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Iran's Rouhani in diplomatic drive to push nuclear deal

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 17:51
Lausanne (AFP) - Iran's president on Thursday appealed to the leaders of Britain, France and Russia to seize an "exceptional opportunity" to strike a nuclear deal, as negotiators raced against the clock in Switzerland.
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Iran's Salehi 'optimistic' on nuclear deal

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 17:49
Iran's nuclear chief told AFP Thursday that he was "optimistic" about reaching a nuclear deal with world powers despite interference from those opposed to resolving the long-running crisis over Tehran's atomic activities. Speaking on the sidelines of crunch talks in Switzerland Ali Akbar Salehi also said Iran was open to show more transparency with its nuclear facilities to ease "fictitious ...
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Iran says Saudi strikes ensure 'more deaths' in Yemen

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 15:02
Saudi Arabia's air strikes on Shiite rebels in Yemen triggered fury from Iran Thursday, with officials warning that the military action threatened to spill over into other countries. The bombing of the Huthi rebels, who are said to be backed by Iran, came days after Yemen seemed headed toward all-out civil war as the militia advanced towards the southern city of Aden. Relations between Iran and ...
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Iran demands immediate halt to military actions in Yemen

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 11:35
By Parisa Hafezi ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran demanded an immediate halt to Saudi-led military operations in Yemen on Thursday and said it would make all necessary efforts to control the crisis there, Iranian news agencies reported. Warplanes from Saudi Arabia and Arab allies on Thursday struck Iran-allied Houthi forces fighting to oust the country's Western-backed president. "The Saudi-led air ...
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Iran brain drain in reverse? Why some young professionals are going home.

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 11:20
For years, Iran's academic elite has headed for the exits. But some foreign-trained youth are returning, hoping President Rouhani can revive the economy.
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US, Iran nuke talks enter critical round ahead of deadline

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 09:35
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Nuclear negotiations between the United States and Iran entered a critical phase on Thursday with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meeting his Iranian counterpart less than a week away from an end-of-month deadline to secure the outline of a deal.
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Make or Break? What to Know About Iran Nuclear Talks

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 08:31
With a deadline for a deal on Iran's nuclear program looming, here's a look at the players, sticking points and what twists and turns talks have taken.
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US sees 'path' to long-elusive Iran deal

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 05:56
A nuclear deal with Iran capping over a decade of talks is in sight by a March 31 deadline, US officials said, but they remained cautious as top diplomat John Kerry prepared Thursday for down-to-the-wire negotiations. Kerry will push Iran to agree by Tuesday on the outlines of the long-elusive deal disabling parts of its nuclear infrastructure, in return for an easing of crippling global ...
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N-deal possible if sanctions lifted "all at once": Iran

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 02:35
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.
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Iran Has a Little Surprise for Oil Market

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 18:16
While estimates of the hoard by shipbrokers and government officials vary from as little as 7 million barrels to as much as 35 million, Barclays Plc and Societe Generale SA predict this crude would be first to be sold abroad if there’s an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program. The U.S. and five other world powers are scheduled to resume talks with Iran this week, offering relief from sanctions on ...
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Iran insists on lifting all sanctions in any nuclear deal: IRNA

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 16:58
Any deal over Iran's nuclear program must involve the immediate lifting of all sanctions, Iran's foreign minister said on Wednesday, showing no sign of compromise on a major hurdle in world power negotiations. "This is the position that the government has insisted on from the start," Mohammad Javad Zarif was quoted by the official IRNA news agency as saying. Iran wants all the sanctions imposed ...
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Iran says progress has been made as nuclear talks resume

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 16:53
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's atomic energy chief said good progress has been made in nuclear negotiations with world powers, as a critical round of talks begins, the official IRNA news agency reported.
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Iran says good progress has been made as nuclear talks with global powers resume

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 16:27
Iran's official news agency reports that the country's atomic energy chief says good progress has been made in nuclear negotiations with world powers, as a critical round of talks begins.
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Facing resistance, U.S. pushes to meet deadline for Iran deal

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 16:27
* Major powers, Iran aim for framework deal by end of March * France fears deal being rushed to meet deadline * Still major differences on sanctions, R&D * Saudi Arabia, Israel critical, U.S. Congress threatens By Louis Charbonneau and John Irish WASHINGTON/PARIS, March 25 (Reuters) - The United States will struggle to secure a framework nuclear deal between Iran and major powers by a March 31 ...
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Iran's regional ambitions are clear and worrying

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 12:48
Arabs have very real, legitimate worries about Iran's increased muscle-flexing.
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Iran denies UN request for snap inspections of nuclear sites (+video)

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 12:36
The rebuke comes as the US and five other nations face a quickly approaching deadline to reach a framework agreement with Iran on its nuclear program.
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Iran film portrays the Prophet Muhammad, drawing criticism

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 06:16
ALLAHYAR, Iran (AP) — Here in this Persian replica of Mecca, built at the cost of millions of dollars, an Iranian film company is attempting to offer the world a literal glimpse of the Prophet Muhammad despite traditional taboos against it.
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'Iran must make more concessions'

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 04:38
Riyadh, March 25 (IANS): Iran will have to make further concessions in order to reach an agreement on its nuclear programme, said British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond.
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Iran rejects snap inspections of nuclear sites

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 03:55
    TEHRAN, Iran --- An Iranian official on Tuesday rebuked the chief of the U.N. atomic agency for demanding snap inspections of Iran's nuclear sites, saying the request hindered efforts to reach an agreement with world powers, state TV reported.   The United States and five other world powers face an end-of-the-month deadline to reach a framework agreement with Iran on its nuclear program ...
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China pushes Iran again to reach nuclear deal with world powers

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 02:08
A nuclear deal with Iran represents the trend of the times and is the will of the people, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his Iranian counterpart, pushing Iran once again to reach an agreement with major world powers. The negotiations between Iran and the United States, Russia, China, France, Germany and Britain face an initial deadline for a basic framework agreement at the end of March ...
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