Despite nearly a year of negotiations, Iran and six major powers are unlikely to meet a Nov. 24 deadline to reach a final deal to lift international sanctions on Tehran in exchange for curbs on its nuclear program, officials say.
Western and Iranian officials told Reuters the two sides would probably settle for another interim agreement that builds on the limited sanctions relief agreed a year ago as they hammer away at their deep disagreements in the coming months.
“We could see the outline of a final deal emerging by Nov. 24 but probably not the deal itself,” a Western official said.
Iran, the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China, along with the European Union’s former foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton are locked in talks which have shuttled between Brussels, Oman and Vienna.
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