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VIENNA TALKS: Insubstantial optimism

Nuclear agreement with Iran: No information on talks of EU chief negotiator in Tehran During Mora’s return flight from Tehran to Brussels, there was a still unsolved incident during a stopover in Frankfurt am Main. The German Federal Police detained […]

Will Iran Nuclear Talks Cross the Finish Line? | Opinion

t has been more than a year since the United States and Iran agreed to begin negotiations on a mutual return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)—the formal name of the Iran nuclear deal. The agreement, the product of about […]

Iran debt should have been settled years ago, Zaghari-Ratcliffe says

British-Iranian woman criticises UK government for length of time it took to secure her release from Tehran jail Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has said she should have been released from detention in Iran six years ago and challenged the British government to […]

Iran battles discontent

Protests over everything from water scarcity to pay and living standards have increased pressure on Tehran. Now nuclear talks, which could have delivered an easing of severe US sanctions, have been ‘paused’. By Andrew England and Najmeh Bozorgmehr Standing in […]

Iran envoy leaves as EU says time to decide on nuclear talks

epa09611292 Deputy Secretary General/Political Director of the European External Action Service (EEAS), Enrique Mora addresses the media as he leaves after a JCPOA Joint Commission Iran talks meeting in Vienna, Austria, 29 November 2021. The Joint Commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) at a Deputy Foreign Ministers and Political Directors' level is chaired on behalf of EU High Representative Josep Borrell, by the EEAS Deputy Secretary General Enrique Mora and is attended by China, France, Germany, Russia, Britain and Iran. EPA-EFE/CHRISTIAN BRUNA

Iran and the United States must take a political decision within days to prevent the failure of indirect talks on reviving the 2015 nuclear deal after 11 months of negotiations rocked by a last-minute Russian demand of a sanctions exemption. […]

Ukraine sparks EU, US rush to Iran deal

There is a palpable sense of urgency in Washington to clinch a deal in Vienna, as the advanced centrifuges in the Iranian nuclear installations are narrowing the so-called breakout time by the dayMarch 01, 2022 by M.K. Bhadrakumar Iran’s president Ebrahim Raisi […]

Tehran under pressure as Iran nuclear deal reaches crunch point

A breakthrough in the 2015 nuclear deal talks could be just days away, but key differences remain Iran has reached a moment of truth and must decide in days, not weeks, whether to accept the text of a nuclear deal accepted […]

Iran and the US on a short runway in Vienna

As the negotiations between Iran and the P5+ 1 world powers to revive the Iran nuclear deal progresses Jane Green considers the issues and the prospects for peace in the Middle East Negotiations to revive the Joint Comprehensive Plan of […]

Iran nuclear talks deadlock risks dangerous vacuum

A man walks past barriers in front of the Palais Coburg hotel in Vienna, where the Iran nuclear deal talks are taking place. Photograph: Alex Halada/AFP/Getty Images

Analysis: As clock runs down on Vienna talks, key obstacles remain to be cleared by Tehran and the west The countdown to the end of the six-month-long talks in Vienna on the future of the Iran nuclear deal has begun. No deadline […]

What’s at Stake in the Iran Nuclear Talks

GEORGE PERKOVICH,  KARIM SADJADPOUR While the United States needs Tehran to stop its enrichment program, the Islamic Republic is fighting for survival. Nuclear talks with Iran have resumed in Vienna, after former president Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the Joint […]