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2008-08-01 09:00:20

Text of report by private Indian television channel Zee News website on 1 August, subheading as carried Vienna, Aug 1 -- India's hectic lobbying with the IAEA Board of Governors to get its specific safeguards agreement ratified got a boost on Friday [1 August] when the nuke watchdog's chief Mohamed ElBaradei came out in support by pronouncing that the agreement with India confirms to the agency's rules. Speaking at the start of the IAEA meet to decide on India specific safeguards he said...

2008-07-31 12:00:28

Iran's response to an international package of incentives to suspend its nuclear enrichment program was its own proposal involving more talks, officials said. The country's top nuclear negotiator, Saeed Jalili, said no deadline was agreed to in talks between Tehran and EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana, CNN reported. Despite comments by other countries, including the United States and EU members, Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said no deadline was discussed, reported...

2008-07-31 09:00:34

By George Jahn Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran -- More than 100 nonaligned nations backed Iran's right to peaceful uses of nuclear power on Wednesday, an endorsement sought by Tehran in its standoff with the U.N. Security Council over its refusal to freeze uranium enrichment. The decision came as supreme Iranian leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei pledged to continue the country's nuclear program. Senior Iranian officials depicted the support from a high-level conference of the Nonaligned...

2008-07-23 18:00:14

U.S. Sen. Barack Obama warned in Israel Wednesday a nuclear Iran could lead to nuclear weapons in the hands of terrorists. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee told a news conference in Sderot after meetings in Jerusalem with Israeli leaders and in the West Bank with Palestinian officials such a scenario is our single most important threat, both to Israel and also to the United States. Obama said he takes it as a positive sign the Bush administration shifted its Iran position...

2008-07-23 12:00:30

Text of report under the "Selected News" column headlined: "The presence of America's representatives will make the talks controversial" published by Iranian newspaper Iran website on 19 July Commenting on the new round of negotiations between Sa'id Jalili and Javier Solana, Sa'dollah Zare'i, an [Iranian] expert of international relations, has said: The presence of the US representatives in the six party talks on the nuclear dossier, which is attended by the high ranking representative of...

2008-07-23 06:00:24

At 0619 gmt the Iranian television started a live broadcast of a speech of Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinezhad in the city of Yasuj in South Western Iran. The speech was delivered on the occasion of his trip to the province of Kohkiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad. The president started his address to the people of the province by paying tribute to this people on the annals of history. He said there are two issues that he wants to touch on: the first was learning from the prophet's household and...

2008-07-23 03:00:26

The United States says it looks forward to working with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's government on the still-hanging Indo-U.S. civilian nuclear deal. U.S. National Security Council spokesman Gordon Johndroe told the Press Trust of India news agency the United States wants to keep working with the Singh government on strengthening our strategic partnership with India and working on a number of important bilateral issues including a US-India civilian nuclear agreement. His comments came...

2008-07-21 12:00:34

By ANNE PENKETH WORLD FOCUS Iran has handed ammunition to American and Israeli hawks by delaying its response to a Western offer of technological and political incentives intended to curb Iranian nuclear ambitions. At the highest-level meeting involving US and Iranian officials in almost 30 years held in Geneva on Saturday, Iran dashed expectations of a compromise that would avert the imposition of further sanctions and possible military confrontation. Instead of giving a clear answer...

2008-07-21 08:44:37

Iran must comply with international demands regarding its nuclear program or face sanctions, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said. Speaking Monday in Ireland, Rice warned of further sanctions by the United States, Europe and the U.N. Security Council on Iran's energy and banking concerns if Tehran didn't agree to suspend enriched uranium production, the Los Angeles Times reported. U.S. Undersecretary of State William Burns attended a weekend meeting in Geneva, during which Iran...

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2008-07-21 06:00:00

By Elaine Sciolino International talks on Iran's nuclear ambitions ended in deadlock over the weekend, despite the Bush administration's decision to reverse policy and send a senior U.S. official to the table for the first time. The presence of William Burns, the under secretary of state for political affairs, represented one of the most important encounters between Iran and the United States since relations were cut after the Iranian seizure of the U.S. Embassy in 1979. It came as part of...


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