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  • Israeli, American flags burned during Iran’s annual ‘Jerusalem Day’

    July 10, 2015 | 9:14 am

    Millions of Iranians participated in annual pro-Palestinian Al-Quds Day rallies, which in many places featured chants calling for death to Israel and the United States.

    The government-organized rallies, named for the Arabic name for Jerusalem, took place across Iran on Friday and...

  • 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...

  • Iranian nuclear talks expected to go past scheduled deadline

    June 29, 2015 | 12:37 pm

    Negotiations for an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program will go past the scheduled deadline, several officials said from Vienna, where the final round of talks was underway.

    The agreement was scheduled to be concluded on Tuesday.

    On Sunday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad...

  • U.S. Republicans vow amendments that might risk Iran nuclear bill

    April 24, 2015 | 10:21 am

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican senators pledged on Thursday to try to toughen a bill giving Congress the power to review a nuclear agreement with Iran, raising the possibility of a partisan battle that could complicate the measure's chances of passing.

    The Senate's...

  • Iran, world powers reach initial deal on reining in Tehran’s nuclear program

    April 2, 2015 | 10:15 am

    Iran and world powers reached a framework agreement on Thursday on curbing Iran's nuclear program for at least a decade, a step toward a comprehensive accord that could end 12 years of brinkmanship, threats and confrontation.

    The tentative agreement, after eight days of marathon...

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    March 30, 2015 | 11:37 am

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  • Iran hints might not reject 10-year partial freeze of nuclear work

    March 5, 2015 | 2:24 pm

    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...

  • AIPAC emphasizes Iran talks at record-breaking conference

    March 1, 2015 | 2:30 pm

    AIPAC launched its largest-ever conference with a focus on the Iran nuclear talks.

    The legislative focus of the conference, which started Sunday with a record-breaking 16,000 activists in attendance, is two bills that seek increased congressional involvement in the nuclear talks...

  • Kerry appears to take swipe at Netanyahu over Iran nuclear talks

    February 24, 2015 | 11:33 am

    Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday appeared to take a swipe at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, saying critics of an emerging nuclear deal with Iran did not know what they were talking about.

    Speaking to senators, Kerry also said he expected to know soon whether...

  • Iran’s Rouhani says goal of nuclear negotiations is ‘win-win’ outcome

    February 11, 2015 | 9:12 am

    President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday the goal of Iran's negotiations with world powers on its nuclear program was a "win-win" outcome, a further signal that Tehran could accept a compromise to defuse a stand-off that has raised fears of war.

    He said “win-win” would entail ...

  • 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...

  • Six powers, Iran launch crunch phase of nuclear diplomacy

    May 14, 2014 | 8:42 am

    Six world powers and Iran launched a decisive phase of diplomacy on Wednesday to draft a lasting accord that would curb Tehran's contested nuclear activity in exchange for a phased end to sanctions that have hobbled the Iranian economy.

    After three months of discussing...

  • Iran, six powers face ‘significant gaps’ in nuclear talks

    April 9, 2014 | 9:45 am

    Iran will never slow down its nuclear research program, the Islamic Republic's clerical supreme leader said on Wednesday as negotiators from Tehran and six world powers struggled to narrow "significant gaps" blocking the way to a long-term deal.

    Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said...

  • U.S. warns on Iran ‘breakout’ capability as nuclear talks start

    April 8, 2014 | 12:48 pm

    The United States said on Tuesday Iran has the ability to produce fissile material for a nuclear bomb in two months, if it so decided, as Tehran and six world powers swung into a new round of talks in Vienna on resolving their atomic dispute.

    Secretary of State John Kerry's...

  • Iran, six powers meet on steps to carry out nuclear deal

    December 9, 2013 | 10:26 am

    Iran and six world powers began expert-level talks on Monday to work out nitty-gritty details in implementing a landmark accord for Tehran to curb its disputed nuclear program in return for a limited easing of sanctions.

    The preliminary accord is seen as a first step towards...

  • Kerry postpones trip to Israel ahead of Geneva Iran talks

    November 19, 2013 | 10:53 am

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry postponed a trip to Israel scheduled for this week.

    Kerry hopes to visit Israel “in the coming weeks,” U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters on Monday afternoon.

    Kerry had indicated earlier in the day during a joint news...

  • Suicide bombings kill 23 near Iran embassy in Beirut

    November 19, 2013 | 9:59 am

    Two suicide bombings rocked Iran's embassy compound in Lebanon on Tuesday, killing at least 23 people including an Iranian cultural attaché and hurling bodies and burning wreckage across a debris-strewn street.

    A Lebanon-based al Qaeda-linked group, the Abdullah Azzam Brigades,...

  • U.S. says it’s willing to meet with Iran on nukes but no talks set

    October 20, 2012 | 5:17 pm

    [UPDATE: 6:31 pm]

    The New York Times reported on Saturday that the United States and Iran have agreed in principle to hold one-on-one negotiations on Iran's nuclear program but the White House quickly denied that any talks had been set.

    The Times, quoting unnamed Obama...

  • Iran to enrich uranium to 60 percent if nuclear talks fail

    October 2, 2012 | 11:42 am

    Iran would enrich uranium up to 60 percent purity if negotiations with major powers over its nuclear program fail, an Iranian lawmaker said on Tuesday, in comments that may add to Western alarm about Iranian intentions.

    Mansour Haqiqatpour, deputy head of parliament's Foreign...