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US military option in Iran 'intact' despite Russian missiles: US General

The U.S. military option to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, and encourage a diplomatic solution, remains intact despite Russia`s decision to deliver its S-300 missile defence system to Tehran, the top U.S. general said on Thursday.

US officials to hold direct talks on Iran nukes

The US is reassembling key members of the diplomatic team that held secret negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program, leading to a breakthrough agreement, and sending them to Geneva for direct talks with representatives from Tehran in hopes of making progress toward a comprehensive final deal.

World powers, Iran resume nuclear talks in Geneva to reach deal

Six world powers, US, China, Russia, France, the UK and Germany, have gathered in Geneva in a bid to reach an agreement with Iran over its disputed nuclear programme and there are expectations that there could be a breakthrough deal when the talks resume.

High-stakes Iran nuclear talks to resume

Intense negotiations were due to resume on Wednesday between Iran and world powers, seeking a landmark breakthrough over Tehran`s nuclear programme that also satisfies hardliners in Washington, Israel and the Islamic republic.

NATO chief `encouraged` by Iran nuclear weapon pledge

NATO head Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Thursday he was very "encouraged" by Iran`s pledge not to seek nuclear weapons, saying a more open approach was in Tehran`s own best interest.

‘Iran has temporarily pulled back from brink of nuke weapon’

A top Israeli minister has said that Iran has drawn back from its ambition to build a nuclear weapon, but added that the respite is only temporary.