Foreign relations of Iran
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart have laid the groundwork for an extension of a July 20 deadline to strike a historic nuclear deal after intense talks in Vienna.
A Western diplomat went as far as to say that it was now "highly probable" Iran and world powers would agree to such a move, and that the extension would be months not weeks.
Iran and six world powers wrapped up Friday a fifth round of nuclear talks having started to draft an accord, and will meet again on July 2, the EU said.
"We have worked extremely hard all week to develop elements we can bring together when we meet for the next round in Vienna, beginning on 2 July," said spokesman Michael Mann.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is expected to visit Turkey on Monday, for the first time since he was elected last year, a Turkish official said.
The Iranian leader is expected to meet Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ErdoÄan in Ankara for talks on bilateral ties and the broader Middle East, the official told AFP on Thursday.
“The IEA did not suggest that Albania broke sanctions on Iran and any report that says otherwise needs to run a correction,” Magdalena Sanocka, a spokesperson for the IEA, said.
Sanocka said its report only mentioned Albania as a temporary destination for an Iranian oil tanker, which eventually unloaded its cargo elsewhere.