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Kerry, Zarif to meet in Oman ahead of final push for Iran deal

US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the EU's Catherine Ashton in Oman Nov. 9-10, ahead of the final push by Iran and the P5+1 to try to close an Iran nuclear deal in Vienna.
(L-R) U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, European Union Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton, and Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif are photographed as they participate in a trilateral meeting in Vienna October 15, 2014.    REUTERS/Carolyn Kaster/Pool (AUSTRIA - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR4A9TG

The schedule for the final weeks of Iran nuclear deal negotiations was announced Oct. 31 as US and Israeli officials signaled that they saw increasing odds that a deal may be reached next month.

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton will meet political directors from the P5+1 — the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany — in Vienna on Nov. 7, the EU's Michael Mann announced Oct. 31.

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