Iran’s coverage: Draft nuclear agreement caps Iran’s centrifuges at 6,000 for decade or more

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Iran limited to 6K centrifuges in draft accord

 Officials tell The Associated Press that a draft nuclear accord being negotiated between the U.S. and Iran would force Iran to cut hardware it could use to make an atomic bomb by about 40 percent for at least a decade.

 

Zarif to stay in Lausanne ‘as long as required’

 Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Thursday that he will stay in Lausanne as long as it is required to negotiate over a deal on Iran’s peaceful nuclear program.

Nuclear deal depending on political resolve of both sides: Afkham

Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said Thursday that reaching a nuclear agreement between Iran and the six world powers – known as the P5+1 – rests upon the political resolve of negotiating parties.

 

Iran sees March 24 as ‘flexible’ nuclear deadline – Negotiator

The Iranian delegation considers March 24 as a ‘flexible deadline’ for reaching an agreement on the Iranian nuclear program, according to Hamid Baeidinejad, a senior Iranian nuclear negotiator.

 

U.S. says to impose more sanctions if no Iran nuclear deal

The Obama administration will work with Congress to impose further sanctions on Iran if a nuclear deal is not reached, a senior U.S. Treasury official said on Thursday, just weeks before a deadline for a political accord.

 

Inflation reduced by 24 percent in 18 months: 1st VP

First Vice-President Es’haq Jahangiri said Thursday that 18 months after President Hassan Rouhani took office, the government has managed to slash a more-than-40 percent inflation rate to 16 percent.

Iran nuclear talks in Lausanne likely to stretch into Sunday

The latest round of diplomatic negotiations on Iran’s peaceful nuclear program which started in the Swiss city of Lausanne on March 15 is expected to run until Sunday, sources said.

 

Iran’s first automatic railway control system launched

Iran’s first-ever automatic railway control system was inaugurated on Thursday monitoring the Tehran-Mashhad railway.

 

Court indicts, sets bail for Iran presidential adviser

An Iranian court has set bail for a senior presidential adviser while investigations continue regarding his controversial remarks on Iran’s foreign policy.

No nuclear deal unless agreement reached on ‘everything’: Iran diplomat

A senior Iranian nuclear negotiator says Tehran and the P5+1 group need to agree “on everything” during their discussions in order to strike a binding comprehensive accord on Tehran’s nuclear program.