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US sees progress on Iran nuclear deal

As trilateral talks conclude in Vienna, the United States claims progress toward a nuclear deal with Iran but problems remain.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrives prior to a meeting with EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, at a hotel in Vienna October 15, 2014. World powers and Iran are not discussing extending a late November deadline for reaching an accord over Tehran's nuclear programme, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday, adding there was still time to strike a deal.     REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger (AUSTRIA  - Tags: POLITICS ENERGY)   - RTR4A9ED

VIENNA — US officials said on Oct. 15 that progress has been made but much work remains to be done to reach a final Iran nuclear accord next month.

“We have and continue to make progress, but there is still a substantial amount of work to be done,” a senior US official, speaking not for attribution, told journalists here Oct. 15 after some six hours of meetings between US Secretary of State John Kerry, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and European Union High Representative Catherine Ashton.

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