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The United States set out what it called its “bottom lines” to reach a deal with Iran to rein in its nuclear program, ahead of new talks next week.
Iran’s top nuclear negotiator says “scaremongering” by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won’t stop the Islamic Republic and world powers from reaching a final nuclear deal.
The Japanese oil imports from Iran in January 2015 reached 192,000 barrels per day (bpd), showing a 34 percent increase compared to the month before, according to data released by Japanese authorities.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined that Tehran and the six world powers (the US, Russia, China, Britain and France plus Germany) have made progress and are at a sensitive stage in their nuclear talks, but the issue of sanctions has become a stumbling block.
President Barack Obama’s top negotiator to the Iran nuclear talks pushed back against her critics on Capitol Hill, arguing that the world would rally behind an agreement if the two sides manage to hammer out a deal this year.
A defense commander said the operational phase of 3rd radiation drill launched in Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant in this southern province on Saturday.
Recent comments by officials suggest shift from Obama’s previous threats.
Russia Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has expressed hoped that conditions will be created for Iran’s membership in Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).
White House spokesperson Josh Earnest said that the Israeli Prime Minister’s Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming speech in US Congress would hardly affect the Iran nuclear negotiations.
Talks on curbing Iran’s nuclear program have made substantial progress, a senior U.S. official said on Friday as the White House braced for an onslaught of criticism next week from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.