Laura Rozen

Laura Rozen

US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at a hotel in Vienna, June 30, 2015. (photo by REUTERS/State Department/Handout)

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Momentum for Iran deal builds

Tuesday, Jun. 30, 2015 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel

The Iran nuclear talks have been extended until July 7 as the Iranian and US officials present in Vienna express optimism and mutual reassurance.

Reality of deal sets in for Iran, P5+1

Monday, Jun. 29, 2015 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel

A senior US negotiator suggested that all parties, but particularly the Iranians, may be experiencing some eleventh-hour jitters.

Zarif travels to Iran after nuclear talks with Kerry

Sunday, Jun. 28, 2015 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel

Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif departed nuclear talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry and P5+1 diplomats in Vienna June 28 for consultations in Tehran, as officials say they will need a few days past the June 30 deadline to try to conclude the nuclear deal.

US 'hopeful' on final Iran deal

Thursday, Jun. 25, 2015 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel

The United States sees a path to reaching a “very good” Iran nuclear deal, but tough decisions will have to be made, according to a senior US official, as John Kerry and Mohammad Javad Zarif were set to join the talks in Vienna.

Iran talks may go into overtime

Thursday, Jun. 11, 2015 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel

Negotiators are focused on the June 30 target for reaching a final Iran nuclear deal, a US official said June 10, but brinksmanship may push Iran talks past the deadline as each side waits to see if the other will make concessions.

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Laura Rozen reports on foreign policy from Washington, DC, for Al-Monitor's Back Channel. She has written for Yahoo! News, Politico and Foreign Policy. On Twitter: @LRozen

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