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No deadline deal expected as Iran nuclear talks 'virtually stall'

Russian news agency TASS reported on Friday that nuclear talks between Iran and the G5+1 world powers have "virtually stalled". The deadline for a final deal may have to be postponed again, a diplomat said.

Iran has been talking to the six nuclear powers of the US, Britain, Russia, China and France, plus Germany, and reached a framework deal on 2 April in Switzerland. The intention has been to strike a broader settlement by 30 June under which Iran would curb its nuclear programme in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions.

According to TASS, a member of one of the missions involved in the talks has claimed that the latest round of discussions in Vienna on Friday made no significant progress. "The process has virtually stalled," the source added. "There is risk that the deadline will have to be postponed again."

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