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2008-06-17 09:00:00

The European Union agreed Monday on the need to sharpen sanctions on Iran - possibly targeting the oil and gas sectors in what would mark Europe's strongest punishments yet to discourage Tehran's nuclear ambitions. The EU's tougher stance follows Iran's latest refusal to accept economic incentives in exchange for halting uranium enrichment, which Tehran insists is for energy-producing reactors but Western nations and others fear could be used to develop nuclear weapons. Washington's...

2008-06-17 06:00:10

What is Gordon Brown trying to achieve by increasing sanctions on Iran? Britain and the United States lead six world nations - the others are France, Russia, China and Germany - who are extremely concerned that Iran is concealing its attempts to construct a nuclear bomb by claiming it merely wants its own nuclear power stations. Sanctions are a way of increasing political pressure while avoiding the need for military action - though the US president, George Bush, did say yesterday that...

2008-06-16 18:00:09

At 1815gmt, Iranian TV's network two started to broadcast its nightly studio roundtable. A recording of a Press TV roundtable discussion with EU Foreign Policy Chief Javier Solana was broadcast. The conversation was in English with Farsi voice-over. Javier Solana was asked to comment about the package of incentives which he had brought to Iran. He described the new proposal as very "generous". Asked to comment on what has been offered in the package, he said that the package wanted to...

2008-06-16 12:00:56

Text of report headlined "45-Day Deadline on Gas Pipeline Ends" published by Indian newspaper The Hindu website on 16 June; sub- heading as published New Delhi: With India, Pakistan and Iran failing to resolve their differences, the 45-day deadline to sort out the "safety and security issues" concerning the $ 7.4-billion gas pipeline project has expired. During his one-day visit to India on April 29, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad set the deadline to sort out all issues pertaining...

2008-06-15 09:00:07

PARIS | President Bush accused Iran on Saturday of rejecting a new set of incentives to stop enriching uranium. "I am disappointed that the leaders rejected this generous offer out of hand," Bush said during a joint news conference with President Nicolas Sarkozy of France. - From wire reports pre-emptive ruling Tehran did not formally reject the offer presented by European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana on behalf of the United States, France, Germany, Britain, Russia and...

2008-06-14 12:00:08

Text of report in English by Iranian conservative news agency Mehr Tehran, 14 June: Government Spokesman Gholamhoseyn Elham said here on Saturday [14 June] that Iran will carefully study the package proposed by the world powers over its peaceful nuclear activities. EU foreign policy Chief Javier Solana on Saturday delivered the offer from the five permanent members of UN Security Council plus Germany to Iranian Foreign Minister Manuchehr Mottaki. The Islamic Republics stance on the...

2008-06-14 09:00:13

Iranian leaders say they won't negotiate away their uranium enrichment activities in exchange for benefits being offered by Western nations. Comments from Iranian government spokesman Gholamhossein Elham Saturday appeared to dash the hopes of a contingent of diplomats who came to Tehran prepared to offer an aid package to help the country develop a civil nuclear power program if it agreed to suspend its uranium enrichment, which the United States and others believe is a precursor to...

2008-06-14 09:00:03

Excerpt from report by state-run Iranian radio on 14 June [Female presenter] Iran's foreign minister [Manuchehr Mottaki] has received the proposed package by 5+1 group through Javier Solana, the EU foreign affairs' chief. After receiving the package, Mr Mottaki said that naturally Iran's response to the proposed package by 5+1 will be in accordance to their response to Iran's proposed package. He said that Iran's proposed package has been welcomed by many countries in the world. He added...

2006-09-06 05:55:15

By Louis Charbonneau BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany said on Wednesday Iran could not be allowed to harm the United Nations by pursuing its nuclear programme, but Russia said any economic sanctions must rule out the use of force against the Islamic Republic. German Chancellor Angela Merkel's comments are among the strongest from any European leader since Iran rejected a U.N. demand for it to halt uranium enrichment in exchange for an offer of economic and political incentives. "Iran's...

2006-09-06 05:41:02

By Louis Charbonneau BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany said on Wednesday Iran could not be allowed to harm the United Nations by pursuing its nuclear programme, but Russia said any economic sanctions must rule out the use of force against the Islamic Republic. German Chancellor Angela Merkel's comments are among the strongest from any European leader since Iran rejected a U.N. demand for it to halt uranium enrichment in exchange for an offer of economic and political incentives. "Iran's...


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