Tag Archives: Iran

Iran Set to Draft Nuclear Pact Next Month

Iran is set to formulate a draft on its nuclear program with world leaders at a committee meeting in New York next month, Reuters reported Sunday. Michelle Moghtader and Mehrdad Balali write that the state news agency IRNA said the U.S., France, Germany, Britain, China and Russia will meet with …

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Report: Iran, World Powers Aim to Draft Nuclear Accord by May

The U.S. and some of its allies will reopen talks about the Iran’s nuclear program this week in order for negotiators to begin drafting a final accord by May, CNN reported Friday. Negotiations will build upon an interim nuclear agreement reached between Iran and the U.N. Security Council’s five permanent …

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Juan Zarate on Undermining Terrorist Financial Networks, Adapting to Asymmetric Threats & the Evolution of the Anti-Money Laundering System

This is the second part of an interview with Juan Zarate, a senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and author of Treasury’s War: The Unleashing of a New Era of Financial Warfare. Zarate was instrumental in developing and implementing new global financial mechanisms to promote U.S. national security as a …

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Chuck Hagel: US On Board With Middle East Partners

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel sought to reassure Persian Gulf region allies during his recent Bahrain visit that the U.S. is committed to security in the Middle East, Reuters reported Friday. David Alexander writes Middle East leaders have expressed concern about U.S. response to the civil war in Syria and the …

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Report: Iran Claims UAV Can Fly 30 Hours

Iran has revealed an unmanned aerial vehicle the country claims can be equipped with attack missiles that targetobjects within a 1,200-mile range, Defense News reported Monday. The Islamic Republic News Agency quoted Defense Minister Mohammad Dehgan as saying the Fotros drone can fly at 25,000 feet for 16 to 30 …

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John Kerry: U.S. Will Not Hurry Nuclear Deal With Iran

Secretary of State John Kerry has said in an interview that the U.S. government aims to gain “unprecedented access” to inspect the nuclear capabilities of Iran but will not settle or rush the process for just any deal, The Hill newspaper reported Sunday. Jonathan Easley writes negotiations held last week in …

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IAEA Chief, Iran Envoy Schedule Talks in Vienna

High-level talks between the United Nations and Iran representatives will take place next week as Iran aims to convince the international community its nuclear program is legitimate, Reuters said Thursday. Fredrik Dahl writes International Atomic Energy Agency Director-General Yukiya Amano and Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi have scheduled the …

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Report: Iran Lays Out Nuclear Disclosure Plan at Geneva Meeting

Iran outlined a plan to resolve the dispute over its nuclear program during talks with six world powers Tuesday in Geneva, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday. Michael Adler writes Iranian negotiators proposed to reduce the country’s buildup of weapons-grade uranium and disclose more information about its reactor project in Arak. Abbas …

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US Open to Nuclear Talks With New Iranian President

A White House spokesman said the U.S. is willing to engage in talks with newly elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s government to resolve nuclear development concerns, Reuters reported Sunday. Mark Felsenthal writes Rouhani was sworn into office Saturday and vowed to work constructively with other countries. “Should this new government …

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