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UNSC: Sanctions against Iranian regime remains fully in effect

The United Nations sanctions against the Iranian regime will remain fully in effect and only a decision by the Security Council could change that, the acting president of the council said on Monday.

Ms Rosemary DiCarlo, US Deputy Representative to the United Nations and acting president of the UN Security Council made the remarks in a UNSC meeting held on Monday in New York to hear a briefing on the activities of "Iran Sanctions Committee" based on the resolution 1737 adopted in 2006.


U.N. nuclear chief pressures Iranian regime on bomb concerns

The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog sought to put pressure on the Iranian regime on Monday to address concerns about its atomic bomb research, three weeks after Tehran failed to meet a deadline for providing information about the issue.

Director General Yukiya Amano said that the Iranian regime had not carried out two of the five transparency steps it had agreed to implement by Aug. 25.


New UN report confirms Iran nuke probe stalled

A new report by the International Atomic Energy Agency on Iran's nuclear program says that the latest effort to investigate the secret work on atomic arms by the Iranian regime has failed to make headway, Associated Press reported.

The Iranian regime had agreed in February to cooperate in restarting the investigation by the U.N.'s International Atomic Energy Agency, after a decade of deadlock.


Iranian regime: Nuclear talks hit by disagreements

A top nuclear negotiator of the Iranian regime said Saturday that "disagreements over serious questions" persisted in the latest talks with the world powers.

"After two rounds of negotiations with the European representatives, our positions have not been reconciled and disagreements over serious questions still exist," said Majid Takht-Ravanchi.


Diplomats: UN Iran nuclear probe stalls

Diplomats in Vienna said on Wednesday that the United Nations latest attempt to probe into the Iranian regime's nuclear program for finding answers to questions regarding the atomic arms dimension of its clandestine activities has stalled.

But the diplomats say there has been no substantial progress since February when the two sides agreed to restart the investigation.


'Big' differences remain in Iran nuclear talks

Differences in the positions of the Iranian regime and world powers over Tehran's nuclear program remain big and they face a "difficult road" to reach a deal by a late November deadline, a senior Iranian negotiator said on Thursday.

Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi told reporters after a day of talks in Vienna with the three European members of the group of six major powers the difference remain 'big'. "We have a difficult road to go," he said.


Ashton: Six world power to discuss Iran nuclear talks in September

The six world powers will discuss ways to reach a comprehensive nuclear deal with the Iranian regime on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York in September, the European Union's foreign policy chief said on Saturday.


No agreement yet on agenda of Iran nuclear talks

NCRI - No agreement has been reached yet on the agenda of future nuclear talks between the western powers and the Iranian regime, state-run IRNA news agency reported.

A source close to the regime's team of nuclear talks 'with the knowledge of nuclear negotiations between Iran and the West said no agreement has been reached yet," the report said.
It added: "The source rejected any agreement on the number of centrifuges."


U.S. targets entities violating sanctions against Iranian regime

The United States on Friday sanctioned more Iranian and other foreign companies, banks, airlines and individuals for violating sanctions, working to expand the regime's nuclear program, and supporting terrorism.

U.S. officials said it was sending a signal that there should be no evasion of the sanctions while international talks continue.


Iranian regime arrests Ukrainian 'Bushehr nuclear plant saboteur'

NCRI - The Iranian regime's authorities have arrested an Ukrainian national for sabotaging at the country's Bushehr nuclear power plant, a state-run newspaper reported on Sunday.

The report published in Hamshahri daily said the "Ukrainian expert" was affiliated with a Russian contractor that works in Bushehr nuclear power plant in southern Iran.


Deadline for Iranian regime to answer nuclear question reached

NCRI - A deadline for the Iranian regime to answer UN nuclear watchdog questions about its atomic bomb research was reached on Monday without any immediate word on whether Tehran had provided the information.

Western diplomats say Iran needs to help clear up the IAEA's suspicions if it wants to reach a broader diplomatic deal in the separate negotiations with the United States, France, Germany, Britain, China and Russia, Reuters reported.


Iran: Mullahs threaten West with uranium enrichment

NCRI - As little progress has been reported by the UN on the Iran nuclear probe, the Iranian regime is threatening the Western powers with uranium enrichment.

A member of the Iranian regime's parliament says a bill will be passed in the parliament that will pave the way for the regime to enrich uranium by 60 percent if western powers impose new sanctions.


Iranian regime refuses IAEA access to Parchin nuclear facility

NCRI - The Iranian regime will not give UN nuclear watchdog inspectors access to a military base outside Tehran that they have been seeking to visit since 2005, Defense Minister Hossein Dehgan said Saturday.

Dehgan's comments, reported by state-run ISNA news agency, came just two days before a deadline for the regime to answer historic questions about the military dimension to its nuclear activities.