The halfhearted threat to the US superpower

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Obama shows no inclination to rethink his foreign policy

Republicans push for new Iran sanctions

Extension of nuclear talks sets up Congressional clash in US

Khamenei defiant on nuclear deal failure

Negotiations to be extended by seven more months

Iran talks extended for seven months

World powers and Islamic republic fail to reach agreement

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Washington’s two foreign policies

The question is whether Iran will have enough trust in Obama’s ability to co-opt Congress

Nuclear talks deadlocked as deadline looms

Discussions shift to international observation and inspection

Diplomats eye interim Iran agreement

Attempt to inject urgency before the deadline of midnight on Monday

Timeline: Iran’s nuclear negotiations

Diplomatic struggles over Tehran’s intentions since 2002

West cannot afford Iran to turn to Russia

It is vital a comprehensive deal on Iran’s nuclear programme is reached, writes Ariane Tabatabai

US and Iran prepare for the blame game

Tehran hopes to break out of sanctions even if last-ditch talks on its nuclear programme fail

Iran hardliners ordered to support talks

In the run up to deadline for a deal, conservatives are told not to undermine negotiations

Q&A: How likely is a nuclear deal with Iran?

Negotiations may be moving forward but politicians could retreat

Detente and messages to the Ayatollah

US president has been indulging in a correspondence with the Supreme Leader

Unvanquished US neocons surge back

Conservatives feel vindicated as Obama’s foreign policy comes under fire, says Jacob Heilbrunn

Russia agrees nuclear deal with Iran

Distrust of Moscow leaves many questioning the details of an agreement to build eight new reactors in Iran

Battle for Iraq: the Iranian connection

US decision to delay its attack on Isis opened door to Tehran in Iraq

Battle for Iraq: the Iranian connection

Iraqi and Iranian insiders say the Obama administration’s decision to wait and insist on the removal of Nouri al-Maliki before taking action strengthened Iran’s position in Iraq

Weak Iran economy adds to nuclear pressure

Plunging oil prices and sanctions hit country’s revenues

Iranian general is new hero in Isis battle

Speculation officer’s rise is move to distract from intelligence failings

A move towards a nuclear deal with Iran

The midterm elections in the US must not put an accord in doubt