US secretary of state John Kerry said yesterday major differences persist between Iran and six world powers negotiating on Tehran’s nuclear programme, remarks echoed by Tehran, with a July 20 deadline for a deal approaching.
Mon, 14 Jul, 2014
The European Union is considering trade action against Bangladesh, which has preferential access to EU markets for its garments, in order to pressure Dhaka to improve safety standards after a building collapse killed hundreds of factory workers.
Thu, 02 May, 2013
Iranian authorities have detained several local employees of the British Embassy in Tehran, a move that UK foreign secretary David Miliband today called “harassment and intimidation” and reflected a hardening of the regime’s stance toward the West.
Sun, 28 Jun, 2009
Key European nations are warning other countries that Iran is trying to weaken the international consensus against its contentious nuclear programme by stalling in its response to terms set by six world powers for negotiations, according to a confidential document obtained today by The Associated Press.
Thu, 07 Sep, 2006
UN chief Kofi Annan has won a pledge from Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to support a UN resolution bringing peace to Lebanon, but was warned Iran would not suspend sensitive nuclear work before negotiations on uranium enrichment.
Mon, 04 Sep, 2006
Foreign ministers from the six powers pushing Iran to accept a package of incentives to suspend its nuclear programme met behind closed doors in Paris on Wednesday – the latest deadline in the stand-off, and one that Tehran looked set to ignore.
Wed, 12 Jul, 2006
Iranian officials will meet with a senior EU representative carrying a package of rewards and penalties meant to stop Tehran’s uranium enrichment program tomorrow – including new US offers to lift bans on deliveries of some sensitive technologies, diplomats said.
Mon, 05 Jun, 2006
In a major policy shift, the United States said today it is prepared to join other nations in holding direct talks with Iran on its nuclear programme if Iran first agrees to stop disputed nuclear activities that the West fears could lead to a bomb.
Wed, 31 May, 2006