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Nuke Talks: Latest from Iran, P5+1

On May 27, a new round of nuclear negotiations began in Vienna, Austria between Iran and the world's six major powers - Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia, and the United States. The n

Part II: Zarif & Iran on the Nuke Talks

            Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reemphasized that Iran is prepared to take the necessary steps to prove that its nuclear

Latest on Nuke Talks: What Iran, P5+1 Say

            Leaders from Iran and the six major powers have indicated that significant gaps remain between the two sides in the run-up to t

Kerry & Zarif: Rivaling Op-eds on Nuke Talks

            Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Secretary of State John Kerry have published rival op-eds in the run-up to a

Roundup of Briefings as Drafting Begins

            The world’s six major powers and Iran began drafting a final nuclear deal during a four-day round of talks that ended on

Zarif & Ashton Announce June 16-20 Talks

      On May 26, E.U.

Report: Solving the Nuclear Rubik’s™ Cube

            International Crisis Group presented a 40-measure action plan for a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran in a new report.

Centrifuges: Key to Final Nuclear Deal

David Albright and Andrea Stricker

Realistic Options for Final Nuclear Deal

            A final nuclear deal that satisfies both Iran and the world’s six major powers will require hard compromises on five key

Geneva Talks: Experts on Deal Terms

            The following briefs by nuclear proliferation experts analyze the potential terms of a deal to solve the Iranian nuclear dispu

First US-Iran Step On Nuclear Talks

            In the hint of a possible breakthrough, Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held the

U.N.-Iran Nuclear Talks Fail

            Talks between Iran and the U.N. nuclear watchdog failed to produce an agreement on May 15.

Khazaee Welcomes U.S. Calls for Direct Talks

            On February 20, Ambassador Mohammad Khazaee welcomed recent U.S. calls for direct talks in remarks to the Asia Society.

Iran Expects New Offer at Upcoming Talks

            Iranian officials expect the world’s six powers to make a new offer at the fourth round of nuclear talks scheduled for February 26.<

Nuclear Issue: Why is Iran Negotiating?

            The Islamic Republic is under increasing domestic and international pressure to be more flexible on its nuclear program, accord

What is Iran’s Strategy at New Talks?

Alireza Nader

What are Prospects for Progress at New Talks?

Bruce Riedel
The world’s six major powers and Iran are due to hold the f

Biden: U.S. Open to Direct Talks with Iran

            On February 2, Vice President Joe Biden said the U

Hossein Mousavian: Iran is Ready to Negotiate--If

Interview with Seyed Hossein Mousavian

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