Iran defends spy trial of US journalist

Iran hit back on Thursday at US charges that the trial of Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian on spying charges lacked transparency, with Tehran insisting its judiciary is independent.

Chief US negotiator in Iran talks to leave State Dept: Report

  The chief US negotiator in Iran nuclear talks, Wendy Sherman, will leave the State Department shortly after the June 30 deadline for the talks between Tehran and six major powers to reach agreement, the New York Times said on Wednesday.

Iran, six world powers launch new round of nuclear talks

Experts from Iran and six world powers are launching a new round of negotiations focused on reaching a deal that curbs Iran's nuclear program.

US says it's open to nuclear talks with North Korea

After three years of diplomatic deadlock, the Obama administration says it's open to holding preliminary talks with North Korea to see if there's a chance of ridding the country of nuclear weapons.

Iran's Khamenei rejects nuclear talks under threat: State TV
Iran's Khamenei rejects nuclear talks under threat: State TV

Iran`s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that Tehran would not take part in nuclear talks if threatened with military force, state television said, as Iran and world powers try to meet a June 30 deadline for a final deal.

Iran slams nuclear powers, Israel at UN atomic treaty meeting

Iran on Monday demanded that countries possessing nuclear weapons scrap any plans to modernize or extend the life of their atomic arsenals, while branding Israel a threat to the region due to its presumed nuclear stockpile.

Tehran talks fail to resolve UN nuclear watchdog questions

The UN atomic agency failed during talks in Tehran Wednesday to resolve long-standing questions over Iran`s alleged past efforts to develop nuclear weapons, an Iranian official said.

John Kerry 'confident' on Iran deal after US Senate compromise

US Secretary of State John Kerry today welcomed a compromise with Congress on giving lawmakers a say on any final deal on Iran's nuclear programme, with negotiations set to resume next week.

Germany says it's too early to reward Iran after nuclear talks

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier spoke out on Tuesday against Russia`s decision to prepare to deliver missile systems to Iran, and his Italian counterpart suggested it was too soon to reestablish economic ties with Iran.

Don`t interfere in Iran talks, Kerry urges Congress

Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday urged US lawmakers to allow talks with Iran on curbing its nuclear program to be completed without interference, amid threats of new sanctions.

PM Modi arrives in France for defense deals and nuclear talks

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Paris on Thursday evening on the start of his three-nation tour that includes a visit to Germany and Canada.

Iran's Revolutionary Guard chief backs nuclear talks: Report

The chief of Iran's Revolutionary Guard praised the work of the country's nuclear negotiators after they struck a deal with world powers, state television reported on Tuesday, a major endorsement from the Islamic Republic's most powerful institution.

Iran nuclear deal done, US says historic, Israel opposes
Iran nuclear deal done, US says historic, Israel opposes

 The P5+1 group of world powers and Iran reached a breakthrough in their nuclear talks and a tentative deal was achieved which US president Barack Obama praised as "historic" but Israel on Friday said a deal based on this framework will threaten Israel's existence.

Nuclear sanctions on Iran to be lifted if it meets deal

A raft of biting global sanctions imposed on Iran for its suspect nuclear activities will be lifted over time, if the Islamic republic sticks to the terms of a final deal with global powers.

Despite nuclear deal, US-Iran relations far from rosy

US President Barack Obama, eager to resolve at least one intractable conflict in his final two years in office, has his eye on a major prize: reconciliation with Iran.

Joyful Iranians take to streets after nuclear breakthrough

Hundreds of Iranians took to the streets in Tehran early Friday to celebrate a breakthrough in nuclear talks with the West that may end the country`s 12-year-long nuclear crisis.

Iran nuclear deal 'historic mistake': Israel govt official

A framework nuclear deal between Iran and world powers will be remembered as a "historic mistake" giving Tehran legitimacy in its bid to get the bomb, Israeli officials said Thursday.

Even full deal with Iran could fail to stabilise Mideast: Analysts

Negotiators hope a nuclear deal will bring Iran back into the diplomatic fold, but experts are divided on whether it will douse the many fires of the Middle East.

Iran, world powers reach initial deal on reining in Tehran's nuclear programme
Iran, world powers reach initial deal on reining in Tehran's nuclear programme

Iran and world powers reached a framework agreement on Thursday on curbing Iran`s nuclear programme for at least a decade, a step towards a final pact that could end 12 years of brinkmanship, threats and confrontation.

Iran accord offers Obama much-needed foreign policy win

A tentative Iran nuclear deal offers President Barack Obama the prospect of a legacy-gilding victory as he confronts a panoply of foreign policy crises in the sunset of his presidency.