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Iran Downplays Report Showing Higher Uranium Enrichment

Posted May 26th, 2012 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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Iran is downplaying a report from U.N. inspectors that shows Tehran significantly upgraded uranium at one of its nuclear sites, a move that raises Western concerns that Tehran may have nuclear weapons ambitions. A report released by the International Atomic Energy Agency on Friday said samples taken at the country’s Fordow facility in February showed […]

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Iran Nuclear Talks Move To Moscow

Posted May 25th, 2012 at 1:40 am (UTC-5)
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Iran and six world powers have agreed to hold a new round of talks in Moscow next month to try to resolve concerns about Tehran’s nuclear program, after talks in Baghdad achieved few results. The two sides will meet in the Russian capital on June 18 and 19. EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said […]

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Iran Nuclear Talks Moving to Moscow

Posted May 24th, 2012 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Six world powers holding nuclear talks with Iran in Baghdad agreed Thursday to hold another round of negotiations in Moscow next month to try to resolve international concerns about the Iranian nuclear program. After wrapping up two days of talks in the Iraqi capital, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said the two sides found […]

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Iran, World Powers to Meet Again in Moscow in Nuclear Talks

Posted May 24th, 2012 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Six world powers holding nuclear talks with Iran in Baghdad agreed Thursday to hold another round of negotiations in Moscow next month. EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton made the announcement after a two-day meeting that she said achieved some common ground despite remaining differences. She said the Moscow talks will take place on June […]

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Azerbaijan Demands Apology From Iran Over Eurovision

Posted May 24th, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Azerbaijan has demanded a formal apology from Iran for its recent statements in connection with Baku’s hosting of the Eurovision song contest. A spokesman for Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry on Thursday called the statements “insulting” and said the government expects an apology from Tehran as soon as possible. Azerbaijani protesters rallied outside the Iranian Embassy in […]

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Negotiators Extend Iran Nuclear Talks

Posted May 24th, 2012 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A spokesman for six world powers holding nuclear talks with Iran says negotiators in Baghdad have made enough progress to extend a two-day meeting by several hours, but there was no word of a breakthrough in resolving the Iranian nuclear dispute. EU spokesman Michael Mann told VOA that the parties had extended the talks into […]

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World Powers Report ‘Some Progress’ as Iran Nuclear Talks Wrap Up

Posted May 24th, 2012 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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A spokesman for six world powers holding nuclear talks with Iran in Baghdad says negotiators have made some progress but were wrapping up with no word of a breakthrough in resolving the Iranian nuclear dispute. EU spokesman Michael Mann told VOA that the negotiations which extended into a second day on Thursday were “tough.” Speaking […]

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Iran Rejects World Powers Stance in Nuclear Talks

Posted May 24th, 2012 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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Iran on Thursday rejected the stance of world powers in talks over its disputed nuclear program. The two sides were meeting for a second day in Baghdad in an attempt to resolve international concerns about potential military dimensions to the Iranian nuclear program. At issue is Iran’s enrichment of uranium to 20 percent purity. Iran […]

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Iran Nuclear Talks Hit Snag

Posted May 23rd, 2012 at 9:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Continuing talks between Iran and global powers have hit a snag as the West rebuffed Tehran’s call for an immediate easing of economic sanctions and official Iranian media said the proposals on the table needed to be significantly revised. The negotiations in Baghdad were extended for a second day into Thursday, as U.S. and European […]

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Iran, World Powers Exchange Proposals in Nuclear Talks

Posted May 23rd, 2012 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Iran and world powers exchanged proposals Wednesday at a Baghdad meeting aimed at resolving international concerns about potential military dimensions to the Iranian nuclear program. Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency says Iranian negotiators presented a five-point proposal addressing nuclear and non-nuclear issues on Wednesday, shortly after the world powers opened the meeting with their own […]

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