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Iran accord offers Obama much-needed foreign policy win

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 21:00
A tentative Iran nuclear deal offers President Barack Obama the prospect of a legacy-gilding victory as he confronts a panoply of foreign policy crises in the sunset of his presidency. It may be just a framework, but with two years left in office Obama has teed-up an agreement with a decades-old adversary that could vindicate his doctrine of negotiating with US enemies. Obama's Republican ...
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Iran nuclear accord: the main parameters agreed

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 20:44
Global powers and Iran agreed to the outlines Thursday of a potentially historic deal to stop any Iranian bid to develop nuclear weapons. Here are the main outlines of the agreement, agreed after marathon talks between Iran and the so-called P5+1 -- Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States -- as released by the US State Department. Iran will slash by more than two-thirds the ...
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Iran talks: Agreements reached on key parameters

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 18:55
Iran and major world powers reached framework agreements on Iran's nuclear program and will move to complete a comprehensive deal by July.
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Iran's power rises, with or without nuclear deal

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 18:10
Critics are accusing President Barack Obama of turning a blind eye toward Iran's nefarious motives and proxy wars in the Middle East to safeguard a legacy-enhancing push for a deal that could lift his presidency's historic potential after decades of hostility between Washington and Tehran.
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Iran talks: Agreements reached on key parameters

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 18:01
Iran and major world powers reached framework agreements on Iran's nuclear program and will move to complete a comprehensive deal by July.
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Iran talks to go until June

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 17:58
Iran and world powers reached framework agreements on Iran's nuclear program and will move to complete a comprehensive deal by July.
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Iran Reaches Framework Agreement With World Powers On Nuclear Program

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 17:48
Iranian Prime Minister Hassan Rouhani tweeted that Iran and six world powers, including the United States, had reached an agreement on "key parameters" of the issue.
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Iran nuclear talks: 'Good news' coming

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 17:18
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Iran and six world powers have agreed on the outlines of an understanding to limit Iran's nuclear programs, negotiators indicated Thursday, as both sides prepared for announcements.
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Iran and EU announce framework for nuclear deal

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 17:02
Iran and six world powers have agreed on the outlines of an understanding to limit Iran's nuclear programs, officials told The Associated Press Thursday. Negotiations continued on a dispute over how much of it to make public.
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Iran Negotiators Discuss Secret Annex as Talks Near Agreement

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 15:58
Negotiators working on a nuclear accord with Iran are discussing a secret annex that would contain detailed commitments by both sides, diplomats from three countries involved said, as talks entered their final hours. The negotiations in Lausanne, Switzerland, which stretched into a diplomatic marathon amid missed deadlines and all-night sessions, appeared set to end with Iran’s Foreign Minister ...
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Iran's Shadow Over Yemen Unites Sunni States Behind Bombing

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 12:21
As Iran seeks an end to its isolation, the conflict in Yemen is uniting opponents in the Middle East behind what they see as a renewed threat from the country. Only six weeks ago, Egypt and Qatar were barely speaking to each other after Egypt’s ambassador to the Arab League accused Qatar of supporting terrorism and the Gulf state withdrew its ambassador from Cairo. Today, the two countries, as ...
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Iran says US ‘military option’ talk proves distrust

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 11:40
TEHRAN, Iran---Iran's defense minister has lambasted his US counterpart's comments about military options against Tehran still being on the table despite ongoing nuclear talks, saying they showed America cannot be trusted. Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehghan, quoted by the official IRNA news agency on Thursday, said Pentagon chief Ashton Carter's remarks were "designed to affect the rational atmosphere ...
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Iran talks: Deal in sight?

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 11:20
International talks over Iran's nuclear program appeared to be inching forward Thursday after stretching well beyond their original deadline.
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Iran talks head into double-overtime Thursday morning

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 07:50
LAUSANNE, Switzerland ? Negotiators over Iran?s nuclear program held a marathon all-night session Thursday, breaking just before dawn only to announce they will resume again in a few hours in a last-d...
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RPT-Economics to trump politics in Turkey's rift with Iran

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 07:20
(Repeats Wednesday item) * Turkey and Iran back opposing sides in Yemen * Relations already strained over Syria * But Ankara and Tehran depend on each other for trade By Jonny Hogg ANKARA, April 1 (Reuters) - Turkey and Iran have accused each other of trying to dominate the Middle East as they back opposing sides in the crisis in Yemen, but the war of words is unlikely to permanently damage a ...
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Iran says 'seize the moment' as talks hit final stretch

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 02:43
Rollercoaster talks with Iran stretched deep into the early hours of Thursday as the country's foreign minister told world powers to "seize the moment" to clinch a ground-breaking deal with Tehran to curtail its nuclear programme. "We are a few metres... from the finishing line, but we are well aware that the final metres are the hardest," French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told reporters ...
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Why Iran nuclear talks suddenly look like US-Iran faceoff (+video)

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 23:55
As several foreign ministers left Switzerland for home capitals Wednesday, the talks largely came down to their two key participants: Iran and the United States.
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Iran Negotiators Weigh How Long to Stay After Missing Deadline

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 19:52
Iran and world powers weighed how long to extend talks that already have missed their deadline without producing an accord to end the 12-year standoff over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program. The negotiations in the Swiss town of Lausanne are still making progress and Secretary of State John Kerry will stay until at least Thursday morning, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said ...
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Iran nuke talks extended once again after faltering

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 19:14
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program headed for double overtime on Wednesday, beset by competing claims and recriminations after differences forced diplomats to abandon their March 31 deadline for the outline of a deal.
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Why Iran nuclear talks suddenly look like US-Iran faceoff

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 18:34
As international negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program passed a Tuesday night deadline and several world powers’ foreign ministers left Switzerland for home capitals, the talks Wednesday largely came down to their two key participants: Iran and the United States. Talks with Iran that have been under way since November 2013 among six major powers – the US, Russia, China, France, Britain, and ...
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