Iran nuke talk end, next round March 17

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Michael Mann, spokesperson for EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton speaks to the media in Vienna, Austria, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. Iran and six world powers are back at the negotiating table eager to come to terms on a comprehensive nuclear deal but deeply divided on what it should look like. The two sides began meeting Tuesday in attempts to build on a first-step accord that temporarily curbs Tehran’s nuclear activities in exchange for some sanctions relief. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

Michael Mann, spokesperson for EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton speaks to the media in Vienna, Austria, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. Iran and six world powers are back at the negotiating table eager to come to terms on a comprehensive nuclear deal but deeply divided on what it should look like. The two sides began meeting Tuesday in attempts to build on a first-step accord that temporarily curbs Tehran’s nuclear activities in exchange for some sanctions relief. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

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VIENNA (AP) — Iran and six world powers on Thursday announced that they have agreed on a plan meant to produce a comprehensive deal that reduces concerns about Tehran’s nuclear ambitions, with officials of both sides describing their plans as “very productive.”

In a joint statement, they said negotiations would resume in Vienna on March. 17.

Catherine Ashton, the EU’s top diplomat, said the two sides have “identified the issues we need to address for a comprehensive and final agreement.’

She added that it “won’t be easy, but we’ve gotten off to a good start.”

Associated Press

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