Nuclear Deal Reached With Iran, U.S.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pauses as he delivers a statement to the media on the Iran nuclear talks in Vienna, Austria, July 9, 2015. Kerry signaled Thursday that diplomats won't conclude an Iran nuclear agreement by early Friday morning, conceding another delay that this time could complicate American efforts to quickly implement any deal. (Carlos Barria/Pool Photo via AP)

VIENNA (AP) – A landmark deal has been reached between Iran and western powers

The diplomat made the comments Tuesday amid nonstop negotiations between Iran and world powers in Vienna.

The diplomat says it includes a compromise between Washington and Tehran that would allow U.N. inspectors to press for visits to Iranian military sites as part of their monitoring duties. Iranian state television earlier rejected such a demand.

The diplomat spoke on condition of anonymity pending a formal announcement, expected after a 10:30 a.m. final meeting between all negotiators.

The talks have been aimed at reaching a final deal to limit Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for lifting economic sanctions. Iran long has said its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes. The West fears it could be used to build an atomic bomb.

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7/14/2015 3:53:05 AM (GMT -4:00)



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