Russia says it will reassess cooperation with UN chief Antonio Guterres if he sends experts to Ukraine to inspect downed drones that Western powers claim were made in Iran and used by Moscow, as fighting enters its 239th day.
Opinion divided in Iran over the future of bilateral relations with Britain under Liz Truss, who had annoyed Tehran’s leadership with a hardline stance on nuclear talks.
Israeli government advances efforts to block any nuclear deal with Iran and prevent the lifting of imposed sanctions on Tehran as PM Lapid travels to Europe.
Tehran rejects as "unconstructive" a statement by France, Britain and Germany that says its demands were jeopardising talks to revive 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.
The nuclear deal would see sanctions lifted against Iran in exchange for restricting its rapidly advancing nuclear program.
EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell says Iran gave a reasonable response to the bloc's proposal to revive the 2015 nuclear accord, which he hopes the US will also respond positively to as early as this week.
US said it will respond to the European Union's "final" text on reviving the deal in private without giving a timeline.
Officials from world powers and Iran are meeting in the Austrian capital for the first time since March, when negotiations — which began in 2021 to reintegrate the United States into the agreement — stalled.
A fresh round of nuclear talks between Iranian and American diplomats has begun with a range of issues clouding the future course of these negotiations.
The abruptly called meeting in Vienna comes after the EU foreign affairs chief has repeatedly pushed to salvage the deal in past weeks.
Iran has condemned a plan by the US and Israel to form a joint defense pact with Arab states to counter Tehran, calling it a threat to regional security.
Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian expresses hope at reaching a final nuclear agreement following a meeting in Tehran with European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell.
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