Iran-US nuclear talks resume in Switzerland

Iranian and US diplomats resumed talks in Switzerland on Friday, as the pace intensifies towards a complex deal on Tehran`s nuclear programme.

EU hails `serious` Iran nuclear talks, says new round in February

Negotiators for Iran and six global powers striving to reach a complex deal on Tehran`s nuclear programme had "serious and useful" discussions in Geneva Sunday and will meet again next month, the EU said.

Iran, world powers resume nuclear talks

 The six major world powers resumed talks with Iran Sunday over its controversial nuclear programme after the failure to meet a deadline last year for a comprehensive nuclear deal.

Nuke talks will succeed only if pressure on Iran stops: Tehran

A complex deal on Iran's nuclear programme can be reached only if global powers stop pressuring Tehran, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned Saturday evening.

Iran calls for greater Russian role in nuclear talks

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday that a more active role for Russia could speed up talks aimed at sealing a comprehensive deal on Tehran's disputed nuclear programme.

Iran nuclear chief insists on enrichment ahead of talks

Iran's atomic agency chief insisted today on Tehran's demands for increased uranium enrichment, days before the resumption of thorny talks with world powers in Geneva.

No N-deal between Iran, US: Official

 Iran has not reached any agreement with the US on the nuclear issue, an Iranian foreign ministry spokeswoman said Saturday, denying recent Western reports that the two sides have agreed to ship part of its enriched uranium abroad.

US envoy discusses North Korea issue in Seoul

The US envoy for policy toward North Korea visited South Korea to discuss Pyongyang`s nuclear programme and other issues.

Significant gaps with Iran on possible nuclear deal: Obama

 US President Barack Obama on Sunday said there are significant gaps with Iran on the negotiations of a possible nuclear deal and he is looking forward to the possibility of a permanent deal.

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.

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.

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.

Iran nuclear talks enter slippery final straight

Vienna: Iran and six world powers descend on Vienna Tuesday seeking to nail down a mammoth nuclear deal, six days before a deadline with differences still considerable despite months of negotiations.

Iran denies nuclear scientist killed in Syria

Iran on Wednesday denied a report that one of its nuclear scientists was killed in an ambush near the capital of its war-torn ally Syria.

Iran, world powers meet as nuclear deal faces deadline

 Iran and world powers met in Muscat on Tuesday amid growing signs that a long-bargained deal on Tehran`s nuclear programme will not be struck by a November 24 deadline.

Obama says `big gap` remains in Iran nuclear negotiations

US President Barack Obama said a "big gap" remains in international nuclear negotiations with Iran and he questioned whether talks would succeed.

US think-tank says Iran may have violated nuclear deal with powers

A U.S. think-tank says Iran may have violated last year`s interim nuclear deal with world powers by stepping up efforts to develop a machine that could enrich uranium faster, but another expert group said it saw no breach.

UN nuclear agency makes no progress in Iran probe

 Iran is failing to address suspicions it may have researched how to build an atomic bomb, a U.N. watchdog agency`s report showed on Friday, potentially complicating efforts by six powers to reach a deal with Tehran on its nuclear programme.

'Driving towards finish' on Iran nuke deal: John Kerry

Paris: US Secretary of State John Kerry Wednesday claimed he was "driving towards the finish" to secure what would be a historic deal with Iran over its nuclear programme as a November 24 deadline looms.