Big hurdles to Iran nuclear deal as deadline looms

(From Reuters)

As a June 30 deadline for a final nuclear deal approaches, major differences remain between Iran and world powers on several key issues including sanctions relief and U.N. access to Iranian sites, a senior Western diplomat said on Friday.

“The most difficult subjects need to be resolved in the coming days,” the diplomat told reporters on condition of anonymity in the Austrian capital, where talks between the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia, China and Iran have entered their final phase.

“The questions of access and transparency, PMD (possible military dimensions) and sanctions remain extremely problematic,” the diplomat added. “We can find an agreement on some points, but on major issues there are still big differences.” Read more



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