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John Kerry seeks to work magic at Iran nuclear talks

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 15:11

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Vienna Sunday to face off with Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif, seven days before a deadline to strike a historic but elusive-looking deal on Tehran`s suspect nuclear programme.

US officials to hold direct talks on Iran nukes

Last Updated: Sunday, June 08, 2014, 00:35

The US is reassembling key members of the diplomatic team that held secret negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program, leading to a breakthrough agreement, and sending them to Geneva for direct talks with representatives from Tehran in hopes of making progress toward a comprehensive final deal.

United States releases $450 mn in frozen Iran funds

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 11:23

The United States has authorized the release of a $450 million installment in Iranian assets that were frozen as punishment for Tehran`s disputed nuclear program, the State Department said Thursday.

Yashwant Sinha objects to PM`s proposed address at nuclear meet

Last Updated: Sunday, March 09, 2014, 23:28

BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Sunday questioned Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his decision to address an upcoming seminar on nuclear non-proliferation, claiming that he was now the head of a "lame duck" government who cannot make any policy decisions in view of the Model Code of Conduct which has come into force ahead of Lok Sabha polls.

Time to tackle more difficult issues with Iran: IAEA

Last Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014, 18:57

After recent progress with Iran, it is time to tackle "more difficult" nuclear issues such as allegations of past weapons work, the head of the UN atomic watchdog said.

Russia may answer conventional attack with nukes

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 23:03

A Russian Cabinet member says Moscow has reserved the right to use nuclear weapons in response to a conventional strike.

Determined to prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapon: Obama

Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 12:59

The US along with its ally Israel is determined to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, President Barack Obama has said, defending his nuclear diplomacy with Tehran.

World powers, Iran resume nuclear talks in Geneva to reach deal

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 21:58

Six world powers, US, China, Russia, France, the UK and Germany, have gathered in Geneva in a bid to reach an agreement with Iran over its disputed nuclear programme and there are expectations that there could be a breakthrough deal when the talks resume.

High-stakes Iran nuclear talks to resume

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 14:39

Intense negotiations were due to resume on Wednesday between Iran and world powers, seeking a landmark breakthrough over Tehran`s nuclear programme that also satisfies hardliners in Washington, Israel and the Islamic republic.

Future generations` safety worries Michael Douglas

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 15:45

Actor Michael Douglas supports nuclear disarmament and urges countries with nuclear power to save the planet.

Pakistan ready to deliver nuclear weapons to Saudi Arabia?

Last Updated: Thursday, November 07, 2013, 19:59

Pakistan has reached a secret deal to provide Saudi Arabia with nuclear weapons if Iran, which the world powers suspect is working on a nuclear programme, develops a nuke bomb.

Iran `a year or more` from nuclear capability: Obama

Last Updated: Saturday, October 05, 2013, 20:51

Taking stock of US intelligence reports, President Barack Obama on Saturday said that Iran was "a year or more away" from building nuclear weapon.