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Jul 15, 2014 — The U.S. secretary of state said he would consult with President Obama on a way forward ahead of a July 20 deadline. Meanwhile, Iran is showing some flexibility on its nuclear program.
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Jun 16, 2014 — Iran and six world powers have set a July 20 deadline for reaching a deal on Iran's nuclear program. With the clock ticking, here's a look at the main obstacles.
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Feb 4, 2014 — Iran, the U.S. and five other world powers will meet later this month in Vienna. But the quest for a long-term deal on Iran's nuclear program will have to overcome the deep mistrust that was on display at a security conference in Munich.
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Jan 20, 2014 — Inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency report that Tehran has halted the highest level of uranium enrichment, a key part of the sanctions deal reached earlier this month.
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Jan 12, 2014 — Beginning Jan. 20, Iran will begin eliminating its stockpile of higher levels of enriched uranium. In exchange, the U.S. and its partners will ease some sanctions on Iran.
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Dec 8, 2013 — The visit is the first test of an interim deal Iran struck with the West in November. International inspectors have not visited Iran's Arak heavy water production plant in more than two years.
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Dec 7, 2013 — In an in-depth talk at the Saban Forum, President Obama explained his calculations when it came to negotiating with Iran over its nuclear program.
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Dec 4, 2013 — The recent deal between Iran and six world powers grabbed the headlines. But Iran is also working with the International Atomic Energy Agency, which will be carrying out a long-delayed inspection on an Iranian nuclear reactor in the coming days.
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Nov 20, 2013 — A nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers would be a major breakthrough after years of stalemate. But it's just a first step, and there are plenty of critics who don't think an agreement will work.
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Nov 14, 2013 — The president says the U.S. should give negotiators more time to reach a deal on Tehran's nuclear program before passing tougher restrictions.
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