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Iran's top nuclear negotiator, Abbas Araqchi, during a meeting.(Reuters)

Nuclear talks to be adjourned for consultations in capitals, says Iran

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 05:37 PM IST
Negotiations have been going on in Vienna since April to work out the nature and sequencing of steps Iran and the United States must take on nuclear activities.
Israel's new prime minister Naftali Bennett. (File Photo)
Israel's new prime minister Naftali Bennett. (File Photo)

Israel's new prime minister unlikely to change stance on Iran nuclear deal

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON JUN 14, 2021 06:39 AM IST
Naftali Bennett, who became the new prime minister of Israel topping Benjamin Netanyahu's 12-year rule, is unlikely to shed the adversarial stance held by his predecessor against the Iranian nuclear deal, a view shared by the top military and political establishment within the country.
Leading presidential candidate for June 18, elections Ebrahim Raisi.(AP)
Leading presidential candidate for June 18, elections Ebrahim Raisi.(AP)

Iran casts doubt on reviving nuclear deal before its election

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 13, 2021 03:42 AM IST
Hassan Rouhani is widely expected to be succeeded by conservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi, who’s generally seen as hostile to engagement with the US.
Iranian officials have balked at the suggestion that some of the terms agreed to in 2015 would have to be updated, insisting that it would return to nuclear compliance as soon as Washington restored its pre-Trump sanctions policy.(Reuters)
Iranian officials have balked at the suggestion that some of the terms agreed to in 2015 would have to be updated, insisting that it would return to nuclear compliance as soon as Washington restored its pre-Trump sanctions policy.(Reuters)

Iran nuclear deal: EU talks up hope of breakthrough at meetings in Vienna

PTI | , Vienna
PUBLISHED ON JUN 13, 2021 12:22 AM IST
Senior diplomats from China, Germany, France, Russia, and Britain concluded a 90-minute meeting with Iranian representatives at a hotel in the Austrian capital.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani(AFP)
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani(AFP)

Iran's main issues with US on 2015 nuclear deal, 'resolved': Hassan Rouhani

AFP |
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2021 06:01 AM IST
  • Rouhani is Iran's main architect of the 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers, which was torpedoed by former US president Donald Trump in 2018.
"I can say that they are fewer than they were one week ago. So we are (on) a good track,” Enrique Mora said.(AP)
"I can say that they are fewer than they were one week ago. So we are (on) a good track,” Enrique Mora said.(AP)

Europe sees progress in latest rounds of Iran nuclear talks

AP | , Vienna
PUBLISHED ON JUN 03, 2021 01:52 AM IST
“I’m sure that the next round will be the one in which we will finally get the deal," Enrique Mora, the European Union official who chaired Wednesday's talks in Vienna, said.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Israel's biggest threat remains the possibility of a nuclear-armed Iran.(Reuters)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Israel's biggest threat remains the possibility of a nuclear-armed Iran.(Reuters)

'I hope it doesn't happen': Netanyahu says ready to risk 'friction' with US

PTI | , Tel Aviv
PUBLISHED ON JUN 02, 2021 12:16 AM IST
"If we have to choose, I hope it doesn't happen, between friction with our great friend the United States and eliminating the existential threat — eliminating the existential threat” wins, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said.
An Iranian flag flutters in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria.(Reuters)
An Iranian flag flutters in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria.(Reuters)

Diplomats from 5 nations resuming Iran nuclear talks

AP |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 01, 2021 03:57 PM IST
  • The US will not have a representative at the table when the diplomats meet in Vienna because former President Donald Trump unilaterally pulled the country out of the deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, in 2018.
“I am convinced as coordinator of the JCPOA that we do have diplomatic space, a diplomatic window of opportunity to dialogue,” European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said.(AP)
“I am convinced as coordinator of the JCPOA that we do have diplomatic space, a diplomatic window of opportunity to dialogue,” European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said.(AP)

EU sees must-not-miss chance to revive Iran nuclear deal

AP | , Brussels
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 03:56 PM IST
“This is an occasion that we cannot miss,” to revive the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell told reporters via video-link.
In this file photo released Jan. 16, 2021, by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, a missile is launched in a drill in Iran(AP)
In this file photo released Jan. 16, 2021, by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, a missile is launched in a drill in Iran(AP)

Iran stops snap nuclear inspections, state-run daily urges caution

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 06:47 PM IST
Iran's envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency, Kazem Gharibabadi, said it had ended implementation of the so-called Additional Protocol at midnight (2030 GMT) on Monday. The agreement allowed the IAEA to carry out short-notice inspections.
An Iranian flag flutters in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria.(File Photo / REUTERS)
An Iranian flag flutters in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria.(File Photo / REUTERS)

Iran imposes curbs on UN nuclear inspections: State TV

AP | , Tehran
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 04:13 PM IST
The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran has promised to preserve the tapes for three months, then hand it over to the IAEA - but only if granted sanctions relief.
Iran's top nuclear negotiator, Abbas Araqchi during a meeting. (Reuters)
Iran's top nuclear negotiator, Abbas Araqchi during a meeting. (Reuters)

Iran considers EU-hosted informal meeting with US, says minister

Reuters | , Tehran
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 05:21 AM IST
Iran and the United States have been at odds over who should take the first step to revive the 2015 accord. Iran insists the United States must first lift former President Donald Trump's sanctions while Washington says Tehran must first return to compliance with the deal.
US President Joe Biden hosts a meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, US February 17, 2021.(REUTERS)
US President Joe Biden hosts a meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, US February 17, 2021.(REUTERS)

US says it's ready to join talks to resume Iran nuclear deal

AP | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 06:05 AM IST
The State Department said the US would accept an invitation from the European Union to attend a meeting of the participants in the original agreement.
FILE PHOTO: An Iranian flag flutters in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria September 9, 2019. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: An Iranian flag flutters in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria September 9, 2019. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/File Photo(REUTERS)

Iran rejects new participants, negotiations on nuclear deal

Reuters | , Dubai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2021 10:20 PM IST
Iran began breaching the deal's limits on uranium enrichment activity after Washington withdrew from the pact in 2018 under then-President Donald Trump.
Zarif criticised France, Germany and Britain - which remain in the deal with China and Russia - for failing to enforce the agreement since 2018.(via REUTERS)
Zarif criticised France, Germany and Britain - which remain in the deal with China and Russia - for failing to enforce the agreement since 2018.(via REUTERS)

Avoid 'absurd nonsense' about Tehran's nuclear work: Iran's Zarif tells France

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 08:03 PM IST
French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, in an interview, said Iran was building up its nuclear weapons' capacity.
Biden has signalled that his priorities starting January 20 will be on the economy and getting the coronavirus pandemic under control(REUTERS)
Biden has signalled that his priorities starting January 20 will be on the economy and getting the coronavirus pandemic under control(REUTERS)

Joe Biden’s path back to the Iran Nuclear Deal won’t be easy or fast

By Bloomberg | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 03:28 PM IST
Biden said during the presidential campaign that Trump’s Iran policy weakened US national security and left Tehran closer than ever to being able to build a nuclear bomb.
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden.(AP)
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden.(AP)

Oil faces Iran shock if Biden win points to nuclear deal

By Bloomberg | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 04:33 PM IST
Challenger Joe Biden, leading in most polls, has signaled he’ll seek to bring Iran back into the 2015 nuclear accord the US brokered when he was vice president under Barack Obama.
Iran's national flag waves in Tehran in this file photo. The U.S. has no authority to demand a snap-back in sanctions against Iran after quitting the 2015 nuclear deal two years ago, the French Foreign Ministry said in a joint statement with Germany and the U.K. on Sunday.(AP Photo)
Iran's national flag waves in Tehran in this file photo. The U.S. has no authority to demand a snap-back in sanctions against Iran after quitting the 2015 nuclear deal two years ago, the French Foreign Ministry said in a joint statement with Germany and the U.K. on Sunday.(AP Photo)

France, UK, Germany reject US call to return Iran sanctions

By Bloomberg | Posted by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 01:14 PM IST
Since quitting the nuclear accord in May 2018, the Trump administration has intensified efforts to pressure the Islamic Republic, ratcheting up sanctions.
Last week, the International Atomic Energy Agency said in a report to member nations that its inspectors had confirmed that Iran nearly tripled its stockpile of enriched uranium since November.(Associated Press)
Last week, the International Atomic Energy Agency said in a report to member nations that its inspectors had confirmed that Iran nearly tripled its stockpile of enriched uranium since November.(Associated Press)

Iran providing access to active nuclear sites, says UN’s atomic watchdog

Vienna | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2020 08:56 PM IST
Rafael Grossi, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, also told board members in Vienna that since Tehran’s Jan. 5 announcement it appears that Iran hasn’t escalated its violations of the nuclear pact, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s announcement was carried live on Iranian state television.(VIA REUTERS)
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s announcement was carried live on Iranian state television.(VIA REUTERS)

Iran will inject uranium gas into centrifuges at Fordo nuclear facility

Tehran | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON NOV 05, 2019 01:32 PM IST
The development is significant as the centrifuges previously spun empty, without gas injection, under the landmark 2015 nuclear accord. It also increases pressure on European nations that remain in the accord, which at this point has all but collapsed.
John Bolton, the US national security advisor, has been an advocate of regime change in Iran(AP)
John Bolton, the US national security advisor, has been an advocate of regime change in Iran(AP)

Even misinterpretations can trigger a US-Iran war at this juncture

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 16, 2019 06:49 PM IST
It is likely that one country’s defensive move aimed at deterrence can be interpreted as an offensive move by the other
The United States decided in May to withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions on Iran, to the dismay of its Europeans allies.(AFP)
The United States decided in May to withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions on Iran, to the dismay of its Europeans allies.(AFP)

UN Security Council to meet on Iran missile test

United States | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON DEC 04, 2018 09:28 AM IST
France said it was concerned by the test-firing with the foreign ministry describing it as “provocative and destabilising” and “does not conform” with UN resolution 2231 on the Iran deal.
An Iranian technician works at the Uranium Conversion Facility just outside the city of Isfahan, Iran.(AP File Photo)
An Iranian technician works at the Uranium Conversion Facility just outside the city of Isfahan, Iran.(AP File Photo)

Iran, world powers to meet on nuclear deal in Vienna on Friday

Agence France-Presse, Tehran | By Agence France-Presse, Tehran
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2018 03:26 PM IST
The top diplomats of Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia will join Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in the Austrian capital.
Chabahar port located in the Sistan-Baluchistan Province of Iran on the south-eastern coast is of great strategic importance to India.(Reuters)
Chabahar port located in the Sistan-Baluchistan Province of Iran on the south-eastern coast is of great strategic importance to India.(Reuters)

Interim operations in Chabahar port in Iran to start by next week

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Moushumi Das Gupta
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2018 07:13 AM IST
India has selected an Iranian company, Kaveh Port and Mar ine Services, for running the operations for 18 months till it selects a firm to manage and maintain the facility for long term.
File photo of Iran's foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.(REUTERS)
File photo of Iran's foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.(REUTERS)

World should stand up to US bullying, says Iran in bid to save nuclear deal

Reuters, London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2018 09:51 AM IST
Iranian foreign minister says US illegal withdrawal from the deal and its bullying methods to bring other governments in line with that decision have discredited the rule of law in international arena.
Trump’s sanctions on Iran will likely harm its economy, but the degree to which it does so will depend on the extent to which foreign governments and companies cooperate, the report said.(Reuters)
Trump’s sanctions on Iran will likely harm its economy, but the degree to which it does so will depend on the extent to which foreign governments and companies cooperate, the report said.(Reuters)

India may not cooperate with Trump administration’s sanctions on Iran: US report

Press Trust of India, Washington | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2018 11:59 PM IST
According to the independent Congressional Research Service report, New Delhi does not agree with the United States that the Tehran has violated the nuclear deal.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo(Reuters File Photo)
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo(Reuters File Photo)

Iran’s people will punch US Secretary of State in the mouth, says Revolutionary Guards commander

Reuters, Beirut | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2018 01:36 PM IST
“History has shown that with the attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki America is the top criminal with regard to missiles,” Ismail Kowsari, the deputy commander of the Sarollah Revolutionary Guards base in Tehran, said.
India is making huge strategic investment in the Chabahar port in Iran that connects Afghanistan to Central Asia bypassing Pakistan.(Reuters/File Photo)
India is making huge strategic investment in the Chabahar port in Iran that connects Afghanistan to Central Asia bypassing Pakistan.(Reuters/File Photo)

As US plans Iran sanction details after pulling out of nuclear deal, India weighs options

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayanth Jacob
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2018 07:36 AM IST
Iran is the third largest source of Indian oil export and India is making huge strategic investment in Chabahar port. As US plans sanctions on Iran, India is gauging the impact on oil payments. 
French President Emmanuel Macron strongly opposes Donald Trump’s pullout from the 2015 global deal curbing Iran’s nuclear activities.(AFP)
French President Emmanuel Macron strongly opposes Donald Trump’s pullout from the 2015 global deal curbing Iran’s nuclear activities.(AFP)

Macron calls up Trump, expresses worry over his Iran nuclear deal move

Associated Press, Paris | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2018 08:14 AM IST
French President Emmanuel Macron called up United States President Donald Trump to say he’s very worried about tensions in the Middle East after the latter’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear accord.
A handout picture provided by the office of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on December 3, 2017 shows him inaugurating the first phase of Chabahar Port.(AFP File Photo)
A handout picture provided by the office of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on December 3, 2017 shows him inaugurating the first phase of Chabahar Port.(AFP File Photo)

Iran’s Chabahar port work on but fear of US sanctions loom

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Moushumi Das Gupta and Jayanth Jacob
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2018 11:57 PM IST
Chabahar opens a transit route to Iran and Afghanistan that will also give India access to markets in Central Asia.
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