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Iran and the United States Tuesday returned to the negotiating table for a second day of talks, as a political storm over the issue unfolded thousands of miles away in Washington.

Don't intend to disrespect Obama, says Netanyahu ahead of Iran speech
Don't intend to disrespect Obama, says Netanyahu ahead of Iran speech

Seeking to downplay the controversy arising in the wake of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's impending address to the US Congress, President Barack Obama said that his speech on Iran was just a distraction and not “permanently destructive” to US Israeli ties.

Barack Obama says Iran must halt key nuclear work for at least a decade
Barack Obama says Iran must halt key nuclear work for at least a decade

 Iran must commit to a verifiable freeze of at least 10 years on sensitive nuclear activity for a landmark atomic deal to be reached, but the odds are still against sealing a final agreement, U.S. President Barack Obama told Reuters on Monday.

John Kerry cautions Israel not to undercut Iran diplomacy as talks resume

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry quietly cautioned Israel not to undercut nuclear negotiations with Iran that resumed on Monday as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepared to make the case in Washington against the diplomacy.

West needs 'soul-searching' on home-grown extremists: Iran

Western democracies should ask themselves some tough questions about why they have produced some of the extremists wreaking havoc in the world, Iran's foreign minister said today.

US, Iran launch new round of nuclear talks

Top diplomats from Iran and the US began a new round of marathon talks on a nuclear deal late Monday, as Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu warned the emerging accord could threaten his country`s survival.

Obama committed to denying Iran nuclear weapon: US

US President Barack Obama is firmly committed to denying Iran a nuclear weapon, Washington`s ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power said Monday.

Barack Obama committed to denying Iran nuke weapon: US
Barack Obama committed to denying Iran nuke weapon: US

President Barack Obama is committed to denying Iran a nuclear weapon, the US on Monday asserted as it pledged its firm support to Israel, saying there will "never be a sunset on America's commitment to Israel's security, amid the latter's allegations about a potential deal with Tehran.

Iran deal could threaten Israel's existence, says Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the United States on Monday that the nuclear deal it is negotiating with Iran could threaten Israel`s survival and insisted he had a "moral obligation" to speak up about deep differences with President Barack Obama on the issue.

White House denies Israel aid at risk

The White House on Monday denied it will curb US aid to Israel in response to a bitter fight over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu`s bid to scuttle landmark negations with Iran.

Iran not providing key information on N-plan: IAEA

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is not able to verify some outstanding issues about Iran`s nuclear programme as Tehran has not provided enough information, the UN nuclear watchdog said on Monday.

John Kerry in staunch defence of Israel at UN rights gathering

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday launched into a staunch defence of Israel at the annual session of a UN rights body, just as ties between Washington and the Jewish state hit a low point.

John Kerry warns Israel PM against revealing details of Iran nuclear deal

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday warned Israel`s prime minister against revealing details at his upcoming speech to the US Congress of an Iran nuclear deal that world powers are currently negotiating.

Iran says nuclear deal hinges on US will to lift sanctions

A deal on Iran`s nuclear programme could be concluded this week if the United States and other Western countries have sufficient political will and agree to remove sanctions on Tehran, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday.

West responsible for Islamic State crimes: Iran

Iran`s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has slammed the West for the crimes committed by Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in Europe and the Middle East.

Netanyahu's speech on Iran must not turn into 'political football', says Kerry
Netanyahu's speech on Iran must not turn into 'political football', says Kerry

Even as ties between Jerusalem and the White House seemed to worsen over Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu's impending speech to the US Congress, US Secretary of State John Kerry sought to placate the situation, saying that the Israeli Premier was welcome to speak in the US.

At AIPAC, papering over cracks in US-Israel ties

 They file into AIPAC by the thousands, intensely supportive of Israel, fearful of a nuclear Iran, and aware that -- at least at leadership level -- Washington`s ties with the Jewish state are under strain.

Kerry arrives in Geneva for tough Iran,Ukraine talks

 Top US diplomat John Kerry arrived in Switzerland late Sunday for tough talks on Iran and Ukraine, and to push Moscow`s foreign minister to ensure a "credible" investigation into the killing of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov. 

Israel`s Netanyahu to arrive for `historic` US mission

 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was awaited in Washington on Sunday for a "historic" quest to stop an international nuclear deal with Iran sought by the United States.

Key Iranian extremist group commander arrested in Pakistan

A key commander of a banned Iranian sectarian extremist group was arrested by security forces in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province, officials said on Sunday.