Friday, April 18, 2014 12:58 PM
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Iran expects to get a fifth installment this week of previously blocked overseas funds, a senior official was quoted as saying, a payment that would confirm Tehran’s compliance with an interim deal with world powers to curb its nuclear program.
Separately, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said
Halfway through a six-month nuclear deal between Iran and major world powers that was meant to allow time to reach a comprehensive agreement, the Iranians have seen little in the way of a boost from the sanctions relief they had been expecting, trade lawyers and diplomatic analysts say.
Iran’s choice for its next ambassador to the United Nations in New York surprised the administration of US President Barack Obama. The nomination of Hamid Aboutalebi, a high-profile Iranian diplomat and advisor to President Hassan Rouahni, has caused such controversy recently because of his
The Obama administration has to perform a balancing act in handling the Iran account. One one hand it has the task, along with its diplomatic partners, of completing negotiations with Iran of an agreement to place unprecedented limits on the Iranian nuclear program to assure that it remains
When lead US negotiator Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman and Iran Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Araghchi and their teams met on the sidelines of nuclear talks in Vienna this week, US officials described the now commonplace encounter between the US and Iranian delegations as “useful
On April 9, Iran and the P5+1 (Britain, China, France, Russia, and the United States, plus Germany) concluded the latest two-day round of talks on a nuclear deal, setting the next round for May 13. Earlier in the week, on April 7, Iranian media reported the appointment of Dr. Jamshid Momtaz as head
“Nobody has the right to make deals” that undermine Iran’s nuclear technology achievements, the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamanei told members of the Iranian Nuclear Energy Organization on April 9th.
But Khamenei’s insistence that Iran was slowing down the negotiation process clashed with
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