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Iran admits nuclear agency reshuffle

President Hassan Rouhani's government confirmed rumours on Monday it had reshuffled the leadership of Iran's atomic agency to sideline nuclear experts opposed to talks on its atomic programme with the West. Rouhani and his

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UN watchdog eyes increased Iran presence

The UN atomic watchdog is considering increasing its presence in Iran to better handle a bigger workload in verifying Tehran is implementing a landmark deal with world powers to curb its nuclear programme, diplomats said. Faced wi

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Iran signals ‘desire’ to end nuclear dispute

Iran said on Monday it wanted to settle a decade-old nuclear dispute with the West that has raised fears of a new Middle East war, but the United States said it must back words with action. New Iranian atomic energy chief Ali Akba

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UN nuclear chief sees Iran deal soon

The UN nuclear watchdog chief said on Tuesday he expected to sign a deal with Iran soon to boost its cooperation with an investigation into Tehran's disputed atomic activity, although differences remained. Yukiya Amano, head of the Int

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Making nuclear bombs a sin says Iran

Iran, facing growing international pressure over its nuclear programme, called for more talks with the UN nuclear watchdog and condemned production of atomic weapons as a "great sin". Iran says its nuclear programme is peaceful but negoti

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Iran stonewalls UN nuclear watchdog on site

Iran's apparent reluctance to let UN inspectors visit a military site near Tehran underlines the uphill task they face in getting the Islamic state to address suspicions it may be seeking to develop nuclear weapons, Western diplomats say.

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West dismisses Iran nuclear 'charm offensive'

Western powers said on Wednesday there was growing evidence suggesting Iran was working to develop a nuclear missile and a recent "charm offensive" by Tehran failed to address those fears. Statements by Britain, Germany, France and the Un

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UN agency seeks rare ME nuclear talks

The UN nuclear agency has invited all its members, including Israel, Arab states and Iran, to attend rare talks later this year about the volatile Middle East and efforts to rid the world of atomic bombs, a document showed. While Israel an

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EU sharply expands sanctions against Iran

The European Union significantly expanded its sanctions against Iran on Monday, reflecting mounting frustration over a lack of progress in nuclear talks with Tehran, EU diplomats said. EU foreign ministers agreed at a meeting in Brussels t

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Iran holds talks with IAEA chief

Iran's foreign minister met the head of the UN atomic watchdog on Sunday to discuss a stalled nuclear fuel proposal that could help ease Tehran's dispute with the West as well as atomic inspections in the Islamic Republic. "The meeting was

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