Does Macron have the task in hand? -  Iran nuclear deal

Does Macron have the task in hand? - Iran nuclear deal

French President Emmanuel Macron and German chancellor Angela Merkel are making back-to-back visits to the White House to persuade US President Donald Trump, not to renege on the Iran nuclear deal.

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Donald Trump waives Iran sanctions but warns it's their 'last chance'

Donald Trump waives Iran sanctions but warns it's their 'last chance'

US President Donald Trump has waived key sanctions on Iran, keeping the nuclear deal alive for now.

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US backtrack on nuclear deal 'would be insult  to UN,' says Iran

US backtrack on nuclear deal 'would be insult to UN,' says Iran

Any US move against a nuclear deal with Iran be an insult to the United Nations, Tehran's parliamentary speaker said.

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US presidential candidate Mike Huckabee: Iran deal similar to Holocaust

US presidential candidate Mike Huckabee: Iran deal similar to Holocaust

Republican US presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has criticised the Iran nuclear deal as marching the Israelis “to the door of the oven”, a reference to the Holocaust.

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New deadline approaching for Iran nuclear talks

New deadline approaching for Iran nuclear talks

Negotiations over Iran's nuclear programme are lurching towards another deadline with diplomats reconvening amid uncertainty and vague pronouncements from participants.

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Iran 'will stand by nuclear pledge'

Iran 'will stand by nuclear pledge'

President Hassan Rouhani has pledged that Iran will abide by its commitments in the nuclear agreement reached in Switzerland yesterday.

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Obama hails deal with Iran as 'historic'

Obama hails deal with Iran as 'historic'

President Obama heralded the framework nuclear understanding with Iran as an ``historic'' agreement that could pave the way for a final deal that would leave the US, its allies and the world safer.

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'Deal' reached in Iran nuclear talks deal

'Deal' reached in Iran nuclear talks deal

The United States, Iran and five other world powers have announced a deal outlining limits on Iran’s nuclear programme so it cannot lead to atomic weapons.

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All-night session for negotiators at Iran nuclear talks

All-night session for negotiators at Iran nuclear talks

Iran nuclear talks have adjourned after an all-night session and will resume in a few hours.

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Deadline for Iran nuclear deal looms

Deadline for Iran nuclear deal looms

Diplomats are scrambling to reach agreement just hours ahead of a self-imposed deadline on the outline of an Iran nuclear deal.

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Progress in nuclear talks: Kerry

Progress in nuclear talks: Kerry

“Substantial progress” has been made toward ensuring that Iran’s nuclear program will not lead to weapons development, US Secretary of State John Kerry said.

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Kerry hoping to broker Iran nuclear deal as deadline approaches

Kerry hoping to broker Iran nuclear deal as deadline approaches

US Secretary of State John Kerry is consulting with allies on how to overcome deep obstacles to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, three days before the deadline.

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Talks begin on Iran nuclear deal

Talks begin on Iran nuclear deal

Talks are underway in high-level negotiations to limit Iran’s nuclear programme in exchange for easing crippling sanctions on the Islamic republic’s economy.

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Iran pulls out of nuclear talks

Iran pulls out of nuclear talks

Iran has pulled out of talks with six world powers in protest at the expansion of US sanctions, saying the blacklisting of more entities violates the spirit of a groundbreaking agreement over Tehran’s atomic programme.

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Israel condemns Iran nuclear deal

Israel condemns Iran nuclear deal

Israel has harshly criticised the international community’s nuclear deal with Iran, accusing the world of “self-delusion” and saying the first-stage agreement would not halt Tehran’s pursuit of a nuclear weapon.

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World powers reach historic nuclear deal with Iran

World powers reach historic nuclear deal with Iran

Iran has struck a historic nuclear deal with the United States and five other world powers in the most significant development between Washington and Tehran in more than 30 years of hostility.

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Kerry joins Iran nuclear talks

Kerry joins Iran nuclear talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry and foreign ministers of other major powers converged today to lend their weight to the Iran nuclear talks after envoys reported progress on key issues blocking an interim agreement to curb the Iranian programme in return for limited sanctions relief.

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Iran offers nuclear 'breakthrough'

Iran offers nuclear 'breakthrough'

Iran has proposed what it calls a potential breakthrough plan at talks on its nuclear development programme.

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Iran 'ready for nuclear talks'

Iran 'ready for nuclear talks'

Iran will be ready to resume nuclear talks with world powers as soon as the country’s president-elect puts together his negotiating team, the foreign minister has said.

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Iran nuclear talks 'have failed'

Iran nuclear talks 'have failed'

Iran and six world powers failed to reach agreement today on a common approach to reducing fears that Tehran might misuse its nuclear technology to make weapons, with the EU’s foreign policy chief declaring that the two sides “remain far apart on substance”.

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Iran in new round of nuclear talks

Iran and six world powers have launched a new attempt to break deadlocked negotiations meant to reduce international tensions over Tehran’s nuclear activities.

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Inspectors probe Iran uranium find

Inspectors probe Iran uranium find

The UN nuclear agency has found traces of uranium at Iran’s underground atomic site enriched to higher than previous levels and closer to what is needed for nuclear weapons, diplomats say.

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Iran rejects nuclear curb proposals

Iran rejects nuclear curb proposals

Iranian negotiators have rejected proposals by six world powers to curb Tehran’s nuclear programme.

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Iran nuclear talks hit new impasse

Iran nuclear talks hit new impasse

Talks between Iran and six world powers snagged over conflicting proposals about Tehran’s nuclear programme, a tug-of-war that pits international concerns about the Islamic republic’s potential to build atomic weapons against enforcing crippling sanctions on its people.

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Nuclear watchdog chief visits Iran

Nuclear watchdog chief visits Iran

The head of the UN nuclear agency has flown to Tehran on a delicate mission that - if successful – could finally lift the veil on whether Iran is seeking atomic arms while strengthening the Islamic Republic’s negotiating hand in crucial nuclear talks with six world powers later in the week.

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Iran in fresh nuclear talks offer

Iran says it has repeated an offer to the five permanent UN Security Council members and Germany to resume talks over the country’s disputed nuclear program.

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Obama warns of action against Iran

Obama warns of action against Iran

The United States will not hesitate to attack Iran with military force to prevent it from acquiring a nuclear weapon, President Barack Obama warned today.

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UN: Iran speeding up nuclear work

UN: Iran speeding up nuclear work

Iran has rapidly ramped up production of higher-grade enriched uranium over the last four months, the UN nuclear agency says in a confidential report.

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UN nuclear team to hold talks with Iran officials

A United Nations team visiting Iran have no plans to inspect the country’s nuclear facilities but will only hold talks with officials in Tehran, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said today.

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Nuclear inspectors arrive in Iran

Nuclear inspectors arrive in Iran

UN nuclear inspectors arrived in Iran today in the latest push to hold talks about how far the country’s controversial nuclear programme has come.

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Oil at nine-month high after Iran cut

Oil at nine-month high after Iran cut

Oil prices jumped to nearly 105 dollars a barrel – a nine-month high – in Asia today, after Iran said it halted crude exports to Britain and France in a dispute over its nuclear programme.

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Iran halts oil supplies to the UK and France

Iran halts oil supplies to the UK and France

Iran has halted oil shipments to Britain and France, the Oil Ministry said today, in an apparent pre-emptive blow against the European Union after the bloc imposed sanctions on Iran’s crucial fuel exports.

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Iran to revive nuclear talks

Iran to revive nuclear talks

The next round of talks between Iran and six world powers on the country’s nuclear program will be held in Istanbul, Iran’s foreign minister said today.

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Iran 'poised for big nuclear jump'

Iran 'poised for big nuclear jump'

Iran is poised to greatly expand uranium enrichment at a fortified underground bunker to a point that would boost how quickly it could make nuclear warheads, diplomats said.

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Iran retaliates against UK

Iran’s parliament has approved a bill to reduce Tehran’s diplomatic relations with London and withdraw the country’s ambassador to Britain.

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UK cuts ties with Iranian banks

UK cuts ties with Iranian banks

The UK has severed all financial ties with Iranian banks in an unprecedented move in response to mounting fears over the country’s nuclear ambitions.

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Iran nuclear power plant 'working'

Iran’s first nuclear power plant has been connected to the national power grid for a test run, state radio says.

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Iran presses ahead with nuclear plant plans

Iran is preparing to install advanced machinery at its new uranium enrichment site.

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UN nuclear chief criticises Iran

The head of the UN nuclear watchdog agency says he cannot guarantee that Iran is not trying to develop atomic arms.

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Iran nuclear tour invitation

Iran has invited Russia, China, the European Union and its allies among the Arab and developing world to tour its nuclear sites.

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Iran 'still trying to build nuclear bomb'

Iran is trying to build a nuclear bomb, posing a threat to its neighbours, and the United States is “very ready” to counter Iran should it make a move, the top US military officer said today.

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Iran nuclear talks end

Iran nuclear talks end

Iran and six world powers today ended talks on its nuclear plans with an agreement to reconvene early next year, indicating Tehran may be willing to address Western concerns.

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Britain urges Iran to 'engage seriously' in nuclear talks

Britain today called on Iran to “engage seriously and constructively” with international concerns over its nuclear ambitions in talks scheduled for the coming days.

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Ahmadinejad: Computer worm hit nuclear work

Ahmadinejad: Computer worm hit nuclear work

Iran’s president has confirmed for the first time that a computer worm affected centrifuges in the country’s uranium enrichment programme.

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Israel convinced Iran can make nuclear bomb

Israel today claimed Iran has enough enriched uranium to build one nuclear bomb and will soon will be able to produce a second.

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Iran starts loading its first nuclear reactor

Iran began loading fuel into its first nuclear power plant today, moving closer to its opening in the face of Western fears over its eventual plans for weapons.

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Iran loads fuel into nuclear power plant

Iran began loading fuel into the core of its first nuclear power plant today, moving closer to the start-up of a facility that has provoked controversy in the international community.

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Iran 'ready to resume nuclear talks'

Iran 'ready to resume nuclear talks'

Iran said today it was ready to resume talks about its nuclear programme with the international community within a matter of weeks.

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West shows more worries over Iran's nuclear programme

West shows more worries over Iran's nuclear programme

The US, Britain and France expressed growing concern today that Iran is pursuing a nuclear weapons programme and developing ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons.

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Iran condemns IAEA chief's criticism

Iran condemns IAEA chief's criticism

The head of the UN nuclear watchdog agency made a dangerous mistake by criticising Iran for not fully co-operating with it, Tehran’s nuclear chief said today.

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UN chief urges Iran to comply with nuclear demands

UN chief urges Iran to comply with nuclear demands

Iran was urged by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today to co-operate with the nuclear watchdog agency.

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Iran 'hampering' nuclear inspectors

Monitoring of Iran’s nuclear activities is being hampered because Tehran objects to giving some UN atomic agency inspectors access to its programme, the body said today.

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Hague challenges Iran to resume nuclear talks

British Foreign Secretary William Hague challenged Iran today to resume talks on its nuclear plans after the EU agreed tough new sanctions hitting Iran’s energy needs, banks and businesses.

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Iran in defiant message on nuclear plant

Iran will begin construction of a new uranium enrichment plant by March of next year, the country’s nuclear chief said today in a defiant announcement days after the UN approved tougher sanctions.

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Iran dismisses UN sanctions move

Iran dismissed the latest United Nations sanctions over its nuclear programme as “annoying flies” and “a used tissue”, after the US and its allies scored a long-sought victory.

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Clinton: Iran sanctions toughest yet

US secretary of state Hillary Clinton called the proposed new United Nations sanctions against Iran’s suspect nuclear programme the toughest yet.

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Iran makes fuel swap offer

Iran submitted a plan to swap some of its enriched uranium for reactor fuel in a bid to to evade new United Nations sanctions and said the onus was on world powers to defuse tensions by accepting the deal.

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Iran lodges uranium swap deal

Iran lodges uranium swap deal

Iran formally put forward its uranium swap deal today in an attempt to avoid new UN sanctions.

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China cool over Iran nuclear sanctions

China cool over Iran nuclear sanctions

China would not confirm US reports that it had dropped its opposition to possible new UN sanctions against Iran, as Tehran’s top nuclear negotiator met with senior officials in Beijing.

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