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  • Experts urge release of details of IAEA inspection at Iran site

    3 weeks ago

    Several nuclear security experts are urging the United Nations nuclear watchdog and world powers to release details of how a sensitive Iranian military site will be inspected as part of a landmark nuclear deal reached in July.

    The experts, with long experience in international...

  • U.S. to make Iran deal official in a month, no date set for sanctions relief

    3 weeks ago

    The formal adoption of the Iran nuclear deal will be Oct. 18, but it is not yet clear how long it will take for Iran to satisfy conditions to relieve sanctions, top U.S. officials said.

    The senior administration officials, speaking Thursday afternoon in a conference call with...

  • It’s time to work together, focus on strengthening constraints on Iran

    September 8, 2015 | 2:26 pm

    Several days ago, Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland became the 34th senator to announce support for the agreement reached by the representatives of the P5+1 nations and Iran over its nuclear program, thus assuring that a presidential veto of a bill of disapproval in the Congress...

  • Could a ‘broken windows’ policing strategy work for the Iran deal?

    August 28, 2015 | 2:07 pm

    As Congress weighs the Iran nuclear agreement, confidence that Tehran will comply must be high on its agenda. Because the revolutionary regime has a history of cheating on nuclear deals, the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany have tried to ensure compliance...

  • U.N. watchdog: Iran expanding Parchin facility

    August 28, 2015 | 1:04 pm

    The United Nations’ International Atomic Energy Agency reported that Iran has built an extension to its military facility at Parchin.

    A segment of the confidential report seen by the Reuters news agency says that while Iran has largely been complying with...

  • Iran may have built extension at disputed site, U.N. nuclear watchdog says

    August 27, 2015 | 12:03 pm

    Iran appears to have built an extension to part of its Parchin military site since May, the U.N. nuclear watchdog said in a report on Thursday, as part of its inquiry into possible military dimensions of Tehran's past nuclear activity.

    A resolution of the International Atomic...

  • IAEA received ‘substantive’ data from Iran this month

    August 25, 2015 | 10:54 am

    The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on Tuesday it received substantive amounts of information from Iran aimed at quelling concerns its nuclear past had military elements, although it was too early to say whether any of it is new.

    The nuclear watchdog also warned...

  • Iran deal: From rip-off to swindle?

    By David Suissa

    August 20, 2015 | 11:16 am

    I didn't think the Iran deal could get any worse. I didn't think I would find any more loopholes that would make it even easier for the Iranians to cheat and get away with it. Then, this morning, I read this extraordinary news item from the Associated Press in our Jewish Insider...

  • IAEA says report Iran to inspect own military site is ‘misrepresentation’

    August 20, 2015 | 10:31 am

    The U.N. nuclear watchdog chief on Thursday rejected as "a misrepresentation" suggestions Iran would inspect its own Parchin military site on the agency's behalf, an issue that could help make or break Tehran's nuclear deal with big powers.

    Without International Atomic Energy...

  • AP: Iran has side agreement with UN allowing it to do its own nuke inspections

    August 19, 2015 | 1:20 pm

    Iran has a secret agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency enabling it to choose its own experts to inspect its Parchin nuclear site.

    In a finding that could have implications for the nuclear deal negotiated between Iran and six world powers, including the United...

  • Responses to 20 of the president’s arguments for the nuclear deal

    By Dennis Prager

    August 12, 2015 | 10:58 am

    There are many reasons the Israeli political left is opposed to the American nuclear deal with Iran, just as there are many reasons that Haim Saban, one of the Democratic Party’s and Barack Obama’s leading fundraisers, has come out against the deal. It is terrible for America,...

  • Iran, powers give themselves to July 7 to strike deal

    June 30, 2015 | 12:19 am

    Iran and six world powers gave themselves an extra week to reach a final nuclear accord after it became clear they would miss a deadline on Tuesday, with U.S. and Iranian officials sounding upbeat even though obstacles remain.

    With all sides accepting that Tuesday's original...

  • Shilling for Iran is unworthy of Senator Dianne Feinstein

    June 17, 2015 | 10:01 am

    The basis of any democracy is trust between the people and their representatives. When that trust is violated not only are the violators seen as lacking legitimacy but so too are the very institutions they represent.
  • U.S. will insist on full access for inspectors in Iran deal, Blinken tells AJC

    June 9, 2015 | 1:55 pm

    The United States continues to insist on nuclear inspectors’ unfettered access as part of a nuclear deal with Iran, the deputy U.S. secretary of state told an American Jewish group.

    “We would not agree to a deal unless the IAEA is granted access to whatever Iranian sites are...

  • Iran deal could stumble on sensitive nuclear monitoring

    April 10, 2015 | 11:59 am

    Beefing up international monitoring of Iran's nuclear work could become the biggest stumbling block to a final accord between Tehran and major powers, despite a preliminary deal reached last week.

    As part of that deal, Iran and the powers agreed that United Nations inspectors...

  • Iran has stopped questionable nuclear centrifuge testing: IAEA

    February 20, 2015 | 8:46 am

    Iran has refrained from expanding tests of more efficient models of a machine used to refine uranium under a nuclear agreement with six world powers, a U.N. report shows, allaying concerns it might be violating the accord.

    Tehran's development of advanced centrifuges is sensitive...

  • IAEA says needs more money to monitor extended Iran nuclear deal

    November 26, 2014 | 4:19 pm

    The U.N. atomic agency will need more funds from member states to help pay for its monitoring of an extended interim nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers, it said on Wednesday.

    Iran and the United States, FranceGermany, Britain, China, and Russia failed to meet a Nov....

  • Explosion viewed in vicinity of Tehran site linked to nukes

    October 6, 2014 | 1:44 pm

    An explosion at or near an Iranian military complex believed to be a site for nuclear testing created a large orange flash over Tehran.

    The New York Times reported that the explosion on Sunday night came from the direction of the Parchin complex, where Iran has been accused of...

  • Fire at Iranian defense industry plant kills two people: IRNA

    October 6, 2014 | 11:47 am

    An Iranian defense industry body said two workers were killed in a fire at an explosives factory in an eastern district of Tehran, the official IRNA news agency reported on Monday.

    An Iranian opposition website, Saham, described the incident as a strong explosion and said it took...

  • Deadline passed, no sign of breakthrough in Iran nuclear probe

    August 27, 2014 | 9:43 am

    Iran may have failed to meet a deadline for addressing U.N. concerns about suspected nuclear bomb research, but it could still act to influence a key report due next week, diplomatic sources said on Wednesday.

    The sources, who follow the nuclear issue but declined to be...

  • Don’t lose sight of the Iranian threat

    July 15, 2014 | 11:31 am

    The bloody sectarian warfare in Iraq and Syria and the swift takeover of wide swaths of territory by the Sunni fundamentalist ISIS — now calling itself a “caliphate” — has triggered calls to cooperate with Shiite Iran as a counterweight.

    Yet we must not allow our justified...

  • Israel says Iran giving ‘false explanations’ to U.N. nuclear inquiry

    June 5, 2014 | 3:28 pm

    Israel has condemned as unacceptably slow Iran's cooperation with a U.N. watchdog inquiry into suspected nuclear bomb research and accused Tehran of providing "false" explanations for its disputed activities.

    Iran, which says its nuclear program is peaceful and that it is...

  • Iran cuts nuclear stockpile, engages with bomb probe, IAEA says

    May 23, 2014 | 10:46 am

    Iran has sharply cut its most sensitive nuclear stockpile under an interim pact with world powers and has begun engaging with a long-stalled IAEA investigation into suspected weapons research, the U.N. nuclear agency said on Friday.

    The findings, in a quarterly report by the...

  • U.S. issues warning at nuclear talks, Iran sees ‘excessive demands’

    May 16, 2014 | 10:44 am

    Iran and six world powers are making little progress in arduous talks on ending their dispute over Tehran's nuclear program, a senior U.S. official said on Friday, fanning doubt about the prospects for a breakthrough by a self-imposed July deadline.

    Tehran also said the latest...

  • Iran and IAEA end talks, unclear if progress made

    May 12, 2014 | 3:49 pm

    The U.N. nuclear watchdog and Iran ended a three-hour meeting on Monday without announcing any new action to allay concerns about Tehran's atomic activities, leaving it unclear whether headway was achieved.

    The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) indicated after the talks...

  • Israel blasts IAEA’s reported shelving of Iran nuke report

    February 28, 2014 | 9:33 am

    Israeli Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz criticized the International Atomic Energy Agency’s reported decision to shelve for now a report on Iran.

    Steinitz’s criticism Friday was in response to a Reuters report that the agency decided not to publish a report it had prepared...

  • Iran, six powers meet on steps to carry out nuclear deal

    December 9, 2013 | 10:26 am

    Iran and six world powers began expert-level talks on Monday to work out nitty-gritty details in implementing a landmark accord for Tehran to curb its disputed nuclear program in return for a limited easing of sanctions.

    The preliminary accord is seen as a first step towards...

  • Delay in launch of nukes deal gives Iran an edge, some say

    December 3, 2013 | 2:33 pm

    There’s the six-month interim deal on Iran’s nuclear program that trades some sanctions relief for a freeze on Iran’s nuclear program. And then there’s the interim before the interim begins.

    Little noticed in the wake of the historic pact reached last month by Iran and the major...

  • What's next for Iran?

    By Rob Eshman

    November 25, 2013 | 10:11 am

    By Monday morning, the Israeli reaction to the nuclear deal with Iran had changed from “What happened?” to “Now what?”

    And that reaction makes a lot more sense.

    The interim agreement signed by Iran and the group of negotiating nations known as P5+1 on Saturday night, Nov. 23, ...

  • Iran halts nuclear capacity expansion under Rouhani, IAEA report shows

    November 14, 2013 | 9:24 am

    Iran has virtually halted a previously rapid expansion of its uranium enrichment capacity in the past three months, the U.N. nuclear agency said in a report roughly covering the period since moderate Hassan Rouhani became president.

    The quarterly report by the International...

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