NUCLEAR TALKS

  • Iran: Nuclear talks may focus on extension soon November 23, 2014

    Vienna: Iran says that if obstacles remain in the talks about its nuclear program, the discussion will have to shift to extending them beyond Monday's deadline. A member of the Iranian delegation said if that is the case Sunday night, the negotiations will focus on reaching a "general political agreement" on...
  • Iran, US say some headway made in 'difficult' nuclear talks October 16, 2014

    Vienna: Iran and the United States said they made some progress in high-level nuclear talks but much work remained to clinch a breakthrough deal by a late-November deadline. Both sides said they still aimed to meet the self-imposed November 24 date, despite doubts among many experts that they can reach a...
  • Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei dismisses direct US talks August 13, 2014

    Tehran: Iran's supreme leader on dismissed the value of direct talks with the US, his first comments touching on meetings that officials from the Islamic Republic had with Americans dating back to secret talks that began in 2012. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has final say over all state matters in Iran,...
  • John Kerry continues efforts on Iran nuclear talks July 14, 2014

    Vienna: US Secretary of State John Kerry was due on Monday to hold a second day of talks with Iran seeking to overcome major differences blocking what would be a momentous nuclear deal. With just six days until a deadline to strike an accord, the differences appear considerable, however, with Kerry...
  • Oil slips below $ 108 ahead of Iran nuclear talks September 24, 2013

    London: Brent crude oil fell below $ 108 a barrel on Tuesday, losing ground again after almost a month of falls as geopolitical tension eased and further evidence emerged of rising oil supplies from Libya and Iraq. Brent peaked above $ 117 a barrel in August on fears the war in...
  • US says door still open on Iran nuclear talks April 8, 2013

    Istanbul: US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday world powers would pursue further talks with Iran to resolve a decadeold dispute over its nuclear programme, but stressed the process could not go on forever. The six powers and Iran failed again to bridge wide differences at weekend talks in...
  • Iran says progress made in UN nuclear talks January 20, 2013

    Dubai: Iran said it had made some progress in resolving its disputes with the UN atomic watchdog, state media reported, even though the two sides' latest talks failed to seal a deal on letting inspectors visit a military site. The Islamic state and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) met this...
  • Iran defiant on enrichment ahead of possible nuclear talks December 19, 2012

    Dubai: Iran will not stop highergrade uranium enrichment in response to external demands; its top nuclear energy official was quoted as saying on Tuesday, signalling a tough bargaining stance ahead of planned new talks with world powers. The West wants Iran to halt enrichment of uranium to a fissile concentration of...
  • Iran may prepare to boost nuclear work: diplomats May 24, 2012

    Vienna: A UN watchdog report is expected to show that Iran has installed more uranium enrichment centrifuges at an underground site, potentially boosting output capacity of nuclear work major powers want it to stop, Western diplomatic sources say. Two sources said the Islamic state may have placed in position nearly 350...
  • Iran rules out conditions to Ntalks: Salehi April 9, 2012

    Dubai: Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said Iran would not agree to world powers imposing preconditions ahead of the resumption of nuclear talks later this week, Iranian media reported on Monday. "Setting conditions before the meeting means drawing conclusions, which is completely meaningless and none of the parties will accept...
  • Nuclear talks with Iran failed: UN watchdog February 22, 2012

    Vienna: The UN nuclear watchdog said on Wednesday it had failed to secure an agreement with Iran during two days of talks over disputed atomic activities and that the Islamic Republic had rejected a request to visit a key military site. In the second such trip in less than a month,...
  • UN inspectors arrive in Iran for nuclear talks February 21, 2012

    Tehran: Senior UN inspectors arrived in Iran on Monday to push for transparency about its disputed nuclear program and several European states halted purchases of Iranian oil as part of Western moves to pile pressure on a defiant Tehran. Iran denies Western accusations that it is covertly seeking the means to...
  • N Korea shrugs off ship, calls for nuclear talks July 10, 2010

    Seoul: North Korea said on Saturday it was willing to return to nuclear disarmament talks and signalled satisfaction that a U N Security Council statement did not directly blame it for the sinking of a South Korean warship. China, the North's sole key ally, urged regional powers to put the navy...
  • We are ready for nuke talks: North Korea October 6, 2009

    Seoul: North Korea on Tuesday signalled it could return to nuclear disarmament talks it had declared dead six months ago, but a report it was near restoring its atomic plant underlined the secretive state would keep the stakes high. Leader Kim Jongil told Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on a rare visit...