iran has agreed to start addressing suspicions that it may have worked on designing an atomic weapon. tehran will provide information about detonators, according to the un nuclear agency, the iaea.
after eight days of marathon talks in switzerland, iran and six world powers have reached a breakthrough framework agreement on iran's nuclear programme. it has been agreed that more than two thirds of iran's enrichment capacity will be decommisioned and monitored for 10 years if the parties can reach a comprehensive agreement by june 30.
it is still touch and go at the iran nuclear talks in the swiss resort of lausanne with a march 31 deadline getting closer and a preliminary accord seemingly within reach.
speaking at the 68th session of the united nations general assembly in new york, ısraeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu warned that the rapprochement moves initiated by new iranian president hassan rohani are a ruse and a ploy to get the painful sanctions against tehran lifted.
iranians have been celebrating since the news emerged from the talks in vienna of the landmark deal with the west over its nuclear programme..
congress is split along party lines in washington over the iran nuclear deal .while democrats have praised it as a landmark agreement republicans call it irresponsible and have begun seeking support should they try to take on the president and attempt to over turn it.
iran says it will only sign up to a final nuclear deal, if all sanctions imposed on the country are lifted and all at the same time. it comes after a preliminary agreement was struck in switzerland last week, which aims to curb tehran's disputed atomic work. ' we will not sign any deal unless all economic sanctions are immediately lifted on the same day,' said president hassan rouhani.
his people celebrated news of an interim nuclear deal with world powers. but iran's supreme leader ayatollah ali khamenei is much less enthusiastic.
iran's supreme leader ayatollah ali khamenei has denounced western expectations for tehran to limit its missile programme as stupid and idoitic.
iran has dismissed claims the us congress could derail plans for a long-contested nuclear deal. speaking from the northern city of rasht, president hassan rouhani said the us has absolutely nothing to do with the iranian government and people. he added that the nuclear deal concerns only tehran and the 5 + 1 powers of united nations (un) security council members, plus germany.
'so far, so good', say both iran and western countries as talks on the long-standing nuclear stand-off get underway in geneva. eu foreign policy chief catherine ashton's spokesman said the early session was 'good'. iran's foreign minister mohammad javad zarif said 'we're making progress, but it's tough'.
the deadline is looming for a deal to be struck on iran's nuclear programme and it seems the country's supreme leader is feeling the pressure. ali khamenei has the last word on all matters of state. long mistrustful of tehran's main negotiating partner in the ongoing talks, he used a recent speech in iran's second-largest city mashdad, to lash out at the us.
israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu says the framework iranian nuclear deal being sought by international negotiators will leave iran with the capability to develop an atomic weapon in under a year.
iran has been warned it must step up cooperation over its nuclear programme if it wants an easing of sanctions from the west. the international atomic energy agency's demands come as talks resumed at the un in new york between iran and six world powers on thursday.
it is a moment many have been impatiently waiting for, the breaking of more than thirty years of ice between iran and the united states. the meeting between secretary of state john kerry and iran's foreign minister mohammed javad zarif is the highest-level public contact in a generation. it had the former saying it was "constructive", and it appears much was crammed into just half-an-hour face to face.
monday night's extension of talks to curb iran's nuclear ambitions is being viewed in washington foreign policy circles as a victory for tehran. diplomatically there is hope among the six world powers (p5+1) who are taking part in the negotiations, that a deal will be reached, but iran's supreme leader ayatolah ali khamenei shows no sign of being willing to compromise.
us president barack obama has secured enough senate votes to protect the iran nuclear deal in congress. democrat barbara mikulski became the 34th senator to back the deal. congress could still oppose the pact when it votes later this month but obama is confident of enough votes to override a so-called 'resolution of disapproval' avoiding the need to use his veto.
they had planned to start drafting a final agreement but in vienna, iran and six world powers have made little progress in talks this week on ending their dispute over tehran's nuclear programme.