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West tells Iran it must address nuclear bomb fears

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VIENNA - Western powers told Iran on Thursday it must step up cooperation with a U.N. watchdog's investigation into suspected atomic bomb research by the country if it wants to get a broader nuclear deal that would ease sanctions.

Obama not due to meet Iran's Rouhani but open to it - U.S. official 2:53am BST

NEW YORK - U.S. President Barack Obama is not scheduled to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in New York during the United Nations General Assembly next week, though the U.S. leader remains open to such a meeting, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday.

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West tells Iran it must address nuclear bomb fears 18 Sep 2014

VIENNA - Western powers told Iran on Thursday it must step up cooperation with a U.N. watchdog's investigation into suspected atomic bomb research by the country if it wants to get a broader nuclear deal that would ease sanctions.

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Nuclear deal elusive as Iran, six powers resume talks in New York 18 Sep 2014

UNITED NATIONS - A diplomatic breakthrough is unlikely on a nuclear deal to end sanctions against Iran when talks resume in New York this week between Tehran and six world powers deadlocked after a year of negotiations.

Iran's Rouhani: Islamic State beheadings a concern for mankind - NBC 17 Sep 2014

WASHINGTON - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani denounced Islamic State's beheading of innocent people, saying the militant group's shameful actions violate Islamic principles, NBC News said in excerpts of an interview released on Wednesday.

France drops case against Iranian dissidents after 11-year probe 17 Sep 2014

PARIS - Prosecuting judges in Paris on Wednesday dropped all charges of money laundering and fraud against nine people close to an exiled Iranian opposition group more than 10 years after they were arrested on terrorism charges.

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Iran supreme leader spurns U.S. overture to fight Islamic State 16 Sep 2014

PARIS/DUBAI - Iran's supreme leader said on Monday he had personally rejected an offer from the United States for talks to fight Islamic State, an apparent blow to Washington's efforts to build a military coalition to fight militants in both Iraq and Syria. | Video

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Iran supreme leader spurns U.S. overture to fight Islamic State 16 Sep 2014

PARIS/DUBAI - Iran's supreme leader said on Monday he had personally rejected an offer from the United States for talks to fight Islamic State, an apparent blow to Washington's efforts to build a military coalition to fight militants in both Iraq and Syria. | Video

Kerry says refuses to be drawn into 'back and forth' with Iran 15 Sep 2014

PARIS - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry refused be drawn into a "back and forth" with Iran on Monday following Tehran's assertion that it had rebuffed a U.S. request to coordinate a response to the Islamic State jihadist group.

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Iran nuclear bomb probe will not be 'endless' - IAEA 15 Sep 2014

VIENNA - A U.N. nuclear agency investigation into suspected atomic bomb research by Iran will not be an "endless process", its chief said on Monday, pressuring Tehran to step up cooperation with the long-stalled probe.

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Ukraine president secures U.S. military aid but not weapons

WASHINGTON - Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko secured $53 million (32 million pounds) in assistance from the United States on Thursday but President Barack Obama for now turned down his appeals for weapons to fight Russian-backed separatists. | Video