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The P5+1 and Iran Nuclear Deal Alert

Ministers from the P5+1, Iran, and EU in Vienna.

This is an archive page for the special e-newsletters providing updates, news, and analysis on the negotiations between the P5+1 (China, Germany, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States) and Iran over Iran's nuclear program. To get this P5+1 and Iran Nuclear Talks Alert delivered to your inbox,

The P5+1 and Iran Nuclear Talks Alert, July 3

Ministers and Momentum International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director-General Yukiya Amano returned from Tehran on Friday after meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and the Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran Ali Shamkhani. The Iranian press and The Los Angeles Times reported Shamkhani as saying that Iran is ready to continue cooperation with the IAEA to “resolve the remaining issues.” Upon return to Vienna, Amano said on July 3 that he discussed monitoring and verification under a comprehensive deal and the agency's investigation into the possible military...

The P5+1 and Iran Nuclear Talks Alert, July 1

Mr. Amano Goes to Tehran Negotiators decided to extend talks through July 7, with each side agreeing to continue implementation of the November 2013 interim Joint Plan of Action for the next seven days. The decision came after Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif returned to Vienna. He brought with him the head of the Atomic Energy Agency of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi, who has been sidelined from many of the negotiations since Lausanne due to health concerns. Negotiators on both sides have said that Salehi’s presence will be an asset to the talks, given his technical expertise and...

The P5+1 and Iran Nuclear Talks Alert, June 29

Talks Extended, But Differences Resolvable Just days before the June 30 deadline for completing their talks, foreign ministers from the P5+1 (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States) and Iran descended on Vienna. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry kicked off the weekend arrivals on Friday night. He was followed by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday morning and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius later that day. Upon arrival, Fabius said that there are three areas where difference still exist: sanctions relief, inspections, and...

The P5+1 and Iran Nuclear Talks Alert, June 26

Vienna Prepares for Ministers and the Media Talks are ramping up in Vienna, with preparations for the arrival of foreign ministers from Iran and the P5+1 (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States). To accommodate the expected flood of journalists, a media tent was constructed outside the Coburg Palace. In the negotiating rooms yesterday, Iran’s deputy foreign ministers and negotiators met with EU political director Helga Schmid. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Vienna today, June 26, along with U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. Iran’s...

The P5+1 and Iran Nuclear Talks Alert, June 23

A Critical Mass of Diplomatic Energy? Key players are meeting and gathering ahead for what may be a final, intense and continuous round of talks aimed at finalizing a comprehensive agreement. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif flew to Luxemburg for talks with the German, French, and British diplomats and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Monday. After meeting with Zarif, UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said that negotiations will go “up to the wire” but the parties aim to get a “durable” comprehensive nuclear agreement by June 30. Zarif returned to Tehran after the...

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