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  • Kerry: Progress in Iran talks, tough road ahead

    November 24, 2014 | 11:16 am

    Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday Iran and the six world powers had made substantial progress toward a final deal over its nuclear program, but the talks would remain difficult in coming months despite new ideas being presented.

    "If we can do it (get a deal) sooner, we...

  • Iran: nuclear talks might be extended if November deadline missed

    October 10, 2014 | 9:48 am

    Talks over Iran's nuclear program might be extended if disagreement over remaining issues cannot be resolved by a November deadline, Iran's top negotiator was quoted as saying on Friday, in the first hint an extension was being contemplated.

    "Iran and the P5+1 (major world...

  • 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...

  • Is Iranian bomb research ‘mea Culpa’ needed for nuclear accord?

    May 14, 2014 | 8:35 am

    U.N. watchdog findings that Iran may have worked on designing an atomic bomb helped the West tighten sanctions on Tehran which ultimately forced it, U.S. officials say, to enter serious talks on reining in its nuclear program.

    But as Iran and six world powers enter a crucial...

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  • 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...

  • Netanyahu says Iran’s nuclear program a ‘clear and present danger’

    May 12, 2014 | 9:20 am

    Iran's nuclear program is a clear and present danger and the country cannot be allowed to get the capability to make nuclear arms, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday.

    Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Monday described as "stupid and idiotic"...

  • Iran says it is drafting complete account of past nuclear work

    April 21, 2014 | 3:51 pm

    Iran said on Monday it was drafting a comprehensive account of its nuclear activities, but did not indicate whether this would be made available to help the final diplomatic push to resolve a decade-old dispute with the West over the program.

    The move could meet Western demands...

  • Iran’s Zarif not worried about pushback from hardliners on nuclear deal

    April 16, 2014 | 11:46 am

    Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said he does not fear opposition from hardliners as he leads negotiations to reach a comprehensive agreement about Iran's nuclear program with world powers by the end of July.

    "I am optimistic" that a deal will be reached in three months, he...

  • U.S. hopes Ukraine crisis won’t harm work with Russia on Iran

    March 14, 2014 | 12:54 pm

    The United States hopes the escalating crisis in Ukraine will not undermine cooperation with Russia to curb Iran's nuclear program, a senior U.S. administration official said on Friday.

    Senior officials from the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China are due to...

  • Netanyahu, showing seized rockets, says Iran fooling the world

    March 10, 2014 | 12:00 pm

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, displaying on Monday what Israel said were seized, Iranian-supplied missiles bound for militants in Gaza, urged the West not to be fooled by Tehran's diplomacy on its nuclear program.

    Last week the Israeli navy captured a ship in the Red Sea...

  • U.S. to continue Iran talks despite ship seizure

    March 6, 2014 | 9:38 am

    The United States will continue taking part in negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program, despite the Israeli seizure of an Iranian ship carrying weapons to the Gaza Strip.

    White House spokesman Jay Carney acknowledged Wednesday that Iran’s state sponsorship of terror has...

  • Iran nuclear deal ‘not perfect’ but buys time, top U.S. official

    February 4, 2014 | 10:11 am

    An initial agreement to curb Iran's nuclear program was "not perfect" but it bought time to try to secure a comprehensive deal, a top U.S. official said on Tuesday in response to sharp criticism from Congress.

    Major world powers struck an agreement with Iran on Nov. 24 to offer...

  • 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...

  • Iran sees nuclear deal implementation starting by early January

    November 29, 2013 | 1:06 pm

    The implementation of a landmark deal between Iran and world powers to curb Tehran's nuclear program in return for some sanctions relief is expected to start by early January, its envoy to the U.N. atomic agency said on Friday.

    The November 24 interim accord between the Islamic...

  • Polls: Most Americans support interim Iran deal

    November 22, 2013 | 10:02 am

    Two new polls released this week show most Americans surveyed support easing sanctions on Iran in exchange for a partial rollback of its nuclear program.

    A CNN poll released Thursday and conducted by ORC international showed 56 percent of respondents favored “an interim deal that...

  • White House: Israel’s all-or-nothing proposal on Iran would lead to war

    November 21, 2013 | 11:03 am

    Israel’s proposal that Iran totally dismantle its nuclear capacity in exchange for sanctions relief would likely lead to war, a top White House official said.

    The official, in a conference call Wednesday with think tanks and advocacy groups sympathetic to the Obama...

  • U.S. says ‘very hard’ to clinch deal as Iran nuclear talks resume

    November 20, 2013 | 4:51 pm

    Major powers resumed talks on Wednesday on a preliminary agreement to curb Iran's nuclear program with the United States warning it would be "very hard" to clinch a breakthrough deal this week and Tehran flagging "red lines."

    Each side appeared to tempering anticipation of an...

  • World powers, Iran in new attempt to clinch nuclear deal

    November 20, 2013 | 9:08 am

    Big powers resumed talks on Wednesday on a preliminary deal to curb Iran's nuclear program with Russia and Britain confident a breakthrough could be clinched and Iran spelling out "red lines" but saying it wanted friendly ties with all nations.

    Keen to end a long standoff and...

  • Iranian Jews hold pro-nuclear rally in Tehran

    November 20, 2013 | 8:51 am

    Iranian Jews holding Torah scrolls demonstrated in Tehran in support of Iran’s nuclear program.

    Demonstrators, who also held signs in English, Hebrew and Farsi, rallied Tuesday in front of the United Nations office in Tehran, according to The Jerusalem Post. They denounced...

  • Suicide bombings kill 23 near Iran embassy in Beirut

    November 19, 2013 | 9:59 am

    Two suicide bombings rocked Iran's embassy compound in Lebanon on Tuesday, killing at least 23 people including an Iranian cultural attaché and hurling bodies and burning wreckage across a debris-strewn street.

    A Lebanon-based al Qaeda-linked group, the Abdullah Azzam Brigades,...

  • Israel’s Peres warns against feud with U.S. over Iran

    November 15, 2013 | 9:49 am

    President Shimon Peres urged Israelis on Friday to show respect for the United States, seeking to soothe relations with the country's most powerful ally that have been strained over Iran.

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has condemned a proposal, endorsed by Washington, to...

  • Sanctions easing can be reversed if Iran does not deliver, Obama says

    November 14, 2013 | 4:55 pm

    President Barack Obama sought to reassure skeptical U.S. lawmakers on Thursday that any easing of sanctions on Iran that emerges from negotiations could easily be reversed and "ramped back up" if Tehran fails to curb its nuclear program.

    In his most direct appeal yet for more...

  • A call for Iran sanctions at Port

    By Karmel Melamed

    November 13, 2013 | 2:38 pm

    Amid the international negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, some national groups, as well as Los Angeles-based Jewish community organizations and other Iran human rights activists, have launched a new campaign calling for Los Angeles city officials to bar from the Port of Los...

  • Netanyahu says ‘bad deal’ with Iran could lead to war

    November 13, 2013 | 11:51 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Wednesday that a "bad deal" between global powers and Iran over its nuclear program could lead to war.

    His government said an offer on the table for what Washington calls a "modest" easing of sanctions would in fact negate up to...

  • U.S., Israel differ over how to resolve Iran nuclear issue

    October 23, 2013 | 9:28 am

    U.S. and Israeli officials differed over Iran's nuclear program on Wednesday as Israel called for its effective dismantlement and the United States suggested safeguards could show that it is peaceful rather than military.

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Israeli Prime...

  • Report: Iran will offer to reduce, but not end, uranium enrichment

    October 9, 2013 | 11:08 am

    Iran reportedly will offer to reduce but not eliminate its uranium enrichment in exchange for an easing of sanctions.

    The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday quoted diplomatic officials as saying Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif at talks in Geneva next week will present the...

  • Netanyahu in D.C. salutes lawmakers for Iran efforts

    October 1, 2013 | 9:14 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked members of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee for their support in working to halt Iran’s nuclear program.

    At a meeting Monday night, Netanyahu offered his gratitude to the senators for approving sanctions against Iran,...

  • Obama speaks by phone to Iran’s Rouhani, sees chance for progress

    September 27, 2013 | 1:09 pm

    U.S. President Barack Obama and new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani held a historic phone call on Friday, in the highest level conversation between the estranged nations in more than three decades.

    Speaking to reporters at the White House, Obama said both men had directed their...

  • Netanyahu at U.N. will liken Iran to North Korea

    September 23, 2013 | 10:20 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly will liken Iran to North Korea in his U.N. General Assembly speech.

    The speech is Netanyahu’s bid to emphasize Israeli reservations about any rapprochement with Iran by the United Nations.

    “Iran must not be allowed to repeat...

  • Rouhani says will present ‘true face of Iran’ at U.N.

    September 23, 2013 | 9:49 am

    President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday he would use his visit to the United Nations this week to present the "true face of Iran" and to pursue talks and cooperation with the West to end Iran's nuclear dispute.

    A moderate conservative elected in June, Rouhani was speaking shortly...

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