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US eyes 'wide open' to Iran deal risks

US eyes 'wide open' to Iran deal risks

The Obama administration insisted on strong safeguards in a nuclear deal with Iran and has no illusions about the risks that the Islamic state might not follow through on its obligations, US Secretary of State John Kerry says.

Iranians count on Rohani to bring change

Iranians count on Rohani to bring change

Iranian president-elect Hassan Rohani, who won a landslide victory promising better relations abroad and more freedom at home, has paid his first visit since the vote to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who will ultimately decide the pace of any change.

Iran pushes ahead with nuclear plant

Iran pushes ahead with nuclear plant

Iran is pressing ahead with the construction of a research reactor that Western experts say could offer it a second way of producing material for a nuclear bomb if it decides to make one, a UN report shows.

Iran upbeat on nuclear talks, West still wary

Iran upbeat on nuclear talks, West still wary

Iran was upbeat on Wednesday after talks with world powers about its nuclear work ended with an agreement to meet again, but Western officials said it had yet to take concrete steps to ease their fears of a secret weapons programme.

Iran rebuffs US nuclear talks offer

Iran rebuffs US nuclear talks offer

Iran's highest authority, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has slapped down an offer of direct talks made by US Vice President Joe Biden this week, saying they would not solve the problem between them.

Iran will stop at nothing to protect Syria: Clinton

Iran will stop at nothing to protect Syria: Clinton

Iran has left no doubt that it will do whatever it takes to protect the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Teheran's staunch ally, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says.

Netanyahu draws 'red line' on Iran

Netanyahu draws 'red line' on Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has drawn his "red line" for Iran's nuclear programme despite a US refusal to set an ultimatum, saying Teheran will be on the brink of a nuclear weapon in less than a year.

Iran doubles nuclear capacity: UN agency

Iran doubles nuclear capacity: UN agency

Iran has doubled the number of uranium enrichment centrifuges it has in an underground bunker, a UN report says, showing Teheran continued to develop its nuclear programme despite Western pressure and the threat of an Israeli attack.

Iran threatens Israel as sanctions take force

Iran announced missile tests and threatened to wipe Israel "off the face of the earth" if the Jewish state attacked it, brandishing some of its starkest threats on the day Europe began enforcing an oil embargo and harsh new sanctions.

'Massive cyber attack' detected in Iran

Iran has detected a planned "massive cyber attack" against its nuclear facilities, state television says, after talks with major powers this week failed to resolve a row over Tehran's disputed nuclear activities.

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