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# Nuclear Programme

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# Sanctions
Talks on Iran's nuclear programme could drag on for another year
Tomorrow is the deadline to reach agreement.
# hello
David Cameron calls Iranian President Hassan Rouhani
It was the first time in over a ten years that a British PM has called his counterpart in Tehran.
# Iran
Timeline: Iran's controversial nuclear programme
Yesterday Iran and six world powers met for talks on Tehran’s controversial nuclear programme.
# Iran
World powers begin talks with Iran over nuclear programme
Iran has said that it’s their right to enrich uranium, but experts fear that it could be turned into a nuclear warhead in a matter of months.
# Iran
US denies agreement to meet Iran, but says it is prepared to do so
The New York Times reported that the US had agreed one-on-one talks with Iran after the November presidential election but the White House has denied this.
# Israel
Video: Israeli PM uses 'bomb' diagram to warn of Iran nuclear threat
Benjamin Netanyahu used a white card with a cartoon-style bomb on it to illustrate the threat he says is posed by Iran’s uranium enrichment programme.
# Sanctions
Iran prepares for 'war games' as sanctions take effect
Three-day drill starts days after EU and US imposed new sanctions.
# nukes
Iran nuclear talks continue despite fears of impasse
Representatives of six world powers are holding talks with Iran in Baghdad over Iran’s nuclear fuel production.
# Nuclear
UN nuclear chief says deal with Iran reached on probe
A deal has been reached with Iran that will allow the UN nuclear agency to restart a long-stalled probe into suspicions that Tehran has secretly worked on developing nuclear arms.
# Iran
Iran to grant UN nuclear inspectors access to military complex
IAEA inspectors had previously been banned from examining the facility they suspect is carrying out secret atomic work.
# Iran
Iran threatens pre-emptive strike against 'enemies'
The warning comes amid speculation in some quarters that the US or Israel could launch military action against the Middle Eastern power.
# Iran
Iran says it may extend oil cut to more EU countries
Iran halted oil shipments to Britain and France yesterday, in an apparent pre-emptive blow against the EU after it imposed sanctions on Iran’s crucial fuel exports.
# Iran
Diplomats reveal: Iran 'poised for major nuclear expansion'
Anonymous diplomats have told the Associated Press that Iran has readied an underground site for thousands of centrifuges.
# Iran
EU, US cautiously optimistic on Iran's offer for nuclear talks
The EU is “optimistic but cautious” over a letter from Iran that indicates it is willing to return to nuclear talks without preconditions.
# Sanctions
Govt backs sanctions against Iran on nuclear issues, but not Israel
Speaking in the Dáil this week, Eamon Gilmore ruled out Irish support of military action against Iran.
# Iran
Iran announces advancement of nuclear programme
The reports come as Iranian media says Tehran has warned several EU countries that it will stop their oil supply ahead of the EU ban taking effect.
# Iran
Iran to renew talks over nuclear programme
Iran and UN nuclear inspectors are due to start discussions regarding the country’s controversial nuclear programme this weekend.
# Iran
UN nuclear watchdog to visit Iran
The IAEA says it is heading to Iran next week to clear up “outstanding substantive issues” with Tehran over its nuclear programme.
# Iran
'Arrests made' over magnet-bomb assassination
An Iranian official has said that several people are being held over the killing of a scientist last week.
# North Korea
North Korea keeps door open for food-nuke deal with US
North Korea has today signalled that it remains open to suspending uranium enrichment in exchange for US food aid.
# Iran
Iranian nuclear facility official killed in 'magnetic bomb' attack
Killing bears strong similarities to earlier attacks on nuclear scientists in Iran.
# Oil
EU gears up for Iranian oil ban over nuclear dispute
The move will build pressure on Iran, which is already facing a currency crisis and a tense naval standoff with the US.
# Iran
Russian customs seize Iran-bound radioactive metal
Luggage destined for Iran that was seized at Moscow airport contained 18 pieces of highly radioactive metal – however it is not clear whether they could be used in Iran’s controversial nuclear programme.
# Iran
European powers pressure Iran following embassy attack
France, Germany and the Netherlands have all recalled their ambassadors to Iran, while Italy and Norway are taking precautions. EU foreign ministers are to meet in Brussels today to discuss Iran and its disputed nuclear programme.
# Iran
UK withdraws diplomatic staff attack on Tehran embassy
British diplomatic staff in Iran have been withdrawn following an attack on its embassy in Tehran yesterday – during which protesters shouting “Death to England” smashed windows, burned British flags and set a car alight.
# Nuclear Power
Berlusconi admits Italian referendum on nuclear power may not go his way
The Italian leader has conceded that the government will “probably” be dropping its plans for nuclear energy after the referendum.
# Nuclear Stress Tests
Sellafield to undergo EU stress tests
Would stress testing reassure you about the safety of Sellafield?
# Iran
EU tightens sanctions on Iran over nuclear programme
The EU is to impose asset freezes and travel bans on additional Iranian officials and companies over the country’s nuclear programme – meanwhile, Iran has announced it is to impose sanctions on the US over its “human rights violations”.
# Iran
Iran invites world powers to tour nuclear sites
Iran invites the EU and several other powers to tour the country’s contentious nuclear sites, buts snubs its greatest critic – the United States.
# Mass Graves
Iran digs mass graves for US troops
Iran reacts angrily to reports of a US “contingency plan” to attack the country.
# Oops
Cameron criticised for Iran nuke gaffe
The British Prime Minister’s latest diplomatic blunder – accusing Iran of possessing a nuclear weapon – is criticised as “dangerous”.
# Sanctions
Iran agrees to talks after EU imposes further sanctions
Iran gets hit with further sanctions from the EU on trade, transport and oil sectors.