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Tricky drafting of Iran nuclear deal begins

Tricky drafting of Iran nuclear deal begins

Iran and major powers on Wednesday began the difficult process of finalizing by June 30 a historic deal putting an Iranian nuclear bomb out of reach, three weeks after agreeing the main outlines. Following a negotiating marathon in Switzerland, Iran […]


Mexico issues alert over stolen radioactive material

Mexico issues alert over stolen radioactive material

Authorities issued an alert for several Mexican states Wednesday after thieves snatched potentially deadly radioactive material used for industrial radiography. The iridium-192 source, marked X-571, was inside a container when it was stolen on Monday from a truck in Cardenas, […]


Sanctions must go on ‘same day’ nuclear deal implemented: Rouhani

Sanctions must go on ‘same day’ nuclear deal implemented: Rouhani

Iran wants international sanctions lifted on the day of the implementation of an agreement with world powers on its nuclear programme, President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday. “We will not sign any agreements unless on the first day of the […]


North Korea capable of launching ‘mobile’ nuke missile into US – NORAD

North Korea capable of launching ‘mobile’ nuke missile into US – NORAD

Pyongyang is capable of launching an ICBM with a nuclear warhead from a hard-to-track mobile launcher at the US West Coast, the US aerospace defense commander has said. The capability is disputed by a study from leading North Korea-watchers, however. […]


Nuclear sanctions on Iran to be lifted if it meets deal

Nuclear sanctions on Iran to be lifted if it meets deal

A raft of biting global sanctions imposed on Iran for its suspect nuclear activities will be lifted over time, if the Islamic republic sticks to the terms of a final deal with global powers. Under a framework struck Thursday, the […]


Iran, world powers agree ‘historic’ framework nuclear deal

Iran, world powers agree ‘historic’ framework nuclear deal

Iran and six world powers agreed Thursday on the framework of a potentially historic deal aimed at curbing Tehran’s nuclear drive, marking a major breakthrough in a 12-year standoff after marathon talks in Switzerland. The framework, agreed between Iran and […]


What an Iran nuclear deal could look like

What an Iran nuclear deal could look like

Global powers on Sunday were narrowing in on a deal to stop any Iranian bid to develop nuclear weapons, with diplomats saying some key parts of an outline had been tentatively agreed. The “framework” accord — no one knows how […]


Iran nuclear talks race towards deadline

Iran nuclear talks race towards deadline

Global powers were due to gather with Iran Monday, seeking to slot into place the last pieces of a complex puzzle to curtail Tehran’s nuclear programme as diplomats said tentative agreement on some parts had been reached. US Secretary of […]


As nuclear deadline nears, fears Saudi may try to match Iran

As nuclear deadline nears, fears Saudi may try to match Iran

Fears that Shiite Iran will remain a potential nuclear threat under a mooted international deal have raised concerns that Tehran’s Sunni rival Saudi Arabia could seek its own atomic capability. As the March 31 deadline for talks between Tehran and […]


 
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