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Iran Elects Hardliner as Nuclear Talks Enter Critical Phase

  • Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raisi far ahead; counting nearly done
  • Talks to resume on Sunday with goal of U.S. return to accord
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Iran Elects Hardliner as Nuclear Talks Enter Critical Phase
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Ultraconservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi swept to a landslide win in Iran’s presidential election, potentially setting Tehran on a more hostile course toward the West as world powers attempt to revive a nuclear deal that could see it return to global oil markets.