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After nearly three weeks of round-the-clock negotiations to achieve a comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran, the United States, joined by its major allies Britain, France and Germany, as well as Russia and China — the P5+1 — chose to extend the current agreement for four months and continue
Six world powers and Iran confirmed in the early hours of Saturday, 19 July, that the nuclear talks would extend to 24 November. The next phase of negotiations will focus on Iran’s domestic enrichment capacity, the associated numbers of centrifuges, and fixing the duration of a final deal. A
With violence once again causing carnage in both Gaza and Israel, I wanted to take a look back at the beginnings of Hamas, the Islamic Resistance Movement that now controls Gaza after it took over control from its rival Fatah in early 2007, after winning the majority of seats in Palestine's
The recently extended nuclear negotiations with Iran have had to compete for front-page attention with acute crises elsewhere. The agreement to extend both the negotiations and the interim commitments associated with them for another four months has nonetheless provoked comments from the usual
Though diplomats from Iran and six world powers are talking up the “substantial progress” that led to an extension of nuclear talks until November, crucial differences still threaten a final deal to ensure Iran can never produce a bomb.
And it is not clear yet if the gap can be bridged over
As the negotiations on the Iranian nuclear programme approach the Jul. 20 deadline, both U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif have signaled through their carefully worded statements that they are now moving toward toward agreement on the two most
As the deadline for Iran’s interim nuclear deal gets closer to 20 July, anxiety has been rising among journalists covering the venue for the talks, now reaching their highest level since Iranian President Hassan Rouhani took power.
The anxiety has affected foreign diplomats associated with the
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