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UAE nuclear power plant unit 74pc complete

Construction of the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant in Abu Dhabi, UAE, is now well under way with about 74 per cent of the work on Unit 1 now complete. Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation's (Enec) first 1,400 MW Unit is scheduled

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US, Iran both counter-attack critics of nuclear deal

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani both counter-attacked on Thursday against conservatives at home who are trying to block last week's nuclear deal. In Washington, Kerry told sceptical lawmak

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US defence chief in Saudi to reassure after Iran deal

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter flew into Saudi Arabia for meetings on Wednesday (July 22) with King Salman and his security leadership to reassure the kingdom of America's support after Washington struck a nuclear deal with its arch-rival I

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Kerry to visit Gulf, vows 'push back' against Iran

US Secretary of State John Kerry will seek to reassure Gulf Arab officials at a meeting in Qatar soon that Washington will work with them to "push back" against Iranian influence in the region, he told the pan-Arab newspaper Al-Sharq a

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Saudi considers its own nuclear options after Iran deal

One likely Saudi Arabian response to the deal its biggest enemy Iran has struck with world powers is to accelerate its own nuclear power plans, creating an atomic infrastructure it could, one day, seek to weaponise. But while it h

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Iran nuclear deal could shift regional power balance

An unlikely group in the Middle East has found common ground in recent days: Saudi Arabia, Israel and hardliners within Iran have all made clear they consider the landmark nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers a very bad idea.

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Iranian cleric challenges nuke deal with world powers

A senior cleric challenged Iran's historic nuclear deal with world powers on Friday, echoing a cautious early assessment of the accord by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, an arch-conservative who has the last word on matters of state.

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‘Nuclear deal is new chance for regional co-operation’

Iran, embarking on a diplomatic offensive in the wake of its nuclear deal with world powers, told fellow Muslim countries on Friday it hoped the historic accord could pave the way for more co-operation in the Middle East and internationally.

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UN to vote on endorsing Iran deal on July 20

The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on Monday (July 20) on a resolution that would endorse a deal placing long-term curbs on Iran's nuclear programme but would retain an arms embargo and ban on the supply of ballistic missile

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Iran's conservatives take aim at nuclear deal

Iran's security hawks have begun sniping at their country's historic nuclear deal, emboldened a day after Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei described some of the world powers that signed it as ‘untrustworthy.’

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