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Iran nuclear talks: Parties officially upbeat, but is failure an easier sell?

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 19:03
Despite years of haggling and less than six weeks before a Nov. 24 deadline to strike a deal, negotiators' positions at the Iran nuclear talks in Vienna this week are still far apart.
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Iran tips hand about structure of secret services

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 17:40
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran drew back the veil — if slightly — over its intelligence services on Wednesday, with its top nuclear security official crediting them for helping protect the Islamic Republic's atomic program from attempts at sabotage.
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Iran tips hand about structure of secret services

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 17:40
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran drew back the veil — if slightly — over its intelligence services on Wednesday, with its top nuclear security official crediting them for helping protect the Islamic Republic's atomic program from attempts at sabotage.
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India prepares to pay $400 mln under interim deal to Iran - sources

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 14:02
Iran has sought payment of $400 million from India under an interim deal with six world powers that allows the OPEC nation to recover part of its overseas frozen oil revenues, industry sources said in Wednesday. Iran and the United States, China, France, Germany, Britain and Russia agreed in July to extend a six-month interim accord until Nov. 24 after they failed to meet a July 20 deadline for ...
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India prepares to pay $400 mln under interim deal to Iran - sources

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 14:02
Iran has sought payment of $400 million from India under an interim deal with six world powers that allows the OPEC nation to recover part of its overseas frozen oil revenues, industry sources said in Wednesday. Iran and the United States, China, France, Germany, Britain and Russia agreed in July to extend a six-month interim accord until Nov. 24 after they failed to meet a July 20 deadline for ...
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Organisations Ask Speakers to Withdraw from Iran Trade Conference

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:58
Several grassroots and communal organisations have urged prominent business people to withdraw from the first ever conference in London to encourage post-sanctions trade with Iran.
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Iran Nuclear Talks Gain Traction as U.S. Dismisses Extension

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:51
Oct. 15 (Bloomberg) -- RBC Capital Markets Chief Commodities Strategist Helima Croft discusses Iran nuclear talks on “Bloomberg Surveillance.” (Source: Bloomberg)
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Iran Plans $2.8 Billion Airport Expansion, Adviser Says

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:47
Iran’s government is planning on a $2.8 billion expansion of Tehran’s main international airport to quadruple passenger capacity, the head of the local consulting company on the proposal said.
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Iran calls for 'confidence' over nukes, extremists

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:37
GENEVA (AP) — Confidence-building between Iran and the West would help both nuclear talks and efforts to fight the extremist Islamic State group, Iran's parliament speaker Ali Larijani said Wednesday.
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Iran nuclear talks: What's at stake and what stands in the way of a deal

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:09
An Iranian nuclear agreement is the Obama administration's grandest foreign policy objective, a legacy-defining endeavor that holds the prospect of ending the gravest potential threat to Israel and the Middle East and reintegrating Iran into the world community.
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Russia hints deadline for Iran nuclear deal may be extended

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 09:28
VIENNA (Reuters) - Russia has joined Iran in suggesting that a late November deadline for reaching an agreement to end a long-running dispute over Tehran's nuclear program may need to be extended. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov spoke ahead of a meeting on Wednesday between the top diplomats of the United States, Iran and the European Union in Vienna. Iran and six world powers -- the ...
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Iran expects progress, if no breakthrough, in nuclear talks with EU, U.S.

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 22:56
By Parisa Hafezi and Fredrik Dahl VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran does not expect a breakthrough in high-level nuclear talks with the United States and the European Union this week but hopes they will help pave the way for a final deal, its foreign minister said on Tuesday. Mohammad Javad Zarif was quoted by Iran's Fars news agency after arriving in Vienna, where he was due to meet European Union ...
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UANI Applauds Engineering Firm FLSmidth for Decision to Withdraw from Europe-Iran Business Forum

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 19:00
Today, United Against Nuclear Iran  applauded Danish engineering firm FLSmidth for withdrawing from the Europe-Iran Forum. Last week, UANI called on FLSmidth and all entities reportedly participating in the Forum to fully disclose the nature and extent of any Iran business activities and explain the purpose of their participation.
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Iran expects progress, if no breakthrough, in nuclear talks with EU, US

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 17:27
By Parisa Hafezi and Fredrik Dahl VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran does not expect a breakthrough in high-level nuclear talks with the United States and the European Union this week but hopes they will help pave the way for a final deal, its foreign minister said on Tuesday. Mohammad Javad Zarif was quoted by Iran's Fars news agency after arriving in Vienna, where he was due to meet European Union ...
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In shift, OPEC price hawk Iran says can live with lower oil

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 16:45
Iran, in a change of tack, is saying it can live with lower oil prices, moving closer to the views of Saudi Arabia and other Gulf OPEC members and reducing the likelihood of any collective cut in OPEC output to support prices. OPEC's traditionally second-largest producer is normally among the first members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries to call for supply cuts to ...
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Analysis: Iran nuclear talks extension possible

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 15:05
VIENNA (AP) — With differences still unresolved and the deadline for a deal nearing, Iran and the U.S. have a choice to make: Extend nuclear talks for a second time or face the risk of renewed confrontation and armed conflict.
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Iran expects progress, if no breakthrough, in nuclear talks with EU, US

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 13:57
By Parisa Hafezi and Fredrik Dahl VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran does not expect a breakthrough in high-level nuclear talks with the United States and the European Union this week but hopes they will help pave the way for a final deal, its foreign minister said on Tuesday. Mohammad Javad Zarif, quoted by Iran's Fars news agency, was speaking after arriving in Vienna, where he was due to meet European ...
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Saudi Arabia and Iran swap accusations as tensions persist

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:38
By Michelle Moghtader DUBAI (Reuters) - Senior Saudi and Iranian officials have renewed criticism of each other's interventions in the Middle East in a sign that tensions between the rival Gulf powers remain high despite top-level meetings this summer. Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal repeated longstanding accusations that Iran is an "occupying force" in Syria, while Iranian Deputy ...
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Analysis: Iran nuclear talks extension increasingly possible, but foes in US, Iran may resist

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:08
With differences still unresolved and the deadline for a deal nearing, Iran and the U.S. have a choice to make: Extend nuclear talks for a second time or face the risk of renewed confrontation and armed conflict.
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Iran hits back at Saudi claims of 'occupying' Syria

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 09:51
Tehran (AFP) - Iran hit back Tuesday at demands from Saudi Arabia that Tehran withdraw its "occupying" forces from Syria and insisted no country was more committed to confronting jihadists in the region.
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