Wednesday, July 01, 2015


News and Features from the Middle East

Iran Playing 'Unhelpful' Role

A former U.S. ambassador to Iraq has accused Iran of playing an "unhelpful" and "very damaging" role in Iraq by furthering sectarian tensions.
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IAEA Chief To Iran; Zarif Claims Progress

The head of the UN nuclear agency (IAEA) is visiting Tehran on July 1 as nuclear negotiations between Iran and six major powers were extended for another week.
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Iran Nuclear Talks Extended

Iran and six world powers have given themselves until July 7 to reach a comprehensive nuclear agreement.
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Iran's Zarif Says Nuke Deal 'Possible'

Iran's foreign minister says he believes it is "possible" to reach an agreement as negotiations with world powers are set to go past the June 30 target date without a deal.
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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.
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U.S. Export Bank, Expiring June 30, May Be Revived In Senate Vote

The supporters of the U.S. Export-Import Bank have enough votes in the Senate to revive it and will get a chance to do so, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said June 29.
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Iraqis Killed In Anbar Province

At least 18 civilians were killed and dozens wounded in violence on June 28 across Iraq's western Anbar Province.
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Iran Nuclear Talks Resume

A senior U.S. official said Iran nuclear negotiations will go past the June 30 deadline.
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Blasts Kill 10 In Baghdad

At least 10 people were killed in bombings in Baghdad on June 27.
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Iran: Nuclear Deal Possible If No 'Excessive Demands'

Iran will reach a nuclear deal with world powers if the other side does not make "excessive demands," Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in Vienna on June 27 for the final stage of talks.
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