Latest Iran nuclear deal News

UN watchdog: Iran has enriched uranium to highest purity yet

May. 12, 2021 08:46 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Iran has enriched uranium to slightly higher purity than previously thought due to “fluctuations” in the process, the United Nations' atomic watchdog said Wednesday. The report underscores the challenges diplomats face in ongoing talks, that began in...

Registration opens for hopefuls in Iran's presidential vote

May. 11, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran opened registration Tuesday for potential candidates in the country's June presidential election, kicking off the race as uncertainty looms over Tehran's tattered nuclear deal with world powers and tensions remain high with the West. President...

Hezbollah leader backs Iran talks with US, Saudi Arabia

May. 07, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group on Friday indicated his support for a dialogue between Iran one one side and the U.S. and Saudi Arabia on the other. Hassan Nasrallah said in a televised speech that such talks could benefit Tehran and...

Talks 'intensify' on bringing US back to Iran nuclear deal

May. 07, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — World powers held a fourth round of high-level talks Friday aimed at bringing the United States back into the nuclear deal with Iran, with both sides signaling a willingness to work out the major stumbling blocks. The talks began in Austria in early April....

US says fate of nuclear pact up to Iran as talks resume

May. 06, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is signaling that Iran shouldn't expect major new concessions from the United States as a new round of indirect nuclear talks is set to resume. A senior administration official told reporters Thursday that the U.S. has laid out...

Flurry of diplomatic contacts fuel Iran deal speculation

May. 04, 2021 05:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A flurry of diplomatic contacts and reports of major progress suggest that indirect talks between the U.S. and Iran may be nearing an agreement. That’s despite efforts by U.S. officials to play down chances of an imminent deal that would bring Washington and Tehran back...

US and UK reject reports of imminent prisoner deal with Iran

May. 03, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The U.S. and the U.K. dismissed reports coming out of Iran that they are thrashing out a prisoner exchange deal with Tehran that could see the imminent release of a British-Iranian woman, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, and four Americans, among others. Iran...

US officials in Mideast to reassure jittery allies over Iran

May. 03, 2021 08:42 AM EDT

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Top Biden administration officials and U.S. senators crisscrossed the Middle East on Monday, seeking to assuage growing unease among Gulf Arab partners over America’s re-engagement with Iran and other policy shifts in the region. ...

US denies Iran claims of prisoner deal; UK plays it down

May. 02, 2021 21:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Iran are in active talks over the release of prisoners, a person familiar with the discussions said Sunday as Washington denied a report by Iranian state-run television that deals had been struck. Prisoner swaps between the U.S....

Progress noted at diplomats' talks on Iran nuclear deal

May. 01, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — High-ranking diplomats from China, Germany, France, Russia and Britain made progress at talks Saturday focused on bringing the United States back into their landmark nuclear deal with Iran, but said they need more work and time to bring about a future agreement. ...