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IAEA, Iran Fail to Reach Deal on Nuclear Inspections

Posted January 18th, 2013 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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The chief United Nations nuclear inspector says no deal has been reached with Iran to investigate its controversial nuclear program, but that a meeting will take place next month. International Atomic Energy Agency team leader Herman Nackaerts and his team of U.N. inspectors arrived Friday at Vienna airport following two days of “intensive discussions” in […]

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IAEA, Iran Fail to Reach Deal on Nuclear Inspections

Posted January 18th, 2013 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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The chief United Nations nuclear inspector says no deal has been reached with Iran to investigate that nation’s controversial nuclear program, but that a meeting will take place next month on the issue. International Atomic Energy Agency team leader Herman Nackaerts said Friday that two days of “intensive discussions” in Tehran failed to produce an […]

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UN Nuclear Experts in Iran for Talks

Posted January 16th, 2013 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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United Nations nuclear experts are in Tehran for meetings they hope will further their investigation into Iran’s controversial nuclear program. The International Atomic Energy Agency team is holding talks with Iranian officials Wednesday. They want to address what they have called “overall, credible” evidence of work by Iran on nuclear weapons research. The leader of […]

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UN Nuclear Experts to Again Visit Tehran

Posted January 15th, 2013 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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United Nations nuclear watchdog experts will visit Tehran Wednesday with hopes of furthering their investigation into Iran’s controversial nuclear program. Officials from the International Atomic Energy Agency said they hope to address what the IAEA calls “overall, credible” evidence of nuclear weapons research work. The IAEA and the West are concerned Iran is in stages […]

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Japan’s New Prime Minister Signals Change in Nuclear Policy

Posted December 29th, 2012 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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Japan’s new prime minister says the clean-up of the Fukushima power plant, where three reactors melted down after an earthquake and tsunami last year, is “an unprecedented challenge in human history.” Wearing a protective suit and facemask, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe toured the Tokyo Electric Power Company’s facility on Saturday and thanked workers for the […]

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Progress Reported in Iran Nuclear Talks

Posted December 14th, 2012 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations’ chief nuclear inspector says talks between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency are expected to lead to an agreement, next month, on how to conduct an investigation into Iran’s controversial nuclear program. Herman Nackaerts says the IAEA made progress during talks in Tehran and more meetings had been set for January […]

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New US Sanctions on Iran

Posted December 13th, 2012 at 7:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has imposed sanctions on five Iranian nuclear experts and seven companies for helping Iran move closer towards enriching uranium — essential for building a nuclear bomb. The new sanctions freeze the U.S. assets of those named and forbids any U.S. citizen or body from doing business with the 12. Iran has refused […]

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UN Nuclear Inspectors Visit Iran

Posted December 13th, 2012 at 4:15 am (UTC-5)
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A team of United Nations nuclear inspectors is in Tehran seeking to renew efforts to engage Iran over its controversial nuclear program. The seven-member delegation from the International Atomic Energy Agency arrived Thursday for the first talks with Iran since August. Chief inspector Herman Nackaerts said the focus of the visit is to resolve outstanding […]

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US Cancels Conference on Nuke-Free Mideast

Posted November 24th, 2012 at 7:40 am (UTC-5)
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The United States says a conference on banning nuclear weapons in the Middle East will not be held because of current conditions in the region. The announcement comes amid a flare up in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Gaza, civil war in Syria and an unsettled political situation in Egypt. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said […]

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World Powers Want New Nuclear Talks with Iran Quickly

Posted November 21st, 2012 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Six world powers have agreed to seek renewed talks on Iran’s contested nuclear program as fast as possible, reflecting a renewed sense of urgency to resolve Tehran’s disputed nuclear activity. A spokesman for EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said Wednesday after talks between senior diplomats from Britain, China, France, Russia, the United States and […]

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