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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (right) with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (file photo)

Kerry Begins Middle East Tour

The Kremlin says Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet with his U.S. and Saudi Arabian counterparts, John Kerry and Adel al-Jubeir, during a visit to Qatar on August 2 and August 3. More

IAEA Chief To Meet U.S. Senators

The United Nation's nuclear chief will meet with U.S. lawmakers next week to discuss his role in the historic Iran nuclear deal, the Vienna-based agency said July 31. More

Obama Pushes For Deal With Iran To Avoid 'Path To War'

U.S. President Barack Obama told supporters July 30 that Democratic support in Congress for the Iran nuclear deal is "squishy" and they must work hard to counter an aggressive lobbying campaign against it. More

Russia Upgrading Missiles For Iran

Russia is modernizing its S-300 missile system to supply to Iran, an adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin said on July 30, RIA news agency reported. More

Argentina Questions U.S. On Iran General

Argentina's foreign minister is asking U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to clarify whether Washington's nuclear deal with Iran includes removing from Interpol's list an Iranian wanted in a major bombing in the South American country. More

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Video Russia And Iran Are Trading Places

After decades as an isolated rogue state, Iran appears to be finally coming in from the cold. And after decades of pretending to be a partner to the West, Russia has gone rogue. More

Video A Bad Deal For Moscow

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Iranian Sanctions -- Some Go, Some Stay

The Vienna nuclear deal would provide Iran with only partial relief from decades-old sanctions, many of which would still remain in place.
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What The Nuclear Deal Means For Iranians

Iranians are hoping to see positive effects from the nuclear deal -- and quickly. But experts warn that they should temper their expectations.
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Obama Faces Fight In U.S. Congress Over Iran Deal

After the announcement of a historic deal between world powers and Iran over its nuclear program, the battle over the accord's implementation now moves to the U.S. Congress.
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Netanyahu, Other Politicians Slam Iran Nuke Deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and politicians from the ruling coalition and the opposition rushed to slam the Iranian nuclear deal as it was announced on July 14.
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Israelis React To Agreement After Officials Slam It

As Israeli politicians rushed on July 14 to blast the international powers' nuclear deal with Iran, some Israelis took to social media to express more nuanced views, as well as fatigue over Iran in the media.
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Photogallery Iranians Express Jubilation At Historic Nuclear Deal

Ordinary Iranians, officials, and prominent figures appear to have reacted with jubilation following a historic nuclear deal with world powers.
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Iran Deal: Access To Military Sites Still A Potential Sticking Point

Although an historic Iran nuclear deal has been reached, at least one thorny issue remains.
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How The Iran Deal Could Be A Game Changer

The landmark deal reportedly reached on Iran’s nuclear program could have far-reaching implications, from freeing up a huge source of oil and gas supplies, to potentially stoking a Middle East arms race, to undermining Russia’s geopolitical leverage.
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Nuclear Noise: Iran Hard-Liners' Music Video Takes Shot At Vienna Talks

Iranian hard-liners have launched a viral-video offensive likening Tehran's counterparts in tense nuclear negotiations to wolves and stoking memories of bitter chapters in U.S.-Iranian history.
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Nuclear Deal Would Boost Rohani But Turn Up Pressure From Hard-Liners

For Iranian President Hassan Rohani, a nuclear deal with global powers would be a double-edged sword.
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