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Bedford Gazette (Newspaper) - March 30, 2015, Bedford, Pennsylvania Monday March 30, 2015 a Bedford Gazette Bedford a. 5 Iran nuke talks solving some issues not others map photo . Secretary of state John Kerry left and russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov right wait for the Start of a meeting at the Beau Rivage Palace hotel in Lausanne Switzerland on sunday. By George Jahn and Matthew Lee associated press Lausanne Switzerland apr Iran is considering demands for further cuts to its uranium enrichment program but is pushing Back on How Long it must limit technology it could use to make atomic arms Western officials involved in the nuclear talks said sunday. Iran a potential movement on enrichment reflected the intense pressure to close a Deal. But substantial differences Between the sides May prove too difficult to Bridge before tuesdays deadline for a preliminary agreement which is meant to set the stage for a further round of negotiations toward a comprehensive Deal in june. The goal is a Long term curb on Iran a nuclear activities. In return Tehran would gain Relief from the Burden of global economic penalties. Foreign ministers and other representatives of Iran and the six Powers in the talks have said there is a Chance of succeeding by the deadline despite significant obstacles. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said it was up to Iran to make that happen. By accepting the restrictions the iranians would a live up to their rhetoric that they Are not trying to acquire a nuclear weapon a he said in Washington on abcs a this from Israel prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu renewed Strong criticism of what he brands a bad Deal. He is at the forefront of accusations that Iran helped the recent shiite rebel Advance in Yemen and Netanyahu linked Iran a alleged proxy grab for influence in the Middle East with what he sees As Victory by the an at the negotiations in the Swiss City of Lausanne. A the Iran Lausanne Yemen Axis is very dangerous for humanity and must be stopped a he said. . Senate majority Leader Mitch Mcconnell heading a delegation of american senators visiting Israel said the lawmakers supported legislation to require Congress to approve any agreement on Iran a nuclear program to increase penalties against Iran if no Deal is reached. The officials in Lausanne said the sides were advancing on limits to aspects of Iran a uranium enrichment program which can be used to make the Core of a nuclear warhead. Over the past weeks Iran has moved from demanding that it be allowed to keep nearly 10,000 centrifuges enriching uranium to agreeing to 6,000. The officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the talks said Tehran now May be ready to accept even fewer. Tehran is ready to ship to Russia All the enriched Urani it produces the officials said describing a change from previous demands that Iran be permitted to keep a Small amount in Stock. One official cautioned that Iran previously had agreed to this Only to change its mind. Also Iran a official Irna news Agency on sunday cited an unidentified iranian negotiator As denying such an agreement had been reached. Uranium enrichment has been the chief concern in Over More than a decade of International attempts to Cap Iran a nuclear programs. Tehran says it wants to enrich Only for Energy science Industry and Medicine. But Many countries fear Iran could use the technology to make weapons Grade uranium. The United states and its allies want a Deal that extends the time Iran would need to make a nuclear weapon from the present two months to three months to at least a year. The officials said a main dispute involves the length of an agreement. Iran they said wants a total lifting of All Caps on its activities after to years while the . And others at the talks a Russia China Britain France and Germany a insist on progressive removal after a decade. A senior . Official characterized the Issue As Lack of agreement on what happens in years la to 15. The official spoke on condition of anonymity in line with state department rules on briefing about the closed door talk. Limits on Iran a research and development of centrifuges also were unresolved the Western officials said. Tehran has created a prototype Centrifuge that it says enriches uranium 16 times faster than its present mainstay Model. The . And its partners want to constrain research that would increase greatly the Speed of making enough weapons Grade uranium for a bomb once limits on Iran a programs Are lifted. One official said Russia opposed the position that any . Penalties lifted in the course of a Deal should be reimposed quickly if Tehran reneged on any commitments. Both Western officials Iran was resisting attempts to make inspections and other ways of verification As intrusive As possible. There was tentative agreement on turning a nearly finished reactor into a Model that gives off less plutonium waste than originally envisaged. Plutonium like enriched uranium is a path to nuclear weapons. Iran and the . Were discussing letting Iran no centrifuges at an underground Bunker that has been used to enrich uranium. The machines would produce isotopes for peaceful applications the officials airstrikes to go on until rebels withdraw by Hamza Kendawi associated press Sharmel sheikh Egypt apr a two Day Arab Summit ended sunday with a vow to defeat iranian backed shiite rebels in Yemen and the formal unveiling of plans to form a joint Arab intervention Force setting the stage for a potent i ally dangerous clash Between .-Allied Arab states and Tehran Over influence in the Region. Arab leaders taking turns to address the gathering spoke repeatedly of the threat posed to the regions Arab identity by what they called moves by a a foreign a outside parties to Stoke sectarian ethnic religious rivalries in Arab states a All thinly veiled references to Iran which has in recent years consolidated its hold in Iraq Syria Lebanon and now Yemen. The summits final communique made similarly vague references but the Arab league chief Nabil by Meghan Barr associated press new York apr emergency workers found a second body sunday in the mass of rubble left behind by an apparent Gas explosion three Days earlier in Manhattan a East Village police said. The names of the two dead were not immediately released a medical examiner was to determine the identifications. Authorities had been looking for signs of two missing men believed to have been inside a ground floor sushi restaurant at the time of the explosion 26-year-old Moises Lucon who worked at the restaurant and 23-year-old Nicholas Figueroa a Bowling Alley worker there on a Date. During the Day workers raked through piles of Loose Brick and Wood Rescue workers sent search dogs Over debris where three apartment buildings once stood. Several members of Figueroa a family visited the blast site sunday holding Flowers and crying. Figueroa a brother Neal leaned Over barricades and shouted pleas to emergency workers a a he a a Strong Man i know he a in there done to Elaraby was unequivocal during a news conference later singling out Iran for what he said was its intervention a in Many a Summit Resolution said the newly unveiled joint Arab defense Force would be deployed at the request of any Arab nation facing a National Security threat and that it would also be used to combat terrorist groups. The agreement came As . And other Western diplomats were pushing to meet a tuesday deadline to reach a Deal with Iran that would restrict its nuclear program in Exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions. The saudis and their allies in the Gulf fear that a nuclear Deal Between Washington and Tehran will free Iran a hands to bolster its influence in places like Syria Lebanon Iraq and in sunni ruled Bahrain which has a shiite majority. They believe the air Campaign in Yemen and a joint Arab Force would empower them to stand up to give up please find my authorities however acknowledged the chances of finding anyone alive were slim. Mayor Bill de Blasio said someone May have improperly tapped a Gas line before the explosion that injured 22 people four of them critically. Consolidated Edison said Utility workers had discovered in August that the Gas line to the restaurant had been illegally tapped. The discovery led con Edison to shut Down Gas service to the building for about to Days while the building owner made repairs. Gas service was restored after the Utility deemed it Safe the Utility said. Inspectors from coned had visited that building about an hour before thursdays explosion and determined work to upgrade Gas service did no to pass inspection Locking the line to ensure it be used and then leaving officials said. The work underway was to put in a bigger line to serve the entire building coned president Craig Ivey said. Fifteen minutes later the what they see As Iran a bullying. The United states has sought to offer reassurances that a nuclear Deal does not mean that Washington will abandon them but they remain sceptical. The Louthis swept Down from their Northern strongholds last year and captured Yemen a capital Sanaa in september. Embattled yemeni president Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi a close . Ally against a powerful local al Aida affiliate first fled to the Southern City of Aden before fleeing the country last week As the rebels closed in. Speaking at the Summit on saturday Hadi accused Iran of being behind the Chouthi offensive raising the Specter of a regional conflict. Iran and the Louthis deny that Tehran arms the rebel movement though both acknowledge the islamic Republic is providing humanitarian and other Aid. A saudi red coalition began bombing Yemen on thursday sushi restaurants owner smelled Gas and called the landlord who called the general contractor chief of detectives Robert Boyce said. Nobody called 911 coned. The contractor Dilber Kukic and the owners son went into the basement and opened a door and then the explosion happened burning their faces Boyce said. Kukic a who a facing unrelated charges of bribing an undercover investigator posing As a housing inspector a declined through his lawyer to comment on the circumstances surrounding the explosion. City records show Kukic got a permit last june for plumbing flooring removing partition Walls and other work at the building.ft3��ol in m we to b f i hems lath a information weekday program schedule am 6 00 Bill Bennett a morning in America 9 00 Mike Gallagher pm 12 00 Rush Limbaugh 3 00 Laura Ingraham 6 00 Mark Levin 9 00 Michael Medved am 12 00 Dennis Prager 3 00 Hugh Hewitt 1310 am wafd saying it was targeting the Louthis and their allies which include forces Loyal to Yemen a former Leader All Abdullah Saleh. Yemeni military officials have said the Campaign could pave the Way for a possible ground invasion a development that egyptian military officials say would Likely commence after the airstrikes significantly diminish the military capabilities of the Louthis and their allies. Yemen a foreign minister Riad Yassin said the air Campaign code named operation decisive storm had prevented the rebels from using the weaponry they seized to attack yemeni cities to target neighbouring saudi Arabia with missiles. It also stopped Iran a Supply line to the rebels he told a news conference sunday. Military experts will decide when and if a ground operation is needed Yassin said. A this is a comprehensive operation and any ground offensive will depend on the calculations of the Mil itary a he said. Iran has condemned the airstrikes against its yemeni allies but so far has not responded with military action though diplomatic and military officials said iranian retaliation could not be ruled 424 w. Penn Street to. Box 671, Bedford a 15522 814-623-1151 wow. Bedford Gazette. 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