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By Jennifer Rubin- August 4

The Gaza war grinds on. Iraq is besieged by sectarian violence. Syria is still convulsed by its bloody civil war. But the biggest issue, which affects all three, concerns Iran.

Abbas Araqchi, clerical regime’s Deputy Foreign Minister and senior nuclear negotiator, speaking on August 1 about regime’s agreements in the nuclear talks, said: “Any agreement about Arak or Fordow is denied. No agreement has so far been reached about the issues under discussion, including these two sites, and the differences still remain.” He insisted that the regime is looking for its nuclear rights to be recognized and that the regime’s only criterion in making decisions will be its needs.

By Iran News Update Staff 

On Monday, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi spoke about the extended nuclear talks with the P5+1 and claimed that the negotiations


02 August 2014

 A senior Iranian lawmaker said on Friday the Islamic Republic will not alter its nuclear energy program, rejecting allegations by a U.S. official in this regard. 

By Iran News Update Staff 

Multiple outlets including the Brookings Institution have reported that Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi rejected American claims that Iran has agreed to reconfigure its uranium-enrichment site at Fordow or its plutonium-producing heavy water reactor at Arak. In a hearing before the House of Representatives, US Undersecretary of State for Public Affairs Wendy Sherman stated that there has been steady progress on these and other key issues over the six months of nuclear negotiations. Araqchi’s response and other Iranian statements and fixed positions raise questions about the truth of this statement.


NCRI- The Iranian regime and the six world powers have not reached any agreement on Arak heavy water nuclear power plant of and the Fordow underground uranium enrichment site, the senior Iranian regime nuclearnegotiator said in Tehran on Thursday.


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