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US Defense Secretary in Saudi to reassure on Iran

Jul 22, 2015 - 5:38 PM

Sunni dominated Saudi Arabia a regional rival of Shiite Iran worries Tehran could still be able to develop an atomic bomb despite the limitations on its nuclear program

VISITING SAUDI. In this file photo, US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter during a press conference with Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon (not pictured) at the Israeli Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv, Israel, July 20, 2015. Daniel Bar-On/EPA

'Decision time' nears in Iran nuclear talks

Jul 12, 2015 - 9:03 AM

The gruelling talks may last the entire weekend as officials face tough decisions before the deadline for a new deal on Monday July 13

STORM CLOUDS AHEAD? An exterior view of the Palais Coburg where talks between the E3+3 (France, Germany, UK, China, Russia, US) and Iran continue, Vienna, Austria, July 8, 2015. Georg Hochmuth/EPA

IAEA: Iran atomic bomb probe may be completed in 2015

Jul 04, 2015 - 5:56 PM

UN watchdog chief Yukiya Amana says the completion may be attributed to Tehran s help

'CLOSER TO A DEAL.' Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (3-L), Austrian President Heinz Fischer (2-R) and Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz (3-R) sit for a meeting in Vienna, Austria, July 3, 2015. Photo by Georg Hochmuth/EPA

Iran nuclear talks deadline extended to July 7

Jul 01, 2015 - 9:55 AM

Turning the 505 word joint statement drawn up in a Swiss lakeside hotel into a fully fledged highly technical document of several dozen pages and around 5 annexes is proving hard work

IRAN NUCLEAR TALKS. Head of International Atomic Energy Agency Yukiya Amano arrives at the Palais Coburg during talks between the E3+3 (France, Germany, Britain, China, Russia, US) and Iran, in Vienna, Austria, June 30, 2015. Photo by Georg Hochmuth/EPA

Iran asks Austria to secure nuclear talks against spying

Jun 13, 2015 - 4:16 PM

Swiss and Austrian authorities investigates the alleged spying in hotels were the nuclear talks in Iran are being held

SLOWDOWN IN PROGRESS. Talks among officials from Iran and the group of Britain, China, France, Russia, the United States and Germany on curbing Iran's controversial nuclear program resumed in Vienna on June 10. Photo by Herbert Neubauer/EPA

Russia says 'very worrying' slowdown in Iran nuclear talks

Jun 13, 2015 - 9:29 AM

This is very worrying to us because there is very little time before the deadline and we urgently need to enter the final stage says Russia s negotiator Sergei Ryabkov

SLOWDOWN IN PROGRESS. US Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman (L) next to other delegate during talks between the P5+1 group and Iran at Palais Coburg in Vienna, Austria, 12 June 2015. Talks among officials from Iran and the group of Britain, China, France, Russia, the United States and Germany on curbing Iran's controversial nuclear program resumed in Vienna on June 10. Photo by Herbert Neubauer/EPA

No trust in Iran nuclear talks – top negotiator

Jun 07, 2015 - 12:45 AM

Our basis is mistrust and this is the reality says Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi

RAN ENVOY. Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi talks to media after a meeting with The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano in Vienna, Austria, 28 October 2013. EPA/Herbert Neubauer

Saudi king warns of Iran threat, rebels hit border town

May 05, 2015 - 11:36 PM

Saudi Arabia s King Salman says that Gulf leaders must stand up to Iran as Yemeni rebels backed by Tehran attacked a Saudi border town with mortar shells

HUMANITARIAN CRISIS. Yemeni children, forced to flee their family homes, due allegedly to ongoing air-strikes carried out by the Saudi-led coalition, take shelter in an underground water tunnel in Sana’a, Yemen, 30 April 2015. Photo by Yanya Arhab / EPA

Gulf leaders hold summit as concern grows over Yemen

May 05, 2015 - 10:52 AM

The 6 Sunni dominated Gulf Cooperation Council states meet in the Saudi capital with their region also threatened by jihadists and amid concerns over a potential final nuclear deal with Iran

IN RIYADH. French President, Francois Hollande (R), is greeted by the King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (L), upon his arrival at Riyadh airport, Saudi Arabia, May 4, 2015. Christophe Ena/Pool/EPA

Yemen crisis spills into new Iran-US nuclear talks

Apr 28, 2015 - 10:42 AM

US officials acknowledge that discussions on other burning concerns such as the growth of Islamic militants in Iraq and the unrest in Yemen fueled by Iran backed Shiite militias have bled into the talks between two nations

US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) meets with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (R), in New York, New York, USA, 27 April 2015. Jason DeCrow /Pool/EPA

Russia lifts ban on supplying S-300 missiles to Iran

Apr 13, 2015 - 9:56 PM

The decision to lift the delivery freeze comes after Tehran and international powers including Russia made a major breakthrough this month by agreeing an outline deal aimed at curbing Iran s nuclear program

VLADIMIR PUTIN. File photo by Alexey Nikolsky/RIS Novosti/Kremlin Pool/EPA

UN nuclear watchdog, Iran to hold talks on bomb probe

Apr 13, 2015 - 9:02 PM

Western officials say it is crucial for Iran to answer the International Atomic Energy Agency s long standing questions about the possible military dimensions of its activities before any sanctions can be eased

WIDE GAPS. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (2-L), the European Union's negotiator Catherine Ashton (C) and US Secretary of State John Kerry (R) sit at a conference table prior to their talks between the E3+3 (France, Germany, UK, China, Russia, US) and Iran in Vienna, Austria, November 21, 2014. Photo by Hans Punz/EPA

Saudi expands foreign ties beyond traditional ally US

Apr 13, 2015 - 8:50 PM

The reinforcement of links with Paris comes as Riyadh worries over an Iran nuclear deal and fights Iran backed rebels in neighboring Yemen

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Iran, US 'resolve 90% of nuclear technical issues'

Mar 17, 2015 - 9:46 PM

Iran and US has one major issue left to resolve the head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization says

A file photograph showing an general view of the nuclear power plant in Bushehr, Iran, on 20 August 2010. Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

Iran calls Obama's 10-year nuclear demand 'unacceptable'

Mar 04, 2015 - 11:07 AM

Despite this Iran will continue talks on a deal

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, (L), speaks to journalist as he takes a break for the lunch time after a bilateral meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (not pictured) for a new round of Nuclear Iran Talks, in Montreux, Switzerland, 03 March 2015. Jean-Christophe Bott/EPA

Obama says Iran must halt key nuclear work for at least a decade

Mar 03, 2015 - 7:52 AM

Obama moves to dial back tensions over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu s planned speech to Congress opposing the Iran deal but strongly criticized Netanyahu s stance

Netanyahu says ties with US solid despite duel over Iran

Mar 03, 2015 - 6:24 AM

Netanyahu s visit – including an address the US Congress on Tuesday March 3– is seen as a last ditch bid to derail the talks with Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the annual American Israel Public Affairs Conference (AIPAC), in Washington, DC, USA, 02 March 2015. Pete Marovich/EPA

Israel's Netanyahu in US to stop 'bad' Iran deal

Mar 02, 2015 - 8:07 AM

UPDATED Netanyahu s controversial 48 hour visit has stoked discord with US President Barack Obama and brought bilateral relations to their lowest point in years

TO WASHINGTON. An Israeli government press office handout of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with his wife Sarah leaving Tel Aviv, Israel, 01 March 2015, on their way to Washington DC, USA. Amos Ben Gershom/GPO handout/EPA

US-Israel ties fraying over Netanyahu speech, Iran talks

Mar 01, 2015 - 4:30 PM

The rift – shaping up as the worst in decades between the allies due to its partisan nature – could have a real impact in some areas

In this file photo, US President Barack Obama (R) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) meet in the Oval Office of the White House after a bilateral meeting in Washington DC, USA, 30 September 2013. Chris Kleponis/Pool/EPA

Netanyahu invited to address US Congress February 11

Jan 21, 2015 - 11:26 PM

The invitation for the Israeli leader to speak on February 11 comes as Washington and other global powers negotiate a complex deal with Iran to rein in its nuclear program

In this file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a press conference at the prime minister office in Jerusalem on November 18, 2014. Gil Cohen-Magen/AFP

US, Iran hold 'important' talks to hasten nuclear deal

Jan 14, 2015 - 8:56 PM

US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif are seeking to break a stalemate which has caused them to miss two previous deadlines for a full agreement to rein in Iran s suspect nuclear program

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (R) talks on January 14, 2015 with US State Secretary John Kerry before their meeting in Geneva. Zarif said on January 14 that his meeting with his US counterpart was vital for progress on talks on Tehran's contested nuclear drive. Under an interim deal agreed in November 2013, Iran's stock of fissile material has been diluted from 20 percent enriched uranium to five percent, in exchange for limited sanctions relief. AFP PHOTO/ POOL/ RICK WILKING

Iran leader airs doubts over US in nuclear talks

Jan 07, 2015 - 11:02 PM

The Islamic republic s top diplomats have been negotiating with Washington for around two years first in secret and openly since autumn 2013 to end a dispute over its controversial nuclear program

In this file photo, representatives of the Iranian government discuss their nuclear program with US Secretary of State John Kerry. Photo from EPA

Iran must end isolation for economy to boom – Rouhani

Jan 04, 2015 - 6:03 PM

The time is past when it used to be said that if a foreign investor comes to Iran our independence will be in danger Iran s president says

‘OPEN ECONOMY.’ A handout picture released by the official website of the Iranian president Hassan Rouhani, shows him speaking during the opening ceremony of the economic conference in Tehran on January 4, 2015. Photo courtesy: Iranian presidency website/AFP

Iran foreign minister says nuclear deal 'within reach'

Dec 24, 2014 - 11:52 PM

Tehran and the so called P5 1 group of nations have been locked in talks since February on a permanent nuclear deal aimed at ending a decade long diplomatic crisis

In this file photo, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks in the context of Iran's nuclear talks, in Vienna, Austria, 15 July 2014. Hans Punz/EPA

US, Iran hold new nuclear talks in Geneva

Dec 15, 2014 - 10:11 PM

It will be the first time the sides have met since failing to meet a November 24 deadline for a comprehensive deal with Iran on reining in its nuclear program

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EU, US confirm new Iran nuclear talks on Dec 17

Dec 13, 2014 - 12:46 PM

A final agreement is aimed at ensuring Tehran will never develop nuclear weapons under the guise of its civilian activities

UN nuke watchdog says proposed Iran visit 'not helpful'

Dec 11, 2014 - 11:52 PM

The International Atomic Energy Agency has explained clearly to Iran that an offer of a visit of Marivan does not help address specific concerns related to the issue of large scale high explosive experiment

A file photograph dated 15 January 2011 shows a general view of the Iran's heavy water reactor in the city of Arak, Iran. Hamid Forutan/EPA

Iran's Rouhani squeezed over nuclear talks extension

Nov 25, 2014 - 11:54 PM

The extension of the talks is debated in parliament where the judgment of Rouhani is also scrutinized

A file photograph dated 15 January 2011 shows a general view of the Iran's heavy water reactor in the city of Arak, Iran. File Photo by Hamid Forutan/EPA

Frenzied Iran nuclear talks in final 36 hours

Nov 24, 2014 - 12:30 AM

Large gaps however appear to remain in crucial areas of the negotiations involving uranium enrichment and sanctions relief

High-level negotiators are working on a deal that would cut back Tehran's civilian nuclear programme and reduce the risk that it could be used for making nuclear weapons. Kerry on 20 November had warned that the six powers negotiating the nuclear deal with Iran would not be rushed into closing an agreement that does not meet their standards. Photo by Hanz Punz/EPA

With nuclear deal in balance, hardliners protest in Tehran

Nov 23, 2014 - 11:27 PM

While the crowd was small about 200 mostly students gathered at the entrance to the Tehran Research Reactor the event is the first such officially approved demonstration in months

In this file photo, Iranian Mohammad Javad Zarif (C-R) sits next to European Union Catherine Ashton (C-L), during their meeting in the framework of negotiations on the Iranian nuclear file in Muscat, Oman, 11 November 2014. Hamid al-Qasmi/EPA

Deadlocked Iran nuclear talks enter cliffhanger final weekend

Nov 22, 2014 - 11:47 AM

Gaps remain wide in the negotiations for a historic deal in which Iran would curb its nuclear activities in exchange for broad relief from years of heavy international economic sanctions

WIDE GAPS. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (2-L), the European Union's negotiator Catherine Ashton (C) and US Secretary of State John Kerry (R) sit at a conference table prior to their talks between the E3+3 (France, Germany, UK, China, Russia, US) and Iran in Vienna, Austria, November 21, 2014. Photo by Hans Punz/EPA

Iran, US go face-to-face in crunch nuclear talks

Nov 19, 2014 - 11:30 PM

It is imperative that Iran works with us with all possible effort to prove to the world that the programme is peaceful says US Secretary of State John Kerry

In this file photo, US Secretary of State John Kerry (L), former EU top diplomat Catherine Ashton (C) and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (R) meet in Muscat about a long hoped nuclear deal, with key differences threatening to scupper a final agreement. AFP PHOTO/POOL/Nicholas KAMM

Russia, US call for Iran nuclear deal 'as soon as possible' – Moscow

Nov 13, 2014 - 12:07 AM

The need to reach as soon as possible a comprehensive agreement which would allow to fully normalise the situation around the Iranian nuclear programme has been acknowledged the Russian foreign ministry said

In this file photo, US Secretary of State John Kerry (R) gestures as he stands with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov (L) prior to their meeting in Paris, France, 05 June 2014. Laurent Cipriani/Pool/EPA

Domestic politics shouldn't influence nuclear talks – Iran

Nov 12, 2014 - 11:43 PM

If one of the member countries of the P5 1 has a domestic problem or won or lost an election it has nothing to do with us and each country must resolve its own problems Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says

File photo of Iran leader Hassan Rouhani from AFP

Iran failing to provide answers – UN nuclear watchdog

Nov 08, 2014 - 11:10 AM

There is no progress basically says a diplomat familiar with the probe of the International Atomic Energy Agency

NO ANSWERS? US Secretary of State John Kerry (L), European Union High Representative Catherine Ashton, and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif are photographed as they participate in a trilateral meeting in Vienna, Austria, on October 15, 2014. Kerry meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to try and advance nuclear talks and meet the target date of November 24, 2014. File photo by Carolyn Kaster/AFP

Iran nuclear deadline extended by four months

Jul 19, 2014 - 9:06 AM

UPDATED In a deal reached July 18 the United States would release some 2 8 billion in frozen Iranian funds in return for Iran agreeing to continue its partial nuclear freeze

Kerry seeks to work magic at Iran nuclear talks

Jul 13, 2014 - 4:55 PM

Kerry and the foreign ministers of Britain France and Germany also plan to use their presence in the Austrian capital to discuss an international push for a ceasefire in Gaza

FOCUS ON IRAN. US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a joint news conference with EU High Representative Catherine Ashton (not pictured), at the State Department in Washington DC, USA, 06 May 2014. Michael Reynolds/EPA

Iran, world powers try to salvage nuclear talks

Jun 14, 2014 - 12:18 PM

In the last round of talks in Vienna last May Iran s chief negotiator says no tangible progress was made

Iran's Zarif says nuclear deal is 'possible'

May 18, 2014 - 3:58 PM

Iran and six world powers ended a 4th round of nuclear talks in Vienna on Friday May 16 with no tangible progress

NEW ROUND. In this file photo, foreign ministers gather after reaching a deal on Iran’s nuclear program, which they aim to finalize. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Optimism remains despite tough Iran nuclear talks

May 17, 2014 - 8:59 PM

At the heart of the debate is uranium enrichment which can provide nuclear fuel but also the fissile core of a nuclear bomb

NUCLEAR TALKS. Austrian President Heinz Fischer (L) welcomes Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamad Javad Zarif (R), at the Hofburg in Vienna, Austria, 15 May 2014. Photo by Peter Lechner/EPA

Nitty-gritty time for Iran nuclear talks

May 11, 2014 - 9:52 AM

Such a deal if accomplished would reduce the scope of Iran s nuclear program

CRITICAL PHASE. Hassan Rouhani's nation enters a new phase in nuclear talks with 6 other countries. AFP File Photo

Iran will not give up uranium enrichment – President

Mar 19, 2014 - 11:33 PM

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says Iran was ready to be more transparent about its nuclear programme to allay Western concerns about its ambitions

File photo of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani from Agence France-Presse

Next Iran nuclear talks March 17: Ashton

Feb 20, 2014 - 5:33 PM

EU foreign policy chief said the next meeting for a nuclear accord with Iran will be held on March 17 in Vienna

HAPPY TALK. EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on the last day of the EU 5+1 Talks with Iran in Vienna, Austria on February 20, 2014. Photo by Dieter Nagl/AFP

Iran's Khamenei says nuclear talks will 'lead nowhere'

Feb 17, 2014 - 10:01 PM

Under the deal now being sought the major powers will want Iran to scale back its activities permanently

NOWHERE. Iran's top decision-maker Khamenei said that while he is not against a resumption of nuclear negotiations with the world's major powers, the talks will "lead nowhere". AFP PHOTO/Iranian Supreme Leader's Website

Iran, world powers resume nuclear talks

Dec 30, 2013 - 7:48 PM

Talks on Iran s nuclear program resume in Geneva to iron out how to implement a deal with world powers

IMPLEMENTING DEAL. British Foreign Secretary William Hague, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, US Secretary of State John Kerry, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius gather after reaching a deal on Iran’s nuclear program in November in Geneva. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Kerry defends Geneva talks, says Iran balked

Nov 11, 2013 - 10:39 PM

John Kerry defended moves to strike a nuclear deal with Iran despite failure to reach a deal

SHAKING HANDS. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry reaches out to shake hands with UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Abu Dhabi, November 11, 2013. AFP PHOTO / JASON REED / POOL

Oil rises after Iran nuclear talks stall

Nov 11, 2013 - 11:40 AM

Asian oil prices rise on lack of breakthrough in the nuclear talks between Iran and world powers in Geneva

STALLED. Stalled nuclear talks with Iran causes Asian oil prices to rise. File photo by AFP