Tricky drafting of Iran nuclear deal to begin

Three weeks ago, Iranians celebrated on the streets after a framework nuclear deal with world powers was announced. But on Wednesday in Vienna, the hard work of finalising the accord by a June 30 deadline was set to begin.

`Progress` at Iran nuclear talks after all-night haggling

 Weary negotiators hoped to see the light at the end of the tunnel Thursday after talking until dawn, but cautioned they were still haggling over the last details to clinch a ground-breaking Iran nuclear deal.

`Significant progress` in nuclear talks, no `final result yet`: Iran`s Zarif

 All-night nuclear talks between Iran and major powers made "significant progress" but there is no "final result yet," Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Wednesday during a break in negotiations.

Iran nuclear talks still `productive`, progress being made: White House

The White House on Wednesday said progress was still being made in crunch nuclear talks with Iran, but warned the United States would walk away if negotiations stall.

White House says Iran nuclear talks still 'productive'

The White House on Wednesday said progress was still being made in crunch nuclear talks with Iran, but warned the United States would walk away if negotiations stall.

China urges both sides to compromise in Iran nuclear talks

China`s foreign minister on Wednesday urged both sides to make compromises as nuclear talks between Iran and world powers entered a seventh day in Switzerland after missing a midnight deadline for a framework deal.

Iran reporter sent to nuclear talks seeks political asylum

An Iranian journalist for a reformist news outlet who travelled to Lausanne to report on nuclear talks has applied for political asylum in Switzerland, the foreign ministry in Tehran said.

Russia`s Lavrov to leave Iran talks, will return if chance of deal

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will leave crunch nuclear talks with Iran in Switzerland on Monday and return the following day if there a realistic chance of a deal, a spokeswoman said.

'Iran-Lausanne-Yemen axis dangerous, emerging nuclear deal worse than feared'
'Iran-Lausanne-Yemen axis dangerous, emerging nuclear deal worse than feared'

After five days of marathon discussions led by US Secretary of State John Kerry, Iranian foreign minister on Monday began negotiations with the ministers from six world powers (p5+1) to stitch up a framework agreement over the country's controversial nuclear programme ahead of the March 31 deadline.

French, German foreign ministers delay leaving Iran talks: Diplomat

The French and German foreign ministers have delayed a planned Monday visit to Kazakhstan in order to stay at nuclear talks with Iran in Switzerland, a diplomatic source said Sunday.

Kerry cancels trip in honour of Ted Kennedy as Iran talks intensify

US Secretary of State John Kerry cancelled plans to fly to Boston for a ceremony in honour of his late friend Edward Kennedy as talks on Iran`s nuclear programme intensified in Switzerland, with two days left to a deadline.

Kerry cancels plans to attend Monday event back in US

In a sign that keenly watched Iran nuclear talks will go down to the wire, top US diplomat John Kerry has cancelled plans to attend a key event in Boston on Monday to remain at the negotiations in Switzerland.

Signs of discord at Iran nuke talks as deadline looms

Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program grew frantic on Saturday amid signs of discord, with the French and German foreign ministers joining US Secretary of State John Kerry in talks with Tehran's top diplomat ahead of an end-of-March deadline for a preliminary deal.

Marathon Iran nuclear talks head towards critical weekend

Marathon Iran nuclear talks headed Friday towards a critical weekend as Britain said its foreign minister would join his US, Iranian and French counterparts in racing the clock to pin down a deal.

Britain`s Hammond to join Iran talks this weekend: Official

 British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond will join the Iran nuclear talks in Switzerland this weekend, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Friday.

Kerry presses Iran as nuclear deadline looms

US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart held down-to-the-wire talks in Switzerland Thursday, with US officials insisting the contours of a historic nuclear deal were in sight just days before a deadline.

Western powers stress unity in Iran talks, "won''t do bad deal"

Major Western powers are united in their approach on nuclear talks with Iran and will reject any agreement that does not meet their `red lines`, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Saturday after meeting his counterparts from France, Germany and the United States.

UN sanctions emerge as possible Iran talks `deal breaker`

On US Secretary of State John Kerry`s Swiss bike rides last week to unwind from intense Iran nuclear talks, one emerging tricky issue may well have been going round his head: UN sanctions.

Western powers pledge unity in Iran nuclear talks

Western powers on Saturday played down reports of discord in their ranks and affirmed their "unity of purpose" in the Iran nuclear talks, urging the Islamic Republic to take "difficult decisions".

Kerry, Zarif see progress in 'tough' Iran nuclear talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart Thursday hailed "progress" in marathon nuclear talks but Washington denied a draft deal was already being circulated.