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Iran's Choice of Envoy 'Not Viable,' US Says - New York Times

Tue, 2014-04-08 23:15

The Guardian

Iran's Choice of Envoy 'Not Viable,' US Says
New York Times
The Obama administration intensified its objections on Tuesday to Iran's nomination for United Nations ambassador, a former translator whose role in the 1979-81 Tehran hostage crisis has touched American political nerves, asserting that the choice was ...
US tells Iran its choice for UN ambassador is 'not viable'Los Angeles Times
Iran's choice for UN ambassador threatens to derail nuclear talksThe Guardian
Ted Cruz-sponsored bill to bar Iran's UN envoy from entering US passes SenateWashington Post
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US tells Iran its choice for UN ambassador is 'not viable' - Los Angeles Times

Tue, 2014-04-08 20:31

The Guardian

US tells Iran its choice for UN ambassador is 'not viable'
Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON — The White House stepped up its opposition Tuesday to Iran's choice for ambassador to the United Nations, but sought to keep the controversy from derailing negotiations over the Islamic Republic's disputed nuclear program.
Iran's Choice of Envoy 'Not Viable,' US SaysNew York Times
Iran's choice for UN ambassador threatens to derail nuclear talksThe Guardian
Ted Cruz-sponsored bill to bar Iran's UN envoy from entering US passes SenateWashington Post
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US Says Iran's Pick for UN Envoy Is 'Not Viable' - ABC News

Tue, 2014-04-08 19:44

US Says Iran's Pick for UN Envoy Is 'Not Viable'
ABC News
The United States notified Iran's government on Tuesday that Tehran's pick for a new U.N. envoy is "not viable," a day after the U.S. Senate voted against letting the diplomat enter the country. American officials objected to the selection of Hamid ...

Kerry says Iran nuclear 'breakout' window now seen as two months - Reuters

Tue, 2014-04-08 17:02

Kerry says Iran nuclear 'breakout' window now seen as two months
Reuters
The United States and five other world powers began a new round of talks with Iran in Vienna on Tuesday to try to reach a broad settlement over its disputed nuclear program, which Tehran denies is aimed at building a bomb. Iran and the six powers ...

Ted Cruz-sponsored bill to bar Iran's UN envoy from entering US passes Senate - Washington Post

Tue, 2014-04-08 15:47

Washington Post

Ted Cruz-sponsored bill to bar Iran's UN envoy from entering US passes Senate
Washington Post
A measure that would bar Iran's recently appointed ambassador to the United Nations from entering the United States easily passed the Senate on Monday, delivering a rare legislative victory for its lead sponsor, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.). Cruz, a first ...
White House: Iran's choice for UN envoy 'not viable'USA TODAY
US: Iran UN envoy Hamid Aboutalebi 'not viable'BBC News
Senate OKs Visa Denial After Iran Ambassador PickABC News
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US warns on Iran 'breakout' capability as nuclear talks start - Reuters

Tue, 2014-04-08 15:08

US warns on Iran 'breakout' capability as nuclear talks start
Reuters
VIENNA (Reuters) - The United States said on Tuesday Iran has the ability to produce fissile material for a nuclear bomb in two months, if it so decided, as Tehran and six world powers swung into a new round of talks in Vienna on resolving their atomic ...

Russia oil talks pose new hurdle to Iran nuke pact - Fox News

Tue, 2014-04-08 13:24

Russia oil talks pose new hurdle to Iran nuke pact
Fox News
The United States could impose economic sanctions if Iran and Russia move forward with a reported oil-for-goods contract, Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday, discussing with a Senate panel an emerging threat to talks designed to finalize a ...

To curb Iran, should we give Israel bunker busters? - Washington Post (blog)

Tue, 2014-04-08 12:35

To curb Iran, should we give Israel bunker busters?
Washington Post (blog)
It's likely no final deal to dismantle Iran's nuclear program will be reached by July. At that point, we can expect that the administration will say progress is being made and plead with Congress not to take any action. At that point, there will be ...

Kerry: US would 'respond immediately' to nuclear breakout in Iran - Jerusalem Post

Tue, 2014-04-08 11:24

Kerry: US would 'respond immediately' to nuclear breakout in Iran
Jerusalem Post
NEW YORK – US Secretary of State John Kerry told his former colleagues in the US Senate on Tuesday that he was “not expressing optimism” on the prospect of a deal with Iran over its nuclear program. Testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations ...

Is Iran about to violate the interim deal? - Washington Post (blog)

Tue, 2014-04-08 10:04

Is Iran about to violate the interim deal?
Washington Post (blog)
As Russia seems poised to extend its land grab into eastern Ukraine, Vladimir Putin is also edging toward a deal with Iran that would make a mockery of the P5+1 interim agreement with Iran. News reports confirm that ”Russia could exchange nonmonetary ...

Iran tries to make former US hostage taker its UN envoy in New York - CBS News

Tue, 2014-04-08 07:58

Iran tries to make former US hostage taker its UN envoy in New York
CBS News
Iran's foreign ministry said on Tuesday that it's still waiting for Washington's formal response on Tehran's pick for its new U.N. envoy, a day after American lawmakers voted to bar the diplomat from entering the country. Iranian foreign ministry ...

Iran: Burial of Richard Frye in Esfahan 'in limbo' - BBC News

Tue, 2014-04-08 07:34

BBC News

Iran: Burial of Richard Frye in Esfahan 'in limbo'
BBC News
The burial of a prominent US scholar is in limbo, amid a backlash in Iranian media over the professor's request to be laid to rest in the central city of Esfahan, it seems. Richard Frye, an expert in Iranian and Central Asian studies, died on 27 March ...

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Iran in fresh nuclear talks with world powers - BBC News

Tue, 2014-04-08 07:00

Iran in fresh nuclear talks with world powers
BBC News
Iran has begun a new round of talks with world powers in Vienna as they seek to reach a comprehensive deal on Tehran's nuclear programme. The international community want Iran to scale back its enrichment of uranium, which they fear could be used to ...

Iran Nuclear Haggling Hits Midpoint With Talks Over Reactor - Bloomberg

Tue, 2014-04-08 06:31

Iran Nuclear Haggling Hits Midpoint With Talks Over Reactor
Bloomberg
Diplomats searching for a long-term accord over Iran's nuclear program, including the future of a reactor that could produce weapons material, began two days of scheduled talks in Vienna. European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and Iranian ...

Saeed Abedini, American pastor held in Iran, in hospital but denied surgery - Fox News

Tue, 2014-04-08 05:45

Saeed Abedini, American pastor held in Iran, in hospital but denied surgery
Fox News
The American pastor serving an eight-year prison term in Iran for alleged crimes related to his Christian faith has been in a Tehran hospital for more than a month, according to family members and his attorneys. Since mid-March, Pastor Saeed Abedini ...

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Iran, powers seek to narrow gaps in new round of nuclear talks - Reuters UK

Tue, 2014-04-08 04:33

Iran, powers seek to narrow gaps in new round of nuclear talks
Reuters UK
VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran and six world powers began a new round of talks on Tuesday aimed at settling the dispute over Tehran's nuclear programme by late July, despite wide differences on how to attain that goal. The powers want Iran to scale back its ...

Iran, 6 powers seek to narrow nuclear differences - Washington Post

Tue, 2014-04-08 04:07

Iran, 6 powers seek to narrow nuclear differences
Washington Post
VIENNA — Negotiators for Iran and six world powers on Tuesday focused for the first time on the concrete shape of a deal meant to result in long-term curbs on Tehran's nuclear program. With less than three months to go before an informal July deadline ...

In Iran, nuclear deal brings little economic relief - Los Angeles Times

Tue, 2014-04-08 04:03

BBC News

In Iran, nuclear deal brings little economic relief
Los Angeles Times
TEHRAN — When Iran's leaders signed a preliminary nuclear deal with world powers in November, they promised the six-month agreement would quickly start "melting the iceberg" of Western sanctions, lead to new trade ties and lift the lives of ordinary ...
US warns on Iran 'breakout' capability as nuclear talks startReuters
Iran in fresh nuclear talks with world powersBBC News
To curb Iran, should we give Israel bunker busters?Washington Post (blog)
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Senate OKs Visa Denial After Iran Ambassador Pick - ABC News

Tue, 2014-04-08 03:56

Senate OKs Visa Denial After Iran Ambassador Pick
ABC News
The "nomination is a deliberate and unambiguous insult to the United States," Cruz said in remarks on the Senate floor in which he described Iran's anti-Americanism since 1979 and added, "This is not the moment for diplomatic niceties." The bill would ...

White House Tells Iran That Hostage Taker 'Not Viable' - Bloomberg

Tue, 2014-04-08 03:53

White House Tells Iran That Hostage Taker 'Not Viable'
Bloomberg
The U.S. told Iran that the ambassador it's chosen for the United Nations is “not viable” because he was part of a group that took over the American embassy in Tehran in 1979, President Barack Obama's spokesman said. The selection of Hamid Aboutalebi ...