Iran FM minister to leave nuclear talks for Tehran consultations

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohommad Javad Zarif will leave the nuclear talks with six world powers on Friday and return to Tehran for discussions with top officials four days before a deadline for a final agreement expires. “Zarif will return to Tehran tonight for consultations and exchange of views with top officials,” Iran’s official news agency […]

Kerry: Iranian deal is still unlikely

US Secretary of State John Kerry held an unexpected second meeting in two days with a key Arab mediator in the Iran nuclear talks, part of a last-minute push to meet a Monday deadline for a deal that would ease the threat of the Islamic republic reaching the capability to produce atomic weapons. Despite the […]

US senator wants a role for Congress in Iran nuclear talks

When it comes to nuclear negotiations with Iran, Sen. Lindsey Graham wants Congress to have the last word. On the Senate floor Thursday, the South Carolina Republican argued for legislation that would require President Barack Obama to submit any diplomatic agreement on the Iran’s nuclear program to Congress for approval. “I can’t imagine the Senate […]

Russia to Construct 2 Nuclear Plants in Iran and will supply the fuel

Russia agreed on Tuesday to build two new nuclear power reactors in Iran, with a possibility of six more after that, in a deal that greatly expands nuclear cooperation between the two countries. The agreement shows that Russia is pressing ahead with its own vision for ensuring that Iran does not build nuclear weapons, by […]

Obama not sure whether Iran nuclear deal is possible

President Barack Obama said Wednesday he would work with Congress on new war powers to fight Islamic State militants and expressed cautious optimism about whether the international face-off over Iran’s nuclear program will be resolved — two issues that could prove harder for the White House to maneuver with Republicans in charge on Capitol Hill. […]

Hopes for a deal remain dim as Iran talks extended

Negotiators from Iran and six world powers decided Tuesday to extend nuclear talks for a second day as diplomats weighed competing plans for addressing international anxieties over Iran’s rapid gains in nuclear technology. The unscheduled extension came after a day of private exchanges that one Western diplomat characterized as “useful.”