World powers see progress in Iran nuke talks

Feb 20, 2014, 1:14 PM EST
ranian children build model centrifuges out of styrofoam and glue in a competition beneath a banner reading 'Nuclear scientists of the next generation,' as Iranians stage a mass rally to mark the 35th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution on February 11, 2014 in Tehran, Iran.
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Analysts remain dubious that Iran and world powers will finalize a deal to ease economic sanctions in exchange for a reduction in nuclear activity by the end of July as planned, but envoys were nonetheless able to agree on the broad contours of the discussions in Vienna this week. 

Background:

World powers and Iran make 'good start' towards nuclear accord [Reuters]

Agree on framework for talks [NYTimes]

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