'Iran got Pakistan's help to acquire Nuclear weapon technology'

'Iran got Pakistan's help to acquire Nuclear weapon technology'

Iran's former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has claimed that Iran received nuclear technology from Pakistan in mid 80s.

China urges six-party talks over North Korea nuclear program

China on Saturday urged the countries involved in talks on ending North Korea's nuclear program to resume negotiations that stalled seven years ago.

Iran's Hassan Rouhani wants sanctions lifted right after nuke deal

Iran's president on Thursday warned that Tehran will not sign on to a final nuclear deal with world powers unless it is accompanied by the immediate lifting of all economic sanctions imposed on Iran over the controversial nuclear program.

Barack Obama presses Iran to return four US citizens

US President Barack Obama on Friday urged Tehran to return four US citizens captive or missing in Iran, in the latest direct appeal to the country`s leaders and citizens.

US says North Korea nuclear and missile work ''of great concern''

 The United States said on Wednesday that North Korea`s nuclear program and the increased range and precision of its missiles were of great concern, a day after the isolated Asian country said it had the power to deter a US nuclear threat with a pre-emptive strike if necessary. 

US sets out `bottom lines` for Iran nuclear deal

 The United States on Friday set out what it called its "bottom lines" to reach a deal with Iran to rein in its nuclear program, ahead of new talks next week.

Tokyo, Seoul, Washington discuss North Korean N-programme

Representatives from Japan, South Korea and the US met on Wednesday in Tokyo to analyse North Korea`s nuclear programme and study the possibility of resuming six-party talks aimed at denuclearisation of the regime.

Powerful US pro-Israel lobby holds fire as Iran deadline looms

As the United States and other powers negotiate down to the wire on a nuclear deal with Iran, one voice has been unusually quiet - the main pro-Israel lobby in Washington. 

Iran deal must `dismantle` nuclear program: US senators

Two US senators responsible for introducing strict sanctions on Iran renewed their warning on Wednesday over nuclear negotiations with the country, saying any final pact must "dismantle" the Islamic republic`s nuclear program.

Iran nuclear talks `tough, direct and serious`: US

The United States said Monday that talks underway in Oman between world powers and Iran on its nuclear program have proved "tough, direct and serious."

UN nuclear agency to meet on Iran pact on Jan 24

Diplomats say the UN nuclear agency will meet January 24 on its role in supervising Iranian adherence to terms of a landmark pact reached between Tehran and six world powers.

John Kerry raises doubts if Iran ready for final deal

Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday raised doubts if Iran was truly prepared to conclude a final deal with western powers on dismantling its nuclear program, but urged US lawmakers not to impose new sanctions.

Iranians rally in support of nuclear program

Hundreds of Iranians including university students and members of the country`s Jewish community on Tuesday rallied in support of the Islamic Republic`s disputed nuclear program on the eve of the resumption of talks with world powers.

Will use diplomatic efforts to resolve Iran issue: US to India

Lauding India`s efforts to stand by its side on sanctions against Iran despite facing challenges on the energy front, the US has informed India that it will pursue diplomacy to resolve the Iranian nuclear issue.

Presidents of US, Iran talk for first time since 1979

President Barack Obama and new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani spoke by telephone on Friday, the highest-level contact between the two countries in three decades and a sign that they are serious about reaching a pact on Tehran`s nuclear program.

US, Iran hold highest-level talks in six years

After a gap of nearly six years, Iran and the United States held their highest-level talks on Thursday, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.

Iran`s Rouhani calls for `consistent voice` from US on nuclear issue

Iran`s new President Hassan Rouhani expressed hope on Tuesday that US President Barack Obama would not be swayed by "warmongering pressure groups" at home in dealing with the Iranian nuclear dispute.

Barack Obama open to direct talks with Iran`s President Rowhani

With the White House saying that US President Barack Obama is open to direct talks with Iran, speculation has grown that he and new Iranian President Hassan Rowhani may meet next week.

Ready to engage with Iran: White House

Hoping that the new Iranian government would address the concerns of the international community about its nuclear weapons program, the White House has said it is ready to engage with Tehran.

China punishes North Korea as US asks for more

China is trying to punish ally North Korea for its nuclear and missile tests, stepping up inspections of North Korean-bound cargo in a calibrated effort.