Iran nuclear talks may be extended as US sees "big gaps"

World powers and Iran struggled on Saturday to overcome the differences preventing them from ending a 12-year standoff over Tehran`s atomic ambitions, raising the prospect of another extension to the high-stakes talks.

West not expected to demand Iran atom bomb "mea culpa" in deal

World powers are pressing Iran to stop stonewalling a UN atomic bomb investigation as part of a wider nuclear accord, but look likely to stop short of demanding full disclosure of any secret weapon work by Tehran to avoid killing an historic deal.

Iran to allow UN inspectors access to Marivan nuclear site

Iran decided to allow UN nuclear inspectors access to its Marivan nuclear site, Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) said on Saturday.

Israeli strike threat `diplomatic card` against Iran: Experts

 Despite Israeli threats of a strike on Iran if world powers fail to halt its nuclear drive at talks entering an endgame in Vienna, experts see the sabre-rattling as largely diplomatic brinkmanship.

Deadlocked Iran nuclear talks enter cliffhanger final weekend

Iran and world powers appeared set on Saturday for a fresh round of cliffhanger nuclear talks in a bid to break the deadlock two days ahead of a deadline.

Major powers, Iran racing against time for nuke deal

The world`s major powers and Iran are racing against time to reach a deal over Tehran`s nuclear programme, with another extension of the negotiations not being the focus.

US, Iran in last-ditch bid to clinch historic nuclear deal

Iran and the United States on Friday intensified efforts to overcome deep divisions in talks on Tehran`s nuclear programme days ahead of a deadline for agreement.

`Still very significant gap` in Iran talks: Britain

 There is still a "very significant gap" in nuclear talks between Iran and world powers, Britain`s foreign secretary said Friday before leaving intense talks underway three days before a deadline for a deal.

Iran minister cancels plan to leave nuclear talks for Tehran

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday canceled plans to depart from nuclear talks with six world powers in Vienna and return to Tehran for consultations with top officials in Iran four days ahead of a deadline for a final agreement.

Kerry to leave Iran talks in Vienna for Paris later Friday: US

 US Secretary of State John Kerry will return Friday to Paris for consultations amid talks in Vienna aimed at settling a dispute over Iran`s nuclear programme, days before a deadline.

Iran, US, French officials to leave nuclear talks as deadline looms

Iran`s Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif may return later Friday to Tehran for consultations on the nuclear talks he is having in Vienna with world powers, an Iranian source told AFP.

Powerful US pro-Israel lobby holds fire as Iran deadline looms

As the United States and other powers negotiate down to the wire on a nuclear deal with Iran, one voice has been unusually quiet - the main pro-Israel lobby in Washington. 

Vienna talks focused on reaching nuclear deal with Iran: John Kerry

 United States Secretary of State John Kerry has said that extending the deadline to reach an agreement that will mark the closure of the 12-year-long deadlock on Iran`s nuclear programme is not being discussed instead the talks will focus on "driving towards" the outline of a deal.

Republicans warn Obama against weak Iran agreement
Republicans warn Obama against weak Iran agreement

Senate Republicans called Thursday for US President Barack Obama to submit any text of an agreement with Iran to Congress and warned against unilaterally lifting sanctions, as negotiations continue with Tehran over its nuclear program.

Iran talks 'tense', deal 'very difficult': Russia

Talks on Iran's nuclear programme are being held in a tense atmosphere and getting a deal will be very difficult, Russia's chief negotiator told Russian agency RIA Novosti as a deadline loomed.

French foreign minister to travel to Vienna Friday for Iran nuclear talks

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius will travel to Vienna on Friday, joining his US counterpart John Kerry to participate in the last-ditch talks on Iran`s nuclear programme, his office announced Thursday.

Israel warns against 'bad' Iran deal as deadline looms

Israel's intelligence minister on Thursday pressed world powers not to sign a "bad" deal with Iran, as a deadline nears for an agreement on the Islamic republic's controversial nuclear programme.

Powers 'not discussing' extending Iran nuclear deadline: Kerry

World powers negotiating with Iran over its nuclear programme are united in their search for an agreement and are not discussing an extension of the deadline, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday.

Russian and Saudi foreign ministers to meet in Moscow

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet his Saudi counterpart, Prince Saud al-Faisal, in Moscow on Friday, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday, as Iran and world powers seek to reach a deal on nuclear talks.

Iran refuses to give ground on key Arak reactor

Iran sees "no more room" for negotiations on the design of its Arak reactor, Tehran`s nuclear chief said, refusing to give ground on a key issue in international negotiations.