14 July 2015
Breaking: Iran, World Powers Have Reached Nuclear Agreement | 14 July 2015 | Iran and world powers sealed a historic accord to curb the Islamic Republic's nuclear program in return for the lifting of sanctions, capping two years of tough diplomacy with the biggest breakthrough in relations in decades. Diplomats reached an agreement in Vienna, according to an official involved in the talks, who asked not to be identified and didn't elaborate on the details of the deal. The accord will curb the nation's nuclear program in return for an easing of sanctions that have crippled the Islamic Republic's economy.
With Iran nuclear deal said to be close, negotiators to hold final meeting | 14 July 2015 | With an historic deal on Iran's nuclear program reported to be imminent, negotiators from the countries involved in the talks will hold a final meeting Tuesday, officials said. Representatives of the United States, Iran and the other participating nations will meet at 10:30 a.m. in Vienna (4:30 a.m. ET), after which press conferences are expected to be held, U.S. and E.U. officials said. A senior Iranian diplomat directly involved in the talks said Monday night, "We are very close but not there yet. Let's see what's going to happen in the next few hours."
US delivers first F-16 fighters to Iraq | 13 July 2015 | The U.S. on Monday delivered the first lot of F-16 fighter jets to the Iraqi government to be used in the fight against Islamic militants. Brett McGurk, the administration's deputy special presidential envoy to the coalition 'against' the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) [I-CIA-SIS], confirmed the deliver on Twitter. "After years of preparation & training in the U.S., Iraqi pilots today landed the 1st squadron of Iraqi F16s in #Iraq," he said. The four jets arrived the Balad air base around midday local time, an Iraqi air force officialtold Reuters.
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