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The P5+1 and Iran Nuclear Deal Alert

Flags of the Iran Deal Negotiating Partners

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, March 9

Talks Resume March 15: "A good deal is at hand" Following the March 2-6 round of P5+1 (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States) and Iran nuclear talks in Montreux, Switzerland, statements from the principle negotiators suggest the two sides are close to reaching agreement on the political framework for a comprehensive, long-term nuclear deal. European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini told a conference in Latvia, "I believe a good deal is at hand. I also believe that there is not going to be any deal if it is not going to be a good deal."...

P5+1 and Iran Nuclear Talks Alert, March 2

March Arrives: Negotiations Advancing; Debate in DC Intensifying Bilateral talks between Iran and members of the P5+1 (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States) will resume in Montreux, Switzerland beginning today, March 2, and culminating with a full meeting of the political directors from all seven countries on March 5. The U.S. delegation will include Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Energy Ernie Moniz. They will meet again with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi...

P5+1 and Iran Nuclear Talks Alert, February 23

Talks in Geneva Intensify; Another Round Next Week Negotiations between the P5+1 and Iran over the weekend focused on key technical issues, with U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz joining U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Geneva for talks with Iran on a comprehensive nuclear deal. The Feb. 22-23 meetings were Moniz's first as part of the U.S. team negotiating a comprehensive nuclear deal. If an agreement is reached, Moniz will be a key validator. The technical expertise of the Department of Energy will play a critical role in assuring the international community that the limits on Iran's...

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...

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