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Iran hints might be open to 10-year partial freeze of nuclear work

Iran Related News - 2 hours 12 min ago
By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iran's foreign minister on Thursday suggested that a 10-year moratorium on some aspects of the country's nuclear program might be acceptable to Tehran, though he declined to discuss the issue in detail. U.S. President Barack Obama told Reuters on Monday that Iran must commit to a verifiable freeze of at least 10 years on sensitive nuclear activity ...
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N-deal possible if sanctions lifted "all at once": Iran

Iran Related News - 4 hours 17 min ago
T00ehran, March 6 (IANS) Iran has reiterated its call for the removal of all sanctions before a final nuclear deal with the P5+1 group as the country wraps up another round of nuclear talks with six world powers. "Our principle position is that all sanctions are lifted at once," Iran's senior nuclear negotiator, Abbas Araqchi, said on Thursday following his talks with officials from the P5+1 ...
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US won't take eye off Iran, Kerry assures Gulf allies

Iran Related News - 5 hours 15 min ago
The United States will not take its eye off Iran's "destabilising" acts in the Middle East, Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday after talks with Gulf allies wary of an emerging nuclear deal with Tehran. Kerry, in Saudi Arabia, also said military pressure may be needed to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who is fighting a civil war against jihadists and Western-backed rebels. Fresh ...
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Iranian special operatives free diplomat abducted in Yemen

Iran Related News - 5 hours 48 min ago
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Thursday that a team of special operatives has freed an Iranian diplomat abducted more than 19 months ago in Yemen, a rare acknowledgement by Tehran of an intelligence operation carried out on foreign soil.
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Kerry, in Saudi Arabia, seeks to ease Gulf Arab concerns over Iran nuclear talks, Yemen, Syria

Iran Related News - 9 hours 31 min ago
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sought Thursday to ease Gulf Arab concerns about an emerging nuclear deal with Iran and vowed that any agreement reached would not reduce America's commitment to combating Tehran's destabilizing actions in the Middle East and beyond. Speaking at a news conference in Riyadh with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal, Kerry said a nuclear agreement would ...
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Netanyahu’s Three Objections to a U.S. Deal With Iran

Iran Related News - 16 hours 23 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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Why Netanyahu's wrong about Iran

Iran Related News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 05:13
"Iran's rise is not only normal, it is actually essential to a more stable region," writes analyst and author Hillary Mann Leverett.
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US says 'tough challenges' remain in Iran nuclear talks

Iran Related News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 04:44
The United States said tough challenges remained to seal a nuclear deal with Iran, vowing not to be distracted by external politics in its quest to stop Tehran acquiring the atomic bomb. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif wrapped up three days of "intense" nuclear negotiations in the Swiss lakeside town of Montreux with still no deal, as a March 31 ...
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Iran nuclear talks hit speed bumps

Iran Related News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 01:12
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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How Iran's feminist genie escaped

Iran Related News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 00:32
Iran's 1979 revolution may have handed ultimate power to an ayatollah - but for women it had plenty of positive side-effects.
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Analysis - Despite Netanyahu claim, cheap oil not seen swaying Iran behaviour

Iran Related News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 23:57
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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Analysis - Despite Netanyahu claim, cheap oil not seen swaying Iran behaviour

Iran Related News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 23:57
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 - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 23:47
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 - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 22:17
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 - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 22:00
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 - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 21:59
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 - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 21:45
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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Kerry says demanding Iran's 'capitulation' is no way to secure nuclear deal

Iran Related News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 20:21
By Arshad Mohammed MONTREUX, Switzerland (Reuters) - Simply demanding Iran's capitulation is no way to get a nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday as he wrapped up three days of talks with a veiled dig at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Kerry said he and Iranian counterpart Mohammad Jawad Zarif made some progress in their ...
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US says Iran far off from a working nuke, others differ

Iran Related News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 19:26
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 - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 18:55
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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