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Iran's nuclear program: Cautious optimism over deal as deadline extended

  • The United States and Iran said they were confident of reaching an agreement over Tehran's nuclear program after they agreed to a seven months’ extension to the negotiations, according to media reports.

    Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s president, indicated that a deal was not far, but John Kerry, the US secretary of state, cautioned that disagreement over several points remained.

    Six key world powers want Tehran to put a lid on its nuclear program before sanctions on Iran are lifted.

     

    Tagged as: US, Iran, Iranian nuclear program, deal, Hassan Rouhani, John Kerry, sanctions, world news