Iran joins UN nuclear talks in Geneva.
'We are not here to waste our time, we are serious for real target-oriented negotiations', Iran's deputy foreign minister Abbas Araqchi tells reporters. The Guardian, October 15, 2013: VIDEO
British Supreme Court holds first secret hearing. The justices, asked to overturn a Treasury ban on an Iranian bank operating in the UK,
concluded they had no choice but to hear in private a government case relating to Iran's nuclear programme. By Dominic Casciani, BBC News, 2013: TEXT | PICTURE
IAEA urges access to Iran nuclear site. The Vienna-based IAEA has been trying for more than a year to persuade Iran to co-operate with its investigation into suspected atomic bomb research. By James Blitz and Najmeh Bozorgmehr, The Financial Times, March 4, 2013: TEXT
Iran Enters Nuclear Talks in a Freshly Defiant Mood. Iranian officials last week turned down a Western proposal to gradually lift sanctions on trading in gold in return for the closing of a mountain bunker enrichment facility called Fordo. By Thomas Eedbrink, The New York Times, February 25, 2013: TEXT
Energy: Corridor of power: the vulnerable shipping lanes linking Gulf oil production producers with global markets . Fears are rising that Iran’s cornered leadership could block the world’s most critical oil choke point. By Javier Blas, The Financial Times, October 4, 2012: click here (includes map)
Iran Sanctions. U.S. Department of State. Page consolidationg U.S. and international sanctions in response to Iran’s illicit nuclear activities: click here | State Department links | Other U.S. Government Agencies | Iran Sanctions Documents