What a surprise: Progress ‘very slow’ at Iran nuclear talks

A third day of talks on Friday between Iran and six world powers in Vienna has failed to resolve differences on Tehran’s nuclear program, with both sides speaking of slow progress.

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi told Iran’s IRNA news agency the negotiations were moving “very slowly and with difficulty.”

The same sentiments were echoed by an unnamed senior US official, who told media the “discussions this week have been slow and difficult,” speaking of “significant gaps” between the two sides and warning that “time is short.”