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Iran OKs Broader UN Inspections

Tehran talks lead to 'roadmap,' while Geneva proposal rejected

(Newser) - Talks in Tehran between Iran and the UN's nuclear chief have produced a "roadmap" for boosting inspections—but some of the sites that most interest UN investigators aren't included in the deal as it stands, the AP notes. Still, they'll get access to a planned heavy... More »

Iran: Chemical Weapons in Syria a Red Line for Us, Too...

But Tehran thinks the rebels are to blame

(Newser) - Iran agrees with the US that the use of chemical weapons in Syria is a "red line" that cannot be crossed. But while the US thinks , but can't say for sure , that the government used chemicals on rebel fighters, Iran suggests precisely the opposite, reports Reuters . Its foreign... More »

Iran: Nuke Talks Resume April 13

Ali Akbar Salehi gives likely date

(Newser) - As expected , nuclear talks between Iran and world powers will resume, likely on April 13. Iranian media quoted Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi giving the likely date today; he also noted that Turkey is willing to host the talks and Iran is "considering it" and will reply soon.... More »

Ahmadinejad Abruptly Fires Foreign Minister

Move illustrates internal tensions as nuclear talks loom

(Newser) - Iran's president abruptly fired his foreign minister today and named nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi as acting top diplomat. It's the latest sign of a rift at the top levels of the Islamic theocracy as the country faces intense pressure from the West over its nuclear program. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad... More »

Iran: We Can Process Our Own Uranium

Claims independence in nuclear cycle a day ahead of Geneva talks

(Newser) - Iran is processing its first batch of home-grown uranium, the nation's nuke chief said today, claiming total independence in the nuclear fuel cycle just a day ahead of Geneva talks meant to dissuade the country from its nuclear program. "Today, we witnessed the shipment of the first domestically produced... More »

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