Iran slams offer for easing gold sanctions

Iran criticized on Monday a reported plan by major powers to demand the closure of a uranium enrichment plant in return for an easing of sanctions on Tehran’s trade in gold and other precious metals, Iranian media reported. The Islamic Republic, which says its nuclear program is peaceful, started building the Fordow plant inside a […]

U.N. Nuclear talks with Iran fail again no new meeting set

U.N. inspectors returned on Thursday from talks in Tehran with no deal on access to Iran’s nuclear sites and no date for new talks, failing to produce even a small signal of hope for wider big power diplomacy aimed at averting a war. “Despite its many commitments to do so, Iran has not negotiated in […]

Israeli PM warns that Iran is closer to making the bomb

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that new centrifugesIran was installing for its uranium enrichment program could cut by a third the time needed to create a nuclear bomb. As Iran and world powers prepare to resume talks aimed at easing a dispute that has raised fears of a new Middle East war

US warns Israel against pre-emptive strike on Iran

US military commanders have warned their Israeli counterparts that any action against Iran would severely limit the ability of American forces in the region to mount their own operations against the Iranian nuclear programme by cutting off vital logistical support from Gulf Arab allies.

Tehran plays down the discovery of bomb grade uranium

A top Iranian nuclear official said traces of enriched uranium discovered at an underground bunker came from a “routine technical issue,” the country’s official IRNA news agency reported Saturday. Ali Asghar Soltanieh, Tehran’s envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency, was responding to a report by the U.N. nuclear watchdog that said it had found […]

Iran has enough uranium for 5 bombs, says expert

Iran has significantly stepped up its output of low-enriched uranium and total production in the last five years would be enough for at least five nuclear weapons if refined much further, a U.S. security institute said. The Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS), a think-tank which tracks Iran’s nuclear program closely, based the analysis […]