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Nuclear talks bogging down as Iran balks at key decisions, envoys say
Nuclear talks bogging down as Iran balks at key decisions, envoys say

Talks over Iran’s nuclear program are bogging down because Tehran’s negotiators are reluctant to put in writing previous concessions that may be deeply unpopular at home, current and former diplomats said Tuesday. With the negotiations’ June 30 deadline about a month away, the Iranian team is balking at important decisions, saying it wants to leave them for top officials who are to arrive just before the deadline, Gerard Araud, the French ambassador to the United States, said on a panel at the Atlantic Council think tank in Washington. As a result, it is now “very likely” that deal won't be completed until early July, Araud said. If an agreement is...

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