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U.N. Watchdog Says Iran is Endangering Support for Nuclear Deal

By Francois Murphy VIENNA, Nov 17 – The U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Thursday that Iran was endangering support for a landmark deal with major powers by twice overstepping a “soft” limit on sensitive material. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in a report last week that Iran had slightly exceeded the 130-tonne limit

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Iran, Russia Start Construction of New Iranian Nuclear Plant

DUBAI, Sept 10 – Iran began building a second nuclear plant with Russian help on Saturday, in a $10 billion project which follows Tehran’s landmark nuclear deal with world powers last year, state media reported. State television showed Iranian and Russian officials at launching ceremonies for the 10-year project which will include two power plants

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‘Madmen’ Must Not Be Allowed To Get Nuclear Material: Obama

By Roberta Rampton, Matt Spetalnick and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON, April 2 – U.S. President Barack Obama urged world leaders on Friday to do more to safeguard vulnerable nuclear facilities to prevent “madmen” from groups like Daesh from getting their hands on an atomic weapon or a radioactive “dirty bomb.” Speaking at a nuclear security summit in Washington, Obama said the world faced a

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Iran Sanctions Lifted over Nuclear Deal

By Lesley Wroughton and Yeganeh Torbati VIENNA/WASHINGTON, Jan 17  – Iran emerged from years of economic isolation on Saturday when world powers lifted crippling sanctions against the Islamic Republic in return for Tehran complying with a deal to curb its nuclear ambitions. In a dramatic move scheduled to coincide with the scrapping of the sanctions, Tehran also announced the release

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Iran Frees American Prisoners as Int’l Sanctions to End

By Lesley Wroughton and Sam Wilkin VIENNA/DUBAI, Jan 16  Iran freed four Americans including a Washington Post reporter on Saturday in a prisoner swap, as diplomats gathered to announce the lifting of international sanctions and bring the country of 80 million people back to the global economic stage. The International Atomic Energy Agency was expected

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Report Paving Way for Iran Sanctions Relief Likely Today

By Shadia Nasralla and Arshad Mohammed VIENNA/WASHINGTON, Jan 16 – An IAEA report verifying that Iran has kept its promises under last year’s nuclear deal with world powers and triggering sanctions relief for Tehran is likely to be issued on Saturday, a diplomatic source said on Friday. The report, if issued, would mark the consummation of the

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Iran’s October Missile Test Violated U.N. Ban, Expert Panel States

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, Dec 15 (Reuters) – Iran violated a U.N. Security Council resolution in October by test-firing a missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead, a team of sanctions monitors said, leading to calls in the U.S. Congress on Tuesday for more sanctions on Tehran. The White House said it would not

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IAEA Set to Close 12-Year Investigation into Iran’s Nuclear Weapons

By Francois Murphy and Shadia Nasralla VIENNA, Dec 15 (Reuters) – The U.N. nuclear watchdog is expected on Tuesday to close its 12-year investigation into whether Iran had a secret nuclear weapons programme, a key step towards normalising Tehran’s international status after a landmark deal with major powers. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) produced

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France Wants Precise Answers in IAEA Iran Nuclear Report

PARIS, Nov. 30 (Reuters) – The U.N. nuclear watchdog must provide all the information it possesses with the “necessary detail” on whether Iran has in the past carried out work related to nuclear weapons, France’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is due to publish a report this week on

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