World powers reach historic nuclear deal with Iran

Jul 14, 2015

World powers reach historic nuclear deal with Iran

After 18 days of intense and often fractious negotiation, diplomats Tuesday declared that world powers and Iran had struck a landmark deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for billions of dollars in relief from international sanctions — an agreement designed to avert ...

Jul 14, 2015

Russian nuclear bomber crash is second in two months

A Russian nuclear bomber aircraft crashed Tuesday near the eastern city of Khabarovsk, a Russian report said, the second loss of a Tu-95 plane in the area in two months. The plane — known in NATO parlance as a “Bear bomber” — was on ...

Draft Iran deal calls for U.N. access to all sites: source

Jul 14, 2015

Draft Iran deal calls for U.N. access to all sites: source

A draft nuclear deal between Iran and six major powers calls for United Nations inspectors to have access to all suspect Iranian sites, including military locations, based on consultations between the powers and Tehran, a diplomatic source said on Tuesday. The source also said ...

Iran's supreme leader calls for continued anti-U.S. efforts

Jul 12, 2015

Iran's supreme leader calls for continued anti-U.S. efforts

As negotiators at Iran nuclear talks labored to make headway, the country’s supreme leader called Saturday for the struggle against the U.S. to continue, in comments suggesting that Tehran’s distrust of Washington will persist no matter what the outcome of the talks. The negotiations ...

Iran, powers give themselves until Monday for nuclear deal

Jul 11, 2015

Iran, powers give themselves until Monday for nuclear deal

Iran and major powers gave themselves until Monday to reach a nuclear agreement, their third extension in two weeks, as Tehran accused the West of throwing up new stumbling blocks to a deal. Both sides say there has been progress in two weeks of ...

Nuclear deal could sharpen political tensions in Iran

Jul 2, 2015

Nuclear deal could sharpen political tensions in Iran

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A final deal to resolve the Iranian nuclear dispute could heighten domestic political tensions with two major elections looming in the Islamic Republic, analysts and officials said. Easing economic sanctions if a deal is reached will bolster President Hassan Rouhani’s position within Iran’s complex ...

Jul 2, 2015

IAEA says Iran has reduced its uranium stockpile, but questions remain

Iran’s stockpile of low-enriched uranium (LEU) gas dropped below the maximum level required under a 2013 interim nuclear agreement with world powers, a U.N. report showed Wednesday, but a U.S. think tank suggested Tehran had not entirely met its obligations. The International Atomic Energy ...

Jun 18, 2015

Cleanup of U.S. uranium plant expected to take decades more

The cleanup of a Cold War-era uranium plant in the state of Ohio is expected to take another three decades or more, U.S. energy officials say. The Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant located in Midwestern United States, produced enriched uranium until it ceased operations in ...

Final nuclear deal with Iran 'within reach,' Rouhani says

Jun 15, 2015

Final nuclear deal with Iran 'within reach,' Rouhani says

President Hassan Rouhani said a final nuclear deal is “within reach” as Iran and world powers face a June 30 deadline for an agreement. Rouhani told a press conference on Saturday that negotiations between Iran and the six-nation group — the U.S., Russia, China, ...