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Iran nuclear deal deadline extended till Monday

Iran nuclear deal deadline extended till Monday

Vienna: Iran and world major powers on Friday extended the deadline of the ongoing Iran nuclear deal for the third time till Monday, giving more time for negotiators to agree on a deal.

Iran and P5+1 group -- Britain, China, France, Russia, the US plus Germany - were negotiating over the past 18 months to reach a long-term deal over Tehran's atomic plans.

Western states decided to extend the deadline of the deal till Monday, prolonging the suspension of some sanctions on Tehran, Xinhua reported.

The ongoing talks were a part of diplomatic efforts to resolve the disputed Iran nuclear issue. Gaps still remain over issues concerning relief of an UN arms embargo on Tehran and access for inspectors to military sites in Iran.

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