Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (C) arrives at the Austria Center Vienna to talk only to the Iranian media after another round of the so called EU 5+1 Talks with Iran in Vienna, on June 20, 2014. AFP PHOTO / DIETER NAGL
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Iran told six big world powers Friday it would not accept their "excessive demands" after the latest talks on lifting sanctions against Tehran in exchange for curbs on its nuclear work yielded no breakthrough, with a deadline for a deal looming.That requirement was included in a landmark nuclear deal Iran struck with six world powers in Geneva last November to buy time for the current talks on a long-term agreement.The powers are seeking a settlement that would limit Iran's nuclear program, subject it to stricter U.N. inspections and gradually lift sanctions impairing Iran's oil-based economy. Iran wants all sanctions removed swiftly after any accord.Iran denies any nuclear arms ambitions and demands crippling economic sanctions, eased slightly in recent months, be removed fast under any settlement – something Western governments are loath to do too soon, believing Iran will otherwise lose incentive to comply fully with terms of a final deal.
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