VIENNA (AP) — Negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program blew past the two-week mark in Vienna on Saturday ahead of a new deadline for a deal, with the United States and Iran both threatening to walk away.
Despite hints of progress since U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif traded accusations of backtracking on Thursday, diplomats said it remained unclear whether negotiators would be able to meet the Monday deadline, the fourth since talks began 15 days ago.
Kerry and Zarif met on Saturday with European Union foreign policy chief Frederica Mogherini and were conferring with other foreign ministers involved. German Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius are both in Vienna. British Foreign Secretary Phillip Hammond was expected later Saturday.
The Chinese and Russian foreign ministers have said they will come to Vienna if a deal appears close.
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