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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters in Vienna on July 4 that "it is now time to see whether or not we are able to close an agreement."

Kerry Says Iran Talks 'Could Go Either Way'

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, speaking in Vienna on July 5, said there has been genuine progress in the Iranian nuclear talks but that "we are not yet where we need to be" and that the talks could go either way. More

Israel's Netanyahu Calls Iran 'Most Dangerous Country In The World'

As negotiators in Vienna try to reach agreement on a deal giving Iran relief from economic sanctions in exchange for curbs on its nuclear activities, Israel stepped up its warnings about the dangers of such a deal. More

Hillary Clinton Hopes For Deal Limiting Iran's Nuclear Ambitions

U.S. Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton flouted her foreign policy expertise on July 4, saying she hopes the United States reaches a "strong, verifiable deal" to curb Iran's nuclear weapons program. More

IAEA Could Finish Iran Probe By 2016

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Yukiya Amano says he could conclude his probe on allegations that Iran worked secretly to develop nuclear weapons by December if Tehran cooperates. More

Video Zarif Says Nuclear Deal 'Never Closer'

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said a lasting nuclear deal with Iran has "never been closer." More

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Iranian Ex-President Says U.S. Seeks Arrest Of Hidden Imam

Former Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad is making headlines again with his claims that U.S. authorities are investigating a figure who according to Shi'a Islam will return to impose justice on earth after 10 centuries in hiding. More

Iranian Hard-Liners Protest Women's Presence In Sports Stadiums

A decision by the Iranian government to allow a limited number of women to attend male sporting events has angered hard-liners, who staged a June 17 protest in Tehran. More
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Features & Commentary

Iran's Nuclear Program A Child Of Washington

Nuclear talks between Washington and Tehran have witnessed more collision than fusion. What may have been forgotten, however, is that the United States played a key role in the creation of Iran's nuclear program.

The Father Of Iran's Nuclear Program Recalls How It All Began

It was late in 1973 when Akbar Etemad got the call -- the shah wanted to discuss ways to launch a nuclear program that would cement Iran's place in the world.

Critics Of Nuclear Deal Go On The Offensive Ahead Of Deadline

Even before the deadline for a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran, critics were ratcheting up their calls for Washington to take a tougher line in negotiations.

Benevolent Matchmaker Or Intrusive Busybody? Iran Takes Marriage Drive Online

Facing a "family crisis," Iran's ruling establishment wants more young people to get married. But some Iranians are giving a new state-endorsed matchmaking website a chilly reception, fearing the authorities are fishing for information about their personal lives and political leanings.

Iran's Nuclear 'Diplomatic Warriors' Are Back In Vogue

It looks like there's an effort afoot in Iran to keep the establishment reading from the same script ahead of a June 30 deadline for nuclear negotiations with the international community.

Iraqi Battle Plans Altered By IS Capture Of Ramadi

The fall of Ramadi to Islamic State (IS) militants has changed the way Iraq is trying to confront the Sunni-led extremists -- with Iranian-backed Shi'ite militia fighters being brought in to defend Sunni tribal lands.
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