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9 hrs ago | Tehran Times

Zarif specifies sticking points in Iran nuclear talks

TEHRAN The Iranian foreign minister said on Tuesday that Tehran's enrichment capacity, the Arak heavy-water reactor, and the sanctions against the country are the main sticking points in the talks between Iran and the major powers.

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15 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Obama in a corner on Iran

What is striking about the announced extension of the "P5 +1a 3 nuclear talks with Iran is the absence of support for the president and his hapless secretary of state.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Foreign Policy

Is Iran About to Lash Out at Its Dissidents?

The United States and five other major powers negotiating about the Iranian nuclear program agreed to a four-month extension of the talks until Nov. 24. This period is a time of peril for opponents of the Islamic Republic of Iran, who have been of great value in revealing intelligence about its nuclear cheating.

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Christian Science Monitor

Iran nuclear talks: Is a comprehensive deal still on the table?

Though diplomats from Iran and six world powers are talking up the "substantial progress" that led to an extension of nuclear talks until November, crucial differences still threaten a final deal to ensure Iran can never produce a bomb.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

Fox News

US, world powers agree to extend deadline for Iran to meet nuclear scale-back deal

The United States and five other countries have agreed to extend the Sunday deadline toward Iran dismantling parts of its nuclear-development program.

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NCR Iran

France: Iranian regime faces crucial choices as nuclear talks extended

France said on Saturday it hoped the extension on nuclear talks between the West and the Iranian regime would convince Tehran to make the "indispensable choices" needed to reach a long term deal, but warned that major differences still remained.

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State Department

Near East: Briefing on Iran Nuclear Negotiations

MODERATOR: Great. Thank you, everyone, for joining. For those of you in Vienna, I know it's a late night here, and welcome to everyone from Washington.

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The Globe and Mail

What kind of Iran are we looking for here?

Globe and Mail columnist Doug Saunders. RANDY QUAN FOR THE GlOBE AND MAIL Globe and Mail columnist Doug Saunders.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

National Journal

Q&A: Former Key Democrat Seeks New Iran Sanctions if Talks-Extension Terms Too Lax

Former House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Representative Howard Berman, as seen in July 2011 during a bill mark-up.

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Roll Call

A View From Vienna on Extending the Iran Negotiations | Commentary

Critics of U.S. negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program were quick to jump on comments made by Secretary of State John Kerry that Washington and Tehran still need to bridge some gaps in order to reach a comprehensive nuclear agreement.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Washington Post

Kerrya s credibility shot on Iran

Secretary of State John F. Kerry at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv in December Evidencing a bit of panic, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf took to Twitter to bat down the errant report that Secretary of State John F. Kerry was recommending a vote on sanctions -likely to go into effect if no final Iran deal is reached .

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The Globe and Mail

What do we actually know about Iran's nuclear capability?

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks to the media after closed-door nuclear talks on Iran in Vienna, Tuesday, July 15, 2014.

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Iran Liberty

Threat of Nuclear Iran Looms Due to the West's Weak Resolve

The sixth and final round of talks between the Iranian regime and P5+1, which started on July 3, is quickly running its course toward its self-imposed July 20 deadline, at which time world powers and the Iranian regime are supposed to reach a final agreement on Iran's illicit nuclear program and curb the nuclear capabilities of a regime that has ... (more)

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National Review Online

The Obama Administration Will Never Walk Away From Iran

On Monday , the word was that the West's negotiations with Iran weren't going well: "The mood of the talks has gone from optimistic weeks ago, as Iran made concessions on items such as the future of its Arak nuclear reactor, to pessimistic in recent days as it becomes clear a giant gap remains on the crucial question of how much capacity Iran will ... (more)

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

Trend

Tehran water consumption rises by 3 percent amid water shortage crisis

Tehran, Iran, Jul. 16 By Milad Fashtami - Trend: The water consumption of Iranian capital, Tehran, has increased by 3 percent in the past three months.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

The Miami Herald

The sticking points in the Iran nuclear talks

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry wrapped up two days of intense talks with his Iranian counterpart Tuesday about the country's nuclear program, speaking of "tangible progress," but also of significant gaps separating the two sides.

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Los Angeles Times

Kerry hints U.S. may accept extension of Iran talks

Secretary of State John Kerry declared Tuesday that international talks on Iran's nuclear program have made substantial progress, laying the groundwork for an extension of negotiations if the seven countries' representatives do not complete a deal by Sunday's deadline.

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Sun Jul 13, 2014

Payvand News of Iran

Ed Levine Dissects Royce-Engel Letter on Iran Deal

Ed Levine, an arms control specialist who worked for both Republican and Democratic senators for 20 years on the Intelligence Committee and another ten on the Foreign Relations Committee, wrote a detailed and devastating analysis of S. 1881 , the Kirk-Menendez bill , for the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation on whose advisory board he ... (more)

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

Foreign Policy

Take One for Tehran

July 20 is drop-dead day for negotiations on Iran's nuclear program. On Jan. 20, diplomats gave themselves six months to reach an agreement to bring Iran into compliance with the terms of the Non-Proliferation Treaty .

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American Thinker

Bahrain expels US diplomat

Is Obama's State Department crazy, or just plain stupid? Last Sunday, US Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Tom Malinowski met with senior members of the Al-Wefaq group, Bahrain's leading opposition movement to the constitutional monarchy of King Al-Khalifa.

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