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Putin to host Iranian president next week for talks – state TV

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin will host his Iranian counterpart Ebrahim Raisi for talks in Moscow next week as Russia tries to help salvage a nuclear deal between world…

Venezuela’s president to visit Iran ‘very soon’

By Deisy Buitrago CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Sunday he will soon visit Iran to finalize new agreements on cooperation with the Middle Eastern country, which…

Iran sticks to stance as nuclear talks resume, EU, Russia stress urgency

By Parisa Hafezi and Francois Murphy VIENNA (Reuters) -Iran's top negotiator said on Thursday he was sticking to positions Tehran set out when nuclear talks broke off last week, while…

UAE security official pays rare visit to Iran to discuss ties, regional issues

By Parisa Hafezi DUBAI (Reuters) -The United Arab Emirates' senior national security adviser met his Iranian counterpart and hardline President Ebrahim Raisi in a rare visit to Iran on Monday,…

Iran MPs reject President Raisi’s proposed education minister again

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's hardline-dominated parliament on Tuesday rejected conservative President Ebrahim Raisi's proposed education minister for a second time since he formed his cabinet in August. Masoud Fayazi failed…

Wielding Fresh Leverage, Iran to Play Hardball at Nuclear Talks

Iran will adopt an uncompromising stance when it resumes nuclear talks with major powers, betting it has the leverage to win wide sanctions relief in return for curbs on its…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

Iran’s Raisi vows no retreat in nuclear talks with major powers

By Parisa Hafezi DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran will not back down "in any way" in defending its interests, President Ebrahim Raisi said on Thursday, a day after all sides announced…

Talks on reviving 2015 Iran nuclear deal to resume Nov. 29

By Parisa Hafezi DUBAI (Reuters) -Talks on reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal will resume on Nov. 29, the country's top nuclear negotiator said on Wednesday, as Western concerns over…

Iran warns nuclear talks would fail unless Biden provides guarantees

DUBAI (Reuters) - Negotiations to revive Iran's 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers will fail unless U.S. President Joe Biden can guarantee that Washington will not again abandon the pact,…

Iran’s Raisi says nuclear talks with major powers should be result-oriented

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran backs talks with six major powers that are result-oriented, Iranian hardline President Ebrahim Raisi said on Monday, as Tehran and six powers struggled to overcome snags…

Saudi confirms first round of talks with new Iranian government

RIYHADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia confirmed on Sunday it had held its first round of direct talks with Iran's new government last month, part of a process begun earlier this…

Iran must return to nuclear talks to avoid escalation, French official says

PARIS (Reuters) - Iran must return to talks with world powers over its 2015 nuclear deal to avoid a diplomatic escalation that could jeopardize the negotiations, a French presidency official…