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July 17, 2014 6:35 am

Obama Signals Possible Extension of Iran Nuclear Talks as Deadline Approaches

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President Obama addressing the nation about the Iran nuclear deal. Photo: White House.

The Guardian – U.S. President Barack Obama has signalled he may be willing to extend the nuclear talks with Iran that, while temporarily halting Tehran’s nuclear program, have not yet produced the kind of historic agreement they hoped would be possible in the short term.

Obama raised the prospect of extending the talks on Wednesday, in a tacit admission that the negotiations are unlikely to yield a historic agreement by the end of this week, when a previously agreed deadline falls due. He made the remarks shortly after meeting with his Secretary of State John Kerry, who had returned to Washington from Vienna, where negotiations are ongoing.

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