‘Quite possible’ Iran, powers can reach nuclear deal next week: U.S. official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Major powers and Iran are getting closer to an initial agreement to curb Iran’s nuclear program, a senior U.S. official said on Friday, adding it is “quite possible” a deal could be reached when negotiators meet November 20-22 in Geneva. “For the first time in nearly a decade we are getting close to a first-step … that would stop the Iranian nuclear program from advancing and roll it back in key areas,” the official told reporters. “I don’t know if we will reach an agreement. I think it is quite possible that we can, but there are still tough issues to negotiate,” said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity. The official said EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif were to meet on November 20 in Geneva. They will be joined later the same day by a wider group known […]

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