Iran have agreed to extend negotiations over Iran's nuclear program for four more months.
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5 Things to Know About the Extended Nuclear Talks with Iran

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 16:14
The recently extended nuclear negotiations with Iran have had to compete for front-page attention with acute crises elsewhere. The agreement to extend both the negotiations and the interim commitments associated with them for another four months has nonetheless provoked comments from the usual quarters, including those who have never wanted any agreement with Iran and continue to try to sabotage ...
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IAEA worried about slow progress in Iran nuclear probe: sources

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 15:49
By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear watchdog is concerned about Iran's current lack of engagement with an investigation into its suspected atomic bomb research, ahead of a deadline next month for Tehran to step up cooperation, diplomatic sources said on Tuesday. Western officials want Iran to address questions by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on allegations of ...
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Iran's Rouhani says nuclear talks 'only way' forward

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:31
More negotiations are the only solution to Iran's decade-long nuclear standoff with the West, President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday. The five permanent members of the UN Security Council -- Britain, China, France, Russia and the US -- plus Germany, want to render Iran incapable of developing an atomic weapons capability. In exchange, Iran wants painful sanctions choking its economy lifted, with ...
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Football: Queiroz u-turns, negotiating new contract to lead Iran

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:00
IRAN - Carlos Queiroz has backtracked on his decision to quit as Iran coach and is negotiating an extension through to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Iranian media reported. The Mozambique-born coach said after Iran's group stage exit at the World Cup in Brazil last month he would quit the three-times Asian champions. But the former Real Madrid, Portugal and South Africa coach is close to signing ...
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Iran's Rouhani says nuclear talks 'only way' forward

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 00:31
More negotiations are the only solution to Iran's decade-long nuclear standoff with the West, President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday. Rouhani's remarks were his first on the four-month extension until November of talks with world powers agreed in Vienna last week after the two sides said progress made so far was still short of a final breakthrough. "Negotiations are the only way that is before us ...
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Iran Continuing To Comply With Nuclear Reduction

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:32
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said that Iran is complying with an interim international deal reached last year which called for the reduction of its nuclear enrichment program in exchange for relief from economic sanctions.  The IAEA said that as of July 20, Iran had reduced half of its 20 percent enriched uranium stockpiles to 5 percent, a level that can be used for nuclear ...
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U.S. Must Play Hardball in Nuclear Talks With Iran

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:57
As it prepares for four more months of nuclear talks with Iran, the U.S.already has made considerable concessions and must play hardball to bolster the credibility of the alternatives to making a deal.
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Iran's leader appears unbending on core nuclear issues, say experts

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 16:54
Iran’s agreement last year to join international negotiations over its disputed nuclear program stirred a new debate about the country’s enigmatic supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
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Iran complying with nuclear deal: UN watchdog

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 15:45
Iran has eliminated all its most sensitive nuclear material in line with an interim deal struck with world powers, a new UN atomic agency report showed Monday. Days after a deadline to reach a lasting nuclear deal was pushed back four months, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said Iran was continuing to comply with its international commitments, in a report seen by AFP. Under a ...
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U.S. Must Play Hardball in Nuclear Talks With Iran

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 15:41
As it prepares for four more months of nuclear talks with Iran, the U.S.already has made considerable concessions and must play hardball to bolster the credibility of the alternatives to making a deal.
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Iran Plays a Waiting Game in Afghanistan

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 15:07
It has been a worrisome few weeks for Iran. The negotiations with world powers over its nuclear program are seeing significant differences, there is chaos in Iraq to Iran's west, and more recently, the political transition in its eastern neighbor, Afghanistan, hit a serious bump with allegations of fraud threatening to derail the process. -Sumitha Narayanan Kutty
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West still struggles to cut feared bomb risk in Iran nuclear talks

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 13:59
By Fredrik Dahl and Louis Charbonneau VIENNA (Reuters) - Major powers appear to have made only limited headway in making sure Iran will not be able to build an atomic bomb any time soon, underlining the uphill task they face after talks that began in February were extended by four months. Western officials say some progress was achieved during the most recent round of negotiations with Iran ...
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Iran talks extension agreed

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 13:45
Iran and the group known as the P5+1 have agreed to a four-month extension of negotiations toward a final comprehensive nuclear deal, two Western diplomats told CNN.
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Iran eliminates entire stock of enriched uranium

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:39
Iran dilutes stock of enriched uranium into more harmless forms and will refrain enriching above the five-percent level at any of its nuclear facilities
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