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March 18, 2015 9:58 am

US, Iran Rush to Finalize Framework for Nuclear Agreement Before Deadline

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US Secretary of State John Kerry (in center, left side) and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (in center, right side) met in Switzerland this week to discuss details of a nuclear agreement before the deadline for talks on March 22. Photo: State Department.

Washington Times/AP – American and Iranian negotiators raced to fill out a framework for rolling back Iran’s nuclear program and punitive US economic sanctions, hoping for enough progress to call in other world powers for the finishing touches on an agreement next week.

US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Iranian atomic energy chief Ali Akbar Salehi met again Wednesday in the Swiss city of Lausanne to discuss the technical obstacles to a deal. Secretary of State John Kerry and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif were to join the talks later.

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