President Barack Obama’s year of outreach to Iran has succeeded in putting it on the diplomatic defensive: that much was clear from Friday’s blunt reproach of Tehran by the International Atomic Energy Agency’s board. But it’s less clear that Obama can convert that diplomatic advantage into sanctions that will curtail Iran’s nuclear program.
Iran will move to further enrich its uranium for a research reactor if it cannot obtain the fuel from overseas, semi-official state media reported Saturday. If talks with world powers and the United Nations nuclear watchdog fail, Iran will notify the latter that it will supply fuel for the Tehran reactor, said Ali Shirzadian, a spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran
The United States is involved in the disappearance of an Iranian researcher, Iran’s state-funded media reported. Shahram Amiri, a researcher at Tehran’s Malek Ashtar University, disappeared after going to Saudi Arabia for a pilgrimage on June 4, Iran’s state-funded Press TV reported Wednesday
United Nations inspectors will visit Iran’s recently disclosed nuclear power plant on October 25, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency announced Sunday from Tehran. “It is important for us to send out inspectors to do comprehensive verification …
A recently revealed nuclear facility in Iran will be the centerpiece of talks in Switzerland among representatives of the five permanent members of the U.N.
The head of the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog agency said Iran broke the law by not disclosing sooner its recently revealed uranium enrichment site.
Thursday’s meeting between the United States and Iran may be the highest-level talks in three decades between the two countries, but the United States is cautious about predicting what might come next. The meeting is central to the Obama administration policy of international “engagement” and its attempt to persuade Iran to halt its nuclear program
Iran will soon tell the International Atomic Energy Agency when it can inspect the Islamic republic’s recently revealed nuclear facility, the country’s state-run Press TV reported. The head of Iran’s nuclear program made the announcement in an interview with Press TV on Monday, but he did not give a timetable for the potential inspection.
Iran tested a missile-launching system and two types of missiles Sunday, the state-run Press TV said without offering details.
President Obama recently shared sensitive intelligence with Russia and China about Iran’s newly unveiled nuclear facility to get the two countries’ leaders on board with new sanctions against Tehran, senior U.S.