- A woman has been flogged and then hanged in Varamin
- A cab driver sexually assaulted a six-year-old girl in Iran
- U.S. casts doubt on credibility of Iran election
- Demonstrations in two Iranian universities
- Shahrokh Zamani and Khaled Hardani are on hunger strike
- Another civilian is sentenced to death in Khomeini Shahr
- US Congress Moves Toward Full Trade Embargo on Iran
- Israel says UN pressure having no effect on curbing Iran nukes
- U.S. Congress moves to tighten sanctions on Iran
- Iran pushes ahead with new nuclear plant that worries West
- Iran acts to expand sensitive nuclear capacity: diplomats
- CIA head visits Israel to discuss Syria, Iran's nuclear program
- Women skirt Iranian music ban with fancy dress
- Religious leaders ban 30 women from running for Iran's presidency
- Iranian cleric: Women can't be president in Iran
- Iranians marrying foreigners without state consent face prosecution
- More women smuggling drugs out of Iran
- Canada’s High Court could try Iran for Zahra Kazemi murder
- Iranian troops are fighting in Syria, says US
- Iran hackers aiming at U.S. energy firms
- Bahrain claims Iranian drone found
- UK: Iran, Hezbollah increasing support for Assad
- When it comes to Syria and Hezbollah, Israel is walking a tightrope
- IRGC: World now eying Iranian regime's resistance
Wednesday 02 May 2012
(UPI) — Iran is studying a proposal offered by Russia to halt some nuclear activity in exchange for protection from European sanctions, an envoy said.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said last week that Iran could stop work on uranium centrifuges to shield it from oil sanctions from the European Union set to go into effect July 1.
“We need to study this proposal and to establish on what basis it has been made,” said Iranian Ambassador to Russia Mahmoud-Reza Sajjadi, in a statement to Bloomberg News.
U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland dismissed Sajjadi’s comments on nuclear concessions, however.
“Frankly, what’s most important is what Iran says and does at the negotiating table,” she said.
The International Atomic Energy Agency said Iran increased the number of centrifuges at its Natanz facility 14 percent to 9,156. The country tripled production of uranium enrichment to 31 pounds per month by November, the IAEA said.
Iran said it expects to meet with members of the IAEA in Vienna in mid-May. Multilateral talks are expected in Baghdad next month as well.