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Israeli minister: Kerry's remarks on Iran nuke deal 'not acceptable'

The Hill: An Israeli Cabinet minister said Secretary of State John Kerry’s remarks over the specifics of a nuclear threshold in a final deal with Iran were "not acceptable". "The things that Kerry said ... are worrying. They are surprising. They are not acceptable," Minister Yuval Steinitz told Israel Radio. 


Iran needs 30,000 new centrifuges for fuel: official

AFP - Iran will need 30,000 of its new generation centrifuges to meet domestic fuel demands, far more than the current number, its nuclear chief said Sunday. Ali Akbar Salehi's comments came just days after the latest round of talks in Vienna aimed at securing a long-term deal over Iran's disputed nuclear programme.


Row over Iran UN pick not impacting nuclear talks: US

AFP - The United States' refusal to issue a visa to Iran's pick for UN ambassador is not impacting talks over the country's disputed nuclear program, Washington's envoy to the United Nations said Sunday. Washington has said it won't issue a visa to Hamid Aboutalebi, who has been linked to the 1979 US hostage crisis.


Iran's leaders still touting nuclear progress

Wall Street Journal: A senior cleric delivering a nationally televised sermon urged a crowd that included former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the head of Iran's nuclear energy organization to observe sexual piety, aid the poor and support Iran's development of nuclear power.


Iran, six powers face 'significant gaps' in nuclear talks

Reuters: Negotiators from Iran and six world powers struggled on Wednesday to narrow "significant gaps" in talks aimed at clearing the way for a long-term accord on curbing Tehran's nuclear program. The negotiators plan to start drafting the agreement to meet a self-imposed July 20 deadline.