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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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Germany, a pillar to curb Iranian nuke programme: Israel


September 10th, 2012 - 3:28 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Sep 10 (IANS) Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak Sunday praised Germany for playing a key role in international efforts to halt Iran's controversial nuclear programme."We, in Israel, all know ... Read more...

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Canada cuts ties with Iran


September 8th, 2012 - 6:38 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Canada has frozen diplomatic relations with Iran and will expel Iranian diplomats from the country, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird has said.Ottawa has formally listed ... Read more...

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Israel may attack Iran before US election: Report


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 22 (IANS) Israel is planning a military strike against Iran's nuclear programme before the US presidential elections in November, a media report said.According to British officials, Israeli ... Read more...

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US deploys underwater drones to hunt for Iranian mines


July 12th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 12 (IANS) The US is to intensify its military build up in the Persian Gulf by deploying miniature underwater drones to hunt for Iranian mines, The Telegraph reported ... 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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Russia seeks compromise on Iran sanctions


March 6th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will push for talks to scrap unilateral sanctions against Iran if it allows the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to control Iranian nuclear activity, ... Read more...

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South Korea’s consumer price growth hits 14-month low


March 2nd, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, March 2 (IANS) South Korea's consumer price growth hit a 14-month low in February, alleviating concerns that high consumer price inflation may affect the overall economic recovery negatively, a ... Read more...

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Britain draws up battle plan against Iran


February 26th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 26 (IANS) Britain is reportedly drawing up a battle plan for a war with Iran as top defence officials believe London will be "sucked into" any new conflict ... Read more...

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Military action against Iran premature: Dempsey


January 27th, 2012 - 5:10 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) US Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Martin Dempsey has said that it is "premature" to use military force against Iran over its nuclear program. A ... Read more...

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Seoul hopes tensions between Koreas will ease


January 2nd, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) South Korean President Lee Myung-bak Monday said that his country is ready to improve relations with North Korea if Pyongyang "shows its attitude of sincerity", ... Read more...

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`First US-Japan-India trilateral not aimed at China’ (Lead)


December 20th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 20 (IANS) India, US and Japan held their first trilateral meeting here, with Washington and Tokyo affirming a deepening of strategic ties with India and making it clear ... Read more...

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First US-Japan-India trilateral, say not aimed at China


December 20th, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 20 (IANS) As India, United States and Japan held their first trilateral meeting here, Washington and Tokyo affirmed a deepening of strategic ties with India and made it ... Read more...

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Britain to call for stronger Iran sanctions


December 1st, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 1 (IANS) Britain, whose embassy in Tehran was stormed, will call for stronger economic sanctions against Iran at a meeting of European Union foreign ministers in Brussels, ... Read more...

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US concludes ‘constructive’ talks with North Korea


July 30th, 2011 - 5:30 am ICT by IANS
New York, July 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US and North Korean diplomats concluded Friday their two-day talks in New York that both sides called "constructive".North Korean First Vice Foreign Minister Kim ... Read more...

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Kim Jong-il to visit Russia


June 28th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is expected to pay a visit to Russia and meet President Dmitry Medvedev in the eastern city of Vladivostok, South ... Read more...

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Obama extends sanctions on North Korea


June 24th, 2011 - 6:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US President Barack Obama has extended sanctions against North Korea for another year citing Pyongyang's continuing threat to stability on the Korean Peninsula.The national ... Read more...

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“Libyan crisis ‘a lesson’ for Iran, N. Korea not to give up nuke ambitions”


April 2nd, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 2 (ANI): The Libyan crisis will make it difficult for the Western powers like the United States in convincing Iran, and North Korea to drop their nuclear ambitions, an American ... Read more...

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Israel threatens ‘military action’ against Iran if it disobeys sanctions on nuke programme


March 19th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, Mar 19 (ANI): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned of 'military action' if Iran continues with its nuclear programme by disobeying international sanctions, following reports that a cargo ship heading ... Read more...

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India concerned over China’s relationship with Pak : Rao


February 13th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb 13 (ANI): Expressing New Delhi's concerns over Beijing's relationship with Islamabad, Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao underlined that China needs to be more sensitive in its dealings with Pakistan. ... Read more...

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Iran could develop nuke weapon of ‘mass destruction’ by 2012: UK Defence Secy


February 1st, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 1 (ANI): British Defence Secretary Liam Fox has warned that Iran could develop nuclear weapons of mass destruction as early as next year.The Daily Mail quoted Dr Fox as warning ... Read more...

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Terrorists may be getting access to nuke materials ‘every second day’: IAEA


January 28th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Davos (Switzerland), Jan 28 (ANI): Yukiya Amano, Director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has warned that nuclear material may be falling into the hands of terrorists.Amano attended the World ... Read more...

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Iran offered peaceful nuke technology if it surrenders enriched uranium stockpile


January 22nd, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): Baroness Ashton, the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European Union (EU), has reportedly offered Iran access to peaceful nuclear technology and an end ... Read more...

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German thinktank advised US to “sabotage” Iran’s nuke ambitions: Wikileaks


January 19th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): US secret diplomatic cables released by the whistleblower website 'Wikileaks' have revealed that an influential German thinktank had advised the US to adopt a policy of "covert sabotage" ... Read more...

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‘Iran’s move to invite EU members except America to nuke facilities a ‘ploy’: US


January 4th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): The Unites States has criticised Iran for inviting Russia, China and several European Union members to visit its nuclear facilities this month, while excluding America, and called it ... Read more...

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China calls for emergency talks over North Korea


November 28th, 2010 - 7:35 pm ICT by ANI
London/Beijing/Seoul, Nov.28 (ANI): China has called for emergency international talks over North Korea, even as Pyongyang is reportedly preparing its missile batteries to counter a joint military exercise by the United States ... Read more...

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National security key to Obama’s chances of getting re-elected in 2012: Top Republican


November 8th, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 8 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has a good chance of being re-elected in 2012 provided he makes progress in Afghanistan, adopts a tougher line against Iran, the economy ... Read more...

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Obama visit sixth by US president in over 50 years


October 30th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Barack Obama's trip to India Nov 6-9 will be the sixth by a US president since Dwight D. Eisenhower became the first to come visiting more ... Read more...

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Iran willing to talk about nuclear programme: EU


October 30th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Oct 30 (IANS/AKI) Iran is willing to participate in negotiations regarding its nuclear programme, European Union's Foreign Affairs chief Catherine Ashton has said.Ashton said the Islamic Republic would return to talks ... Read more...

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North and South Korea may revive six-party talks


October 19th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Oct 19(ANI): Reactivation of an aviation hotline between North and South Korea is being seen as another move towards restoration of bilateral ties and a potential resumption of the suspended six-party ... Read more...

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Pak’s secret nuclear weapons programme infuriating US


October 11th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 11(ANI): Pakistan's secret nuclear weapons programme is reportedly infuriating the United States which is trying to cap worldwide stocks of fissile material.According to the Daily Mail, the Obama administration is ... Read more...

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Khamenei’s advisor says ‘Iran ready for talks with US’


August 10th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Aug 10 (ANI): Ali Akbar Velayati, the adviser to the Islamic republic's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has said that Iran is ready to discuss its nuclear program with ... Read more...

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‘Russia trained 4,000 Myanmar nuclear officers’


August 6th, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Aug 6 (DPA) Russia has trained 4,185 Myanmar military officers in nuclear sciences over the past decade but only a "sprinkling" of scholars have pursued the positive uses of the ... Read more...

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‘Klutz’ Cameron erroneously claims Iran possesses nuke weapon


August 6th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 6 (ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron has been accused of being a "foreign policy klutz" after mistakenly claiming that Iran possesses a nuclear weapon.According to The Telegraph, Cameron ... Read more...

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Cameron pledges cooperation on Lockerbie bomber case


July 21st, 2010 - 2:50 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 21 (DPA) British Prime Minister David Cameron pledged Tuesday to cooperate with US congressional hearings into the release of the Lockerbie bomber, but said he does not back a ... Read more...

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