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Iran nuclear talks: What's at stake and what's happened so far
Iran nuclear talks: What's at stake and what's happened so far

Diplomats seeking to limit Iran's nuclear program have long said they wouldn't keep bargaining if officials in Tehran proved unwilling to budge. But after a year of frazzling negotiations and two missed deadlines, the diplomats have done just that. Six world powers and Iran failed to meet the latest cutoff date, Nov. 24, for a comprehensive deal and instead extended negotiations for seven months. Diplomats who had gathered in Vienna said that new ideas were raised in the final hours of talks that merited study and that they justified setting yet another deadline. "We would be fools to walk away," Secretary of State John F. Kerry told reporters. Although deep...

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