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Iran’s last chance?

By Javier Solana MADRID: The latest round of negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program between Iran and the so-called “5+1” group (the United Nations Security Council’s five permanent members — the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia, France, and China — plus Germany) has now begun. Following more than a year of deadlock, after negotiations in …

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Iran, powers prepare for high-stakes nuclear talks

By Fredrik Dahl and Justyna Pawlak /Reuters ISTANBUL: Iran and the six world powers prepared on Friday for rare talks aimed at easing fears that a deepening dispute over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program could plunge the Middle East into a new war. Officials from Iran and the six major powers arrived in Istanbul ahead of …

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Iran to offer new proposals at nuclear talks: Press TV

By Marcus George / Reuters DUBAI: Iran will present new proposals at talks on Saturday aimed at easing concerns about its nuclear activity, state television said, but it was unclear if Tehran was willing to address its disputed uranium enrichment drive as six world powers want. It was the latest apparent attempt to strengthen Iran’s position …

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Disarmament wars

By Jonathan Schell NEW YORK: On April 13, Iran is scheduled to meet with representatives of China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States — the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council — plus Germany (the so-called “P5+1”) in an effort to decide the fate of Iran’s nuclear program. Meanwhile, North Korea …

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Iran’s nuclear grass eaters

By Shlomo Ben Ami MADRID: After long years of failed international efforts to end Iran’s cunning drive to develop nuclear weapons, the question today is no longer whether the West can prevent the nuclearization of Iran’s military arsenal, but whether the Islamic regime collapses first. Unfortunately, if it does not, the only option for stopping Iran …

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Iran vows to stick to nuclear ‘path’

By Marc Burleigh / AFP TEHRAN: Iran declared on Monday it will not be swayed from its nuclear “path” by sanctions, a week before talks with world powers that are increasingly seen as a last chance for diplomacy in its showdown with the West. “The sanctions may have caused us small problems but we will continue …

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Time running out for diplomacy with Iran, says Clinton

By Bradley Klapper / AP RIYADH: US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton made clear Saturday that time is running out for diplomacy over Iran’s nuclear program and said talks aimed at preventing Tehran from acquiring a nuclear weapon would resume in mid-April. With speculation over a possible US or Israel military attack adding urgency to …

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Nuclear talks with world powers on April 13, says Iran

By Mohammad Davari / AFP TEHRAN: Long-stalled talks between Iran and world powers are to be revived on April 13 at a place yet to be agreed, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi announced on Wednesday. “The date has been set, but the negotiations for the venue are still ongoing,” Salehi told AFP. “Turkey has announced …

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World powers want ‘serious dialogue’ with Iran

By Simon Sturdee / AFP VIENNA: World powers said Thursday that mooted talks with Iran must be “serious” and urged Tehran to allow UN inspectors access to a military base thought to be central to its suspected nuclear weapons drive. “We call on Iran to enter, without preconditions, into a sustained process of serious dialogue, which …

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