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Iran, big powers grope for ways to break logjam in nuclear talks

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 00:17
Six world powers and Iran groped Saturday for ways to bridge wide gaps in marathon nuclear negotiations two days ahead of a deadline. At stake in the Austrian capital Vienna is a historic deal in which Iran would curb its nuclear activities in exchange for broad relief from years of heavy international economic sanctions. It could end a 12-year standoff with the West that has even raised the ...
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Iran nuke talks stalled, despite Kerry efforts

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 21:52
VIENNA (AP) — Contentious nuclear talks between world powers and Tehran hit a new snag Friday after Iran apparently again turned down U.S. demands for concessions, leaving negotiations in limbo just three days before a deadline for a deal.
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White House to Democrats: We’ll seek extension to Iran nuclear talks

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 20:47
The White House told a select group of Congressional Democrats on Friday that Secretary of State John Kerry will suggest to Iran that the two sides extend ongoing nuclear negotiations that are not expected to seal a comprehensive deal by a Nov. 24 deadline.
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Iran nuclear talks, in home stretch, still face obstacles

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 19:32
More than 30 months of Iran nuclear talks are coming to a frenetic diplomatic climax before a Monday deadline.
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U.S., Iran in last-ditch bid to clinch historic nuclear deal

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 17:52
By Jonathan Allen and John Irish VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran and the United States on Friday intensified efforts to overcome deep divisions in talks on Tehran's nuclear program days ahead of a deadline for agreement. With the deadline for a deal to defuse a 12-year stand-off over Iran's nuclear ambitions due to expire on Monday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister ...
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Why the West will strike a nuclear deal with Iran

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 17:17
John Kerry flew last night into Vienna in an eleventh-hour attempt to broker a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran. Will he succeed by Monday, the current deadline?
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Positive buzz at Iran nuclear talks

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 16:50
Days ahead of a deadline to strike a deal, Iran's foreign minister engaged Friday in what Britain's top diplomat deemed "complex" but "useful discussions" on Tehran's controversial nuclear program that -- despite positive vibes on both sides -- have yet to produce a breakthrough.
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Talks on Iran's nuclear program called complex but useful as deadline nears

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 16:27
Days ahead of a deadline to strike a deal, Iran's foreign minister engaged Friday in what Britain's top diplomat deemed "complex" but "useful discussions" on Tehran's controversial nuclear program that -- despite positive vibes on both sides -- have yet to produce a breakthrough.
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Iran FM mulls Tehran consultations as deal deadline nears

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 14:39
Vienna (AFP) - Iran's foreign minister considered Friday returning to Tehran for "consultations" following talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry, three days before a deadline to strike a landmark nuclear deal with world powers.
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Iran FM mulls Tehran consultations as deal deadline nears

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 13:52
Iran's foreign minister considered Friday returning to Tehran for "consultations" following talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry, three days before a deadline to strike a landmark nuclear deal with world powers.
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France tempers Iran nuclear stance in nod to wider diplomatic needs

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 08:33
By John Irish PARIS (Reuters) - A year after France scuppered a deal on Iran's nuclear program it is taking a softer stance in current talks, encouraged by a more inclusive U.S. approach and the knowledge that failure this year could have grim repercussions across the broader region. France, a U.N. Security Council veto-holder, has long held out for strict terms trading a loosening of ...
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Powerful U.S. pro-Israel lobby holds fire as Iran deadline looms

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 06:02
By Matt Spetalnick and Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As the United States and other powers negotiate down to the wire on a nuclear deal with Iran, one voice has been unusually quiet - the main pro-Israel lobby in Washington. Israel deeply distrusts the attempt to reach a deal at talks in Vienna that would lift harsh international sanctions on Iran in return for limits to its nuclear ...
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Iran still stalling as nuclear deadline looms: U.N. agency

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 05:54
By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA (Reuters) - Tehran has yet to explain away allegations it conducted atomic bomb research, the head of the U.N. nuclear agency said on Thursday, four days before a deadline for Iran and six world powers to reach a deal on the Iranian nuclear program. 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 ...
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Iran nuclear talks stuck - officials

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 04:36
VIENNA (Reuters) - A deadline for resolving a 12-year-old dispute over Iran's nuclear programme may be extended from Monday until March because of sharp disagreements between Tehran and world powers, officials close to the talks said on Thursday.
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Iran nuclear talks stuck - officials

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 04:16
VIENNA (Reuters) - A deadline for resolving a 12-year-old dispute over Iran's nuclear programme may be extended from Monday until March because of sharp disagreements between Tehran and world powers, officials close to the talks said on Thursday.
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Iran nuclear talks stuck - officials

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 03:21
By Louis Charbonneau and Parisa Hafezi VIENNA (Reuters) - A deadline for resolving a 12-year-old dispute over Iran's nuclear programme may be extended from Monday until March because of sharp disagreements between Tehran and world powers, officials close to the talks said on Thursday. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was due to meet Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif with European ...
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Kerry seeks breakthrough in troubled Iran nuclear talks

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 02:31
Troubled Iran nuclear talks enter the make-or-break endgame Friday as US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart seek a breakthrough just days ahead of a deadline. Meeting in Vienna in a final round of talks between Iran and six world powers before Monday's deadline to agree a deal, the differences are few in number but of major significance. Speaking in Paris Thursday before ...
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Iran nuclear talks stuck, deadline may be extended: officials

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 21:58
By Louis Charbonneau and Parisa Hafezi VIENNA (Reuters) - A deadline for resolving a 12-year-old dispute over Iran's nuclear program may be extended from Monday until March because of sharp disagreements between Tehran and world powers, officials close to the talks said on Thursday. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was due to meet Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif with European ...
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Iran nuclear talks: Ban Ki-moon calls for a successful deal

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 21:52
United Nations, Nov 21 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Thursday called for the Iran nuclear talks to be brought to a successful conclusion that meets the concerns and interests of all sides.
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US Secretary of State Kerry arrives in Vienna to join Iran nuclear negotiations

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 21:17
VIENNA - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held out hope of a last-minute nuclear deal with Iran Thursday, as he added his diplomatic muscle to talks aimed at overcoming deep differences with Tehran over the size and scope of its future atomic activities.
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