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US, Iran say disputes remain in nuclear talks as deadline looms

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 00:57

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday major differences persist between Iran and six world powers negotiating on Tehran`s nuclear programme, with a week to go before a deadline for a deal. 

Iran, powers to meet on nuclear issue this week: Diplomat

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 01:11

Iran will hold talks with world powers in Vienna this week aimed at resolving the Islamic republic`s disputed nuclear programme, an Iranian diplomat was quoted as saying on Tuesday.

Iran`s supreme leader reveals demands in nuclear talks

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 18:51

Iran`s supreme leader revealed Tuesday his country`s demands for a massive long-term increase in its nuclear enrichment capability, laying bare huge gaps between Tehran and world powers negotiating a deal.

Iran needs 19 times more centrifuges than US wants: Khamenei

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 11:34

Iran will need 19 times more nuclear centrifuges than Washington is seeking to restrict it to in a long-term deal with major powers, its supreme leader said on Tuesday. <br><br> "Their aim is that we accept a capacity of 10,000 separative work units, which is equivalent to 10,000 centrifuges of the older type that we already have," Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on his website, referring to the machines used in uranium enrichment.

Nuclear team `will defend Iran`s rights`: Khamenei

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 01:22

Iran`s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday the country`s nuclear negotiating team at talks in Vienna will defend "the rights of the nation" in negotiations with world powers.

Iran nuke talks make little progress: Diplomats

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 19:14

Talks over Iran`s nuclear program are making little headway, with Tehran resisting US-led efforts to crimp activities that could be turned toward making weapons, diplomats said on Monday.

Iranian pilot killed fighting in Iraq: State media

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 16:48

Iranian pilot has been killed while fighting in Iraq, state media reported today, in what is thought to be Tehran`s first military casualty during battles against Islamic State jihadists.

Iran has a choice to make on its nuclear programme: US

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 09:08

On the eve of the most crucial round of talks between Iran and the world powers, the US has said that Tehran has a choice to make in the coming weeks to address concerns about its military nuclear programme.

Iran general says ready to help Iraq against militants

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 13:44

Iran is ready to help Iraq fight an armed revolt using the same methods it deployed against opposition forces in Syria, an Iranian general said, suggesting Tehran is offering to take a larger role in battling Sunni militias threatening Baghdad.

World powers determined to reach Iran nuclear deal: Official

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 00:45

World powers reaffirmed their commitment today to reaching agreement with Iran on its contested nuclear programme by a July 20 deadline, after Tehran lashed out at "excessive demands" made by them.

Iran tries to save Asiatic cheetah from extinction

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 15:22

Iran is rushing to try to save one of the world`s critically endangered species, the Asiatic cheetah, and bring it back from the verge of extinction in its last remaining refuge.

Gunmen kill three Iran police near Iraq frontier: Report

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 15:37

Unidentified gunmen have killed three Iranian police on patrol in the northwest of the country near the border with Iraq, the Mehr news agency reported on Wednesday.