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Iran’s coverage: Political will can lead to Iran-P5+1 nuclear deal: Zarif

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FM Zarif: It is not hard to arrive at solutions

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Sunday that solutions wouldn’t be hard to come by if the other party – like Iran – displayed political will.

 

White House warns Republican Senators legislation could hurt Iran talks

The White House warned Republican Senators on Saturday that legislation requiring that Congress approve any deal reached with Iran over its nuclear capabilities could have a “profoundly negative impact” on negotiations.

 

Kerry asserts obstacles to Iran nuke pact mostly ‘political’

 Secretary of State John Kerry, returning to talks with Iran on its nuclear program, said Sunday that most of the differences still barring an agreement are political rather than technical.

 

Salehi, Moniz to initiate N-talks in Lausanne

Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali-Akbar Salehi and US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz will hold meeting today as part of the 5+1 talks on Iran’s nuclear program.

 

Iranian parliament preparing statement to demand removal of all sanctions for final deal

 The Iranian legislature is readying to issue a statement necessitating the removal of all sanctions as an indispensable part of any final nuclear agreement with with the world powers, a senior lawmaker stated on Sunday.

 

Iran shrugs off congress view on deadline for nuclear deal

Iran’s foreign minister and the country’s chief nuclear negotiator Mohammad Javad Zarif stressed on Sunday that Tehran does not care about a deadline the US Congress has set for a nuclear agreement on Tehran’s peaceful nuclear program.

 

Iranian, British FMs likely to confer on reopening embassies: MP

 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif may meet his British counterpart Philip Hammond in Brussels, Belgium, on Monday to discuss the reopening of their respective embassies, an Iranian lawmaker announced on Sunday.

 

Nuclear talks at toughest stage, no extension planned: Araqchi

Nuclear negotiations between Tehran and six world powers have reached the toughest stage, Iran’s senior negotiator Abbas Araqchi explained, noting that an extension of a June 30 deadline for a final accord is “almost impossible”.

 

Mehdi Hashemi sentenced to 15 years in prison

 Mehdi Hashemi, controversial businessman, accused of abusing influence for membership in family of Chairman of Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, was sentenced to 15 years in prison, it was announced on Sunday.

 

Iran hopes to resolve differences with US at next round of nuclear talks

Tehran hopes to resolve main divisions with the United States at the next round of nuclear talks, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi told RIA Novosti on Sunday.