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Iran Nuclear Deal Keeps Slipping Further Out of Reach as Talks Resume

  • EU diplomats see more issues separating sides than in March
  • Potential solution could be found in 72 hours -- or not at all
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The gulf separating Iran and the US has grown wider since the last round of nuclear talks in Vienna, European Union diplomats said as the latest negotiations resume.

At least two new nuclear-related issues have cropped up in recent months, lengthening the list of hurdles to be cleared to six or seven, according to two EU officials familiar with talks that restarted in the Austrian capital Thursday. They asked not to be identified discussing private deliberations.