Iran’s coverage: Kerry, Zarif meet in Vienna as crucial round of Iran nuclear talks begins

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Kerry, Zarif meet in Vienna to discuss Iran nuclear deal

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif have started a bilateral meeting in Vienna where the Iranian nuclear talks are underway, the US press team confirmed to Sputnik Saturday.


Iran’s nuclear negotiator: Deadline extension, if any, to be days, not months

A top Iranian negotiator in talks with world powers over Tehran’s nuclear program said if the parties decide to extend the deadline for a final deal beyond June 30, negotiations will go on for a couple of more days, not months like in the past.


Austria FM vows full security for nuclear talks

Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz has emphasized the importance of providing full security for the ongoing negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries over Tehran’s nuclear program, Press TV reports.


Nuclear deal possible if other side stops excessive demands: Zarif

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javd Zarif said it is necessry that the other side in nuclear talks ‘accept the realities’, adding that if they recognize the rights of Iranian people and stop excessive demands, then a nuclear deal is definitely accessible.


President: Youth first victims of deadly drug trade

President Hassan Rouhani in a message on the occasion of World Drug Day said the day provides an opportunity for raising awareness and attracting public support against destructive harms of narcotic drugs as well as offering mechanisms in the relentless and overall campaign with such an immense social problem.

Takfiri terrorists to plague supporters: Iranian official

A senior Iranian official has warned the countries supporting Takfiri terrorist groups, including ISIL, saying the militants will come back to haunt their sponsors.


Source: Final Iran nuclear deal achievable before deadline

Iran and six world powers can strike a comprehensive deal on Tehran’s nuclear energy program before the end-June deadline if a series of solutions that had been reached in Switzerland in April are taken into account, a diplomatic source told Tasnim.


Two Iranians die in Kuwait Shia mosque terror attack: Tehran

Iran confirms that two of its nationals were killed in a terrorist bomb attack at a Shia Mosque in the Kuwaiti capital, Kuwait City.


Iran condemns terrorist attack in France

 Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham strongly condemned the Friday’s terrorist attack in Eastern France which resulted in the death of 1 person and injury of many more.


Source: EU foreign ministers due in Vienna for N. talks

A source close to Iran’s negotiating team that the three foreign ministers of France, Britain and Germany as well as EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini have voiced their readiness to arrived in Vienna for nuclear talks on Saturday and Sunday.