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Analysis - Despite Netanyahu claim, cheap oil not seen swaying Iran behaviour

Iran Related News - 1 hour 6 min ago
By Yeganeh Torbati WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the United States this week to take a tough line against Iran, he argued that world powers could always push for a better nuclear deal because the Islamic Republic was vulnerable to low oil prices. They noted that Iran has withstood extreme fluctuations in crude prices before and that sanctions have ...
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Iran nuclear talks not a sign of warming ties: US

Iran Related News - 1 hour 17 min ago
The United States ruled out Wednesday any suggestion that talks with Iran over its nuclear program are signs of warming relations between two countries whose diplomatic ties collapsed 35 years ago. Iran and the so-called P5+1 -- Britain, China, France, Russia, the United States and Germany -- are trying to strike a deal that would prevent Tehran from developing a nuclear bomb, a goal it denies ...
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Netanyahu’s Three Objections to a U.S. Deal With Iran

Iran Related News - 2 hours 47 min ago
Michael Singh: The implication that any nuclear deal with Iran is a good deal because it would avert military action reinforces suspicions among U.S. allies in the Middle East that we are desperate to reach an agreement.
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Iran nuclear talks hit speed bumps

Iran Related News - 3 hours 4 min ago
The United States and the five world powers negotiating with Iran to curb its nuclear program are getting closer to brokering a deal, but there might not be enough time to bridge some significant differences with less than a month until a first deadline.
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Iran foreign minister says nuclear deal could be close, details remain

Iran Related News - 3 hours 4 min ago
Iran's foreign minister said in a U.S. television interview on Wednesday he believed "we are very close" to a nuclear arms deal with six major world powers, but cautioned there were details that needed to be worked out. "We are prepared to work round the clock in order to reach an agreement," Mohammad Javad Zarif told NBC News in an interview excerpt released by the network. Zarif and U.S ...
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Secretary of State Kerry pushes back on Netanyahu's criticism of emerging Iran nuke deal

Iran Related News - 3 hours 19 min ago
U.S. officials sought Wednesday to tamp down expectations of a substantial preliminary nuclear deal with Iran by the March deadline while working to move past the political dust kicked up by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's criticism of an emerging agreement's contours. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Washington was well aware of the potential nuclear danger Iran poses to ...
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US says Iran far off from a working nuke, others differ

Iran Related News - 5 hours 37 min ago
MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — One burning question in the global effort to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power is this: How long would it take for the Islamic Republic to build a bomb?
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Why Obama’s Iran Deal Could Die in Congress

Iran Related News - 6 hours 9 min ago
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made his case against a deal with Iran that allows the Islamic Republic to retain the capacity to enrich uranium. Netanyahu took great pains at the beginning of his speech to say that he had no desire to turn the issue of nuclear negotiations with Iran into a political or partisan fight in the U.S. But within hours, his speech had done just that. While ...
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Claim of 'dirty money' in politics provokes uproar in Iran

Iran Related News - 8 hours 14 min ago
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Ahead of crucial parliamentary elections, Iranian lawmakers are in an uproar after the country's interior minister alleged some of the millions of dollars made by drug smugglers in the Islamic Republic fund politicians' campaigns.
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Iran nuclear talks hit speed bumps

Iran Related News - 8 hours 19 min ago
The United States and the five world powers negotiating with Iran to curb its nuclear program are getting closer to brokering a deal, but there might not be enough time to bridge some significant differences with less than a month until a first deadline.
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UN Secretary-General Expresses Alarm about Executions, Retaliation Against Activists and Attacks on Women in Iran

Iran Related News - 8 hours 49 min ago
In his interim report on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran published on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon detailed a long list of human rights concerns, leading with the ongoing application of the death penalty, retaliation against activists cooperating with the United Nations and a deterioration in women's rights.
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U.S. and Iran continue with Iran nuclear talks despite Israeli objections

Iran Related News - 10 hours 41 min ago
Kerry?s team tries to rebut a central point made by Netanyahu in his speech to Congress Tuesday.
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Iran demands Pakistan extradite suspected Iranian militant

Iran Related News - 11 hours 15 min ago
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has demanded the extradition of a suspected Iranian Sunni militant arrested over the weekend in a lawless border area in neighboring Pakistan, Iran's semi-official Fars news agency reported on Wednesday.
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U.S. and Iran continue with Iran nuclear talks despite Israeli objections

Iran Related News - 13 hours 29 min ago
Kerry?s team tries to rebut a central point made by Netanyahu in his speech to Congress Tuesday.
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U.S. and Iran continue with Iran nuclear talks despite Israeli objections

Iran Related News - 13 hours 29 min ago
Kerry?s team tries to rebut a central point made by Netanyahu in his speech to Congress Tuesday.
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U.S. and Iran continue with Iran nuclear talks despite Israeli objections

Iran Related News - 13 hours 29 min ago
Kerry?s team tries to rebut a central point made by Netanyahu in his speech to Congress Tuesday.
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U.S. and Iran continue with Iran nuclear talks despite Israeli objections

Iran Related News - 14 hours 44 min ago
Kerry?s team tries to rebut a central point made by Netanyahu in his speech to Congress Tuesday.
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Netanyahu warns against striking a ‘bad’ nuclear deal with Iran

Iran Related News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 04:54
Standing at the rostum of the House of Representatives, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu directly challenged the Obama administration’s top foreign policy goal Tuesday, saying negotiations with Iran were headed for “a very bad deal; we’re better off without it.”
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Iran: Netanyahu's US speech 'lie-spreading'

Iran Related News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 02:11
TEHRAN, Iran – Iran denounced as "lie-spreading" a speech Tuesday, March 3, in which Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the US Congress a nuclear deal being negotiated with Tehran would threaten the world. Foreign ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham, in a statement, denounced as "very repetitious and boring Netanyahu's continuous ...
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Kerry, Iran FM in new nuclear talks

Iran Related News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 00:55
The US and Iran ignored a passionate plea from the Israeli prime minister to ditch their nuclear negotiations and held a third straight day of talks Wednesday seeking a framework deal in a few weeks. US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif were back at the negotiating table in the Swiss lakeside town of Montreux, and met for more than three hours ...
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