Oil futures extended losses on Tuesday, as Iran and six world powers ramped up the pace of negotiations to reach a preliminary deal that could ease sanctions and allow more Iranian crude onto world markets.
With a deadline less th
The United States and France sought on Saturday to play down any disagreements over nuclear talks with Iran, saying they both agreed the accord now under discussion needed to be strengthened.
"We are on the same page," U
US lawmakers are aiming to tighten sanctions on Iran to prevent Washington giving away too much in a deal on Tehran's nuclear programme that diplomats said was still possible despite the failure of high-level weekend talks.
The UN nuclear watchdog has only limited knowledge of the Stuxnet computer worm, the agency chief was quoted as saying, after reports that the cyber attack had slowed Iran's nuclear programme.
'(The) IAEA's knowledge on this St
Iran's proposal for a tour of its nuclear sites floundered on Thursday after China effectively rejected the invite and Russia cautioned such a trip could never replace UN inspections or talks between Tehran and world powers.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced serious concern in a meeting with Iran's president on Friday that Tehran was building a new uranium enrichment facility.
(Ban) expressed his 'grave concern about its (Iran's) activities r
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said on Tuesday Iran's nuclear program must be stopped by "all possible means" and Tehran must be made to see it would suffer devastating repercussions if it pursued atomic weapons.
The Israeli leader, un
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said on Tuesday he was certain that Iran is engaged in a secret operation to build nuclear weapons.
"We are of the view that the Iranians are continuing to pursue their plans to create a capacity for non-