Despite hope that Iran and the world’s powers would reach a nuclear deal Monday, efforts to reach an Iranian nuclear deal were stymied once again. Gwen Ifill talks to Indira Lakshmanan of Bloomberg about what happened and what’s to come. Continue reading
Though a number of self-imposed deadlines have come and gone, the world’s major powers will continue to negotiate on an Iranian nuclear deal throughout the weekend in hopes of clinching an agreement. Judy Woodruff gets an update from Michael Gordon of The New York Times, reporting from Vienna. Continue reading
VIENNA — Iran took a hard line Thursday on two of the biggest demands of world powers in a final nuclear accord, rejecting any extraordinary inspection rules and threatening to ramp up enrichment of bomb-making material if the United States and other countries re-impose sanctions after the deal is in place. Continue reading
In preparation for the Eurovision Song Contest, Vienna has outfitted its traffic lights throughout the city with figures of same-sex couples, replacing the single, gender-neutral figures typically seen at pedestrian crossings.
Kerry, who joined the foreign ministers of Britain, France and Germany on the weekend to add diplomatic muscle to the talks, said the negotiations would continue until at least Sunday. In the meantime, he said, he would consult with President Barack Obama and the U.S. Congress on where the talks are if no pact is agreed on by July 20. Continue reading
For years, Iran has been an archenemy of the United States. Now, with alliances blurred in the Mideast, the two countries are talking about how to stop an offensive in Iraq by al-Qaida-inspired insurgents. Continue reading