Six world powers and Iran missed a Tuesday deadline to reach an outline accord reining in Tehran's nuclear programme, extending talks into an extra day as they edged toward a deal but failed to agree crucial details such as the lifting of U.
With a deadline hours away, Iran and six world powers ramped up the pace on Tuesday in negotiations over a preliminary deal on Tehran's nuclear programme, while officials cautioned that any agreement would likely be fragile and incomplete.
Oil tumbled 5 per cent on Friday as Yemen's conflict looked less likely to disrupt Middle East crude shipments and investors turned their focus to talks for a potential Iran nuclear deal that could put more supply on the market.
Iran and six powers failed for a second time this year on Monday to resolve their 12-year dispute over Tehran's nuclear ambitions and gave themselves seven more months to overcome the deadlock that has prevented them from clinching an histor
Iran and six world powers looked set to miss Monday's deadline for resolving a 12-year stand-off over Tehran's nuclear ambitions and are already looking at a possible extension of the negotiations.
The talks in Vienna aim
Iran's talks with six global powers on a long-term deal to curb its nuclear programme in exchange for an end to sanctions could be extended for another six months if no deal is reached by a July 20 deadline, a senior Iranian official said on
Gulf states must have a seat at nuclear talks between world powers and neighbouring Iran because of their own stake in regional stability, Qatar's foreign minister said on Saturday.
Gulf capitals cautiously welcomed an interim
Iran and six major powers have made some progress toward an interim deal to curb Tehran's nuclear programme in exchange for sanctions relief, but both sides said they still have significant differences to overcome.
World powers hope to resume negotiations with Iran over its disputed nuclear programme "as soon as possible", the European Union's foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said on Tuesday.
Ashton, who oversees talks wit
Iran is prepared to pursue nuclear diplomacy with world powers before or after next month's presidential election in the Islamic Republic, its chief negotiator said on Thursday.
Saeed Jalili, who is also a candidate in the pre