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Iran nuclear talks may be extended as U.S. sees 'big gaps'

49 min 59 sec ago
By John Irish and Fredrik Dahl VIENNA (Reuters) - World powers and Iran struggled on Saturday to overcome crucial differences that are preventing them from ending a 12-year standoff over Tehran's atomic ambitions, raising the prospect of another extension to the high-stake talks. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said "big gaps" remained with two days to go before a self-imposed Nov. 24 ...
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Iran nuclear talks may be extended as US sees 'big gaps'

51 min 25 sec ago
By John Irish and Fredrik Dahl VIENNA (Reuters) - World powers and Iran struggled on Saturday to overcome crucial differences that are preventing them from ending a 12-year standoff over Tehran's atomic ambitions, raising the prospect of another extension to the high-stake talks. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said "big gaps" remained with two days to go before a self-imposed Nov. 24 ...
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Iran supreme leader moves to break impasse over key cabinet post

1 hour 58 min ago
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader moved on Saturday to break a factional deadlock over the sensitive Ministry of Higher Education by reinstating President Hassan Rouhani's moderate pick as interim minister, Iranian media reported. On Tuesday, the conservative-dominated parliament rejected his fourth nominee to lead universities, which have been centers of ideological battles between pro ...
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West seen easing demands on Iran atom bomb 'mea culpa' in deal

5 hours 24 min ago
By Fredrik Dahl and Louis Charbonneau VIENNA (Reuters) - World powers will press Iran to cease stonewalling a U.N. atomic bomb investigation as part of a wider nuclear accord, but will likely stop short of demanding full disclosure of any secret weapon work by Tehran to avoid killing an historic deal. Officially, the United States and its Western allies say it is vital that Iran fully addresses ...
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Iran's nuclear program: contradictions still remain

8 hours 24 min ago
Six leading states of the world have started negotiations with Iran on its nuclear issue. It has been agreed to sign a long-term nuclear deal before Nov.24, or to extend the temporary agreement.
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Iran talks enter decisive weekend

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 05:16
Talks on Iran's nuclear programme enter their final weekend, but there is no sign yet of a breakthrough as Monday's deadline looms.
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Iran, big powers grope for ways to break logjam in nuclear talks

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 00:17
Six world powers and Iran groped Saturday for ways to bridge wide gaps in marathon nuclear negotiations two days ahead of a deadline. At stake in the Austrian capital Vienna is a historic deal in which Iran would curb its nuclear activities in exchange for broad relief from years of heavy international economic sanctions. It could end a 12-year standoff with the West that has even raised the ...
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Iran nuke talks stalled, despite Kerry efforts

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 21:52
VIENNA (AP) — Contentious nuclear talks between world powers and Tehran hit a new snag Friday after Iran apparently again turned down U.S. demands for concessions, leaving negotiations in limbo just three days before a deadline for a deal.
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White House to Democrats: We’ll seek extension to Iran nuclear talks

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 20:47
The White House told a select group of Congressional Democrats on Friday that Secretary of State John Kerry will suggest to Iran that the two sides extend ongoing nuclear negotiations that are not expected to seal a comprehensive deal by a Nov. 24 deadline.
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Iran nuclear talks, in home stretch, still face obstacles

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 19:32
More than 30 months of Iran nuclear talks are coming to a frenetic diplomatic climax before a Monday deadline.
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U.S., Iran in last-ditch bid to clinch historic nuclear deal

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 17:52
By Jonathan Allen and John Irish VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran and the United States on Friday intensified efforts to overcome deep divisions in talks on Tehran's nuclear program days ahead of a deadline for agreement. With the deadline for a deal to defuse a 12-year stand-off over Iran's nuclear ambitions due to expire on Monday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister ...
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Why the West will strike a nuclear deal with Iran

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 17:17
John Kerry flew last night into Vienna in an eleventh-hour attempt to broker a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran. Will he succeed by Monday, the current deadline?
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Positive buzz at Iran nuclear talks

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 16:50
Days ahead of a deadline to strike a deal, Iran's foreign minister engaged Friday in what Britain's top diplomat deemed "complex" but "useful discussions" on Tehran's controversial nuclear program that -- despite positive vibes on both sides -- have yet to produce a breakthrough.
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Talks on Iran's nuclear program called complex but useful as deadline nears

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 16:27
Days ahead of a deadline to strike a deal, Iran's foreign minister engaged Friday in what Britain's top diplomat deemed "complex" but "useful discussions" on Tehran's controversial nuclear program that -- despite positive vibes on both sides -- have yet to produce a breakthrough.
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Iran FM mulls Tehran consultations as deal deadline nears

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 14:39
Vienna (AFP) - Iran's foreign minister considered Friday returning to Tehran for "consultations" following talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry, three days before a deadline to strike a landmark nuclear deal with world powers.
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Iran FM mulls Tehran consultations as deal deadline nears

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 13:52
Iran's foreign minister considered Friday returning to Tehran for "consultations" following talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry, three days before a deadline to strike a landmark nuclear deal with world powers.
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France tempers Iran nuclear stance in nod to wider diplomatic needs

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 08:33
By John Irish PARIS (Reuters) - A year after France scuppered a deal on Iran's nuclear program it is taking a softer stance in current talks, encouraged by a more inclusive U.S. approach and the knowledge that failure this year could have grim repercussions across the broader region. France, a U.N. Security Council veto-holder, has long held out for strict terms trading a loosening of ...
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Powerful U.S. pro-Israel lobby holds fire as Iran deadline looms

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 06:02
By Matt Spetalnick and Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As the United States and other powers negotiate down to the wire on a nuclear deal with Iran, one voice has been unusually quiet - the main pro-Israel lobby in Washington. Israel deeply distrusts the attempt to reach a deal at talks in Vienna that would lift harsh international sanctions on Iran in return for limits to its nuclear ...
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Iran still stalling as nuclear deadline looms: U.N. agency

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 05:54
By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA (Reuters) - Tehran has yet to explain away allegations it conducted atomic bomb research, the head of the U.N. nuclear agency said on Thursday, four days before a deadline for Iran and six world powers to reach a deal on the Iranian nuclear program. As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flies to Vienna for what are meant to be final talks to clinch a deal with Iran ...
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Iran nuclear talks stuck - officials

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 04:36
VIENNA (Reuters) - A deadline for resolving a 12-year-old dispute over Iran's nuclear programme may be extended from Monday until March because of sharp disagreements between Tehran and world powers, officials close to the talks said on Thursday.
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