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Iran deal may be imminent

US Secretary of State John Kerry and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius expressed hope Iran and six world powers could finally be closing in on an Iran nuclear accord, but they and Iran’s Mohammad Javad Zarif said there was still some work to do.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry leaves Stephen's Cathedral after attending a mass in Vienna, Austria July 12, 2015. A nuclear deal between Iran and major powers was within reach on Sunday, a senior Iranian official said, adding that some issues remained that needed to be resolved by foreign ministers. REUTERS/Carlos Barria  - RTX1K29F

VIENNA — US Secretary of State John Kerry said he was hopeful as he and Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met again for 40 minutes July 12, and the French and Russian foreign ministers arrived in Vienna to rejoin Iran talks on the eve of a potential historic Iran nuclear agreement.

"I hope, I hope we're arriving finally at the last phase of these marathon negotiations,” French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, speaking in French, told journalists July 12 as he arrived at Vienna’s Coburg Palace hotel, where the negotiations are taking place. “I believe so.”

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