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US, Iran struggle to speed up nuclear deal

US and Iranian negotiators worked intensively all week on a document to try to speed up a nuclear accord, but are still finding difficulties.

Geneva — US and Iranian negotiators have worked intensively all week to try draft a joint document to speed up nuclear deal talks, but are not expected to present the document at a meeting with six world powers on Jan. 18, diplomatic sources told Al-Monitor.

“Not this round,” a diplomat involved in the talks told Al-Monitor Jan. 17, in response to a query whether a document that US and Iranian negotiators have been working on in Geneva this week would be presented to the other members of the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany).

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