After more than two weeks of marathon negotiations, Iran and six world powers appeared close to a historic nuclear deal that would bring sanctions relief in exchange for curbs on Tehran's atomic programme, diplomats said on Sunday.
Iran and major powers gave themselves until Monday to reach a nuclear agreement, their third extension in two weeks, as Tehran accused the West of throwing up new stumbling blocks to a deal.
Both sides say there has been progress
Iran and major powers gave themselves at least until Friday to negotiate an agreement on the Iranian nuclear programme, but a source from one of the powers said on Tuesday they had to wrap up in the next 48 hours.
"We are con
A year and half of nuclear talks between Iran and major powers were creeping towards the finish line on Friday as negotiators gave themselves until July 7 to wrestle with sticking points.
Iran is in talks with the United States an
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday he saw a good chance of reaching a final agreement with six world powers on Iran's nuclear programme by a June 30 deadline or a few days later, provided there was political will.
Iran and six world powers resumed negotiations on its nuclear programme on Thursday, the Iranian state news agency Irna said, seeking to overcome remaining differences with a self-imposed June 30 deadline looming to end a 12-year standoff.
The United States expects Iran to reduce its stockpile of low enriched uranium to the levels required under an interim nuclear deal by a June 30 deadline, the US State Department said on Wednesday.
"If they don't, that
World powers will hold talks on April 22 and April 23 with Iran in Vienna, the European Union said, as part of efforts to reach a historic deal to end a standoff over Tehran's atomic ambitions.
"A bilateral meeting of EU
Oil futures edged lower on Wednesday amid speculation that a last-minute deal over Iran's nuclear programme would be reached that could allow more Iranian crude onto world markets.
Talks between Iran and six world powers to se
Iran and six world powers ramped up the pace of negotiations on Tuesday ahead of a deadline for a preliminary nuclear deal that was less than 24 hours away, as both sides warned it was crucial to overcome differences that could wreck an agreemen