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Top US Negotiator on Iran Nuke Talks

            On October 23, Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman called on Iran’s leaders to “make the right choi

Vienna Nuke Talks: A Little Headway

            The world’s six major powers and Iran have made some pro

US & Iran Meet in New York

      U.S.

New US Sanctions and Iran’s Response

            On August 29, the U.S.

Kerry Calls on Iran to Release US Citizens

            On August 29, Secretary of State John Kerry called on Tehran to release three U.S.

US and Iran: New Nuclear Talks

      On August 7, a high-level U.S.

US Negotiator Warns Against New Sanctions

            On July 29, Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the status of nuc

US Treasury: Iran Remains in Economic Hole

     On July 29, Treasury Under Secretary for Terrori

US & Iran on Nuclear Talks Extension

      On July 18, the world’s six major powers and Iran agreed to a four-month e

Part I: Kerry & US on Nuke Talks Extension

      On July 18, the world’s six major powers and Iran agreed to a four-month ex

Part I: Kerry & US on the Nuke Talks

            On July 13, Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Vienna to check the progress of nuclear talks between Iran and the world&r

US and Iran Leaders on Iraq Crisis

            Both Washington and Tehran have indicated openness to working cooperatively to quell the Iraq crisis.

US Briefs on June Vienna Talks

      On June 16, the U.S.

Obama at West Point : On Iran Diplomacy

      On May 28, President Bara

Kerry on Amir Hekmati’s Detention

            On May 26, Secretary of State John Kerry released a statement marking the 1,000th day of U.S.

US Sanctions Iranian Official for Censorship

            On May 23, the U.S. Treasury sanctioned Iranian official Morteza Tamaddon for involvement in censorship.

How the US Decides on Whom to Impose Sanctions

            The following is an excerpt from the U.S.

State Department Briefing on Eve of Talks

            On May 13, a senior U.S.

Halfway: US Assesses Nuke Talks with Iran

      On April 9, a senior U.S.

Kerry: Talks Aim to Extend Breakout Window

            On April 8, Secretary of State John Kerry testified on diplomatic efforts to solve the Iranian nuclear dispute at a budget hear

Congress Rejects Iran’s UN Envoy Pick

             On April 7, the Senate unanimously passed a bill by Ted Cruz (R-TX) barring known terrorists from obtaining visas to ente

US Briefs on April Vienna Nuke Talks

      On April 4, the U.S.

Treasury’s Cohen: Sanctions Update

            On April 2, Treasury Under Secretary David Cohen briefed the Senate Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government o

Iran Top Issue in Obama Visit to Saudi Arabia

     On March 28, President Barac

US Opens Way for Academic Exchanges

            On March 20, the U.S. Treasury authorized accredited U.S.

Congress Warns Iran in Letters to Obama

      On March 18, 83 U

Kerry on Disappearance of Robert Levinson

            On March 9, Secretary of State Kerry asked Iran to work cooperatively to ensure the safe return of retired FBI agent Robert Lev

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