Iran Expects Progress in Nuclear Talks with EU, U.S.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif walks down an aisle at the 69th United Nations General Assembly in New York

VIENNA (Reuters) – Iran does not expect a breakthrough in high-level nuclear talks with the United States and the European Union this week but hopes they will help pave the way for a final deal, its foreign minister said on Tuesday.

Iran: Nuclear Talks Might be Extended if November Deadline Missed

Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant / AP

ANKARA (Reuters) – Talks over Iran’s nuclear program might be extended if disagreement over remaining issues cannot be resolved by a November deadline, Iran’s top negotiator was quoted as saying on Friday, in the first hint an extension was being contemplated.

Iran Bans Nuke Expert From Inspection Team

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani smiles while replying to a question during a news conference on the sidelines of the 69th United Nations General Assembly at United Nations Headquarters in New York September 26

VIENNA (Reuters) – Iran has dismissed criticism by the International Atomic Energy Agency of its refusal to let one IAEA expert into the country as part of a team investigating allegations of nuclear weapons research.

Iran, Russia Boost Nuclear Ties

Vladimir Putin, Hassan Rouhani

The heads of Iran and Russia’s state-run nuclear agencies discussed the construction of new nuclear plants in Iran during a meeting held on Friday around the same time that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, also sat down for a chat about Tehran’s ongoing nuclear negotiations with the West, according to regional reports.