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Lavrov, Kerry Discuss Progress Toward Iran Nuclear Deal

The Kremlin said on March 30 that Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry have met in Lausanne, Switzerland to discuss the status of negotiations with Iran on its nuclear program as well as “key regional and international issues” in the Middle East. More

Iraqi Ground Forces, U.S. Air Strikes Focus On IS-Held Tikrit

Iraqi security forces continued to battle Islamic State militants in central Tikrit early on March 30 as the United States and its allies provided air support. More

U.S. Undersecretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman (left to right), U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, U.S. National Security Council member Robert Malley, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi, Iran Atomic Energy Organization head Ali Akbar Salehi, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, and Hossein Fereydoon, special assistant to the Iranian president, wait to start a meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, on March 29.

Iran Nuclear Talks Intensify

Representatives of Iran and six world powers are intensifying talks in Switzerland, as a deadline to reach a deal on Tehran's nuclear program looms. More

Iran Talks Intensify; Kerry Nixes Trip

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has cancelled plans to return to the United States for an event honoring Edward Kennedy in order to remain at the ongoing Iran nuclear talks in Switzerland. More

Iran Blamed For Yemen Conflict

A Saudi-led coalition of 10 Sunni Arab states continued to launch air strikes early on March 29 against Shi’ite rebels in Yemen that allegedly are backed by Iran. More

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Major Military Operation Against IS Expected

The deputy head of Anbar's provincial council says that an extended military operation to liberate towns and areas in Anbar from the militants is expected to commence soon. More

Iran Deputy FM Accuses U.S. Of Seeking To Control, Not Destroy, IS

Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Iran's deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs, has accused the United States of supplying food and weapons to the Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq and Syria, and of seeking to control, not destroy the extremists. More
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Features & Commentary

Who Has A Stake In Yemen Fight

Saudi Arabia's military intervention against Iranian-backed militants in Yemen has raised the stakes in a region already wracked by multiple conflicts, and reverberates well beyond the Middle East. Here's a look at who has a stake in the fight.
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Iran Negotiations: The Deal-Breakers

Negotiators appear to be nearing a nuclear deal with Iran, but influential voices in both Tehran and the West have drawn clear red lines that could scuttle any agreement.
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Explainer: Unpacking The Iran Sanctions

A nuclear deal with Iran appears to hinge on sanctions relief. Here's a look at who imposed the long list of sanctions against Tehran, what they target, and how easy it would be to lift them.
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Letter War Breaks Out Between U.S. Senators, Iranian Leaders

After a group of U.S. Congressmen wrote a letter schooling Iran over the particulars of the U.S. political system, Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif shot back with a cheeky epistle of his own.
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Iran's Role In Iraq's Fight Against IS

As the battle to retake the Iraqi city of Tikrit from Islamic State militants intensifies, Iran's military role has become increasingly evident.
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Israeli Ex-Official Talks Tough On Nukes

A former national security adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says world powers must step up their resolve to ensure that Iran does not develop nuclear weapons.
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Iranian Politicians Said To Have U.S. Green Cards

"Death to America" might be a common refrain in Tehran, but several Iranian officials and parliamentarians reportedly hold documents allowing them to live and work in the United States.
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Iranian Groups Challenge West With Holocaust-Denial Cartoon Contest

Two Iranian organizations have launched a Holocaust-denial cartoon contest in response to caricatures depicting the Prophet Muhammad by the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
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