The Iranian File
November 20, 2013
A senior US official said Wednesday that arriving at a nuclear deal with Iran in the renewed round of talks in Geneva would be "very hard", shortly after talks between the Islamic Republic and the P5+1 ended after 10 minutes.
Ayatollah Khamenei says he will not intervene in diplomatic discussions but there are red lines that the Iranian negotiators will have to observe.
US President Barack Obama Tuesday appealed to senators to delay voting for tougher sanctions on Iran while international negotiations aimed at curbing the country's nuclear program continue.
British Prime Minister David Cameron telephoned Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Tuesday, representing the first official communication between UK and Iranian leadership in over ten years.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with Russian leadership in Moscow today to discuss and advocate against the emerging nuclear agreement between Iran, the US and other world powers.The PM's visit coincides with the commencement of nuclear talks in Geneva.
November 19, 2013
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned on Tuesday the terrorist bombing near the Iranian embassy in Beirut's Bir Hassan neighborhood.
Ahead of this week's commencement of nuclear talks in Geneva aimed to finalize an agreement between Iran and six world powers, US Secretary of State John Kerry pressed Iran to reach consensus with the international community and also canceled his trip to Israel.
November 18, 2013
Saudi Arabia on Monday denied that Riyadh has agreed to allow Israel to use its airspace to attack Iran.
In a day full of diplomatic dealings, Russian President Vladimir Putin telephoned Iran's president Hassan Rouhani and met with Syrian government representatives in Moscow.
November 17, 2013
French President Francois Hollande assured Israel on Sunday that France will never tolerate nuclear proliferation
Iran's chief nuclear negotiator said on Sunday that Iran has the right to enrich uranium, but does not insist others recognize that right.
US Secretary of State John Kerry will be visiting Israel Friday to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss the Iranian nuclear talks and the Palestinian peace process.
November 16, 2013
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pressed France to not lower its guard on Iran's nuclear program.
The OPCW met Friday to endorse a plan to destroy Syria's deadly poison gas.
Senior U.S. official said on Friday, it is "quite possible" a deal could be reached when negotiators meet November 20-22 in Geneva.