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U.S. No. 2 Diplomat Expected To Attend Iran Nuclear Talks In Vienna

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June 30, 2014 AT 12:11 PM
Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns is expected to attend talks between Iran and major powers in Vienna this week that aim to strike a nuclear deal by July 20, diplomats said. The presence of Burns, who led secret negotiations between Iran and the United States that helped yield a November interim nuclear agreement with Tehran, would open up the possibility of bilateral talks between the two long-time antagonists. Burns has met the Iranians twice in the last month, first in Geneva for bilateral talks in an apparent effort to break a logjam between Tehran and major powers on the nuclear issue and then in Vienna, where the wider nuclear talks take place.