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Eliminate 15K Iranian Centrifuges, Thousands of Kilos of Uranium: Shape Of Nuclear Deal

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The outlines of a possible nuclear deal with Iran are now clear. What isn’t known is whether Iran will actually agree to the terms of the six major powers with which it negotiates – the United States, Russia, China, Britain, Germany and France. In the latest round of talks this week in Vienna, both sides are… Keep reading →

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IAEA Chief Warns On Iran Nuke Inspections; ‘More Remains To Be Done:’ Exclusive

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New Iranian president Hassan Rowhani

  VIENNA: The UN atomic watchdog will still have a hard time answering crucial questions about whether Iran seeks nuclear weapons despite winning better access for inspectors, the UN’s top inspector Yukiya Amano told Breaking Defense in an exclusive interview Monday at the agency’s headquarters here. Amano said the main problem going forward is that… Keep reading →

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EXCLUSIVE: Iran Foreign Minister Confident Nuclear Deal Wrapped Up Soon

Posted by Michael Adler on


GENEVA: Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif is confident an agreement to end the Iranian nuclear crisis will be reached soon and that he would be able to sell it back home in Tehran despite hardline opposition there, he told Breaking Defense in an exclusive interview. “I would not agree on something if I didn’t believe… Keep reading →

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Kerry Leaves Israel, Joins Iran Nuke Talks; Senator Threatens Sanction Bill

Posted by Michael Adler on


GENEVA: Iran and six major powers appear close to a deal on Iran’s nuclear program, with US Secretary of State John Kerry set to join the talks Friday, a late-breaking surprise here. It could signal the beginning of the end of the decade-old crisis sparked by fears Iran is trying to develop nuclear weapons. US… Keep reading →

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Iran, US Nuke Talks Plow Ahead As Jewish Groups Pause On Sanctions

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New Iranian president Hassan Rowhani

GENEVA: The United States and Iran head into Thursday negotiations full of growing optimism that a deal can be reached on the future of Iran’s nuclear program. One of the key reasons for this optimism is the apparent willingness of the US Congress and of major American Jewish groups to refrain from demanding new sanctions… Keep reading →

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Air Guard Cut, More Ships OKd, Satellite Exports Eased In Defense Policy Bill

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


[Updated Friday 12/21] CAPITOL HILL: It looks like the country’s getting a defense bill for Christmas, with provisions on everything from boosting cybersecurity to sanctioning Iran to loosening export controls on satellites. In what passes for high efficiency in Congress these days, the House and Senate Armed Services Committees completed their conference on the National… Keep reading →

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Top Three National Security Issues For Our Next President: Attention Convention Attendees

Posted by Rachel Kleinfeld on


Breaking Defense commissioned this article from the CEO of the Truman National Security Project, Rachel Kleinfeld, to help prod both the GOP and Democrats into some vigorous and open discussion about national security issues. You may hate the ideas expressed here or love them, but we think you’ll react to them — which is the… Keep reading →

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