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No Progress in Iran Nuclear Talks

Posted August 24th, 2012 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Representatives from Iran and the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog have wrapped up another round of talks, with no agreement over access to a disputed nuclear site. The two sides met Friday in Vienna to discuss access to Iran’s Parchin facility, a military installation southeast of Tehran. The West suspects the site is related to possible nuclear […]

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UN, Iran Nuclear Talks Fail Again

Posted August 24th, 2012 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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United Nations nuclear agency officials meeting Friday in Vienna with representatives from Iran failed to reach agreement over access to a disputed nuclear site the West suspects is related to possible nuclear weapons development. The two sides have been in periodic negotiations for months over access to Iran’s Parchin nuclear site, a military installation southeast […]

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UN Nuclear Watchdog Meets on Disputed Iranian Site

Posted August 24th, 2012 at 7:40 am (UTC-5)
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United Nations nuclear agency officials are meeting Friday in Vienna with representatives from Iran over access to a nuclear site the U.N. agency suspects was used for research related to nuclear weapon development. The two sides have been in periodic negotiations for months over access to Iran’s Parchin nuclear site, a military installation southeast of […]

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Iran Hosts Non-Aligned Summit Despite Sanctions

Posted August 23rd, 2012 at 11:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Representatives of nearly 120 nations, including dozens of heads-of-state, will convene in Tehran next week for a summit of the Non-Aligned Movement. Some leaders will attend the summit even as they help enforce the sanctions that are crippling Iran’s economy. Analysts will be watching to see whether the meeting improves Iran’s position in global diplomacy. […]

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UN Chief to Visit Iran

Posted August 23rd, 2012 at 1:45 am (UTC-5)
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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon plans to travel to Iran next week for a meeting of non-aligned nations, amid objections from the United States and Israel which say the visit sends a bad signal. Mr. Ban’s spokesman, Martin Nesirky, announced the trip Wednesday. He says the U.N. chief will convey the international community’s concerns and […]

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UN Chief Condemn’s Iran’s Anti-Israel Rhetoric

Posted August 18th, 2012 at 1:45 am (UTC-5)
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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon sharply rebuked Iran’s supreme leader and president Friday, describing their latest anti-Israel rhetoric as “offensive and inflammatory.” At a rally Friday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahamadinejad told thousands of screaming worshippers at Tehran University that a new Middle East would have no trace of Americans or Israelis. Earlier this week, Iranian media […]

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British Bank Pays $340 Million to Settle Iran Claim

Posted August 14th, 2012 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The British bank Standard Chartered agreed Tuesday to pay $340 million to a U.S. financial regulator to settle allegations that it illegally hid $250 billion in transactions with Iranian interests over the last decade. ZStandard Chertered denied the allegations last week when New York state officials accused Britain’s fifth largest bank of being a “rogue […]

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Iran Welcomes Foreign Aid for Earthquake Victims

Posted August 14th, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Iran says it is now prepared to accept foreign aid for the victims of Saturday’s two earthquakes in the nation’s northwest. Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency quoted Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi as saying Iran is ready to receive contributions from other countries. Iran earlier rejected offers of outside help from the United States, Germany, […]

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Iran Welcomes Foreign Aid for Earthquake Victims

Posted August 14th, 2012 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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Iran says it is now prepared to accept foreign aid for the victims of Saturday’s two earthquakes in the nation’s northwest. Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency quoted Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi as saying Iran is ready to receive contributions from other countries. Iran earlier rejected offers of outside help from the United States, Germany, […]

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Iran Raises Quakes’ Death Toll

Posted August 13th, 2012 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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Iran has raised the death toll from Saturday’s two earthquakes to more than 300, a day after rescuers called off the search for survivors. Health Minister Marzieh Vahid Dastjerdi told a session of parliament Monday that the latest death toll stood at 306, with more than 3,000 injured. The Iranian Red Crescent estimates that 180 […]

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