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7 reasons not to worry about Iran's enrichment capacity

With less than six weeks before the deadline for a comprehensive nuclear deal, Washington should not be so focused on Iran’s breakout capability that it misses the best opportunity in a decade to resolve the standoff.
Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (L) holds a bilateral meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R) on the second straight day of talks over Tehran's nuclear program in Vienna, July 14, 2014. Kerry will press his Iranian counterpart Zarif to make "critical choices" in a second straight day of talks over Tehran's nuclear program on Monday, a U.S. official said.  REUTERS/Jim Bourg    (AUSTRIA - Tags: POLITICS ENERGY) - RTR3YJOV

Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany are aiming to end the standoff over Iran's nuclear program by Nov. 24. Iranian and US officials have confirmed that progress was made in the extremely complicated nuclear talks in mid-October in Vienna.

“There was progress in all the fields. We still need serious discussions over various issues," Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said following a six-hour meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry and European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton in Vienna.

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