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US senators: Iran deal must dismantle nuclear program

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 00:10
Two US senators responsible for introducing strict sanctions on Iran renewed their warning Wednesday over nuclear negotiations with the country, saying any final pact must "dismantle" the Islamic republic's nuclear program. Their remarks follow three days of nuclear talks in Oman between Iran and the P5+1 -- UN Security Council permanent members Britain, China, France, Russia and the United ...
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Final deal in Iran nuclear talks unlikely by deadline: sources

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 22:21
By Louis Charbonneau and Parisa Hafezi NEW YORK/ANKARA (Reuters) - Despite nearly a year of negotiations, Iran and six major powers are unlikely to meet a Nov. 24 deadline to reach a final deal to lift international sanctions on Tehran in exchange for curbs on its nuclear program, officials say. Western and Iranian officials told Reuters the two sides would probably settle for another interim ...
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Iran nuke deal: Would GOP kill it?

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 20:15
Republicans poised to take control of Congress are already threatening to kill what could turn out to be President Barack Obama's most significant second-term achievement: a nuclear deal with Iran.
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Iran says it has responded to Obama's letters

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 19:29
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A top security official in Iran said Wednesday the Islamic Republic has written back in response to letters sent by U.S. President Barack Obama, the first acknowledgement of such correspondence. However, it's not clear whether Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei wrote the letters himself.
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Nuclear curve ball? Russia inks deal with Iran for new reactors

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 19:15
Less than two weeks before an international deadline for Iran to agree to curb its nuclear weapons capabilities, Russia has agreed to sell up to eight civilian atomic reactors to Iran.
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Netanyahu Seeks More Iran Sanctions Over a Bad Deal

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 19:08
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signaled that Israel won't rush to attack Iran if the international negotiations to curtail the country's nuclear program don't reach a deal by a Nov. 24 deadline. ...
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Iran Releases Footage Purportedly Showing Its U.S. Stealth Drone Copy Flying

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 18:16
After announcing a purportedly successful attempt at reverse-engineering a captured U.S. spy drone earlier this week, Iran released footage of its stealth RQ-170 spy drone copy performing a flight test Wednesday.
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Iran cites nationality for refusing to let in U.N. nuclear expert

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 17:09
By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran said on Wednesday it did not let a U.N. atomic agency official into the country as part of a team investigating its disputed nuclear activities because of the person's nationality. Ambassador Reza Najafi declined to say what country the IAEA official came from. But other diplomats have told Reuters the individual, who five times has been denied entry into ...
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Russia sees chance of deal at nuclear talks with Iran

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 16:11
By Thomas Grove MOSCOW (Reuters) - A senior Russian diplomat expressed optimism on Wednesday that a deal could be reached this month between world powers and Tehran on curbing Iran's nuclear program despite "deep gaps" on some issues. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Russia, which agreed on Tuesday to build up to eight new nuclear reactor units in Iran, was doing all it could to help ...
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Iran says centrifuge testing, but no violation of atom deal with powers

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 16:11
By Michelle Moghtader and Fredrik Dahl DUBAI/VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran has confirmed it tested a new centrifuge that could speed up its enrichment of uranium but rejected a U.S. think-tank's suggestion the move may have violated last year's nuclear deal with world powers. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham gave no indication that Iran had stopped feeding natural uranium gas into the so ...
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Iran nuclear deal with Iran in the balance

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 16:09
Iran and the US have held a second day of talks in Oman about a long hoped for nuclear deal.
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Iran claims replica U.S. stealth drone airborne

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 15:14
Islamic Republic shows video purportedly of its own version of captured RQ-170 Sentinel, which they say is better than the original
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Iran shows flight of US drone replica

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 12:28
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state TV on Wednesday broadcast footage of an aircraft it says is a replica of a U.S. stealth drone captured in 2011.
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Special Report: The fighters of Iraq who answer to Iran

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 10:06
By Babak Dehghanpisheh BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Among the thousands of militia fighters who flocked to northern Iraq to battle militant group Islamic State over the summer was Qais al-Khazali. Khazali is the head of a militia called Asaib Ahl al-Haq that is backed by Iran. Thanks to his position he is one of the most feared and respected militia leaders in Iraq, and one of Iran's most important ...
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Iran's vested interest in nuclear talks

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 02:14
As the nuclear talks between Iran and the great powers unfold, there is much concern that a hawkish Republican Senate would derail the negotiations. But no matter what the new Senate does, the Islamic Republic is unlikely to walk away from the negotiating table. Why? Because while the United...
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Netanyahu Seeks More Iran Sanctions Over a Bad Deal

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 01:38
Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's Prime Minister, said the U.S. and other nations should press firm demands on Iran to “dismantle” its nuclear infrastructure rather than accept a compromise that would rely heavily on inspections and intelligence.
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Netanyahu Seeks More Iran Sanctions Over a Bad Deal

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 00:55
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signaled that Israel won't rush to attack Iran if the international negotiations to curtail the country's nuclear program don't reach a deal by a Nov. 24 deadline. ...
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Iran Signs Russia Reactor Deal as Nuclear Talks Falter

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 00:08
Iran signed an agreement with Russia to obtain as many as eight new reactors, as world powers struggle to reach an accord capping the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program.
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Ebadi: No improvement on Iran's rights record

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 23:47
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iranian Nobel Peace laureate Shirin Ebadi said Iran's human rights situation has not improved despite President Hassan Rouhani's promises of change. She urged the U.N. General Assembly to approve a resolution criticizing the country's abuses.
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Ebadi: No improvement on Iran's rights record

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 23:47
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iranian Nobel Peace laureate Shirin Ebadi said Iran's human rights situation has not improved despite President Hassan Rouhani's promises of change. She urged the U.N. General Assembly to approve a resolution criticizing the country's abuses.
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