United Nations

U.N. nuclear chief suggests progress slow in Iran investigation


VIENNA - Iran has still not implemented all the nuclear transparency measures it had agreed to carry out by late August, the head of the U.N. atomic energy agency said on Monday, suggesting little headway in an inquiry into suspected bomb research.

No breakthrough in IAEA-Iran talks on nuclear bomb inquiry

VIENNA - Talks between the U.N. nuclear watchdog and Iran this week appear not to have substantively advanced an investigation into suspected atomic bomb research by Tehran, potentially dimming chances for a broader deal between the Iranians and big powers.

09 Oct 2014

Iran refused to let in U.S. member of U.N. nuclear team: sources

VIENNA - A United Nations atomic agency official recently denied entry into Iran as part of a team investigating suspected bomb research is believed to be an American nuclear weapons expert, diplomatic sources said.

09 Oct 2014

West to hold back from targeting Iran at U.N. nuclear meeting

VIENNA - World powers will refrain from raising pressure on Iran at a U.N. nuclear meeting next week to give its new moderate president time to show he is serious about moves to reduce tensions over its atomic activity, Western diplomats say.

05 Sep 2013

Iran expects 'progress' in U.N. nuclear talks, West skeptical

VIENNA - Iran expects progress will be made in talks this week with the United Nations' atomic agency, Tehran's nuclear envoy said on Monday, but Western diplomats held out little hope of an end to the deadlock.

13 May 2013

U.N. nuclear agency in talks about talks with Iran

VIENNA/DUBAI - The U.N. nuclear agency is talking with Iran to set a date for discussions on resuming an investigation there, it said on Monday, as Washington stressed the importance of diplomacy in ending a standoff over Tehran's nuclear program.

22 Apr 2013

U.S. envoy walks out of nuclear meeting over Iran's Israel remark

VIENNA - The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations nuclear watchdog walked out of an agency meeting on Wednesday in protest when Iran's representative accused Washington's ally Israel of "genocide", diplomats said.

06 Mar 2013

Iran move to speed up nuclear program troubles West

VIENNA - Iran has begun installing advanced centrifuges at its main uranium enrichment plant, the U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Thursday, a defiant step that will worry Western powers ahead of a resumption of talks with Tehran next week.

21 Feb 2013

Iran says it is converting uranium, easing bomb fears

DUBAI - Iran acknowledged on Tuesday that it was converting some of its higher-grade enriched uranium into reactor fuel, a move that could help to prevent a dispute with the West over its nuclear program hitting a crisis in mid-2013.

12 Feb 2013

UPDATE 3-Iran says it is converting uranium, easing bomb fears

* Israel projected Iran's stockpile to hit critical level in June

12 Feb 2013