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EU, Russia Expect Iran Atomic Deal as Beijing Holds Talks

  • EU’s Borrell, Russia’s Lavrov say progress has been made
  • U.S. has warned only weeks remain to salvage 2015 deal
Sergei Lavrov on Jan. 14.

Sergei Lavrov on Jan. 14.

Photographer: Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty Images 

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The top diplomats from the European Union and Kremlin said they expect world powers will salvage the landmark accord limiting Iran’s nuclear activities in exchange for sanctions relief as the latest round of talks grinds on.

The comments by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov came as his Iranian counterpart met officials in China, which has hosted a series of meetings this week with top Middle East envoys to discuss regional security and economic cooperation.