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Big hurdles to Iran nuclear deal as deadline looms

As a June 30 deadline for a final nuclear deal approaches, major differences remain between Iran and world powers on several key issues including sanctions relief and U.N. access to Iranian sites, a senior Western diplomat said on Friday.

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Iran sees good chance of nuclear deal by June 30

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.

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Iran nuclear talks ‘stalled’, deadline may extend

Nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers have virtually stalled and a deadline for a final deal may have to be postponed again, Russian news agency TASS quoted a diplomatic source as saying on Friday. Iran and the powers --

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US lauds Saudi for sanctions on Hezbollah officials

The US on Wednesday commended Saudi Arabia for imposing sanctions on two senior officials of the Iranian-backed Hezbollah group in Lebanon and designating them as terrorists. The US designated the two officials, Khalil Youssef Har

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Iran eyes oil exports back to pre-sanctions level

Iran hopes its crude oil exports will return to pre-sanctions levels within three months once a deal with major powers to lift an oil embargo is finalised, Iran's deputy oil minister said on Monday. "We hope we can come b

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Start of new relationship with world: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Friday that a framework for a nuclear deal was just the first step toward building a new relationship with the world, after Iranians greeted the announcement of the accord with celebrations in the streets

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Billions up for grabs if nuke deal opens Iran economy

Iranian investment banker Ramin Rabii says he shouted in joy when he learned that Tehran and world powers had reached a deal which promises to lift economic sanctions on Iran. Then he called colleagues to discuss the business implications.

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Iran nuke talks limp on; deal seen close but elusive

Major powers and Iran stretched marathon talks on Tehran's nuclear programme into a second day past their deadline, with diplomats saying prospects for a preliminary agreement were finely balanced between success and collapse in the coming h

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More Iran oil post-sanctions, aimed at Asia, may hurt Iraq

A possible surge in Iranian oil exports from an end to sanctions will reboot a struggle between top Middle East producers for Asian buyers, with Iraq looking the most vulnerable.   The latest twist to the saga of

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Iran deal: deadline nears

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.

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