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2008-07-20 12:00:20

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency); subheadings as received [Xinhua "Analysis": "Prospects of Iranian Nuclear Issue's Resolution remain Dim After Geneva Talks" - Xinhua headline] GENEVA, July 19 (Xinhua) - A solution to Iran's nuclear issue remains elusive after the high-level talks in Geneva on Saturday between six major powers and Iran achieved only "insufficient" progress. Significant progress is unlikely unless the key parties...

2008-07-19 18:00:01

GENEVA, Switzerland _ World powers Saturday gave Iran two weeks to agree to freeze its uranium enrichment program at its current size as a first step toward full-scale negotiations on its nuclear program, or face further U.N. sanctions and isolation. Representatives of the six nations told Iran they would have no more talks on their offer to withhold new U.N. sanctions for six weeks if Iran refrains, for a similar period, from adding new enrichment machines _ called centrifuges _ to the...

2008-07-19 12:00:11

Text of article by Komail Naqipur under Gozaresh-e Ruz [Report of the Day] column headlined: The talks and suspension calculations, which one is beneficial to the 5+1 group published by Iranian newspaper Iran website on 15 July The secretary of the Supreme National Security Council and the team of diplomats of our country for nuclear negotiation will land at Geneva airport on 29 Tir 1387 [19 July 2008] under circumstances where it is not necessary for their Western counterparts to bargain...

2008-07-19 12:00:02

Text of commentary by Mehdi Mohammadi under the headline: "In preparation for justification" published by Iranian newspaper Keyhan website on 17 July "Making efforts to make up for a political debacle through the vehicle of media noise and hype" is the best description that one can give to the behaviour of the Americans vis--vis the Iranian nuclear programmes in the last two weeks or so. In the eyes of the Iranians, America has always been a country without any credibility and reputation....

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2008-07-18 21:00:00

GENEVA -- The United States and Iran, poised to meet Saturday in Geneva in their first face-to-face talks on Iran's nuclear program, sent more signals Friday that they may be ready to step away from confrontation and begin a grueling process to resolve three decades of hostility. Until now, the Bush administration had refused to hold direct talks with Iran, except under the precondition that Iran heed U.N. demands to suspend uranium enrichment, a process that can produce nuclear-weapons...

2008-07-18 18:00:18

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Friday she hopes prospects of better relations with the United States will convince Iran to drop its nuclear ambitions. Undersecretary of State William Burns is to meet Saturday in Geneva with Iran's chief nuclear negotiator. The Bush administration in the past has said there would be no direct talks with Iran until it stopped nuclear enrichment. At a news conference in Washington with officials from Kosovo, Rice said that any country can change...

2008-07-18 15:00:22

Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said Friday that Tehran believes the ideas for opening an American interests section in Tehran and inauguration of a direct flight between Iran and the US are worth considering by the two sides. "Over recent years, students, academics, researchers and also tourists have been voicing interest in travelling Iran from the US. Iran welcomes the popular link. In response to the call and also (to address) the need of our dear compatriots in the US, we...

2008-07-18 12:00:29

Iran's foreign minister says his government is still weighing a U.S. proposal to establish a diplomatic mission in Tehran. Manouchehr Mottaki told reporters that the request was not formally made to Iran but rather was floated through the news media, Iran's Press TV said Friday. The United States currently handles diplomatic matters with Iran through the Swiss Embassy in Tehran. The proposed American interests section would place U.S. diplomats in Iran, but would not constitute formal...

2008-07-18 09:01:06

Text of news item headlined: "Total will not invest in energy due to political risks" published by Iranian newspaper Mardom Salari on 12 July French company Total announced that it would make no new investment in the energy section in Iran. According to an ISNA [Iranian Students News Agency] report, Christophe De Marjory , general director of French Total - due to what he called ?political risks' said: Total will not make any new investment in the energy section of Iran. In an interview...

2008-07-18 09:00:11

LEADING ARTICLE IRAN The surest reason for believing that America really has reversed its policy on Iran, to the pursuit of face-to-face negotiations and the establishment of a US office in Tehran, is the outrage it has caused among hardliners in Washington. It is, according to John Bolton, George Bush's former ambassador to the UN and a noted hawk where Iran is concerned, a "sell-out" and an abandonment of a policy of forcing Iran to stop its nuclear programme through military threats...