A diplomatic breakthrough is unlikely on a nuclear deal to end sanctions against Iran when talks resume in New York this week between Tehran and six world powers deadlocked after a year of negotiations.
The talks between Iran and
Iran and the US met in Geneva for bilateral talks on Thursday as international diplomacy intensifies to end a decade-old dispute over Tehran's atomic activities by a new deadline in late November.
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Iran may have failed to meet a deadline for addressing UN concerns about suspected nuclear bomb research, but it could still act to influence a key report due next week, diplomatic sources said on Wednesday.
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Iran has started taking action to comply with the terms of an extended agreement with six world powers over its disputed atomic activities, a UN nuclear watchdog report obtained by Reuters on Wednesday showed.
The findings in a mo
Iran and six world powers resumed talks on Thursday aimed at clinching a long-term deal later this month on the scope of Tehran's contested nuclear program, seeking to bridge still wide gaps in negotiating positions.
The UN nuclear watchdog appears no closer to finding out what happened at a military site at the centre of its investigation into suspected atom bomb research by Iran, despite signs Tehran is becoming more co-operative.
South Korea will transfer $550 million to Iran in its first back oil payment under an interim nuclear deal that eases sanctions on Tehran, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.
The payment on Friday will co
The UN nuclear watchdog planned a major report on Iran that might have revealed more of its suspected atomic bomb research, but held off as Tehran's relations with the outside world thawed, sources familiar with the matter said.
An agreement on Iran's nuclear programme is possible within six months if there is good will, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Mohammad Zarif said on Monday.
"With good will we can reach an agreement within six months,"
Iran would receive the first $550 million installment of a total of $4.2 billion in previously blocked overseas funds on or about February 1, a senior US official said.
Under a November 24 nuclear agreement, six major powers agree