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The P5+1 and Iran Nuclear Deal Alert

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Periodic alerts providing news and analysis on the negotiations and implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action between the P5+1 (China, Germany, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States) and Iran over the latter's nuclear program. To receive these by email, subscribe to our regular updates list.


P5+1 and Iran Nuclear Talks Alert, February 17

Getting Closer.... Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Tehran on Feb. 15 for discussions that included the negotiations on a comprehensive nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States). The talks come soon after Zarif met with a number of foreign ministers on the sidelines of the Feb. 6-8 Munich security conference. Progress was made in Munich, particularly on uranium enrichment, but there are still gaps on that issue and the sequence of sanctions relief that need to be...

P5+1 and Iran Nuclear Talks Alert, February 10

Much Ado in Munich.... A flurry of talks on a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran took place during the February 6-8 annual Munich Security Conference. Meetings included two bilateral sessions between Iranian foreign minister and lead negotiator, Mohammad Javad Zarif, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Feb. 6 and Feb. 8. Zarif also met with EU foreign policy chief and head of the P5+1 negotiating team, Federica Mogherini, and several other foreign ministers from the P5+1 countries over the course of the conference. Kerry said that he does not foresee another extension of the...

P5+1 and Iran Nuclear Talks Alert, January 27

Negotiators from the P5+1 (China, France, Russia, the U.K., and the United States, plus Germany) and Iran are stepping up the pace of their talks on a long-term formula to verifiably limit Iran's nuclear capacity in exchange for phased sanctions relief. Less than a week after the P5+1 and Iranian negotiating teams concluded several days of meetings in Geneva on Jan. 18, Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman and European Union Political Director Helga Schmid met again with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi on January 23 and 24 in Zurich, Switzerland. The P5+1 and Iranian political...

P5+1 and Iran Nuclear Talks Alert, December 2

After days of near round-the-clock discussions, negotiators announced Monday Nov. 24 in Vienna that talks between Iran and the P5+1 (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States) would be extended through June 30. Their aim is to complete a political agreement within the next four months, with an additional three months to work out the technical details, according to a statement delivered by P5+1 lead negotiator Catherine Ashton and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif late on Nov. 24. Ashton and Zarif said that negotiators see a "credible path" toward a...

P5+1 and Iran Nuclear Talks Alert, November 22

Flexibility Approaching the final stretch before the Nov. 24 deadline, it remains unclear as to whether or not Iran and the P5+1 (China, Germany, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States) will reach an agreement or require more time to get the job done. There is still space between the parties on uranium enrichment and the sequence of sanctions relief under a final deal. Flexibility will be required to close the remaining gaps. Today's meetings included a visit from the Austrian Foreign Minister and a bilateral meeting between Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and...

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