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Iran, major powers will extend nuclear talks: source
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_02_am2(235).jpgTEHRAN – Iran and the major powers will extend their talks on a comprehensive deal to resolve the dispute over Tehran’s nuclear program, according to a source close to Iran’s nuclear negotiating team. 
The source also said that the current round of nuclear talks in Vienna will end on Friday. 
Under an interim agreement reached in Geneva last year, Iran and the major powers agreed to work out a final nuclear deal by a self-imposed deadline of July 20. But the Geneva accord allows the talks to be extended by as long as six months if the two sides agree.
A senior U.S. official said on Saturday that an extension of the talks would be difficult to consider without first seeing “significant progress on key issues.”
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday that enough progress had been made in the talks to be able to extend the negotiations.

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