Iran takes tough opening stand at nuclear talks, vows not to dismantle equipment – Washington Post

Washington PostAs the latest talks on Iran’s nuclear program began Tuesday, the country’s negotiators took a tough opening position, pledging never to dismantle equipment or facilities that the United States … Read More

Iranian Nuclear Talks Due To Start – RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyTalks between Iran and six world powers on negotiating a long-term deal to limit Tehran’s nuclear program are due to open on February 18. The talks in Vienna are the … Read More

Kerry in Indonesia, Will Urge More Action on Climate Change – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Indonesia, where he plans to make a major speech Sunday on climate change and its possible impact on Asia. The … Read More

Kerry tells Iran that existing sanctions will stay in place as negotiations continue – Washington Post

Washington PostWASHINGTON — Secretary of State John F. Kerry told Iran’s foreign minister Sunday that the United States will continue to enforce existing sanctions on Iran while bargaining over a … Read More

Zarif Says Iran Ready for New Nuclear Deal After Kerry Meeting – Bloomberg

BloombergIran said it wants to strike a new, long-term nuclear deal with world powers when it returns to negotiations later this month. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian … Read More

Set Aside Illusions on Iran N. Program, Zarif Tells West – Tasnim News Agency

Tasnim News AgencyTEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called on Western governments to set aside illusions that sanctions forced the Islamic Republic to negotiate on its nuclear … Read More

Turkish central bank will not hold “additional monetary tightening days” anymore – Economic Times

Economic TimesThe bank raised all of its key interest rates in dramatic fashion at an emergency midnight policy meeting, ignoring opposition from Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan as it battles to … Read More

Obama says Iran talks may not succeed but threatens veto on new sanctions … – The Globe and Mail

The Globe and MailAny new economic sanctions that Congress tries to impose against Iran during international negotiations to limit the Islamic republic’s nuclear program will be vetoed, President Barack Obama … Read More

2014 State of the Union Address Full Speech Text

Remarks of President Barack Obama – As Prepared for Delivery State of the Union Address Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Washington, D.C. As Prepared for Delivery – Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice … Read More

UPDATE 3-Talks on Iran nuclear deal expected in NY in February-US – Reuters

Reuters(Adds comments from U.S. official, information about drive for new sanctions in U.S. Congress paragraphs 2-5). By Louis Charbonneau and Justyna Pawlak. UNITED NATIONS/BRUSSELS Jan 27 (Reuters) – – The … Read More

Obama honors Holocaust Remembrance Day – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPresident Obama urged the nation and world Monday to remember the victims in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. “Each year on this day the world comes together to … Read More

Netanyahu says West has ‘no chance’ of striking final nuclear deal with Iran – Jerusalem Post

Jerusalem Post“No final status agreement with Iran will work,” the premier said hours after returning from his trip to Davos, where he took part in the World Economic Forum. Netanyahu. … Read More

Iran urges foreign fighters to leave Syria – Al-Bawaba

Al-BawabaIran wants all foreign fighters to leave Syria, according to the country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif. Zarif, speaking at an Al Arabiya panel held in cooperation with … Read More

Iran wants full nuclear deal and investment, Rouhani tells Davos – Reuters

ReutersDAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – Iran is determined to negotiate a comprehensive deal on its nuclear programme with major powers so it can develop its battered economy, President Hassan Rouhani said … Read More

Iran’s President Pledges Cooperation, Trade – ABC News

ABC NewsIranian President Hassan Rouhani said Thursday his country is ready to do business and honor a deal to curb its nuclear program, in a speech aimed at persuading world … Read More

US, Syrian Diplomats Clash as Conference Begins – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalMONTREUX, Switzerland—U.S. and Syrian diplomats clashed sharply at the opening of a long-awaited international conference aimed at ending the Syrian civil war, at odds over Western demands that … Read More

Excluded Iran Says Its Role At Syria Talks Will Be Missed – New York Times

New York TimesTEHRAN — After Iran was invited to and then disinvited from a coming peace conference on Syria within the space of 24 hours, Iranian officials and commentators said … Read More

High stakes, low expectations for Syria peace talks – CNN International

CNN International(CNN) — A new peace conference aimed at ending Syria’s civil war convenes Wednesday in Switzerland, where the international community hopes to apply a tourniquet to the Middle East’s … Read More

Syria peace talks: Russia criticizes rescinding of Iran’s invitation – CNN

CNN(CNN) — It was a mistake for the United Nations to rescind an invitation to Iran to participate in peace talks on Syria this week, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov … Read More

Obama will win over Senate in Iran row: academic – Tehran Times

Tehran TimesTEHRAN – President Obama has seriously opposed any new sanctions against Iran after a landmark nuclear deal was signed between Iran and the major powers (the five permanent members … Read More

UN withdraws Iran invite to Syria peace talks – USA TODAY

USA TODAYAfter issuing an invitation to Iran to join the Syrian peace talks, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has withdrawn that invitation amid mounting concerns over Iran’s participation in … Read More

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