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Iranian envoy: Nuclear talks close to agreement but differences remain

Top Iranian negotiator says indirect negotiations with the US on reviving 2015 nuclear deal have come closer than ever to an agreement.

Iran nuclear talks close to agreement but differences remain

Iranian official confirms progress in nuclear talks

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister says "new understanding" appears to be taking shape in talks regarding US return to 2015 deal.

Iranian official confirms progress in nuclear talks

Iranian official reiterates: No direct or indirect talks with US

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi: Iran will not accept any step-by-step plan to revive the 2015 nuclear agreement.

Iranian official reiterates: No direct or indirect talks with US

Iran studying EU proposal for talks with US

Iran says it is studying a European Union proposal for an informal meeting between members of the 2015 nuclear deal and the United States.

Iran studying EU proposal for talks with US

France to Iran: Return to compliance with nuclear deal

France’s foreign ministry tells Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister to return to compliance with nuclear deal, de-escalate tensions in the Gulf.

France to Iran: Return to compliance with nuclear deal

Iran denies US downed an Iranian drone

Deputy Iranian Foreign Minister: We have not lost any drone. Trump: There's no doubt the US military shot down an Iranian drone.

Iran denies US downed an Iranian drone

Iran: Not enough progress made in nuclear talks

Iran says progress made at Vienna meeting on its nuclear deal but "still not enough". EU says it has trade channel with Iran.

Iran: Not enough progress made in nuclear talks

Iran: The US has our phone numbers

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister responds to reports that the White House gave Switzerland Trump's phone number for the Iranians to call.

Iran: The US has our phone numbers

Iran's Deputy FM threatens to leave talks with Europe

Abbas Araghchi warns Iran will leave talks with the European signatories of the 2015 nuclear deal if it feels that they are a waste of time.

Iran's Deputy FM threatens to leave talks with Europe

Iran gives Europe 60 days to provide 'guarantees'

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister demands that European countries provide “guarantees” within 60 days to safeguard Iran’s interests.

Iran gives Europe 60 days to provide 'guarantees'

Iranian official: U.S. determined to leave nuclear deal

Iran's deputy foreign minister says dismissal of Tillerson shows that Washington is set on quitting the nuclear deal.

Iranian official: U.S. determined to leave nuclear deal

We don't seek nuclear weapons, claims Iranian official

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister insists his country does not seek nuclear weapons and that commitment is permanent.

We don't seek nuclear weapons, claims Iranian official

Iran: West must ensure the nuclear deal succeeds

Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister says 2015 nuclear deal must succeed before other issues can be discussed.

Iran: West must ensure the nuclear deal succeeds

Iran vows to respond to American sanctions

Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister condemns sanctions against his country after Trump signs them into law.

Iran vows to respond to American sanctions

Iran vows 'strong answer' to American sanctions

Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister blasts Senate's passing of bill imposing new sanctions on his country.

Iran vows 'strong answer' to American sanctions

Iran: We won't renegotiate the nuclear deal

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister makes clear his country will not renegotiate nuclear agreement despite Trump's vow to rip it up.

Iran: We won't renegotiate the nuclear deal

Iran: Report proves nuclear program is 'peaceful'

Iran's senior nuclear negotiator claims UN report shows his country’s nuclear program had no military dimensions.

Iran: IAEA report proves nuclear program is 'peaceful'

Iran expects deal to come into force in January

Iran's deputy foreign minister says he expects the nuclear deal with the West to enter into force in early January.

Iran expects nuclear deal to come into force in January

Iran: No Nuclear Inspectors without Approval

Senior Iranian official places another roadblock in the attempts to inspect Iran's nuclear sites.

Iran: No Nuclear Inspectors Will be Allowed without Approval

Iran's Nuclear Negotiator Threw a Pen at Kerry

Iranian MP reveals on TV how Araqchi hurled a pen at John Kerry during Iran nuclear talks, aside from Zarif's shouting at Kerry.

Iran's Chief Nuclear Negotiator Threw a Pen at Kerryplayer

Iran Reveals Nuclear Deal May Come After Tuesday

Final deal that was expected Monday looks to hit more delays, as top Iranian negotiator says talks are in 'final breathtaking moments.'

Iran Reveals Nuclear Deal May Only Come After Tuesday

Iran Lets Khamenei Call Shots on Iran Deal

Officials say the deadline could be extended at the Ayatollah's whim, days after Khamenei said 'no guarantees' Iran will follow the deal.

Iran Lets Khamenei Call Shots on Iran Deal

Iran: We Won't Move Our Uranium Abroad

Iran’s chief negotiator says a nuclear deal with world powers is "doable", insists Iran would refuse to send out its nuclear stocks abroad.

Iranian Negotiator: We Won't Move Our Uranium Abroad

Iranian Nuclear Talks to Resume January 18

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister says the next round of nuclear talks will be held in Geneva on January 18.

Iranian Nuclear Talks to Resume January 18

Iran Describes Latest Talks as 'Very Useful'

Iran's deputy foreign minister says he had "very useful and helpful" negotiations with major powers. Talks to continue next month.

Iran Describes Latest Nuclear Talks as 'Very Useful'

Iran Talks with Powers to Resume Next Week

Iran will resume negotiations with world powers in Geneva next week, says deputy foreign minister Abbas Araqchi.

Iran Talks with World Powers to Resume Next Week

Iran Says There is No Progress After Latest Talks

Iran’s deputy foreign minister says no progress was made in two days of talks in Oman, as November 24 deadline approaches.

Iran Says There is No Progress After Latest Talks

Iran: A Deal is Within Reach by November 24

Iran's deputy foreign minister claims his country sees no alternative to a diplomatic settlement with six world powers.

Iran: A Deal is Within Reach by November 24

Iran: West Should Drop its 'Excessive Demands'

Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister says deal by November 24 is unlikely.

Iranian Negotiator: West Should Drop its 'Excessive Demands'

Iranian Official: Nuclear Talks May be Extended

A senior Iranian negotiator says nuclear talks with world powers could be extended again if no deal is reached by November 24.

Iranian Official: Nuclear Talks May be Extended - Again

Iranian Negotiator: 'Difficult Road' Ahead

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister says Iran and world powers remain far apart over Tehran's nuclear program.

Iranian Negotiator: A 'Difficult Road' Ahead in Nuclear Talks

Iran Threatens to Resume Enrichment if Talks Fail

Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister: It's possible to reach an agreement with the West, but if not we'll resume uranium enrichment.

Iran Threatens to Resume Enrichment if Talks Fail

Iran Says Nuclear Talks Could be Extended

Iran's talks with six world powers on a long-term deal could be extended for another six months, says deputy Foreign Minister.

Iran Says Nuclear Talks Could be Extended

Iran Receives First Installment of Frozen Assets

Iran has received the first installment of $4.2 billion in frozen assets as part of the nuclear deal struck in November.

Iran Receives First Installment of Frozen Assets

Iran: Talks with West Are Making 'Slow Progress'

Technical talks between Iran and world powers are making progress but slowly, says Iranian deputy foreign minister.

Iran: Talks with West Are Making 'Slow Progress'

Iran Says Talks with World Powers Will Resume

Iranian deputy foreign minister says Tehran will resume negotiations with world powers over its nuclear program in the coming days.

Iran Says Talks with World Powers Will Resume

Iran, World Powers May Meet Again Next Week

Iran and world powers are likely to meet next week to discuss implementation of Geneva deal, says Deputy Iranian FM.

Iran, World Powers May Meet Again Next Week

Iran, World Powers Reach Deal

Iran and six world powers have reached a deal regarding Iran’s nuclear program.

Iran, World Powers Reach Dealplayer

Iran: No Progress in Geneva Talks So Far

Iran and world powers lock horns in nuclear talks in Geneva, but talks expected to continue into Friday.

Iran: No Progress in Geneva Talks So Far

Iran: An Agreement Can be Reached Tomorrow

Iran’s Foreign Minister says an agreement on his country's nuclear program is within reach. His deputy says Iran won't stop enriching.

Iran's Foreign Minister: An Agreement Can be Reached Tomorrow