Iran denies linking Iraq role to Western sanctions

Iran on Thursday denied linking any future cooperation with the international community against jihadists in Iraq to the lifting of crippling Western sanctions.

Nuclear liability issue: Govt trying to obtain insurance cover

Government is addressing the concerns raised by domestic suppliers over certain provisions of the CLND Act 2010 and is working out a scheme to obtain appropriate insurance cover from domestic insurance companies.

US vows strict monitoring of any Iran nuclear deal

US officials pledged Tuesday that any deal struck with Iran would include a strict monitoring regime to thwart any bid by Iranian leaders to covertly try to develop nuclear weapons.

Iran nuclear talks end as deadline extended by four months

Marathon talks between Iran and world powers in Vienna ended Saturday after negotiators gave themselves four more months to try and bridge major gaps and strike a historic nuclear deal.

Kerry says had good talks with Iran`s Zarif, EU`s Ashton

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday he had a good meeting with his Iranian counterpart and a senior European Union official over Tehran`s nuclear programme ahead of a July 20 deadline for an agreement. 

Talks between P5+1 and Iran have made `important progress`: US

The US on Monday said the latest round of talks between the P5+1 countries and Iran over Tehran`s controversial nuclear programme have made some "important progress".

West, Iran say big gaps remain as deadline looms in nuke talks

World powers and Iran on Sunday said big differences remained in talks to build a lasting agreement on the Islamic republic`s nuclear activities by the end of next week.

No surrendering to Iran`s nuclear ambitions: Israeli PM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the P5+1 countries not to surrender to Iran ahead of a deadline for a permanent nuclear deal, media reported on Monday.

P5+1 making `excessive demands" in nuclear talks: Iran

Iran has offered "rational proposals" in nuclear negotiations but "excessive demands" of the P5+1 world powers are likely to prevent agreement by the July 20 deadline, Tehran`s foreign minister said today.

Iran says world powers not serious in nuclear talks

Iran`s Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif Friday said that the world powers should have been "serious" in the nuclear talks with Iran as there are still "excessive demands on the other side".

Iran says could work with US in Iraq if nuclear talks succeed

A top Iranian official said on Wednesday that Tehran could consider working with the United States over the crisis in Iraq if talks on its nuclear programme are successful.

US, Iran may use nuclear talks to discuss Iraq

Washington said Monday it might use a critical fifth round of nuclear talks between Iran and world powers to discuss with Tehran possible cooperation on tackling the crisis raging in Iraq.

UAE gets first batch of nuclear power plant trainees

The UAE has got its first group of 10 graduates to oversee safety operations at its first nuclear energy plant, after the batch completed a specialised training programme.

World`s nuclear arsenal reduction slows down: Stockholm institute

The number of nuclear weapons in the world continue to decline, but at a slower pace than in previous years, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said Monday.

Nuclear liability: Russians seek risk reinsurance for Kudankulam 3 and 4

The final resolution of the vexed issue of India`s nuclear liability law applying on the Kudankulam units 3 and 4 in Tamil Nadu state hinges on the reinsurance of the risk, according to the Russian builders of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project.

Russia agrees on India`s nuclear liability law

Russia has in principle agreed on the Indian nuclear liability law, paving the way for signing a contract for unit 3 and 4 of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in July, Russian officials said today.

Iran denies failure in reaching n-deal with powers

Iran is determined to continue nuclear talks with the world powers to reach a conclusion, Iranian foreign ministry said Tuesday.

North Korea may be close to developing nuclear missile, some say

North Korea, which this month threatened to carry out a fourth nuclear test, may be closer than previously thought to putting a nuclear warhead on a missile, some experts say, making a mockery of years of U.N. sanctions aimed at curbing such a programme.

Iran`s Zarif says nuclear deal is `possible`

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Sunday that clinching a final nuclear deal with world powers is still "possible" despite a tough round of talks this week.

Iran says nuclear expert talks `useful`

Nuclear talks between technical experts from Iran and world powers preparing for a third round of talks next week on a lasting deal were "useful", Iran`s lead negotiator said today.