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Iranian wanted by U.S. for smuggling nuclear material dies in custody in Philippines

An Iranian national who was arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in the Philippines has died in custody after a cardiac arrest, the Inquirer reports.

According an NBI official, Parviz Khaki, a 47 year old Iranian from Tehran, suffered a heart attack before being taken to a hospital in Manila, where he later died.


UN nuclear agency chief to visit Iran Sunday

The Director General of the U.N. nuclear watchdog will visit Iran Sunday to try as "part of the efforts to advance dialogue and cooperation between the Agency and Iran", the IAEA said Friday.

He will visit ahead of an August 25 deadline for Iran to provide information relevant to the International Atomic Energy Agency's investigation into the Iranian regime's research on how to build a nuclear bomb.


Iranian regime will not alter nuclear program, senior MP says

NCRI - On Friday, the chairman of National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of the Iranian regime's parliament said the regime nuclear program has not changed.

Alaeddin Boroujerdi  said the recent allegations about Arak heavy water nuclear power plant of and the Fordow underground uranium enrichment site "have been a Zionist ploy to distract public opinion from Israel’s war crimes in the Gaza Strip."

He said that the activities at Arak and Fordow facilities will continue normally in the future, state-run media reported.


Iranian regime: Nuclear deal unlikely by the end of the next deadline

The Iranian regime's Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, said on Wednesday that it is unlikely for the clerical regime and the P5+1 countries to reach a final nuclear deal before the expiration of the four-month extension of talks.

Zarif said that even if the Iranian regime and the P5 +1 managed to strike a general agreement before the deadline, they would still need more time to negotiate the details of the deal, according to IRNA.


Iranian regime denies agreement on two nuclear sites

The Iranian regime and the six world powers have not reached any agreement on Arak heavy water nuclear power plant of and the Fordow underground uranium enrichment site, the senior Iranian regime nuclear negotiator said in Tehran on Thursday.

"In principle, no agreement has been made on any topics pertaining to the nuclear issues of Iran yet. And the difference over Arak heavy water reactor and Fordow uranium enrichment are still in place," said Abbas Araqchi.


Book: Iranian regime's systematic efforts to cover up its nuclear weapons program

"How Iran Regime Cheated the World" published by the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) deals with one of the most fundamental challenges that goes to the heart of the dispute regarding the Iranian regime's controversial nuclear program: to ascertain with certainty that Tehran will not pursue a nuclear bomb. Such an assurance can only be obtained through specific steps taken by Tehran in response to the international community's concerns.

The monograph discusses the Iranian regime's report card as far as it relates to being transparent when addressing the international community's concerns about the true nature and the ultimate purpose of its nuclear program; It relies on credible intelligence and information obtained and collected by sources affiliated with the Iranian opposition group, the Mujahedin-e Khalq (PMOI/MEK).


US negotiator refuses to give final deadline for Iran nuclear talks

U.S. State Department Undersecretary for Political Affairs, Wendy Sherman, refused to set a strict deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran during a testimony to the Senate, ABC news reports.

Sherman angered senators by saying that if any more sanctions were lifted, they would be consulted, but the State Department would not necessarily ask for their approval.

She said, “"The next four months will allow us to determine whether a diplomatic solution is possible,” before adding "A comprehensive resolution, if we are able to arrive at one, will benefit people everywhere.


Nuclear Iran 'inevitable' unless US hardens policy against the regime

Ali Khamenei's desire for more uranium enrichment centrifuges is a thinly-veiled bid to gain as many concessions as possible in nuclear negotiations with Western powers, says Soona Samsami of the National Council of Resistance of Iran.

Writing in The Hill, Ms Samsami wrote: "Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei recently said in a high-profile speech that Iran has a 'definite need' for tens of thousands of more uranium enrichment centrifuges than it already has. The statement was made ahead of a July 20 deadline for a deal between Iran and the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China.


Clinton: Enrichment by Iranian regime could trigger arms race in Middle East

Hillary Clinton, former U.S. Secretary of State said Sunday that uranium enrichment by the Iranian regime could trigger a nuclear-arms race in the Middle East.

“I believe strongly that it’s really important for there to be so little enrichment or no enrichment at least for a long period of time because I do think any enrichment will trigger an arms race in the Middle East,” Mrs. Clinton said on CNN in an interview.


Iran: US to resume nuclear talks with Iranian regime

In a bid to reach a deal with the Iranian regime on its nuclear ambitions, the US will begin talks with the mullahs again on Thursday, the AP reports.

The US State Department said that Undersecretary Wendy Sherman will take on negotiations Thursday in Geneva. She will be part of a larger American delegation that includes Deputy Secretary of State William Burns.


IAEA asks for additional million euros to continue to monitor Iran

The UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has stated that it needs an extra 1 million euros in funding so it can continue to monitor the Iranian regime nuclear program during the 4 month extension that was recently agreed to by the regime and the P5+1 world powers, Reuters reported.


Iran Nuclear talk to resume next month - report

A meeting between the Iranian regime and the six world poweers is very likely to take place around the United Nations General Assembly, said Abbas Araghchi, an regime's deputy foreign minister, state-run IRNA news agency reported.

He said his regime would “seize the opportunity” provided by the UN General Assembly when foreign leaders and their delegations meet in September in New York City.


US Senators bill require congressional oversight on any deal with Iranian regime

U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), John McCain (R-Ariz.) and James Risch (R-Idaho) have introduced new legislation to the Senate to ensure more congressional oversight on the ongoing negotiations with the Iranian regime over its nuclear ambitions.

The bill would put any final deal with the Iranian regime under congressional review, meaning that Congress has the power to disapprove any agreement. If the President were to not send the final agreement for congressional review or Congress rejects the agreement, then any sanctions that were lifted under the agreement would be reinstated.