UN nuclear watchdog `disturbed` by Iran inspection claims

 The UN nuclear watchdog head said Thursday he was "disturbed" by inaccurate claims that inspections of Iran`s nuclear facilities will be the responsibility of the Iranians themselves.

Austrian refugee camp violates children's rights: Amnesty

 Amnesty International on Friday slammed conditions at Austria's main refugee camp as a "disgraceful" violation of human rights, highlighting what it called the "inhumane" plight of more than 1,700 unaccompanied children.

Iran will abide by its commitments under nuclear deal: Official

 Iran will keep its promises under a historic nuclear deal with six major powers that opens the door to sanctions relief for Tehran in exchange for curbs on its nuclear programme, a senior Iranian official said on Tuesday.

UN Security Council resolution on Iran deal expected `within days`: French FM

 The UN Security Council is expected to pass a resolution within days approving a historic nuclear deal reached between Iran and major world powers, France`s foreign minister said Tuesday.

Israel says West has surrendered to Iran with nuclear deal

Israel`s deputy foreign minister accused Western powers of surrendering to Iran on Tuesday after diplomats in Vienna said that six world powers had struck a deal with Iran on curbing its nuclear programme.

'Draft nuclear deal calls for access to all Iranian sites'
'Draft nuclear deal calls for access to all Iranian sites'

UN inspectors would have access to all suspect Iranian sites, including military ones, under a draft nuclear deal that six major powers and Iran are working to finalise on Tuesday, a diplomatic source said.

Russia's Lavrov says still chance of Iran nuclear deal on Monday

 Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said there was still a chance of announcing a nuclear deal between major powers and Iran on Monday. 

US says `major issues` remain in Iran nuclear talks

"Major issues" must still be resolved in talks between world powers and Iran on a nuclear deal, a US official said Sunday following signs that an agreement may be close.

Iran nuclear deal still needs `political will`: Diplomat

A historic nuclear deal between Iran and major powers is "within reach" but still requires "political will", an Iranian diplomat warned Sunday amid signs talks in Vienna were nearing a conclusion.

Russia`s Lavrov flies out to Vienna for Iran nuclear talks: Ministry

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is flying out to Vienna to take part in talks on Iran`s nuclear programme, the foreign ministry said Sunday on Twitter.

`Painfully slow` Iran talks head for third weekend
`Painfully slow` Iran talks head for third weekend

Laborious talks towards a deal ending a 13-year standoff over Iran`s nuclear programme looked set Friday to slip into a third successive weekend with both Tehran and Washington upping the ante.

With deadline looming, Kerry says US in no rush to get Iran deal
With deadline looming, Kerry says US in no rush to get Iran deal

The United States and other major powers are not in a rush to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday, suggesting an accord was unlikely hours ahead of a deadline set by the U.S. Congress for a quick review.

Major powers turn the screws for Iran nuclear deal

Foreign ministers from major powers were set Thursday to turn the screws on Iran to finalise a historic nuclear deal on the eve of a deadline to present it to US lawmakers.

Iran says offered new proposal in nuclear talks, West unimpressed
Iran says offered new proposal in nuclear talks, West unimpressed

Iran has offered "constructive solutions" to resolve disputes in nuclear talks with six major powers, the Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) reported on Wednesday, but Western officials suggested they had heard nothing new from Tehran.

Iran calls on global powers to drop UN arms ban

Iran urged global powers late Tuesday to drop a UN ban on arms sales to the country, describing it as an obstacle to a deal that was now in its final stages.

Iran nuclear  talks have to conclude within 48 hours: Western diplomat
Iran nuclear talks have to conclude within 48 hours: Western diplomat

Iran nuclear talks have now entered the "final" extension and have to conclude within 48 hours, a Western diplomat said Tuesday in Vienna.

Negotiators still not where `they need to be` in Iran talks: US

 Global powers negotiating with Iran to seal a deal curbing its nuclear programme are not yet where they want to be, a senior US official said Tuesday.

Iran nuclear talks to continue `couple of days`: Mogherini
Iran nuclear talks to continue `couple of days`: Mogherini

Talks between Iran and major powers to find a nuclear deal will continue past Tuesday for a "couple of days", EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said.

Iran talks resume on new deadline day

 World powers got back to work Tuesday seeking to nail down an elusive nuclear deal ending a 13-year standoff with Iran, only hours before another deadline expires.

Iran nuclear talks set to miss second deadline in Vienna

World powers were set Tuesday to miss yet another deadline to nail down an elusive nuclear deal ending a 13-year standoff with Iran, despite hours of difficult top-level negotiations.