U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry canceled plans Friday to pull back from talks with Iran about the country’s nuclear program — a shift that suggested some hope of movement on the protracted negotiations.
Kerry is staying in Vienna to continue negotiations with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and others at the negotiating table, U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said.
The official Iranian news agency IRNA said Kerry had made new proposals to the Iranians to bridge the differences blocking a deal.
U.S. officials had said earlier Friday that Kerry was planning to leave for Paris later in the day and that his plans to return to the talks were uncertain.
His decision to stay suggests some forward movement in bridging differences less than four days before Monday’s deadline for a deal.
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