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Iran nuclear talks extended again

By Sandy Rashty, July 10, 2015

Iran’s foreign minister has said that nuclear negotiations will continue over the weekend.

Mohammad Javad Zarif made the announcement at a news conference in Vienna on Friday.

"I doubt [a deal] will happen today,” he reportedly said after a meeting with United States Secretary of State John Kerry.

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Iran nuclear deadline passes and still no deal

By Anshel Pfeffer, July 9, 2015

As what was supposed to be the final round of talks between the P5+1 group of world powers and Iran over a comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear programme was heading to the end of its second, unscheduled week, it was unclear whether a deal could be reached, or whether a deadline to achieve one still existed.

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Iran nuclear talks set to continue until Friday

By Marcus Dysch, July 7, 2015

Negotiations over a nuclear deal with Iran are to continue, after the original deadline for an agreement passed.

Diplomats from the world powers have extended discussions with Iranian counterparts in Vienna until Friday.

The talks were due to conclude on Tuesday evening.

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Iran deadline pushed back amid last-minute tension

By Anshel Pfeffer, July 2, 2015

The final round of talks in Vienna on Iran's nuclear programme, which were originally slated to end on Tuesday, have been extended by seven days, as new "red lines" drawn up by Iran's Supreme Leader have greatly complicated matters.

The difficulty of reaching a deal was underlined this week when it emerged that both International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano and Ira

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Questions must be asked over Iran nuclear deal, say MPs

By Marcus Dysch, June 17, 2015

The government must reveal what concessions have been made to Iran in the pursuit of a deal over its nuclear intentions, MPs have said.

The United States and five other nations are negotiating with Iran to curb its nuclear programme. Diplomats have until June 30 to conclude a deal.

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Royal snub signals US disarray on Iran

May 14, 2015

Last Saturday, White House officials were boasting about the significance of Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud's presence at a summit of Gulf leaders at Camp David, Maryland.

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A silence that imperils us

By Melanie Phillips, May 7, 2015

There has just been a general election on planet Mars. It might as well have taken place there, for all the attention paid in Britain during the past few weeks to the most urgent issue facing our world. This is that the President of the United States is poised to surrender the security of the west to its mortal enemy, Iran.

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AMIA victims to get cash

By Adam Feinstein, May 7, 2015

Argentina is to compensate the relatives of those killed and wounded in the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish centre in Buenos Aires.

A law passed last week stipulated a one-off benefit for victims' relatives.

The handout is likely to resemble that awarded to victims of Argentina's military dictatorship, whereby 11,000 people received up to $200,000 each.

Since 2006, Argentinian courts have

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Israel playing nuanced game in Syria

By Anshel Pfeffer, April 30, 2015

for the past four years, report after report has emerged attributing air strikes on Syrian military targets to Israel. The Israeli government has not acknowledged a single one - not even when the remnants of bombs with labels in Hebrew were found on the scene. However, Israeli officials have developed a way of taking indirect responsibility that - theoretically - serves the country's interests.

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