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.

Iran, EU hold nuclear talks as June 30 deadline nears

Iran's foreign minister and European Union counterparts are holding talks in an effort to reach a deal over Tehran's nuclear programme before a June 30 deadline.

US denies concessions to Iran on past nuclear activity
US denies concessions to Iran on past nuclear activity

The United States denied Wednesday making concessions to let Iran off the hook by not declaring any past military activities relating to its suspect nuclear program.

John Kerry prepares return to Iran talks fray
John Kerry prepares return to Iran talks fray

 Top US diplomat John Kerry said Tuesday he is preparing to resume tough nuclear talks with Iran only weeks after breaking his leg, as Washington works to nail down a deal putting an atomic bomb out of Tehran`s reach.

Iran nuclear deadline not a `sacred date`: Negotiator

The end of June deadline for a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers is not sacred and extra time may be necessary, a top Iranian negotiator said on Tuesday.

Nuclear talks face 'many differences': Iran's Rouhani
Nuclear talks face 'many differences': Iran's Rouhani

There are still "many differences over details" of a nuclear deal Iran and world powers are trying to conclude by June 30, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Saturday.

Iran asks Austria to secure nuclear talks against spying

 Iran has asked Austria's government to take immediate measures to protect the cyber security of nuclear talks, media reported today after reports emerged of suspected espionage at negotiation venues.

Iran nuclear talks resume at expert level in Vienna

Talks among officials from world powers on curbing Iran`s controversial nuclear programme resumed in Vienna on Wednesday, and the Iranian delegation will join the negotiations on Thursday, U.S. and European Union officials said.

Iran pilgrims prevent nuclear protest outside mosque

Iranian pilgrims at a Shiite holy site near the city of Qom intervened against the distribution of leaflets opposing Tehran`s nuclear talks with world powers, state news agency IRNA reported on Wednesday.

John Kerry, Zarif in crucial nuclear talks ahead of deal deadline

Tehran rejected a key Western demand for site inspections on Saturday just as US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart launched crunch talks to secure a nuclear deal ahead of a looming deadline.