White House tells Iran to 'live up to rhetoric'

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The White House has challenged Iranian negotiators to "live up to their rhetoric" and strike a nuclear deal with world powers before a 31 March deadline expires.

Iran FM confident of nuclear deal

2015-03-28 19:24

Tortuous negotiations aimed at ending fears that Iran will acquire nuclear arms have shifted into top gear with the Iranian foreign minister saying he was confident the outstanding hurdles blocking a deal could be overcome.

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: 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.

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.

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.

Iran shrugs off Netanyahu bid to block nuclear deal

2015-02-28 16:22

Iran has shrugged off a bid by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to abort a nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers by lobbying opposition in a speech to the US Congress.

Iran responds to US warnings it might quit nuclear talks

2015-02-23 05:00

A senior Iranian official is responding sharply to warnings that Washington is ready to quit nuclear talks unless Tehran agrees to a deal that demonstrates it does not want atomic arms.

Senator: It's US vs Iran in nuclear talk showdown

2015-02-11 05:00

Five of the six world powers negotiating with Iran over its nuclear programme have stepped back, leaving Washington to hammer out a deal with Tehran, a key US lawmaker says.

US sees credible chance for Iran deal

2015-01-21 22:26

The US believes there is a "credible chance" of reaching a deal on Iran's nuclear programme in the coming months, a top State Department official has said.


Netanyahu: Dangerous accord with Iran worse than feared

2015-03-29 15:48

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has denounced as "dangerous" a nuclear accord that world powers are negotiating with Iran, saying it goes beyond what his government had feared.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Israel's Netanyahu warns US against Iran

2015-03-03 19:04

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned the United States against agreeing to a nuclear deal with Iran and working with a country 'deeply rooted in militant Islam'.

Spy Cables: Mossad contradicted Netanyahu’s warning on Iran

2015-02-24 08:37

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's 2012 warning to the UN General Assembly that Iran had almost completed its "plans to build a nuclear weapon" was contradicted by his own country’s spy agency, leaked South African intelligence reports show.

'Significant gaps' remain in Iran talks - Kerry

2015-02-22 07:22

There are still "significant gaps" in negotiations over Iran's nuclear programme, US Secretary of State John Kerry says, warning that President Barack Obama was not prepared to extend them further.

Ex-CIA officer convicted of leaking secrets

2015-01-27 08:40

A former CIA officer has been convicted of leaking details of a covert mission to derail Iran's nuclear programme in a case that was as much about the journalist who published the leaks.

Biden - less than even chance of Iran nuclear deal

2014-12-07 07:05

US Vice President Joe Biden says there was a 'less than even shot' of a nuclear deal with Iran but that it was still worth pursuing.

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