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

    6 days ago

    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...

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

    1 week ago

    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

    1 week ago

    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...

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

    2 weeks ago

    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...

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

    2 weeks ago

    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

    3 weeks ago

    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,...

  • Stop this Iran deal, get a better one

    By Sam Yebri

    July 22, 2015 | 11:44 am

    There’s an old Iranian joke: Ask an Iranian “What’s two plus two?” and he will answer, “It depends on whether I’m buying or selling.” We Iranians take pride in our bazaari mentality. Nothing pleases us more than a successful negotiation. For decades, the Islamic Republic of Iran...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Report: Iran weeks away from nuke

    October 25, 2013 | 9:19 am

    Iran could produce enough weapons-grade uranium to build a nuclear bomb in as little as a month, according to a new estimate by a top American think tank.

    “Today, Iran could break out most quickly using a three-step process with its installed centrifuges and its low-enriched...

  • Israel accuses Iran of deception to buy time for atom work

    September 18, 2013 | 9:05 am

    Israel accused Iran on Wednesday of using "deception and concealment" to buy time for its nuclear program, signaling skepticism that the Islamic state's new government would agree to curb its atomic activities.

    The election of a relative moderate, Hassan Rouhani, as new Iranian...

  • West lobbies U.N. nuclear meeting to reject Arab push on Israel

    September 17, 2013 | 5:16 pm

    The United States said on Tuesday an Arab push to single out Israel for criticism over its assumed nuclear arsenal would hurt diplomatic efforts to ban weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East.

    Frustrated over the postponement of an international conference on ridding the...

  • Russia warns of catastrophe if Syria reactor hit by U.S. strike

    September 4, 2013 | 11:50 am

    Russia said on Wednesday that a military strike on Syria could have catastrophic effects if a missile hit a small reactor near Damascus that contains radioactive uranium.

    The Foreign Ministry called on the U.N. nuclear agency to urgently assess the risk as the United States...

  • Rohani or no Rohani, we must increase the pressure on Iran

    August 1, 2013 | 2:35 pm

    Before the election of President Hassan Rouhani , Iran’s centrifuges were spinning at an unprecedented pace.  After his election, they continue to not only spin, but multiply.  In response, the United States must once again deliver a firm message to Tehran: Halt your illicit...

  • Iran moves to speed up nuclear program despite sanctions

    April 17, 2013 | 11:22 am

    Iran is increasing the number of advanced uranium enrichment centrifuges installed at its Natanz underground plant, despite tightening international sanctions aimed at stopping Tehran's nuclear progress, diplomats said on Wednesday.

    Iran has for years been trying to develop...

  • Officials walk out of IAEA talks after Iranian cites Israeli ‘genocide’

    March 6, 2013 | 2:03 pm

    U.S., Canadian and Australian officials walked out of a meeting of the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency when the Iranian envoy accused Israel of genocide.

    Joseph Macmanus, the U.S. ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency, stormed out of the meeting in Vienna on Wednesday...

  • UN inspectors see new centrifuges at Iran nuclear site, diplomat says

    February 14, 2013 | 6:35 am

    U.N. nuclear inspectors have seen a small number of advanced centrifuges at an uranium enrichment plant where Iran has said it will install and operate them, a diplomatic source said on Thursday.

    On Wednesday, Iran's atomic energy chief said it had started installing a new...

  • Iran reportedly to upgrade nuclear enrichment centrifuges

    January 31, 2013 | 1:09 pm

    Iran will upgrade the nuclear enrichment equipment at its Natanz nuclear plant.

    Iran informed the United Nations nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency, that it will use a new model of centrifuge in a unit at its underground facility located southeast of Tehran,...

  • Syria may hold uranium stash, Western and Israeli experts say

    January 11, 2013 | 8:32 am

    Western and Israeli security experts suspect Syria may have tonnes of unenriched uranium in storage and that any such stockpile could potentially be of interest to its ally Iran for use in Tehran's own disputed nuclear program.

    They say natural uranium could have been acquired by...

  • Remove Israeli threat to inspect Parchin nuclear site, Iran says

    December 27, 2012 | 1:37 pm

    Iran said it would open the Parchin military complex to United Nations nuclear inspectors if threats of an Israeli attack are neutralized.

    "If external threats were defused, then they -- the IAEA -- could be enabled to inspect Parchin," Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hassan...

  • As Iran achieves nuclear weapons capability, a red line is passed

    November 21, 2012 | 11:23 am

    The debate about red lines on Iran appears to be over.

    With its massive increase of operative centrifuges at a secured uranium enrichment site, Iran appears to have moved beyond the question of whether capability to build a nuclear weapon or actual acquisition of a nuclear weapon...

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