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Iran to insist all sanctions lifted in any nuclear deal: foreign minister

Iran will insist that all sanctions against it are lifted as a condition for a nuclear deal, the foreign minister said on Wednesday, showing no sign of compromise on a major sticking point in its talks with world powers set to resume this week.


N. chief: Only win-win solution can resolve Iran-West standoff

Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi voiced pleasure in the good progress made in the last round of the nuclear talks between Iran and the six major world powers in Switzerland, and said Tehran is after a win-win agreement.


Iranian negotiator: Final nuclear deal depends on world powers’ pragmatic decision

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister and senior negotiator Majid Takht Ravanchi underlined good progress in the last round of nuclear talks with the world powers, but said a final agreement could be struck only if the opposite side accepts the realities and takes a serious and firm decision.


Nuclear negotiation team departs for Lausanne

Iran’s nuclear negotiating team headed by Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif left Tehran for Lausanne, Switzerland, to attend another round of talks with Group 5+1.


Nuclear talks in final stages: Iranian negotiator

A senior Iranian diplomat involved in the talks with six world powers over Tehran’s peaceful nuclear program said that the negotiations are in final stages and that a deal is at hand.


Velayati: Nuclear talks moving forward within framework drawn by Supreme Leader

Head of strategic research center of Expediency Council Ali Akbar Velayati said that the Iranian nuclear negotiating team is pushing forward talks with P5+1 within the framework drawn by the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.


Two Iranian journalists among Germanwings crash victims

Two Iranian nationals, including a Tasnim News Agency reporter, were among those on board the doomed Germanwings flight that ploughed into an Alpine mountainside on Tuesday.


U.S. Senate will vote on sanctions bill if there is no Iran deal

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday the U.S. Senate would vote on a bill to toughen sanctions on Iran if international negotiators miss a deadline at the end of this month for reaching a framework nuclear agreement.


US Congress relying on Israeli intelligence for Iran talks ‘absurd’ – Psaki

US Department of State spokesperson Jen Psaki renounced allegations over the US Congress reliance on Israeli intelligence in the Iran nuclear deal.


US negotiation team heads to itzerland for Iran talks – State Dep’t

The US State Department stated that the US would send more than a dozen officials to join US Secretary of State John Kerry in Switzerland during negotiations between the P5+1 group of countries and Iran.