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November 9, 2013 6:55 pm

Iran Nuclear Talks Hit Snag With French Objection

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Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Photo: WikiCommons.

Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Photo: WikiCommons.

New York Times – GENEVA — After several days of optimistic reports that negotiations with Iran were on track to produce the first agreement in a decade to freeze its nuclear program, the talks hit a snag on Saturday with a French objection that the proposed deal did not do enough to curb Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

Even as American diplomats made a final push for an agreement late Saturday, the marathon talks laid bare the challenge of drafting a deal that would satisfy both the Iranians and a group of major powers with their own interests and agendas.

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