Iran, world powers push for Tuesday nuclear deal

Nuclear negotiations between Tehran and six world powers were set to miss a midnight deadline on Monday to reach a final deal, but diplomats from all sides said they hoped for a breakthrough in the coming hours.

Russia`s Lavrov flies out to Vienna for Iran nuclear talks: Ministry

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is flying out to Vienna to take part in talks on Iran`s nuclear programme, the foreign ministry said Sunday on Twitter.

`Decision time` nears in Iran nuclear talks
`Decision time` nears in Iran nuclear talks

World powers struggled Saturday to break a deadlock in marathon negotiations with Iran, as they seek a deal curbing Tehran`s nuclear ambitions in return for sanctions relief.

John Kerry won`t be `rushed` into Iran deal

US Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday major powers won`t be "rushed" into a nuclear deal with Iran, adding he was prepared to walk away from the talks if "tough decisions" are not made soon.

`Very, very, very tough` Iran nuclear talks extended
`Very, very, very tough` Iran nuclear talks extended

Global powers wrestling for a historic nuclear deal with Iran gave themselves yet more time Tuesday after foreign ministers failed to bridge what one diplomat called "very, very, very tough" remaining issues.

Iran nuclear  talks have to conclude within 48 hours: Western diplomat
Iran nuclear talks have to conclude within 48 hours: Western diplomat

Iran nuclear talks have now entered the "final" extension and have to conclude within 48 hours, a Western diplomat said Tuesday in Vienna.

Iran nuclear talks set to miss second deadline in Vienna

World powers were set Tuesday to miss yet another deadline to nail down an elusive nuclear deal ending a 13-year standoff with Iran, despite hours of difficult top-level negotiations.

Iran nuclear talks drama in knife-edge final act

Marathon Iran nuclear talks appeared to be stumbling on Monday as foreign ministers grappled to resolve the last hurdles blocking a deal, amid warnings that years of negotiations may fail at the 11th hour.

Iran nuclear talks `could go either way` in final straight

Top ministers were due to meet Monday seeking to conclude an unprecedented nuclear deal with Iran, on the eve of a deadline aiming to draw the curtain on almost two years of high-stakes negotiations.

Kerry says Iran nuclear talks `making progress`

 Talks between Iran and major powers towards a historic nuclear deal are facing tough issues but are making progress, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday during a break from talks in Vienna.

French, China FMs to join Iran talks Thursday: Diplomat

 French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi are to fly to Vienna to join Iran nuclear talks, a French diplomat said Wednesday.

Iran nuclear talks deadline extended to July 7

Iran and six major powers today gave themselves until July 7 to clinch a historic nuclear deal as a midnight deadline approached in marathon talks with no breakthrough in sight.

Iran`s Zarif back at nuclear talks after Tehran consultations
Iran`s Zarif back at nuclear talks after Tehran consultations

 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived back in Vienna on Tuesday for nuclear talks with world powers after holding a day of consultations in Tehran, Iranian officials said.

Iran's Zarif returning to Vienna with Salehi for nuclear talks: IRNA
Iran's Zarif returning to Vienna with Salehi for nuclear talks: IRNA

 Iran`s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, departed Tehran for Vienna with nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi and Hossein Fereydoon, a brother and close aide to President Hassan Rouhani, for nuclear talks, state news agency IRNA reported on Tuesday.

Lavrov says will hold talks with Kerry in Vienna Tuesday

Russia`s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said he planned to meet his US counterpart John Kerry in Vienna on Tuesday for talks on terrorism and fighting the Islamic State group.

All sides showing `political will` for Iran nuclear deal: EU

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Sunday all sides had shown the political will needed to strike a nuclear deal with Iran, praising the "good results" despite a day of tough talks.

Iran makes red lines clear as nuclear talks get under way

Iran is making its red lines clear as talks on a final nuclear deal get underway.

John Kerry, Zarif see hard work ahead as nuclear talks begin
John Kerry, Zarif see hard work ahead as nuclear talks begin

 Senior US and Iranian officials said much hard work still needs to be done to bridge significant differences on an agreement to curb Iran`s nuclear programme.

Saudi Arabia seeks nuclear deals, alliances to counter Iran
Saudi Arabia seeks nuclear deals, alliances to counter Iran

Saudi Arabia is pursuing its own nuclear projects and building alliances to counter Iran, which is days away from a potential atomic deal Riyadh fears could further destabilise the region.

Iran`s Zarif says nuclear talks can end within days of deadline

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Monday that talks with top international powers on Tehran`s contested nuclear programme could be completed by a June 30 deadline or slightly later.