Tag: Iran

Joyful Iranians dance into night after nuclear breakthrough

Hundreds of Iranians took to the streets in Tehran early Friday to celebrate a breakthrough in talks with the West that may end the country’s 12-year-long nuclear crisis.   The capital’s longest street, Val-e-Asr Avenue, was lined with cars as drivers sounded their horns in approval of a framework deal intended to lead to a […]

The gray areas in the Iran deal

But how that key issue was resolved remains fuzzy. An Obama administration fact sheet on the deal says only that Iran will be able to conduct “limited research and development” into the centrifuges — which are far more efficient than the relatively crude devices Iran now operates — “according to a schedule and parameters which […]

Iran sees progress; talks resume after all-night session

Eyes bleary from lack of sleep, senior diplomats from the six countries negotiating with Iran huddled Thursday in strategy sessions meant to advance the pace of agonizingly slow nuclear talks. Iran’s foreign minister said the sides were close to a preliminary agreement, but not yet there.   The talks resumed several hours after a flurry […]

One foot out the door? Iran talks enter double overtime, White House repeats ‘walk away’ threat

Negotiators from the U.S. and five other world powers resumed talks with Iran over the future of its nuclear program in Switzerland Thursday after an all-night session.   Wednesday’s discussion broke up shortly before 6 a.m. Thursday local time (midnight Eastern Time), according to a tweet from State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf, and resumed over […]

Iran’s Zarif says signficant progress in nuclear talks, no agreement on solutions yet

Iran’s foreign minister said on Thursday “significant progress” has been made in nuclear talks with the six major powers but more discussions were needed to reach an agreement over how to resolve a 12-year standoff over Tehran’s nuclear work.   “We have made significant progress in the talks but still we have not agreed on […]

If We Have No Choice We Will Attack Iran

As Iran and the P5+1 world powers struggle to eke out a deal on Tehran’s nuclear program in Switzerland, Israel says it will do everything possible to prevent a nuclear Iran.   Speaking on public radio Thursday, Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz (Likud) said that all options were on the table in the face of the threat of […]

Saudi Arabia’s big gamble in Yemen

Another round of Saudi-led coalition airstrikes against Shiite rebels in Yemen shows Saudi Arabia’s push to take control over the unraveling situation, experts tell FoxNews.com.   Fred Fleitz and James Phillips told FoxNews.com the crisis in Yemen has put the Saudis and their allies on alert.   “The Saudis see a very dangerous situation — […]

Iran and world powers to announce partial nuclear agreement

World powers and Iran have reached agreement on a partial political framework deal, the European Union will announce on Thursday.   Preparing for the announcement, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the parties had “found solutions” after eight days of marathon nuclear talks. The German Foreign Office said that negotiators had reached “agreement on […]

Iran nuclear deal: ‘Key issues’ delay accord as talks extended

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said: “We hope to get there during the day.” However, a number of ministers have left the talks and China warned compromise was essential, otherwise “all previous efforts will be wasted”. A deal would curb the nuclear programme in return for sanctions relief. Negotiations between the so-called P5+1 – the US, […]

A day after missing deal deadline, Iran nuclear talks resume

Negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program resumed here Wednesday but were almost immediately beset by competing claims, just hours after diplomats abandoned a March 31 deadline to reach the outline of a deal and agreed to press on. And as the latest round hit the week mark, three of the six foreign ministers involved left the […]