After encouraging signs at the United Nations and the highest-level contact between the U.S. and Iran in 35 years -- a phone call between President Barack Obama and his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani -- hurdles still line the path to a deal on Iran’s nuclear program.
Osama Bin Laden’s hideout inside a fortified house a mile from an elite Pakistani military academy should raise the alarm over the South Asian country’s nuclear weapons program, atomic investigator Olli Heinonen said.
Iran had to suspend its nuclear work earlier this month and delayed plans to make fuel for a reactor, the International Atomic Energy Agency said in a report that shows the country’s nuclear drive may have run into technical difficulties.
Iran tripled its production of enriched uranium and rejected the international concerns about its possible pursuit of nuclear weapons that a team of United Nations inspectors carried to Tehran this week.
World powers negotiating with Iran in Istanbul may discuss postponing a planned European oil embargo against the Persian Gulf nation in exchange for Iranian promises to stop refining uranium, a former diplomat said.
World powers and Iran unexpectedly reconvened a meeting on the second day of talks in Baghdad after negotiators said progress was made without binding pledges to ensure the Persian Gulf nation’s nuclear work is peaceful.