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Kerry: 'Very real gaps' persist in Iran nuke talks

With diplomats facing a Sunday deadline, Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday that “very real gaps” exist between world powers and Iran over a potential nuclear deal. 

Kerry said he’s returning to Washington from the talks in Vienna, Austria, Tuesday to consult with President Obama and Congress about the negotiations and the possibility of extending them, the Associated Press reports

Most reports from this last round of talks have suggested little progress has been made between the P5+1—the United States, Great Britain, France, Germany and China — and Iran.

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Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator, Mohammad Javad Zarif, however, told The New York Times in an interview Monday that Iran could accept an agreement that would freeze its capacity to produce nuclear fuel at current levels. 

The Times reports Zarif’s proposal would essentially extend some concessions from the interim nuclear deal, which has curbed Iran’s nuclear program.