US and partners to offer Iran new deal to avert nuclear crisis

The new proposal comes ahead of the fourth round of talks since negotiations between Iran and the six nations – the U.S., Great Britain, Russia, China, Germany and France – resumed last year.

Separately, the Obama administration has been offering overtures to Iran, with Vice President Biden saying earlier this month that the U.S. “would be prepared to meet bilaterally with the Iranian leadership” under the right conditions.