Nuclear Program of Iran

Israel urged to discuss nuclear Iran in Beijing

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu will visit Beijing on next Monday

A Japanese rights activist has written to every Israeli lawmaker to urge Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to raise the issue of Iranian nuclear scientists entering North Korea via China when he arrives in Beijing on Monday.

Friday, 3 May, 2013, 1:07am

Iran announces nuclear talks, open to ‘authentic’ US meet

Iranian Foreign Minister, Ali Akbar Salehi, speaks to reporters on the third day of the 49th Munich Security Conference on Sunday. Photo: AP

Iran announced on Sunday fresh talks with world powers on its nuclear drive and said it was open to an offer from archfoe the United States for two-way discussions if Washington’s intention was “authentic”.

4 Feb 2013 - 1:46am

EU agrees tough new financial, trade sanctions against Iran

EU High Representative Catherine Ashton speaks with German Foreign Minister Guido at a meeting of EU Foreign Ministers in Luxembourg. Photo: AP

European Union foreign ministers on Monday adopted tough new financial and trade sanctions against Iran aimed at forcing a breakthrough in stalled talks on Tehran’s contested nuclear programme.

15 Oct 2012 - 9:10pm

Iran doubled nuclear capacity: agency

The UN atomic agency said yesterday that Iran has doubled its production capacity at a tough-to-bomb nuclear facility and has "significantly hampered" its ability to inspect a suspect military site.

31 Aug 2012 - 4:11am

Transfer of nuclear technology a time bomb

The panic button on Iran is being pressed again. A report by the UN's nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), suggests that Iran has taken more significant steps towards developing a nuclear weapon. At the same time, the warnings from Israel are coming thick and fast, reminding us that, if necessary, it will bomb Iran's nuclear research facilities.

11 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

US punishes firms over Iran deals

The United States has imposed sanctions on three Chinese companies and one Chinese individual for transferring equipment or technology that could make material contributions to the development of weapons of mass destruction or missile programmes, primarily in Iran.

26 May 2011 - 12:00am

Iran showdown just got a whole lot closer

The Iranians have been watching too many James Bond movies. If you want to hide a secret uranium enrichment plant, you should bury it in the heart of the city. Hollowing out a mountain attracts the attention of every intelligence service in the world.

29 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Only cool heads can resolve Iran standoff

Iran's missile tests over the past two days have prompted fighting words from Israel and its ally, the US. The tests follow military exercises by the allied nations, stepped-up sanctions by Washington, and talks between Tehran and the European Union over Iran's nuclear programme are in the offing.

11 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Iran's nuclear weapons: evidence to the contrary

Former Israeli defence minister Shaul Mofaz is not a fan of Mohamed ElBaradei, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). In fact, he wants him fired.

19 Nov 2007 - 12:00am


URA promises only benefit developers

In his letter, 'Canyon-effect claim is unfounded' (April 19), Paul S. W. Leung of the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) says it will implement measures to ensure good ventilation at the Peel Street/Graham Street project and more than 1,000 square metres of public open space will be provided.

26 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Keep door open for a moderate Iranian leadership

The United Nations Security Council's unanimous vote at the weekend to apply sanctions to Iran follows two months of negotiations that failed to force Tehran to clarify its nuclear ambitions.

27 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

The only viable approach to Iran's nuclear intent

If the world's powers want Iran to stop heading down the path of North Korea in making nuclear weapons, they have to ensure a united approach rather than the disjointed one presently being adopted. For inspiration, they - and Tehran - need only look to Libya, which has gone from pariah nation status to that of equal partner in less than three years.

28 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Bush offer on Iran is to be welcomed

If there was an obstacle to international efforts to persuade Iran to pull back from its defiant nuclear activities, it was neither of Tehran's powerful friends, China or Russia. It was the man who wasn't there.

2 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Nuclear diplomacy

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

17 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Nipping Iran's nuclear bud

The United Nations' nuclear watchdog will meet on Monday to try to increase the diplomatic pressure on Iran to halt its programme to enrich uranium and master other sensitive nuclear technologies.

3 Mar 2006 - 12:00am