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Pentagon chief says Iran nuclear deal does not ‘prevent military option’

Pentagon chief says Iran nuclear deal does not ‘prevent military option’

Tel Aviv: The Iran nuclear deal does not mean military action is off the table when it comes to stopping Tehran from obtaining an atomic bomb, US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said Sunday ahead of a visit to Israel. “One […]


Nuclear agreement a ‘hard sell’ to US Congress

Nuclear agreement a ‘hard sell’ to US Congress

A top US Republican said a potential historic nuclear deal with Iran would be a “hard sell” in Congress, as talks neared their final hour in Vienna on Sunday. “It appears as if the administration’s approach to this was to […]


Iran Stalls Nuclear Talks with New Demands On Ballistic Missiles

Iran Stalls Nuclear Talks with New Demands On Ballistic Missiles

A dispute over United Nations sanctions on Iran’s ballistic missile program emerged July 6, holding up a nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers on the eve of a self-imposed deadline. Though ballistic missiles have not been addressed previously […]


Main sticking points in Iran nuclear talks

Main sticking points in Iran nuclear talks

Vienna: The broad outlines of an unprecedented deal between Iran and global powers to put a nuclear bomb out of Tehran’s reach are known. But the devil is in the details. Here are some of the thorniest sticking points which […]


Deadline in doubt in tense Iran nuclear talks

Deadline in doubt in tense Iran nuclear talks

Iran and the US admitted during tense talks Sunday they are highly likely to miss a looming deadline to nail down a historic nuclear deal as they struggled to overcome major differences. Officials in Vienna said however that Tuesday’s target […]


Iran leader restates red lines on nuclear deal

Iran Nuclear Plant

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei restated his red lines for a nuclear deal with world powers in a sudden intervention Tuesday after discord surfaced between his government and lawmakers. Khamenei, who will have the last word for Iran in […]


France to study building nuclear reactors in Saudi Arabia

France to study building nuclear reactors in Saudi Arabia

Paris: France said Wednesday it would look into building two nuclear reactors in Saudi Arabia as part of a multi-billion-euro package of deals, days before the deadline of nuclear talks with the kingdom’s rival, Iran. A feasibility study will be […]


Russia cites ‘threats’ as nuclear arsenal boosted

Russia cites ‘threats’ as nuclear arsenal boosted

Moscow: President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Russia must defend itself if threatened, as the US warned against a return to a “Cold War status” after Moscow announced plans to boost its nuclear arsenal. The declaration from the Kremlin strongman […]


Computer worm enabled spying on Iran talks: researchers

Computer worm enabled spying on Iran talks: researchers

A computer worm designed to gather foreign intelligence and widely linked to Israel was used to spy on negotiations with Iran on curtailing its nuclear program, security researchers said Wednesday. A report by the Russian-based security firm Kaspersky Lab said […]


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 […]


 
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