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The head of the UN nuclear watchdog cautioned about the Iranian regime’s claims that it is not interested in nuclear arms, saying he cannot guarantee that all the atomic activities of Tehran are civilian in nature.
Yukiya Amano, the head of International Atomic Energy Agency told an IAEA meeting in Vienna that Iran has still not implemented all the nuclear transparency measures it had agreed to carry out by late August.
Expert-level talks between the Iranian regime and world powers will be held Wednesday and Thursday in Vienna, according to a Tehran regime official.
The Iranian regime’s deputy foreign minister and negotiator, Abbas Araqchi, was quoted by the state-run news agency IRNA as saying: "Negotiations between experts from Iran and the P5+1 will be held Wednesday and Thursday in Vienna."
Diplomatic efforts by the six world powers to reach a deal with the Iranian regime to curb its nuclear program are in a “critical phase”, an EU spokesman said on Thursday after high-level negotiations in Vienna.
Michael Mann, spokesman for European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said: “We are trying hard to make progress and remain fully engaged to achieve a comprehensive solution” by the Nov. 24 deadline, said.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Vienna Wednesday for a fresh round of nuclear talks over Tehran's nuclear program before a November 24 deadline for striking a deal to prevent the Iranian regime from developing nuclear weapons under the guise of civilian atomic program.
Kerry said Tuesday there was still hard work to be done but that a deal remains achievable. He said: "I don't believe it's out of reach, but we have some tough issues to resolve."
The US government has accused a company in Taiwan of violating Iran sanctions by loading a cargo from a blacklisted tanker ship.
In a letter to the chairman Taiwan’s Today Makes Tomorrow (TMT), the US Treasury said a company’s tanker has violated Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations during a ship-to-ship transfer in September 2013.
In an infographic published on the website of Ali Khamenei, the mullahs' Supreme Leader sets eleven red lines to be observed by the negotiating team in nuclear talks before signing any agreement with the six powers on curbing the clerical regime’s nuclear program.