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The country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has in recent months urged for high turnout, expressing hope that this would encourage the emergence of new young leaders.

After world powers held a fourth round of talks aimed at bringing Washington back to the 2015 deal, Russia delegate Mikhail Ulyanov tweeted that participants agreed to 'intensify the process'.

'Possible' to revive <em>nuclear</em> deal before Iran vote: US

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'Possible' to revive nuclear deal before Iran vote: US

Reviving the historic nuclear deal could be within reach ahead of the Iran elections, a Washington official said on Thursday.

US, UK reject reports of prisoner deal with Iran

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US, UK reject reports of prisoner deal with Iran

In a meeting ahead of the 47th G7 summit, Washington and London's top diplomats denied prospects of a breakthrough in a prisoner swap deal with ...

US denies reports Iran poised to free four Americans

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US denies reports Iran poised to free four Americans

A senior White House official on Sunday denied reports from Tehran that an agreement had been reached with Iran for the release of four ...

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Hopes for Iran nuclear breakthrough 'within weeks'

Representatives of the parties still in the Iran agreement noted "indisputable progress" in talks to revive the historic accord after adjourning a third round of negotiations in Vienna.

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Iran, US nuclear talks to resume in Vienna

The Vienna talks aim to achieve a concrete result 'by the end of May', according to diplomats.

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How warming Egypt-Turkey ties could impact the Middle East

Analysis: The beginning of a new chapter in Egypt-Turkey relations could also pave the way for changes in the wider region.

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US eyes major sanctions rollback to revive Iran deal

American officials have reportedly become increasingly expansive about what they might be prepared to offer Iran.

Iran audio-leak aimed at 'discord' amid <em>nuclear</em> talks: president

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Iran audio-leak aimed at 'discord' amid nuclear talks: president

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says leaked audio of Foreign Minister Javad Zarif criticising assassinated commander Qasem Soleimani aimed to ...

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Iran’s Zarif regrets leaked audio of Soleimani criticism

In an Instagram post, Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said he regretted the “domestic infighting” caused by a leak of a recording ...

Iran wants freedom for jailed nationals amid <em>nuclear</em> talks

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Iran wants freedom for jailed nationals amid nuclear talks

Cabinet spokesman Ali Rabiei did not offer details on how many Iranians are held in the US, only that their number is 'bigger than that of ...

Iran <em>nuclear</em> deal talks to 'speed up': Tehran

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Iran nuclear deal talks to 'speed up': Tehran

Iran's foreign ministry said that participants in the third round of talks to bring Washington back to the 2015 nuclear deal have ...

Talks to revive Iran <em>nuclear</em> deal to resume

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Talks to revive Iran nuclear deal to resume

Parties to the Iran nuclear agreement are expected to resume their negotiations on Tuesday in Vienna.

Iranian warships 'aggressively' approached US vessels

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Iranian warships 'aggressively' approached US vessels

Warships from Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps 'aggressively' approached two American vessels in Gulf waters earlier this month.

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Israel national security adviser to meet US counterpart: report

Israel's Meir Ben Shabbat has reportedly been instructed to present Israel's opposition to reviving the Iran nuclear deal.

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Could Saudi-Iran talks finally defuse the region's biggest rivalry?

Analysis: Few expect major changes in Saudi-Iranian relations any time soon, but recent talks in Iraq signal a potential de-escalation after ...

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Three rockets hit Baghdad airport base housing US troops

It is the second attack on US interests in Iraq in less than a week.

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US gives Iran 'examples' of sanctions it could lift

The United States has revealed a set of possible sanctions it could lift if Iran under a return to a nuclear accord.

Europe powers warn against jeopardising Iran talks progress

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Europe powers warn against jeopardising Iran talks progress

Escalatory moves could jeopardise any progress made at Vienna talks between world powers and Iran, a diplomat has warned.

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EU diplomat warns 'hard work' to save Iran deal

EU chief negotiator Enrique Mora hailed said 'ongoing challenges' remained in saving the landmark 2015 Iran deal.

Russia says Iran <em>nuclear</em> talks enter 'drafting stage'

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Russia says Iran nuclear talks enter 'drafting stage'

A Russian diplomat taking part in talks to save the landmark Iran nuclear deal said Monday that the negotiations had entered 'the ...

Iran asks Interpol to arrest Natanz 'sabotage' suspect: media

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Iran asks Interpol to arrest Natanz 'sabotage' suspect: media

Iranian state television published a photo and identified the suspect as 43-year-old Reza Karimi.

Iran offers upbeat assessment of progress in <em>nuclear</em> talks

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Iran offers upbeat assessment of progress in nuclear talks

Iran's deputy foreign minister said talks in Vienna have entered a new phase and that Tehran has proposed draft agreements that could be a basis ...

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