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Germany says in Iran’s hands when sanctions will be lifted

(Reuters) – Germany said on Friday it understood the Iranian demand that all sanctions be lifted immediately once a final agreement on its disputed nuclear program is reached, but Tehran first had to implement the conditions of such a deal. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Thursday he neither …

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Obama presses case for Iran nuclear deal in weekly address

(Reuters) – President Barack Obama assured Americans on Saturday that a newly negotiated framework for a nuclear pact with Iran was a “good deal” as he sought public support for a diplomatic breakthrough that many in Congress oppose. A day after placing calls to top U.S. lawmakers to urge support …

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White House ‘confident’ on finalizing details for Iran nuclear deal

(Reuters) – The White House on Friday pressed its case for a deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program, expressing confidence in hammering out final details as President BarackObama reached out to leaders in Congress, where U.S. lawmakers remain cautious. Obama called the four top leaders in the U.S. House of …

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Iran deal is step to better foreign relations: Rouhani

(Reuters) – Negotiations that produced a framework nuclear accord are the “first step” toward better ties between Iran and the world, President Hassan Rouhani said on Friday, vowing to abide by what he called a historic deal if major powers did likewise. “Our discussion isn’t only nuclear,” he said in …

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Full U.S. text on preliminary nuclear accord with Iran

(Reuters) – Following is the full text of a U.S. “fact sheet” released after Washington and other major powers reached a framework agreement on Thursday on curbing Iran’s nuclear program for at least a decade after eight days of marathon talks in Switzerland. Below are the key parameters of a …

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Oil extends losses as deadline for Iran nuclear deal looms

(Reuters) – Oil futures extended losses on Tuesday, as Iran and six world powers ramped up the pace of negotiations to reach a preliminary deal that could ease sanctions and allow more Iranian crude onto world markets. With a deadline less than 24 hours away, United States, Britain, France, Germany, …

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More Iran oil post-sanctions, aimed at Asia, may hurt Iraq

(Reuters) – A possible surge in Iranian oil exports from an end to sanctions will reboot a struggle between top Middle East producers for Asian buyers, with Iraq looking the most vulnerable. The latest twist to the saga of aggressive marketing is the world oil glut and low prices, likely …

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Breaking Up Sanctions Is Hard to Do

By Colum Lynch & Jamila Trindle ( Foreign Policy) The Obama administration is moving closer to a landmark deal with Tehran that would impose new restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for loosening the punishing international sanctions that have brought the country’s economy to its knees. But if a …

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Phony Democracy in Iran

Iranians should be able to vote for whomever they wish, not the select few chosen by the Council of Guardians. Iranians have been heading to the polls today to choose their next president. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who has served the maximum two consecutive terms allowed by the Iranian constitution, cannot stand for re-election in …

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