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Denis R. McDonough
Iran nuclear talks still far from a deal, officials say
Iran nuclear talks still far from a deal, officials say

Hopes are fading that the outline of a landmark deal to limit Iran’s nuclear program will be completed this week, as western officials emphasize a long list of obstacles that continue to block progress. Sunday, as negotiators for the United States and Iran gathered here, some diplomats and observers had predicted that the outline of a deal could be announced by Friday. But in briefings Tuesday, officials struck a more pessimistic tone about the talks, which involve Iran, the United States and five other world powers. “We still have a way to go,” a senior administration official told reporters. “We still have some tough technical issues to address.” ...

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