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Iran’s coverage: Iran foreign minister says nuclear deal possible by June 30

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Iran’s Zarif hopes for nuclear deal within ‘reasonable period of time’

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday he hoped Tehran and world powers would reach a final nuclear deal “within a reasonable period of time” but this would be hard if the other side stuck to what he called excessive demands.

 

‘Russia against automatic restoration of sanctions on Iran’

A senior Russian official has reiterated that Moscow is totally against any mechanism which allows the automatic restoration of sanctions on Iran in case of a violation of any final nuclear deal, saying the ‘snap-back’ of sanctions on the Islamic Republic can only come through a UN Security Council resolution.

 

Sanctions must be lifted when nuclear deal goes into effect: Iran

A top Iranian negotiator says anti-Iran sanctions must be lifted simultaneously with the implementation of a comprehensive nuclear agreement between Iran and the group of six countries (P5+1).

 

Leader satisfied with Iran nuclear negotiators: Commander

Mashad, Khorasan Razavi Prov., May 28, IRNA – Commander of Iran’s Basij (volunteer) Force Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi said Thursday that Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is fully satisfied with the conduct of nuclear talks and performance of Iranian negotiators.

Iran FM warns against excessive demands in nuclear talks

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has warned the P5+1 group of countries against “making excessive demands” in the ongoing negotiations over Tehran’s nuclear program.

 

US could discuss Iran’s role in Syria talks after nuclear deal – Moscow

The United States might discuss Iran’s participation in the Syrian reconciliation after the nuclear deal has been finalized.

 

Iran sees buffer zone in Syria a repetitive mistake

Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs Hossein Amirabdollahian on Thursday called setting up a no fly buffer zone in Syria as the repetition of previous mistakes.

 

US under secretary to participate in P5+1 talks with Iran in Vienna

US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman will head the US delegation during the negotiations of P5+1 group of countries with Iran in Vienna, Austria this week, US State Department said in a statement.

 

Kerry to meet Iran FM in Geneva Saturday: US

US Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Geneva this weekend to meet with his Iranian counterpart amid a push to reach a landmark nuclear deal by June 30, US officials said Wednesday.

 

Russia expects Iran president to attend SCO Summit in Ufa

Moscow expects Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in the Russian city of Ufa in July, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov said Tuesday.