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'Intense' Iran Nuclear Talks Resume as Germany Calls for Rapid Progress

'Intense' Iran Nuclear Talks Resume as Germany Calls for Rapid Progress

Indirect talks between Tehran and Washington on reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal resumed in Vienna on Saturday as the European Union said negotiations were "intense" and Germany called for rapid progress. The sixth round of talks kicked off as usual with a meeting of remaining parties to the d

Iran's Larijani Rebuffed over Election Bar

Iran's Larijani Rebuffed over Election Bar

Iran's ex-parliament speaker Ali Larijani on Saturday demanded an explanation of why he was barred from running in next week's presidential poll but was promptly rebuffed by the election watchdog. The moderate conservative was disqualified by the powerful Guardian Council in a surprise move that

US Lifts Some Sanctions Targeting Iran’s Energy Sector

The US administration lifted sanctions on three former Iranian officials and some energy companies amid the faltering nuclear negotiations in Vienna. The Biden administration said it was willing to lift more sanctions on Tehran, in order to ease the economic pressure if the country changes course

Iran Election Candidates and Their Programs

Iran Election Candidates and Their Programs

Iranians have been called to the polls on June 18 to elect a successor to President Hassan Rouhani, who has served the maximum two consecutive four-year terms allowed by the constitution. The seven candidates, all in favor of efforts to revive Tehran's 2015 nuclear accord with world powers, have

Iran Candidate Says Willing to Potentially Meet Biden

Iran Candidate Says Willing to Potentially Meet Biden

A prominent Iranian presidential candidate said Wednesday he’d be willing to meet with US President Joe Biden if he wins his country’s election next week, though “America needs to send better and stronger signals” to the country. Speaking to The Associated Press, former Iranian Central Bank chief

US Says Iran Nuclear Talks to Resume over the Weekend

US Says Iran Nuclear Talks to Resume over the Weekend

Negotiations between Iran and the world powers on how to revive the 2015 nuclear accord will resume over the coming weekend, US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman said on Wednesday, adding that the June 18 Iranian presidential election was a complicating factor on the talks. "I know that the

Iran Debate Puts Problems on One Man: the Outgoing President

Iran Debate Puts Problems on One Man: the Outgoing President

Iran's seven presidential candidates on Tuesday put all the problems of the country squarely on the shoulders of the one man who wasn't there to defend himself: Outgoing President Hassan Rouhani. After a raucous first debate, the aspirants on a televised debate focused their attention on Rouhani

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