Iran’s national poet Simin Behbahani died Tuesday of heart failure at the age of 87, according to the country’s official news agency. Behbahani was an iconic figure of modern Persian literature, affectionately referred to as “the lioness of Iran” by…

Iran’s national poet Simin Behbahani died Tuesday of heart failure at the age of 87, according to the country’s official news agency. Behbahani was an iconic figure of modern Persian literature, affectionately referred to as “the lioness of Iran” by…

Jul 15

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Kerry on Iran negotiations: ‘Still have more work to do’

WASHINGTON — World powers and Iran still face significant gaps in their negotiations to curb Tehran's nuclear program, foreign ministers said Tuesday while forging ahead with efforts to secure a deal that could finally bridge a decades-long diplomatic chasm between…

Jul 15

Major gaps remain in nuclear negotiations with Iran, Kerry warns

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…

Jul 14

U.S., Iran search for nuclear agreement ahead of July 20 deadline

VIENNA — The top U.S. and Iranian diplomats searched Monday for a breakthrough in nuclear talks, their efforts complicated by crises across the Middle East and beyond that have Washington and Tehran aligned in some places but often opposed. The…

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