nuclear talks

Obama hails step towards ‘more hopeful world’

Iran and six major world powers reached a nuclear deal on Tuesday, capping more than a decade of negotiations with an agreement that could transform the Middle East. U.S. President Barack Obama hailed a step towards a “more hopeful world” and Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said it proved that “constructive[…]

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Iran nuclear talks deadline extended again

Iran and six major powers will keep negotiating past Tuesday’s deadline for a long-term nuclear agreement as they tackle the most contentious issues, including the continuation of a U.N. arms embargo on Iran, the big powers said. “We are continuing to negotiate for the next couple of days. This does[…]

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Missile and arms embargo holding up Iran deal

A dispute over UN sanctions on Iran’s ballistic missile programme, as well as a broader arms embargo, are said to be among the main issues holding up a nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers, a day before their latest self-imposed deadline. “The Iranians want the ballistic missile sanctions[…]

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Iran talks ‘could go either way’: Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry has said negotiating teams are close to a historic agreement over Iran’s nuclear programme byt cautioned that the talks could still go either way, and that Washington is still willing to walk away if an acceptable deal is not reached. “It is now time[…]

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Iran nuclear deal ‘close but no final results yet’

Nuclear talks between Iran and its negotiating partners have made “significant progress”, but there is no “final result yet”, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said. The six powers – including the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China – “have to examine among themselves the results of[…]

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Iran nuclear talks drag past deadline as hurdles remain

The nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers have been extended beyond Tuesday midnight deadline in an effort to hammer out the outline of an agreement on curbing Tehran’s nuclear programme. US State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said on Tuesday that the extension was justified although “several difficult issues”[…]

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Iran nuclear talks at crunch time

Negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program entered a critical phase on Monday with differences still remaining less than two days before a deadline for the outline of an agreement. With the March 31 target fast approaching, the top diplomats from the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, Germany and[…]

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US, Iran discussing nuclear talks compromise

With time for negotiations running short, the U.S and Iran are discussing a compromise that would let Iran keep much of its uranium-enriching technology but reduce its potential to make nuclear weapons, two diplomats tell The Associated Press. Such a compromise could break the decade-long deadlock on attempts to limit[…]

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