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  • The Iran nuclear deal simplified in seven key points

    By Jared Sichel

    July 14, 2015 | 9:55 pm

    Economic sanctions

    What Iran got: All nuclear-related sanctions imposed by the United States, European Union and United Nations will be removed, many as early as this year. This is expected to quickly release to the Iranian government more than $100 billion worth of assets frozen...

  • Iran, powers give themselves to Monday for nuclear deal

    July 10, 2015 | 8:16 am

    Iran and major powers gave themselves until Monday to reach a nuclear agreement, their third extension in two weeks, as Tehran accused the West of throwing up new stumbling blocks to a deal.

    Both sides say there has been progress in two weeks of talks, but British Secretary...

  • Iran says Western powers backtracking as nuclear deadline expires

    July 10, 2015 | 8:00 am

    Iran accused major powers on Friday of backtracking on previous pledges and throwing up new "red lines" at nuclear talks, after the deadline to reach an agreement in time to receive expedited scrutiny from the U.S. Congress expired with no deal.

    Iran's foreign minister Mohammad...

  • West ‘unimpressed’ with Iran’s new proposal in nuclear talks

    July 8, 2015 | 2:42 pm

    Iran has offered "constructive solutions" to resolve disputes in nuclear talks with six major powers, the Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) reported on Wednesday, but Western officials suggested they had heard nothing new from Tehran.

    Iran and the powers are in the last stretch...

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  • Kerry: Iran talks could go either way

    July 6, 2015 | 9:01 am

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Iran and the world powers have made “genuine progress” in negotiations on a nuclear deal but that it “could go either way.”

    “We are not yet where we need to be on several of the most difficult issues,” Kerry told reporters Sunday in Vienna,...

  • The Iran talks: Where are we now?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 1, 2015 | 10:33 am

    Is Iran’s long waiting game ending?

    Even with the extension of the Iran interim nuclear accord until July 7, and negotiations still ongoing, it is clear the Iranians have long known — looking at the actions of the Obama administration — that Iran would not risk much by sticking...

  • Obama: GOP senators in effective ‘coalition’ with Iran hard-liners

    March 10, 2015 | 12:20 pm

    President Barack Obama said Republican senators who wrote Iran’s leaders to warn them that the United States might not always abide by a nuclear deal were effectively in a coalition with that country’s hard-liners.

    “I think it’s somewhat ironic to see some members of Congress...

  • Iran talks extended, but uranium enrichment remains stumbling block

    July 22, 2014 | 5:06 pm

    The issue of Iranian uranium enrichment remains as stubborn an obstacle to a nuclear deal as it was at the launch of the talks six months ago.

    Iran and the major powers, led by the United States, agreed July 18 to extend the talks another four months, citing progress in a number...

  • Kerry: U.S. would consider extending Iran talks

    July 15, 2014 | 1:33 pm

    The United States would consider an extension to a July 20 deadline for an Iran nuclear deal, Secretary of State John Kerry said.

    Kerry, speaking Tuesday in Vienna after meeting with his Iranian counterpart, Javad Zarif, and representatives of other nuclear powers negotiating...

  • Iran’s Zarif not worried about pushback from hardliners on nuclear deal

    April 16, 2014 | 11:46 am

    Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said he does not fear opposition from hardliners as he leads negotiations to reach a comprehensive agreement about Iran's nuclear program with world powers by the end of July.

    "I am optimistic" that a deal will be reached in three months, he...

  • Both sides see latest Iran nuclear talks as substantive

    March 20, 2014 | 9:46 am

    The latest talks on Iran’s nuclear capacity were substantive, both sides said, although gaps remain on some issues, notably uranium enrichment.

    The world powers and Iran “dove more deeply and at more detailed level into the substance of key issues more than we have ever...

  • Iran’s Zarif: Holocaust ‘should not happen again’

    February 4, 2014 | 9:10 am

    Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said the Holocaust was “tragically cruel and should not happen again.”

    Zarif, addressing the Munich Security Conference, again distanced his government led by President Hassan Rouhani, who was elected last summer, from its predecessor led by...

  • North Korea to Bibi: Israel’s ‘a cancer’

    October 1, 2013 | 12:31 pm

    A week of debate at the United Nations came to a close this week with a much-anticipated address from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who, as expected, devoted nearly all of his speech to Iran’s nuclear program.

    Then, things got interesting.

    See, there’s this thing at...

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