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ANALYSIS: Why the delay to the Iran deal weakens the West

By Emanuele Ottolenghi, November 28, 2014

What can a few more months of negotiations achieve that 11 years, including the last 12 months of marathon talks, could not have done already?

It is a question that the leaders of the six world powers engaged in a decade-long standoff with Iran over Tehran's nuclear programme most likely chose not to address as their deadline of November 24, 2014 drew to a close.

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Iran nuclear deadline pushed back to July 2015

By Josh Jackman, November 24, 2014

The deadline for a deal to halt Iran’s nuclear weapons programme has been pushed back seven months.

The US, UK, Russia, China, France and Germany originally set a deadline for today, but failed to reach a long-term deal that would take the place of the interim agreement signed in Geneva last year.

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Iran deal now within reach, say diplomats

By Anshel Pfeffer, November 20, 2014

Negotiators arrived in Vienna on Tuesday for the last round of talks on reaching a comprehensive agreement on Iran's nuclear programme before next week's deadline.

Foreign ministers of the P5+1 group of world powers are expected to join the talks next week amid conflicting reports on the proximity of a deal.

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Israel fears worst in Iran nuclear talks

By Anshel Pfeffer, November 13, 2014

Israeli leaders remain deeply sceptical of US intentions on the eve of the deadline to reach an agreement on Iran's nuclear programme.

Despite repeated US assurances that Iran will not be allowed to acquire a nuclear weapon and reports that no progress was made in the round of talks this week, the current assessment in Jerusalem is that the Obama administration is determined to reach a deal at

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Israel fears US wants Iran nuclear deal at any price

By Anshel Pfeffer, November 11, 2014

Israeli leaders remain deeply sceptical of American intentions on the eve of the crucial stage of talks to reach a comprehensive agreement on Iran's nuclear programme before the November 24 deadline.

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Whatever their outcome, the talks with Iran are a well of diplomatic poison for Israel

November 6, 2014

There is a consensus in Jerusalem that the outcome of the next few weeks of talks between the world powers and Iran over a possible nuclear agreement will dictate the direction taken by the Israeli-Palestinian diplomatic process.

A failure to sign any deal will allow the Obama administration, which is the key player within the P5+1 group leading the talks on behalf of the West, to claim it has

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Iran nuclear deal 'close'

October 23, 2014

With a month to go before the November 24 deadline for reaching a comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear programme, the Israeli government believes the sides are close to a deal which will leave a large part of Iran's uranium enrichment capacities intact.

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Pro-Israel groups urge Sir Martin Sorrell to boycott Iran trade talks

By Josh Jackman, October 14, 2014

Advertising mogul Sir Martin Sorrell has been urged not to speak at a conference promoting trade between Europe and Iran because of the Middle East country’s “antisemitic” and “anti-Israel” government.

Groups including the Zionist Federation (ZF) wrote an open letter to Sir Martin, who owns advertising giant WPP, asking him to reconsider attending the two-day forum in London.

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Iranians' anger is fuelled by 'Rich Kids'

By Meir Javedanfar, October 14, 2014

"Never mind what the politicians say. What are the real aspirations of the people of Iran for their country?", I am often asked.

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Anglican vicar attacked over Iran conference

By Marcus Dysch, October 7, 2014

A controversial Anglican vicar has been criticised for speaking alongside panellists with convictions for antisemitism at an anti-Zionist conference in Iran.

Jewish communal leaders condemned the participation of Reverend Stephen Sizer as incompatible with his position as a minister and called on the Church of England to mount an investigation.

Rev Sizer took part in the New Horizon event wh

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