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Iran's supreme leader criticizes US as nuclear talks stalled

Jul. 28, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader on Wednesday called the U.S. "stubborn" in stalled nuclear talks in Vienna for discussing Tehran’s missiles and regional influence, likely signaling more trouble ahead for the negotiations. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali...

US, Russia hold 'professional' arms talks despite tensions

Jul. 28, 2021 13:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior diplomats from the United States and Russia held what the State Department described as “substantive and professional” talks on arms control and other strategic issues on Wednesday despite myriad other differences that have sent relations into a tailspin. ...

Talks for new US-Russia arms deal to stir up old bugaboo

Jul. 27, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In their search for a new approach to arms control, Moscow and Washington are likely to soon encounter an old bugaboo: Russia's demand that the U.S. stop resisting limits on its missile defenses, which the Russians view as a long-term threat and the Americans see as a...

Iran bypasses Hormuz Strait to export crude oil

Jul. 22, 2021 05:07 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran Thursday began exporting crude oil for the first time in the Gulf of Oman, bypassing the strategic Strait of Hormuz. During a ceremony marking the inauguration of the project, President Hassan Rouhani called the plan “strategic.” ...

Japan to boost renewable energy to meet emissions target

Jul. 21, 2021 22:17 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan aims to drastically increase its renewable energy use and reduce fossil fuel consumption over the next decade as its pushes to meet its ambitious emissions reduction target, according to a draft of a new energy plan presented Wednesday. The draft,...

Eastern Idaho nuclear project goes from 12 to six reactors

Jul. 19, 2021 14:50 PM EDT

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A Utah energy cooperative said it will reduce the number of small modular nuclear reactors it will build in Idaho from 12 to six for a first-of-a-kind project that is part of a federal effort to reduce greenhouse gasses that cause climate change. ...

US hits Iran for delay in nuclear and prisoner swap talks

Jul. 17, 2021 20:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration lashed out at Iran on Saturday for accusing it of delaying a proposed prisoner swap to force a quick resumption of indirect nuclear talks. The State Department slammed as “outrageous” comments made by Iran’s deputy...

Iran's president warns weapons-grade enrichment possible

Jul. 14, 2021 04:54 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's outgoing president on Wednesday warned his country could enrich uranium at weapons-grade levels of 90% if it chose, though it still wanted to save its tattered nuclear deal with world powers. President Hassan Rouhani's comments, carried by...

After US denied deal, Iran says prisoner swap talks ongoing

Jul. 13, 2021 15:49 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's government spokesman said Tuesday that talks with the United States about a prisoner exchange are still ongoing, two months after Washington denied an Iranian report that deals had been struck. The official IRNA news agency quoted Cabinet...

US envoy warns China 'looking at' new nuclear technologies

Jul. 08, 2021 13:19 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — A U.S. diplomat focusing on disarmament said Thursday that China is "looking at" developing naval and aerial autonomous nuclear weapons systems, warning any such development could disrupt strategic stability. Ambassador Robert Wood, the U.S. envoy to the...