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Iranian nuclear talks watched in Tehran with anticipation, dread
Iranian nuclear talks watched in Tehran with anticipation, dread

In the heat of the Tehran summer, jeweler Ali Mosavi was anxiously scanning precious-metal and currency prices, worrying about what would happen if negotiators in Vienna failed to complete a deal on Iran's nuclear program. If talks collapse before the July 20 deadline, or are extended for months, metal and currency prices will jump, Mosavi said. And over the long term, all retail prices "will be soaring, God forbid," he told a visitor to his shop. As much of the world was obsessively following the soccer World Cup this month, Iranian businesspeople, investors and consumers have been studying the progress of the nuclear talks between Iran and world powers with a mixture...

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