A comprehensive nuclear deal would provide world powers with greater visibility into Iran - with Tehran's permission - than intelligence alone ever could.
Rouhani's move to reach out to the leaders of the six powers is "hopefully a sign that Iran is ready to make some of the tough decisions," a senior State Department official said.
While all sides agree they have been inching closer to a deal, there are major disagreements that have prevented a resolution.
Hammond told reporters the Western ministers were all in agreement that "we will not do a bad deal that does not meet our red lines."
The subtext of the GOP letter to the Iranians is: Think twice before signing a deal with a lame-duck president.
EU: Talks in ‘last mile’ will require political, not technical, concessions; Gaps still need to be closed, Kerry says.
"We are not opposed to any of the entities operating in global markets who want to offer services in Iran."
The war games, which were given the moniker “Great Prophet 9,” began with “maritime mine operations by speedboats” and “the firing of coast-to-sea missiles” in the Persian Gulf.
Emerging deal also places 10-year cap on agreement; Gov’t officials say this is why Netanyahu must address Congress.
“A large part of the moral corruption in this country comes from the introduction of dirty money into politics”.