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IAEA demands access to Iranian military site


September 10th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The head of the UN nuclear watchdog urged Iran Monday to grant IAEA inspectors immediate access to the Parchin facility, the agency reported on its ... Read more...

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Iran ready to hold nuclear talks: Minister


September 9th, 2012 - 5:34 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Sep 9 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi has said his country was ready to hold negotiations with world powers on Tehran's nuclear programme, state-run Press TV reported."We have ... Read more...

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Iran vows to react swiftly to any Israeli attack


August 19th, 2012 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 19 (IANS) Iran's reaction to any threat and aggression of Israel against its territory will be very swift and crushing, according to IRNA news agency.Isareli media has ... Read more...

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IAEA to meet Iran over access to n-site


June 4th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and Iran have scheduled a meeting for June 8 to get access to the Parchin ... Read more...

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US to judge Iran’s deal with IAEA on action


May 23rd, 2012 - 5:00 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) The potential deal between Iran and the UN nuclear watchdog on nuclear inspection was a "step forward", said the White House Tuesday while stressing that the ... Read more...

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Iran sentences 13 for spying for Israel: TV


May 14th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 13 (IANS) An Iranian court has sentenced 13 people found guilty of spying for Israeli intelligence agency Mossad, Press TV reported Sunday.Branch 15 of Tehran's Revolution Court delivered ... Read more...

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Iran, IAEA to hold talks in May


April 28th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 28 (IANS) Iran's permanent representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has said Tehran and the UN nuclear watchdog have agreed to hold a new round of ... Read more...

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North Korea vows to go ahead with space programme


April 18th, 2012 - 7:39 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North Korea will continue further development of its aerospace technologies, including a satellite programme, despite the UN Security Council condemnation, the Korean Central News Agency ... Read more...

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UNSC condemns North Korean rocket launch


April 17th, 2012 - 8:31 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has strongly condemned North Korea's rocket launch, calling it a serious violation of UN resolutions."The Security Council deplores ... Read more...

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‘North Korea wastes millions on rockets while people starve’


April 14th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US President Barack Obama criticised the North Korean leadership Saturday for spending millions of dollars on rockets "that don't work", while the country's ... Read more...

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Russia opposes new sanctions against North Korea


April 13th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Friday opposed new sanctions against North Korea after the country's much-hyped rocket launch failed."We do not believe in new sanctions, ... Read more...

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Iran busts terror cell linked to Israel


April 10th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 10 (IANS) Iran Tuesday said it has busted a terrorist cell linked to Israel and arrested a number of its members.The intelligence ministry said "one of the terror ... Read more...

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Iran nuke talks set for Istanbul


April 1st, 2012 - 9:44 am ICT by IANS
Istanbul, April 1 (IANS) Iran and six world powers have agreed to meet in Istanbul, the largest city of Turkey, April 13 for the latest round of talks over Iran's ... Read more...

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North Korea snubs Obama over satellite launch


March 27th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 27 (IANS) In a snub to US President Barack Obama over his appeal to North Korea about its satellite-launch plan in April, Pyongyang Tuesday vowed to go ... Read more...

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EU accepts Iran talks offer


March 6th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) European Union (EU) foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has accepted Tehran's offer to resume negotiations with the Iran Six amid growing international concerns over the ... Read more...

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North Korea’s n-activity suspension modest first step: US (Lead)


March 1st, 2012 - 6:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS) As North Korea announced Wednesday to suspend its nuclear tests, long-range missile launches and uranium enrichment activity following last week's talks with the US, the latter ... Read more...

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North Korea’s n-activity suspension modest first step: Clinton


March 1st, 2012 - 2:12 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS) North Korea agreeing to suspend its nuclear activities is "a modest first step", said US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Wednesday."Today's announcement represents a modest first ... Read more...

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North Korea to suspend nuclear activity


March 1st, 2012 - 1:36 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS) North Korea has said it will suspend nuclear tests, long-range missile launches, and uranium enrichment activity as agreed with the US in last week's bilateral talks."The ... Read more...

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Moscow urges Iran to respond to IAEA concerns


February 27th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia wants Iran to answer all existing questions from the UN nuclear watchdog International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) over its controversial nuclear programme.Russia believes such ... Read more...

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No agreement reached with Iran over nuclear issue: IAEA chief


February 22nd, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, Feb 22 (IANS) Yukiya Amano, director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Wednesday said no agreement was reached with Iran over its nuclear issue during the recent visit ... Read more...

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Iran to announce new ‘big’ nuclear achievements


February 11th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 11 (IANS) Iran will soon announce new "big" nuclear achievements, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Saturday on the occasion of the 33rd anniversary of the Islamic revolution.Addressing a crowd ... Read more...

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Obama sees no basis for Iranian attack on US


February 6th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US President Barack Obama has said he saw no basis for rumours that Iran may be planning an attack on the US."We don't see ... Read more...

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New Iran sanctions not to disrupt oil markets: US


February 3rd, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Obama administration will take steps to ensure that new US sanctions expected to be imposed on Iran in the near future do not hurt ... Read more...

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European parliament urges Russia, China to back Iran sanctions


February 3rd, 2012 - 4:17 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The European parliament Thursday called on Russia and China to back UN Security Council sanctions against Iran and cease assisting its nuclear activities."[Members] regret the ... Read more...

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India won’t reduce oil imports from Iran: Mukherjee


January 30th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, Jan 30 (IANS) India cannot do without Iranian oil and will not be cutting imports from that country despite the new US and European sanctions to punish Tehran ... Read more...

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Iran optimistic about IAEA visit


January 30th, 2012 - 8:01 am ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, Jan 30 (IANS) Tehran is optimistic about the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)'s visit to the country and the country is ready to reply to any concerns raised ... Read more...

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No military component in Iran’s nuclear programme: Russia


December 10th, 2011 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) There is no military component in Iran's nuclear programme, Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister has said.Western powers and Israel suspect Iran of seeking to build nuclear ... Read more...

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North Korea says its building n-reactor


November 30th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, Nov 30 (IANS) North Korea Wednesday said it was building a nuclear reactor and its production of low enriched uranium was underway.North Korea said that its nuclear activities related ... Read more...

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Iran passes bill to reduce ties with Britain


November 27th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Nov 27 (IANS) The Iranian Majlis passed a bill Sunday to downgrade the country's diplomatic ties with Britain, a media report said.The bill requires the foreign ministry to reduce ... Read more...

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Israel reiterates call for sanctions on Iran


November 25th, 2011 - 9:21 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Nov 25 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reiterated his call on the international community to step up sanctions against Iran over the potential threats its nuclear ... Read more...

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Britain cuts off financial ties with Iranian banks


November 22nd, 2011 - 10:14 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 22 (IANS) Britain has severed all links with Iranian banks as part of the country's new financial sanctions against Tehran.Starting Monday, all of Britain's credit and financial institutions ... Read more...

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France proposes new sanctions against Iran


November 22nd, 2011 - 6:43 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Nov 22 (IANS) France has called on its western partners and the European Union to jointly impose new sanctions against Iran to force it to negotiate on its nuclear ... Read more...

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‘IAEA resolution not to stop Iran’s nuclear programme’


November 20th, 2011 - 8:12 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Nov 20 (IANS) Iran will not stop its nuclear programme following the resolution adopted by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Xinhua reported Iranian officials as saying.On Friday, the ... Read more...

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IAEA to send high-level team to Iran


November 18th, 2011 - 8:56 am ICT by IANS
Vienna, Nov 18 (IANS) The International Atomic Energy Agency(IAEA) will send its high-level team to Tehran to hold talks with the Iranian government over its controversial nuclear programme, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Iran should clarify outstanding nuclear issues : IAEA


November 18th, 2011 - 5:55 am ICT by IANS
Vienna (Austria), Nov 18 (IANS) Iran should clarify outstanding issues concerning some aspects of the country's nuclear programme suspected of involving nuclear weapon-related technologies, said Yukiya Amano, head of the ... Read more...

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