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Obama says Iran falling short in nuclear talks

U.S. President Barack Obama says Iran has not yet agreed to what he feels is necessary to achieve a final nuclear agreement. In an interview with Huffington Post, Obama commented on the progress of the nuclear talks with Iran, saying: “They have not yet made the kind of concessions that are I think going to be needed for a final deal to get done. But they have moved, and so there's the possibility.” » read more

Zarif responds to Obama’s Norooz message to Iran

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif responded to the U.S. president’s Norooz message posted on the White House website and addressing the Iranian people and leaders. » read more

Obama’s Norooz message to Iran notes “historic opportunity”

The U.S. president sent a message to the people and leaders of Iran on Thursday March 19 as the Iranian New Year approached, saying this year presents the “best opportunity in decades” to establish a new relationship between the two countries. » read more

Obama notes “coalition” of U.S. senators, Iran’s hardliners

The U.S. president has criticized the letter by 47 Republican senators about the nuclear negotiations with Iran, saying the “unusual coalition” between members of Congress and Iranian hardliners is ironic. » read more

Obama to fend off congressional influence in nuclear deal

The White House has announced that the U.S. president will veto a bill prepared by Congress that would make any nuclear deal with Iran conditional on congressional approval. » read more

Newspaper reports Supreme Leader sent letter to Obama

The Wall Street Journal reports that Iran’s Supreme Leader has sent a letter to Barack Obama, adding that Ayatollah Khamenei used his secret contacts to forward the letter to the U.S. president. » read more

Obama tells Iran to “make a decision” on nuclear deal

President Obama has called on Iran “to make a decision”, saying he expects no further extensions to the ongoing nuclear talks between Iran and the 5+1. » read more

Obama promises no new sanctions on Iran

U.S. President Barack Obama vowed once more that he will veto any effort by Congress to place new sanctions on Iran. In his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, Obama said he will veto any new sanctions bill because he believes such a bill would undo the progress they have made so far through diplomacy. » read more

Obama reportedly writes fourth letter to Iranian leader

U.S. President Barack Obama has written to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal, urging the Iranian leader to support progress in the nuclear negotiations and outlining the common interests of the two countries in confronting the forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). » read more

Nuclear inspectors to arrive in Iran this weekend

A spokesman for the Iranian Atomic Agency has announced that representatives of the International Atomic Energy Agency are scheduled to arrive in Tehran on January 18 to initiate the first steps in implementing the Geneva agreement. » read more