Nuclear deal with Iran hangs in balance as talks drag on

By Joby Warrick, November 21, 2013

GENEVA —Prospects for a historic nuclear deal with Iran appeared uncertain Thursday as Iranian diplomats insisted that Western governments formally recognize the country’s right to enrich uranium.

Negotiators who emerged from a second day of marathon talks spoke of “difficult” discussions on the details of a proposal that would restrict or scale back key parts of Iran’s nuclear program. But both sides said they were determined to continue bargaining.

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