Iran optimistic about nuclear deal before deadline

A senior Iranian nuclear negotiator has expressed optimism about reaching a deal with six world powers on Tehran’s nuclear energy programme before the Nov 24 deadline, state-run Press TV reported Wednesday.

IAEA chief says Iran visit useful, sees commitment to cooperate

UN nuclear agency chief Yukiya Amano said that he was very glad to hear a firm commitment from Iran to resolve outstanding issues through cooperation during a visit to Tehran on Sunday that he described as "useful".

Any US-Iran nuclear deal faces hard sell in Congress

With nuclear talks between Iran and western powers gathering steam, the Obama administration will likely face an uphill battle to convince Congress to back any deal rolling back its tough sanctions regime.

Iran keen to resume nuclear talks

Iran is waiting for President Hassan Rouhani to appoint a chief nuclear negotiator as the first step towards resumption of talks with world powers, the Iranian foreign ministry spokesman said Tuesday.

Iran not to accept nuclear obligations beyond NPT

Iran will not accept nuclear obligations beyond the directives of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), the foreign ministry said on Tuesday.

Iran denies opposition claim of hidden atomic site

Iran on Friday denied claims by an exiled opposition group that it has built a new hidden nuclear site deep beneath a mountain near the town of Damavand in Tehran province.

Tough sanctions failing to change nuclear behavior of Iran: US

Tough economic sanctions against Iran has taken a serious toll against its economy, but has not yet produced the kind of public unrest that could force Iranian leaders to change their nuclear policies, US officials acknowledged.

Biden on Iran threat: Obama is not bluffing

US Vice President Joe Biden says President Barack Obama isn`t bluffing when he says he`ll use military action if ultimately necessary to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon.

Iran suspends enrichment of uranium stockpiles

Iran has suspended the enrichment of uranium stockpiles to the 20 percent purity needed to bring it a short step from building a nuclear device.

Iran says ready for nuclear flexibility

Iran has indicated it is ready to stop the higher enrichment if sanctions are lifted and its right to enrich is recognized.

US has `solemn duty` to stop nuclear Iran: Romney

Romney emphasized that America has "a solemn duty and a moral imperative" to prevent Iran from achieving nuclear weaponry.

Iran hints at possible compromise ahead of N-talks

Iran`s nuclear chief signaled Tehran`s envoys may bring a compromise offer to the talks this week with world powers.

Turkey agrees to stay out of Iran on nuke issue

Turkey has agreed to stay out of international efforts to pressure Iran on nuclear issue, a senior US official has said.

Turkey ready to be Iran nuclear deal intermediary

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Tuesday diplomacy is the best way to resolve the row over Iran`s atomic programme.

Iranian nuclear scientist defects to US: Report

An Iranian nuclear scientist who has been missing since June has defected to the United States and is helping the CIA, ABC news reported on Tuesday.

`Only rumours` that Iran making nukes: Turkish PM

Turkey`s PM said Tuesday it was "only rumours" that Iran was making nuclear weapons, stressing the Islamic republic`s right to develop civilian atomic power.

Iran ready for nuclear fuel exchange inside country

Iran is ready to deliver 1,200 kg of low-enriched uranium in one go in return for fuel for a Tehran reactor but exchange must be inside the country.

China says still room for Iran nuclear talks

China has called for more talks to resolve the Iranian nuke standoff, after Medvedev said Moscow was ready to consider new sanctions against Tehran.

Major powers deny new nuclear offer for Iran

The US, France and Russia denied a new nuke fuel supply proposal had been given to Iran, as claimed by Tehran.

More US sanctions won’t deter Iran: President Ahmadinejad

Iran`s Prez Ahmadinejad said today that further UN Security Council sanction will not deter Iran from pursuing its controversial nuclear programme.