Iran Talks Clock Is Running Out

According to NBC's Andrea Mitchell, the State Department said that with several sticking points still to be worked out, negotiations on a nuclear deal with Iran will continue past Tuesday night's deadline into Wednesday.
Diplomats from Iran and the so-called P5+1 — the U.S., China, Russia, Germany, France and Britain — resumed meeting Tuesday night as they scramble to agree on the framework of an agreement that would see Iran limit its nuclear program in exchange for some sanctions relief.
As the midnight deadline crept closer, Marie Harf, the State Department's spokeswoman, said, "There are several difficult issues still remaining," but she added: "We've made enough progress in the last days to merit staying until Wednesday."
Negotiators had carefully avoided any mention of an "extension" as they worked on pulling together a statement that would close the round of talks but leave several key issues to be decided in the coming months.



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