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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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Senior Saudi Prince Says Trump Shouldn’t Scrap Iran Deal

WASHINGTON, Nov 11 – U.S. President-elect Donald Trump should not scrap a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers but should take the nation to task for its “destabilizing activities” in the Middle East, said a former senior Saudi official. Gulf powers watched with alarm as U.S. President Barack Obama forged a deal with its

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Iran Says Has Options If Nuclear Deal Fails

BRATISLAVA – Iran wants all parties to stick to an international nuclear deal but has options if that does not happen, its foreign minister said on Thursday after the U.S. election victory of Donald Trump, who has vowed to pull out of the pact. “Of course Iran’s options are not limited but our hope and

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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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U.S., Others Agreed “Secret” Exemptions for Iran After Nuclear Deal

By Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON, Sept. 1  – The United States and its negotiating partners agreed “in secret” to allow Iran to evade some restrictions in last year’s landmark nuclear agreement in order to meet the deadline for it to start getting relief from economic sanctions, according to a report reviewed by Reuters. The report is

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Iran Arrests Nuclear Negotiator Suspected of Spying

DUBAI, Aug 28 – Iran has arrested a member of the negotiating team that reached a landmark nuclear deal with world powers on suspicion of spying, a judiciary spokesman said on Sunday. The suspect was released on bail after a few days in jail but is still under investigation, Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei said at a

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Iran Denies U.S. Cash Payment Was Related to Nuclear Deal

DUBAI, Aug 8 – Iran said on Monday that $1.7 billion that the United States sent it in January was cash owned since before the 1979 revolution, confirming the White House’s assertion that it was not related to nuclear talks or a prisoner release. The Obama administration said last week that the cash paid soon

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