Iran nuke deal edges closer but Mohammad Javad Zarif says talks may go on
Iran nuke deal edges closer but Mohammad Javad Zarif says talks may go on

Iran and six world powers appeared close to a deal on Monday to give Tehran sanctions relief in exchange for limits on its nuclear programme, but Iranian officials said talks could run past their latest midnight deadline and success was not guaranteed.

Russia's Lavrov says still chance of Iran nuclear deal on Monday

 Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said there was still a chance of announcing a nuclear deal between major powers and Iran on Monday. 

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.

Russia wants Iran`s arms embargo `lifted as soon as possible`: Lavrov

Russia wants to see a United Nations arms embargo against Iran lifted "as soon as possible" but it is up to Tehran to accept the terms of a final nuclear deal, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday.

Russia FM Lavrov says arms embargo `major problem` in Iran talks
Russia FM Lavrov says arms embargo `major problem` in Iran talks

The lifting of a conventional arms embargo on Iran is a "major problem" in talks between Tehran and world powers towards a nuclear deal, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told Interfax on Tuesday.

Putin tells Obama US-Russia dialogue key to global stability
Putin tells Obama US-Russia dialogue key to global stability

 Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday said relations between Moscow and Washington were key to ensuring global stability and called for dialogue based on "equality and respect."

Russia says Kiev`s refusal to negotiate with rebels `alarming`
Russia says Kiev`s refusal to negotiate with rebels `alarming`

 Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday said Ukraine`s perceived failure to agree with rebels on implementing a peace deal was "alarming" and urged the West to pressure Kiev.

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.

Moscow hopes Brussels will avoid `negative scenarios` over Greece: Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday expressed the hope that Brussels would avoid "negative scenarios" over Greece amid fears that the country is heading for a eurozone exit.

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.

Kerry urges Lavrov to respect Ukraine ceasefire
Kerry urges Lavrov to respect Ukraine ceasefire

 Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday pressed his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov to ensure that Moscow respects the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, the State Department said.

Ukraine peace deal under `constant threat` of breakdown: Lavrov

Russia said on Thursday that a fragile peace deal for eastern Ukraine faced a "constant threat" of breaking down because of Kiev`s actions, as fighting surged in the ex-Soviet state.

Russia's Lavrov says fresh fighting in east Ukraine stalls peace talks

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday those responsible for a fresh outbreak of fighting in east Ukraine aimed at stalling progress in peace talks to solve the conflict that has claimed more than 6,100 lives.

Russia warns against steps harmful for relations with US

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that it was "absolutely necessary" to avoid steps that could further harm relations between Russia and the United states.

Potato diplomacy: Lavrov gives Kerry ice-breaking gift

After months of raging tensions over Ukraine, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov sought to break the ice Tuesday by giving his US counterpart John Kerry two baskets full of potatoes and tomatoes.

Vladimir Putin, John Kerry to hold talks amid signs of easing tensions

US Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to hold talks with Russia`s President Vladimir Putin Tuesday, as signs emerge Moscow and the West may be ready for a detente after more than a year of tensions over Ukraine.

John Kerry to meet with Putin in Russia

Top US diplomat John Kerry will head to Russia on Monday for his first visit in two years to meet President Vladimir Putin, as American ties with Moscow have plunged over the Ukraine crisis.

ISIS is `Russia`s greatest enemy`, not US: Lavrov
ISIS is `Russia`s greatest enemy`, not US: Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday that the Islamic State group was Moscow`s greatest enemy, notwithstanding the strained relations with the United States over the Ukraine conflict.

Russia `dismayed` at Saudi-led strikes in Yemen

Russia`s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday he was "dismayed" that a Saudi-led coalition did not consult the UN Security Council prior to carrying out strikes in Yemen and urged negotiations to resolve the crisis.

Russia`s Lavrov has left Iran nuclear talks: Moscow

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has left marathon talks over Iran`s nuclear programme in Switzerland, the foreign ministry told AFP Wednesday.