Kerry and Zarif meet as Tuesday’s Iran nuclear deadline approaches

WASHINGTON – The top US and Iranian diplomats met for a sixth consecutive day on Sunday to try to resolve obstacles to a nuclear accord, including when Iran would get sanctions relief and what advanced research and development it may pursue.

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif are trying to meet a Tuesday deadline for a final deal under which Iran would curb its atomic work for more than a decade in exchange for sanctions relief. Kerry planned to provide an update on the talks at 4:30 p.m. (1430 GMT) outside the 19th century hotel where the talks WEre being held, a senior US official said without providing details.



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