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Six powers, Iran to continue nuclear talks past deadline

ran and major powers gave themselves at least until Friday to negotiate an agreement on the Iranian nuclear program, but a source from one of the powers said on Tuesday they had to wrap up in the next 48 hours. “We are continuing to negotiate for the next couple of …

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EU’s Mogherini says “not impossible” to get Iran nuclear deal

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Sunday it was not impossible to get a deal between world powers and Iran over its nuclear program but said tough days lay ahead as a self-imposed June 30 deadline nears. France’s foreign minister said on Saturday an accord remained elusive …

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Next round of Iran nuclear talks ‘pretty tough’: U.S. official

The next round of Iran nuclear negotiations will be “pretty tough,” a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday ahead of new talks including top diplomats from the seven countries involved. Iran and six major powers reached a framework nuclear deal on April 2 in Lausanne, Switzerland, and are seeking to …

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Barring complications, Kerry injury unlikely to impact Iran talks

(Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s ability to negotiate a nuclear deal with Iran is unlikely to be affected by the broken leg he has suffered, but one medical expert said possible surgical complications might affect his ability to fly. Kerry, 71, broke his leg while cycling in …

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With nuclear deal in sight, Iran drives harder bargain in Indian trade talks

ranian trade negotiators have became more assertive with Indian counterparts as hopes rise of international sanctions on Tehran easing later this year, sources said, and Indian companies fear they may lose business as more countries bid for projects. The push back from the Iranians came as a surprise to India, …

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Kerry says Iran, world powers closer than ever to historic nuclear deal

(Reuters) – The United States and five other major powers are closer than ever to a deal with Iran that would end a 12-year-old standoff over Tehran’s nuclear program, though more tough negotiations lie ahead, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday. Kerry spoke at the United Nations on …

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China’s Xi says backs fair, balanced agreement on Iran

(Reuters) – Chinese President Xi Jinping told Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday that China would push for a “fair and balanced” nuclear agreement, a day after talks resumed between Iran and the European Union. Xi’s remarks, issued on the sidelines of the Asian-African summit in Indonesia, reiterate China’s stance …

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Diplomatic push for final Iran nuclear deal in Vienna

(Reuters) – U.S. Under Secretary Wendy Sherman and Tehran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi will resume talks about curbing Iran’s nuclear program later on Thursday, Iranian media said. The latest round of nuclear diplomacy, being held in a luxury hotel in Austria’s capital, kicked off with a bilateral meeting between …

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Kerry says confident Obama can get final deal on Iran

(Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday he was confidentBarack Obama would be able to get Congress to approve a nuclear deal with Iran after the U.S. president acknowledged lawmakers would have the power to review an accord with Tehran. “Looming large is the challenge of …

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Iran nuclear talks to resume on April 21, Zarif says

(Reuters) – Nuclear talks between Iran and world powers will resume on April 21 at the deputy level, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday, in what will be the first meeting since a major breakthrough two weeks ago. Iran and the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China, …

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