Iran nuclear talks in endgame, negotiators push on sticking points
By John Irish and Louis Charbonneau VIENNA (Reuters) - A year and half of nuclear talks between Iran and major powers were creeping toward the finish line on Friday as negotiators wrestled with sticking points including questions about Tehran's past atomic research. Iran is in talks with the United States and five other powers - Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia - on an agreement to curtail its nuclear program in exchange for relief from economic sanctions. "We are coming to the end," said a senior Western diplomat, who added there was no plan to carry on for long past next Tuesday.
Clinton says she hopes Iran talks yield a deal
HANOVER, N.H. (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton said on Friday she hoped that 18 months of nuclear talks between Iran and major powers would yield a deal to curb Iran's nuclear program. "I so hope that we are able to get a deal in the next week that puts a lid on Iran's nuclear weapons program," the former secretary of state told a rally on the Dartmouth College campus in Hanover, New Hampshire, adding that even if a deal is reached, there will be more work to be done. ...
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Iran nuclear talks could go beyond July 7 if exceedingly closeThe Iran nuclear talks could run past a July 7 deadline if the negotiators are on the verge of an agreement, a senior U.S. official said on Friday on condition of anonymity. Asked if Iran and the major powers were "exceedingly close" to a deal whether the talks might go past that deadline, the senior U.S. official told reporters: "Is it conceivable that we would go past the 7th?
Iran to US: Nuke deal could result in joint cooperation
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A-Rod, Yanks settle dispute, he gets ball from 3,000th hit
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UN rights body backs call for accountability in Gaza war
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