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Zarif's final defense for Iran deal infuriates hard-liners 

Iran's foreign minister faced scathing attacks from hard-liners in parliament after his upbeat assessment of the status of the nuclear talks.
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (L) meets with the director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif submitted to parliament what was seen as his final report on the status of the talks over the revival of the Iran nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

In the 213-page document, Zarif declared Iran was "only one step away" from getting the deal back on track.

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