Iran, World Powers Try to Hammer Out Nuclear Deal Before Deadline
VIENNA — After more than a decade of diplomacy and with a deadline looming Monday, Iran and six world powers are meeting in Vienna to reach what they hope will be a breakthrough on the Islamic republic's nuclear program. Both sides are seeking to ...
Iran Nuclear Deal Could Spell End of the War That Never WasHuffington Post
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Russia says fresh political impetus is needed for Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers to reach an agreement over Tehran’s nuclear energy program.
Iran still stalling as nuclear deadline looms: UN agency
As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flies to Vienna for what are meant to be final talks to clinch a deal with Iran, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Yukiya Amano said he was still unable to provide "credible assurance" Iran had no ...
A senior Iranian diplomat says Western countries, including the US, seek their own benefits in the so-called campaign against ISIL terrorists.
Iran’s drive for ‘independent’ development, in the face of international pressure over the nuclear programme, has degraded its air, water and land
Sanctions are political tools aimed at isolating and hurting the target country’s economy, forcing it to change policy. But in the short run, a target country may adopt alternative, survivalist means to evade the grip of sanctions.
In the case of Iran, sanctions have increased a thirst for accelerated development to expand water-resource infrastructure, generate power, and secure food and energy for Iranians. With aggressive, home-grown policies Iran has managed to evade the sanctions to an extent, while overlooking the environmental consequences.Continue reading...
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, US Secretary of State John Kerry and European Union envoy Catherine Ashton have met in the Austrian capital, Vienna, to discuss the Islamic Republic's nuclear program.
Scepticism grows over deal on Iran nuclear program as deadline looms
Hardliners in Congress and within Iran will have more time to throw up obstacles and wreak political havoc on the forces in both the US and Iranian administrations seeking to finalize a deal. While the gaps are few, they are significant, but the mood ...
Iran nuclear talks enter make-or-break stage
Officials from Iran and six world powers - US, China, Russia, Britain, France and Germany - arrived in Austria's capital Vienna for the final round of talks starting on Friday, in which it is hoped Iran will make concessions on its nuclear programme in ...
Iran Threatens to Flood Gaza With 'Millions' of Iranian Fighters
The head of Iran's Basij paramilitary force has claimed it is raising an army of "millions" to flood Gaza and Syria to support Tehran's allies. Fars, Iran's semi-official newspaper, reported that that Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi, Commander ...
Iranian Basij Commander Calls US Embassy In Baghdad 'IS Command Center'RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
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The Iranian nuclear crisis has often resembled Groundhog Day, as relations with the west go through the cycle of defiance, talks, and defiance again. Yet as the US secretary of state John Kerry flies in to Vienna for what is hoped will be one last push for a deal before Monday night’s deadline, it is just possible that this could be the tipping-point. Barack Obama clearly wants a major diplomatic achievement as he enters his last two years in office. The chances are slim, but they are there. In the end, it may depend on whether the Iranian leadership recognises that this is a once-in-a-generation offer.
If President Obama had his way, history would almost certainly now be in the making. We would see something akin to the Nixon-Mao talks of 1972, the meeting that ended a 23-year freeze and re-set international relations. The US president has sent four letters to Iran’s supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, further evidence of the “mutual respect” that he had already offered in 2009. The contrast could not be greater with the George W Bush years. Although Iran and the United States have had no diplomatic relations for 35 years, high-level bilateral contacts no longer make headlines. As the president pointed out in his last letter to Khamenei, with Isis as a common ennemy, Iran and the US are in a very different place compared even with a year ago. From Tehran, President Hassan Rouhani too has sent positive signals, not least because with global oil prices so low, sanctions relief is now crucial.Continue reading...
The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) has reaffirmed the “undeniable right” of all countries to nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.
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US Lays Out Limits It Seeks in Iran Nuclear Talks
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VIENNA — As six world powers and Iran race to meet a Monday deadline for an agreement that would constrain Iran's nuclear program, the United States has staked out an ambitious goal for what an accord should accomplish. American officials say the ...
Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano has once again confirmed that there is no diversion toward weaponization in Iran’s nuclear energy program.
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A Nuclear Deal Is Likely to Hit Hurdles in Iran
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TEHRAN — Far from the flashing cameras and microphones in Vienna, where Secretary of State John Kerry is joining Iranian and United States diplomats in a final push to reach a compromise on Tehran's nuclear program, a different sort of political drama ...
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called on the countries involved in negotiations on Iran’s nuclear energy program to do their best for the successful culmination of the talks.
A high-ranking Iranian nuclear official says the Islamic Republic is prepared for further cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), allowing the UN nuclear agency access to one of its sites west of the country.