France spurs Iran to make nuclear deal

2015-03-28 06:45

France has urged Iran to make 'new efforts' to clinch a long-sought nuclear deal with global powers.

Iran storing 30 million barrels of oil at sea

2015-03-26 17:47

Iran is storing at least 30 million barrels of oil on its fleet of supertankers as Western sanctions continue to keep a lid on sales, tanker market sources say.

Israel spied on Iran nuclear talks - report

2015-03-24 14:13

A US report says Israel spied on Iran's nuclear talks with the United States and other major powers.

US, Iran cite progress in nuke talks

2015-03-21 22:10

With 10 days to a nuclear deal deadline, top US and Iranian officials have spoken of substantial headway, but John Kerry says it is up to Tehran to make the decisions needed to get there.

US: Deal would bar Iran nuclear bomb in perpetuity

2015-03-19 19:53

The Obama administration has insisted before sceptical lawmakers that any deal with Iran would ensure for "perpetuity" that it could not develop nuclear weapons.

White House says chances of Iran deal 50/50

2015-03-18 05:00

The chances of clinching a nuclear deal with Iran are 50/50 at best the White House says.

Senate leader: Obama on verge of very bad deal with Iran

2015-03-16 05:00

US Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell has said that President Barack Obama was on the verge of making a "very bad deal" with Iran on its nuclear programme.

Letter inflames US feud over Iran talks

2015-03-10 13:35

Barack Obama has pilloried Republicans over an incendiary letter to Iran’s leaders that warned a nuclear deal with the US could be scrapped by the next president.

US, Iran resume nuclear talks after Netanyahu speech

2015-03-04 15:06

Undeterred by Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s scathing speech against an Iran nuclear deal, US and Iranian negotiators have resumed work on an agreement meant to crimp Iran’s atomic programme in exchange for sanctions relief.

Obama: Nothing new in Netanyahu speech

2015-03-03 22:25

US President Barack Obama has said there was "nothing new" in Benjamin Netanyahu's controversial speech to Congress, insisting he did not offer a better option than negotiations.


Warships move in key strait near Yemen

2015-03-27 20:52

Egyptian warships have moved into the key strait off Yemen as Saudi-led airstrikes continue.

Schlumberger fined $232.7m for sanctions busting

2015-03-26 09:29

French-US oil services giant Schlumberger has been fined $232.7m by the US justice department for violating sanctions on Iran and Sudan.

US can prevent Iran developing nuclear bomb: CIA director

2015-03-22 16:39

The United States is confident it can prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons even if the Islamic republic pulls out of talks, CIA Director John Brennan says.

US Senators agree to delay Iran bill vote

2015-03-20 13:21

US Senate Democrats and Republicans agreed to delay any vote on a closely watched bill that would require Barack Obama to submit any nuclear agreement with Iran for Congress' approval.

Iran: No difference between Israeli parties

2015-03-18 17:07

Iran's foreign ministry has said it saw no difference between Israel's political parties and called them all aggressors, semi-official Mehr News Agency reports.

Iran nuclear deal may open oil taps in months

2015-03-17 13:42

A possible deal over Iran's nuclear programme that would phase out economic sanctions against Tehran is unlikely to flood world markets with more oil any time soon.

Kerry: Congress can't modify any Iran-US nuclear agreement

2015-03-11 22:07

US Secretary of State John Kerry has told US lawmakers they would not be able to modify any nuclear agreement struck between the US and Iran despite threats by Republican senators.

Amnesty condemns Iran's 'brutal' blinding of man

2015-03-06 20:17

Amnesty International has condemned Iranian authorities for what it says was the 'unspeakably cruel' blinding of a man on the grounds of retribution.

Democrats upset with effort to fast-track Iran bill

2015-03-04 15:06

A Republican effort to move quickly on legislation giving Congress oversight on any Iran nuclear deal has Democrats upset.

Rice: asking Iran to 'unlearn' its nuclear capability is nonstarter

2015-03-03 20:18

US National Security Adviser Susan Rice has urged a pro-lobbying group to drop any insistence that Iran entirely forego domestic nuclear capacity.

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