- 13:58 01/10/2014
US President Barack Obama will meet Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday, with the meeting expected to focus on the ongoing P5+1 negotiations with Iran over Tehran’s controversial nuclear program, as well as other issues related to the Middle East, AP reports.
- 21:28 29/09/2014
Iran's nuclear military capabilities must be fully destroyed as they pose greater threat to the world than the spread of radical Islamist groups, including Islamic State, across the Middle East, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in his UN speech on Monday.
- 08:48 29/09/2014
- 04:09 28/09/2014
The deal between the P5+1 group on the Iranian nuclear program and Iran itself is 95 percent agreed, but the remaining 5 percent is "where the devil is," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview with Bloomberg TV.
- 20:52 27/09/2014
The next round of talks between Iran and the "6" (the five permanent members of UN's Security Council and Germany) will take place in Europe, Javad Zarif, Iran's Foreign Minister, told Russian reporters after he met his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov.
- 03:26 27/09/2014
- 01:56 27/09/2014
- 01:33 27/09/2014
When working on final agreement on Iranian nuclear program, interests of both sides should be considered, and rights of Iranian people must be taken into account, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told reporters in New York, where he attended the UN General Assembly.
- 00:53 27/09/2014
There was very slow progress during last round of talks between Iran and P5+1 group of international mediators, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told reporters in New York, where he attended the UN General Assembly.
- 00:43 27/09/2014
- 00:14 27/09/2014
Iran and the so-called P5+1 international mediation group have made significant progress in the talks on Iranian nuclear program; further development could be achieved only by political decisions, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said.
- 22:28 26/09/2014
- 19:00 25/09/2014
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reaffirmed on Thursday Tehran's readiness to continue work on securing a historic nuclear deal with the West, but insisted that Iran will not give up its peaceful nuclear program.
- 16:15 24/09/2014
Progress achieved during this week’s talks in New York between a group of international mediators and Tehran could be crucial for reaching a final agreement aimed at limiting the Iranian nuclear program, Michael Mann, the spokesman for EU foreign policy Chief Catherine Ashton, said Wednesday.
- 23:48 21/09/2014
Russia has made a number of proposals during the talks between the P5+1 group of mediators and Tehran and hopes for collective work in this direction, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told RIA Novosti Sunday.
- 23:39 21/09/2014
- 01:13 19/09/2014
The future of the Arak heavy water nuclear reactor remains one of the main obstacles at the nuclear talks between the P5+1 group of mediators and Tehran, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told RIA Novosti Thursday.
- 11:26 16/09/2014
Foreign ministers of the P5+1 group of nations negotiating with Iran on its controversial nuclear program may meet on the sidelines of the forthcoming UN General Assembly in New York, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told RIA Novosti in an interview Tuesday.
- 13:12 07/09/2014
- 14:23 04/09/2014
- 06:46 04/09/2014
US Delegation, comprising of Deputy Secretary of State William Burns, Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman and Senior Advisor Jake Sullivan is to meet with Iranian officials in Geneva on September 4-5 in order to discuss Iranian nuclear issue, US State Department Spokesperson Marie Harf wrote Thursday on her Twitter.
- 04:05 01/09/2014
Iran is ready to continue negotiations with the P5+1 group of international mediators to reach a final agreement on the nuclear issue, IRNA news agency reported, citing the country's president Hassan Rouhani.
- 17:29 31/08/2014
- 18:14 29/08/2014
Sanctions are an illegal pressure tactic to attempt to influence policy, but they will not affect the people of Iran and Russia, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif told the press after a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow on Friday.
- 14:43 29/08/2014
Moscow has called on the West to refrain from the temptation to bargain in the final stage of resolving Iran’s nuclear issue by trying to get more from Iran than is needed for a balanced package, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday.
- 12:44 29/08/2014
International negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program will be the key topic in discussions between Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, IRNA news agency reported Friday, citing Zarif’s speech on his arrival to Moscow.
- 10:33 28/08/2014
- 13:57 26/08/2014
Iran has decided not to offer rights to develop its oil deposits to foreign companies until a final settlement with foreign governments over its nuclear program is reached, Bloomberg reported citing Mehdi Hosseini, the head of Iran’s Oil Contracts Revision Committee.
- 18:16 24/08/2014
Iranian Revolutionary Guard elite military forces claim to have downed an Israeli spy drone that was was flying in the direction of the Natanz nuclear facility, which is Iran’s main uranium enrichment site, state news agency ISNA reported Sunday.
- 15:11 23/08/2014
Tehran will not give the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors access to Parchin military base that the UN nuclear inspectors were seeking since 2005, Agence France-Presse reported Saturday citing the country’s Defense Minister Hossein Dehgan.
- 19:19 18/08/2014
Tehran has started to take steps to make its nuclear program more transparent to international observers, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano told the press Monday.
- 20:37 17/08/2014
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said he hoped that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) would retain impartiality in the settlement of the Iranian nuclear issue, the Iranian news agency IRNA reported on Sunday following the visit of IAEA’s Director General Yukiya Amano to Tehran.
- 10:33 17/08/2014
- 18:32 15/08/2014
- 14:00 15/08/2014
Iran and the so-called P5+1 group are unlikely to reach a permanent deal on Tehran's nuclear program before a four-month extension period expires in November, Press TV reported Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif as saying Friday.
- 09:08 07/08/2014
- 10:46 15/07/2014
US President Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping discussed in a telephone conversation Monday the possibilities of US-China cooperation in the ongoing nuclear talks between Iran and six world mediators, the White House said.
- 23:48 07/02/2014
- 21:56 31/01/2014
Six world powers and Iran will meet in Vienna on February 18 for another round of talks on the Islamic Republic’s controversial nuclear program, a spokesman for the European Union's foreign policy chief tweeted on Friday.
- 22:54 20/01/2014
- 05:13 20/01/2014
Ahead of the start of a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, an official in the Islamic Republic called limiting uranium enrichment and diluting its stockpile the country's "most important commitments," state radio reported Sunday.
- 19:41 16/01/2014
- 12:06 16/01/2014
Russia is set to continue talks with Iran on a possible oil-for-goods swap that would make Moscow a major importer of Iranian oil despite concerns by the United States, the Kommersant business daily said Thursday, citing a Russian diplomatic source.
- 22:34 15/01/2014
- 16:30 14/01/2014
- 21:03 12/01/2014
- 20:13 09/01/2014
- 17:54 29/12/2013
- 05:00 28/12/2013
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- 19:05 11/12/2013
- 13:24 08/12/2013
- 14:33 01/12/2013
- 11:00 30/11/2013
- 11:29 28/11/2013 Bi-weekly column by Simon Saradzhyan
- 19:28 25/11/2013
- 01:45 25/11/2013
U.S. lawmakers from both parties said Sunday they are skeptical that Iran will stick to a new nuclear deal and want Congress to prepare beefed up economic penalties to hit Tehran if the accord falls apart.
- 23:17 24/11/2013
The United States and Iran secretly engaged in a series of high-level, face-to-face talks over the past year, in a high-stakes diplomatic gamble by the Obama administration that paved the way for the historic deal sealed early Sunday in Geneva aimed at slowing Tehran's nuclear program, The Associated Press has learned.
- 17:46 24/11/2013
- 11:25 24/11/2013 originally published at 09:30
Iran and the so-called Group of Six nations holding talks over Tehran’s nuclear program clinched a last-minute agreement Sunday morning following four days of talks, apparently resolving the decade-long dispute over the issue.
- 23:54 23/11/2013
- 09:16 23/11/2013
- 20:41 22/11/2013
- 23:54 20/11/2013
- 21:12 20/11/2013
- 09:31 20/11/2013
- 19:05 18/11/2013
- 17:17 16/11/2013
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told Russian television Saturday that the world powers and Iran have no fundamental disagreements now and there is a “very good chance” of clinching a long-sought deal on Tehran’s nuclear program.
- 23:00 15/11/2013
- 23:59 14/11/2013
- 19:16 14/11/2013
- 12:43 12/11/2013
Russia has said Iran was not to blame for the failed outcome of nuclear talks in Geneva last week, hinting at cracks in what had previously appeared to be a relatively united international front on the issue.
- 12:24 10/11/2013
- 09:31 10/11/2013
Iran’s foreign minister said three days of talks about Tehran’s nuclear program in Geneva were “productive” and the sides have reached an agreement on "a number of issues," although some differences still remain, Press TV has reported.
- 08:21 10/11/2013
Talks on a deal to temporarily curb Iran's nuclear program ran into trouble Saturday when France questioned whether the proposal went far enough, casting doubt an agreement could be reached during the current round of negotiations.
- 23:12 08/11/2013
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is expected to attend international talks in Geneva about Iran’s controversial nuclear program amid hopes for a breakthrough deal, Russian diplomats said Friday.
- 19:52 08/11/2013
- 23:59 07/11/2013
- 22:04 31/10/2013
Iran’s foreign minister said Thursday that Tehran would continue enriching uranium to 20 percent purity to power a nuclear reactor, denying a senior lawmaker’s earlier claims of a temporarily halt, Iranian news network Press TV reported.
- 17:01 24/10/2013
- 02:04 17/10/2013
Nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers ended on an upbeat note Wednesday, with top Western and Iranian negotiators announcing a follow-up round early next month while speaking of significant progress in efforts to reduce fears that Tehran may be seeking atomic arms.
- 14:26 16/10/2013
- 04:08 15/10/2013
- 23:33 08/10/2013
- 06:32 06/10/2013
Israel and the U.S. are on the same page regarding the need to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, an official said Saturday night after President Barack Obama told The Associated Press that Iran is at least a year away from the bomb.
- 02:53 28/09/2013
- 04:08 27/09/2013
- 22:27 23/09/2013
- 21:50 23/09/2013 Originally posted at 18:02
- 23:48 15/09/2013
US President Barack Obama said in a television interview broadcast Sunday that diplomacy used to tackle the issue of Syria’s chemical weapons is a potential model for negotiations on Iran’s nuclear ambitions.
- 19:55 13/09/2013
Iran’s nuclear chief confirmed on Friday that operational control of the Bushehr nuclear plant would be handed over from Russia to Iran on September 24, the semi-official Iranian Students News Agency reported.
- 15:52 13/09/2013
- 23:33 11/09/2013
Tehran will pursue its peaceful nuclear program and will not yield to pressure to scrap it, since it has no intention of acquiring nuclear weapons, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Wednesday, adding that his country was seeking to resolve contentions about the program through talks.
- 19:26 05/09/2013
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani transferred the authority to conduct nuclear talks from the country’s security council to the Foreign Ministry, the presidential office said in a statement on Thursday.
- 15:55 24/08/2013
The US allegation about an attempt by a man from Sierra Leone to sell uranium to Iran is designed to thwart Tehran’s upcoming talks with a group of international mediators, Press TV reported on Saturday, citing a senior Iranian lawmaker.
- 14:01 20/08/2013
- 09:07 18/08/2013
The Islamic Republic of Iran has a total of 18,000 centrifuges for uranium enrichment, including 10,000 ones which are already active, the ISNA news agency has reported citing the country's outgoing nuclear chief.
- 15:56 11/08/2013
Iran intends to sign an agreement with Russia soon on the construction of a new nuclear power plant in the Islamic Republic, Iran’s semi-official Mehr news agency reported on Sunday, citing Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi.
- 23:35 06/08/2013
- 13:58 01/10/2014
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Iran's nuclear program
Iran has been under international pressure to halt uranium enrichment, needed both for electricity generation and weapons production. Tehran has repeatedly rejected the demand, insisting it is pursuing a purely civilian program. Several Western powers have called for harsher sanctions against Tehran if it does not agree to halt uranium enrichment.