Nuclear experts to meet on Iran amid rising hopes for a deal

May 5, 2014

Nuclear experts to meet on Iran amid rising hopes for a deal

Nuclear experts from Iran and six world powers are meeting in New York this week amid rising hopes that an agreement can be reached to limit Iran’s ability to produce nuclear weapons before a July 20 deadline. The toughest issues must still be negotiated, ...

Iran nuke talks end on upbeat note, next round March 17

Feb 20, 2014

Iran nuke talks end on upbeat note, next round March 17

Iran and six world powers ended the opening round of nuclear talks on an upbeat note Thursday, with both sides saying they had agreed on a plan for further negotiations meant to produce a comprehensive deal to set limits on Tehran’s nuclear ambitions. In ...

U.N. experts to quiz Iran on nuclear arms work

Feb 9, 2014

U.N. experts to quiz Iran on nuclear arms work

Iran is signaling that it will cooperate this weekend with U.N. experts visiting the country to investigate alleged nuclear weapons activity it has steadfastly denied, a potentially promising step in a probe that has been stalled for six years. But with Iran still denying ...

Lifting of sanctions to benefit Iran

| Jan 14, 2014

Lifting of sanctions to benefit Iran

Unblocking billions of dollars in funds to Iran under a landmark six-month nuclear deal with the West will have a significant economic and psychological impact on the Islamic Republic, experts said Monday. Iran and Western powers announced Sunday that the deal will take effect ...

Iran nuke deal doesn't end debate over sanctions

Jan 14, 2014

Iran nuke deal doesn't end debate over sanctions

The weekend deal spelling out how Iran will roll back its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief buttresses the Obama administration’s claim that Tehran may be prepared for a grand diplomatic compromise that would avert the potential for war. But it seems that ...

Clock starts ticking on 'decisive' Iran nuke deal

Jan 13, 2014

Clock starts ticking on 'decisive' Iran nuke deal

Iran has agreed to limit uranium enrichment and to open its nuclear program to daily inspection by international experts starting Jan. 20, setting the clock running on a six-month deadline for a final nuclear agreement, officials said Sunday. In exchange, the financial sanctions that ...

Iran nuclear deal faces test with hard-liners

| Nov 27, 2013

Iran nuclear deal faces test with hard-liners

Even before Iran’s envoys could pack their bags in Geneva after wrapping up a first-step nuclear deal with world powers, President Hassan Rouhani was opening a potentially tougher diplomatic front: selling the give and take to his country’s powerful insider interests led by the ...

Rouhani gets high marks after 100 days in office

Nov 27, 2013

Rouhani gets high marks after 100 days in office

One hundred days into his first term as Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani offered an upbeat progress report to the country Tuesday, two days after a nuclear deal with world powers gave his young administration a much-needed boost. “We pride ourselves on being accountable to ...

Nov 27, 2013

Deal divides Americans held captive in hostage crisis

To some of the Americans subjected to mock executions and other torment during more than a year as hostages in Iran three decades ago, it seems like a mistake to trust the regime in Tehran to keep its promises in a nuclear deal brokered ...