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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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US Charges Chinese Salesman with Illegally Exporting Nuclear Equipment

Posted May 23rd, 2012 at 8:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. authorities have arrested a Chinese employee of a technology manufacturer for allegedly smuggling uranium enrichment equipment into China. Agents arrested Qiang Hu at a hotel in the northeastern state of Massachusetts. He is suspected of illegally exporting thousands of pressure measuring sensors to China from MKS Instruments in Massachusetts. The devices are used to […]

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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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World Powers Offer Proposal in Iran Talks

Posted May 23rd, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Six world powers have opened talks with Iran in Baghdad with a proposal aimed at resolving international concerns about potential military dimensions to the Iranian nuclear program. An EU spokesman said Wednesday the six-nation proposal addresses the group’s concern about Iran’s enrichment of uranium to 20 percent purity. Iran says its enrichment work is meant […]

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US Envoy Warns North Korea Against Nuclear Test

Posted May 23rd, 2012 at 7:40 am (UTC-5)
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A senior U.S. diplomat is urging North Korea not to go ahead with a nuclear test, warning that such a move would be “highly provocative.” Glyn Davies, the U.S. special envoy for North Korea, spoke Wednesday after meeting with Chinese officials in Beijing, where he discussed a range of issues, including Pyongyang’s nuclear program. “I […]

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Talks Between World Powers and Iran Underway in Baghdad

Posted May 23rd, 2012 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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Talks between world powers and Iran have started in Baghdad in an effort to negotiate an agreement over disputes involving Iran’s controversial nuclear program. Wednesday’s meeting brings together Iran’s nuclear negotiator with representatives of the so-called P5+1: Britain, China, France, Russia, the United States plus Germany. At issue is Iran’s production of highly-enriched uranium that […]

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World Powers Meet with Iran in Baghdad

Posted May 23rd, 2012 at 2:15 am (UTC-5)
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Representatives of six world powers are meeting with Iran’s nuclear negotiator in Baghdad to try to negotiate an agreement for Iran to stop producing highly-enriched uranium that Western nations fear could be used to make a nuclear bomb. Wednesday’s meeting comes hours after the head of the U.N. nuclear agency said he expects Iran to […]

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US Envoy: North Korea Threat Sounds Like ‘More of the Same’

Posted May 22nd, 2012 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. special envoy for North Korea, Glyn Davies, says North Korea’s threat to continue developing its nuclear program in view of what it calls U.S. hostility sounds like “more of the same” from Pyongyang. Davies spoke from Beijing where he met with his Chinese counterpart Wu Dawei and Vice Foreign Minister Fu Ying. “I […]

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UN Nuclear Chief Sees Deal ‘Soon’ With Iran on Inspections

Posted May 22nd, 2012 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The head of the U.N. nuclear agency says he expects Iran to sign an agreement “quite soon” to allow inspections of facilities suspected of being used in a covert nuclear-weapons program. International Atomic Energy Agency chief Yukiya Amano made the comment Tuesday after returning to Vienna from a brief visit to Iran, where he met […]

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