Iran and six powers seek to recover momentum for nuclear deal




 
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June 17th, 2014  
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Topic: Iran and six powers seek to recover momentum for nuclear deal


By Justyna Pawlak and Fredrik Dahl VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran and six world powers will try in talks in Vienna this week to narrow differences and keep alive hopes of ending a decade-old nuclear dispute by late July, despite doubts the self-imposed deadline can be met. Ahead of Tuesday's start of formal talks, U.S. and Iranian officials separately discussed the fast-moving crisis in Iraq on Monday. Governments in Iran and Iraq share concern over the ascendancy of militant Sunni rebels there. With time running short if a risky extension of the nuclear talks is to be avoided, negotiators face huge challenges to bridge gaps in positions over the future scope of Iran's nuclear programme in just five weeks.




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