Iran cannot convince the world that its current ability to enrich uranium is acceptable, the top US negotiator said Tuesday ahead of new nuclear talks with global powers.
US and Iranian officials were meeting for a second day of negotiations in Switzerland on Friday as they work towards hammering out a full nuclear deal ahead of a November deadline.
The chief US negotiator in Iran nuclear talks Tuesday cited "significant and steady" progress over the past six months, but would not say whether the negotiations would be further extended.
US officials pledged Tuesday that any deal struck with Iran would include a strict monitoring regime to thwart any bid by Iranian leaders to covertly try to develop nuclear weapons.
Obama administration`s chief nuclear negotiator refused on Tuesday to provide a hard deadline for a deal with Iran to prevent it from developing nuclear weapons.
Israel does not expect world powers to reach a nuclear agreement with Iran by a late July deadline, a government minister said on Friday, accusing Tehran of maintaining a "hard line" at talks under way in Vienna.
Boko Haram`s brutal Islamist insurgency has stalled Nigeria`s development, inflamed ethnic tensions, a senior US diplomat said.
Visiting US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman said Washington is looking forward to furthering its ties with India.
Sherman will travel to Hyderabad on May 25 to engage with private sector leaders on furthering US-India economic cooperation and innovation, the State Department said.
US Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman said that India`s request for extradition of David Headley was under consideration.
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