Iran’s coverage: Oil firms Shell, Eni visit Iran as nuclear deal nears

 Daily look at Iran’s late-breaking news and upcoming events:

 

Shell, Eni admit discussing Iran oil deals

Royal-Dutch Shell and Italy’s Eni have made their courting of Iran public for the first time as optimism builds up ahead of a deadline for clinching a nuclear deal with Tehran.

 

Iran, G5+1 deputy FMs hold 6 hours of talks in Vienna

The deputy foreign ministers of Iran and the Group 5+1 (the US, Russia, China, France and Britain plus Germany) had two meetings or over six hours of talks in the eight day of their negotiations with EU deputy foreign policy chief for coordination Helga Schmidt.

 

Zarif to join Vienna talks early Saturday

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is to fly to Vienna, Austria, on Saturday morning (June 27) to join the nuclear talks.

 

Iran holds funerals for 8 men killed fighting ISIL in Syria

Iranian state media say thousands of people have attended the funerals for eight Iranian volunteers killed in fighting against Islamic State extremists in Syria.

 

Kerry heads to Vienna on Friday for Iran nuclear talks: U.S.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will fly to Vienna on Friday to take part in Iran nuclear talks ahead of a self-imposed June 30 deadline, U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby said in a statement.

 

Iran-G5+1 deal’s text 90% ready: Russian deputy FM

The text of a deal between Iran and six world powers has been worked out at around 90%, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said on Thursday.

 

France’s Fabius to go to Vienna on Saturday for Iran talks-source

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius will travel to Vienna on Saturday to join talks with five other major powers aimed at sealing a final deal on Iran’s nuclear programme, a diplomatic source told Reuters on Thursday.

 

President stresses unity of political parties

Meeting with a group of political activists and figures of political parties, President Rouhani underlined the necessity of unity and cooperation among parties.

 

Kerry: No deal if Iran talks leave issues unresolved

US Secretary of State John Kerry says there will be no nuclear deal with Iran if outstanding issues aren’t resolved in the talks with the P5+1 countries.

 

US ready to provide Iran with nuclear equipment

The United States vows to give Iran light-water nuclear reactors to use in place of its nearly completed heavy-water facility at Arak, as reported by Fox News on Wednesday.