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  1. Nuclear diplomacy

    Posted Apr 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The world's superpowers, among them China, face a major challenge curbing the nuclear ambitions of Iran and North Korea. What should they do? Write to us ...

  2. Atomic report puts Iran on the spot

    Posted Nov 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... A crunch time has come for Iran with the International Atomic Energy Agency's latest report on its nuclear programme. The assertion that there is a military dimension to Tehran's ... running out. It is time for Iranian leaders to be transparent, honest and flexible. That is precisely the type of response being called for by Iran's ally, China. It is a sensible approach ...

  3. US seeks China support on Iran

    Posted Sep 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... yesterday and warned of the heightened risks of doing business with Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL). Ongoing activities by North Korean trading companies were also expected to have been raised at the meeting. IRISL ships- which aids Iran's nuclear and military programmes, according to the UN- are still visiting Hong Kong, despite 20 locally registered front companies ...

  4. Don't repeat the folly of Iraq's war in Iran

    Posted Sep 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Western nations are increasing the heat on Iran over its nuclear programme. They are threatening tougher sanctions if it does not take up the offer of talks. American and Israeli officials ... not hyperbole. Powerful lobbying groups are driving the discussion. They claim Iran's centrifuge cascades are less about processing uranium for electricity than making weapons. Teheran vehemently ...

  5. Fuel fears

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to any type of military attack on Iran. It particularly revealed China's concern about a US-led attack on Iran, a country of strategic importance for Beijing. Dominated by China and Russia, ... to Afghanistan and Syria. Yet, the case of Iran is different for various reasons, including the country's capabilities and its significance as a rising regional power. Iran is especially important ...

  6. US should try the carrot on Iran before the stick

    Posted Jun 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... European diplomacy, Russian deal-making, UN sanctions and sabre-rattling from the US have not dissuaded Iran from its nuclear ambitions. With Tehran using the time bought to move well down ... of the Iraq invasion serves as a poignant lesson. Rather, US President George W. Bush has to offer Iran the biggest prize it could ask for: the possibility of a restoration of full diplomatic ties. ...

  7. Who said it?

    Posted Apr 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and lying works, I suggest he does this from Iran, where he can find a supportive audience Israel's foreign minister on declaring German author G?nter Grass (above) persona non grata Japan is asking Iran to thoroughly co-operate with the IAEA so that it can solve pending issues over its nuclear programme Tokyo sets the record straight after remarks by ex-PM Yukio Hatoyama (above) ...

  8. All eyes on Ahmadinejad in Shanghai

    Posted Jun 15th 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... in a meeting of the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation, while members of the regional security group sought to ease concerns it aimed to counter US influence in Asia. The presence of Iran, which only ... planning to meet Mr Ahmadinejad on the sidelines of today's summit, Russian officials said. China and Russia, part of a six-nation group negotiating with Iran, have voiced opposition ...

  9. Single minds and double standards

    Posted Sep 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Michael Richardson The United States and leading European powers tried this week to get the United Nations nuclear watchdog to refer Iran to the UN Security Council for a reprimand ... But this convergence does not extend to Iran. One reason is that Iran remains in the NPT and insists that its nuclear activities are peaceful. North Korea withdrew from the NPT two years ago and, in February, ...

  10. Iranian president to visit Shanghai

    Posted May 13th 2006, 12:00am by Cary Huang, Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill in Shanghai and Cary Huang in Beijing But Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's attendance at a summit is a headache for China, says diplomat Iran's firebrand president ... and Iran is one of four countries- together with India, Pakistan and Mongolia- with observer status. India and Kyrgyzstan are unlikely to send their leaders. One western diplomat suggested ...




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