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Diplomats press for Iran nuclear deal before Monday deadline
Diplomats press for Iran nuclear deal before Monday deadline

Top Western diplomats converged on the Austrian capital Friday to try to negotiate a nuclear deal with Iran before the deadline Monday, but they appeared to remain far apart as the day ended. Secretary of State John F. Kerry met in Vienna with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton in a round robin of meetings at the stately Palais Coburg hotel. The day’s dramatic high point came when Iranian officials said Zarif would return to Tehran to present leaders there with the latest proposal from the six world powers that have been seeking a...

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