No Nuclear Deal Yet; Iran Talks Extend to Third Day
Iranian and international negotiators will spend a third day negotiating the first steps toward reining in Tehran’s nuclear program and easing harsh sanctions. Iran’s foreign minister had raised expectations of a deal, and several Western foreign ministers, including U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, have rushed to join the talks.
Kerry interrupted a trip through the Middle East to fly to Geneva, where he sat down with key European foreign ministers and then held a long session with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif.
Talks broke late Friday evening. A European Union spokesman called the talks “intense” and “good.” A senior State Department official said the meeting made progress, but there is still more work to do.