US Secretary of State John Kerry talks to reporters before leaving for Vienna, Austria, at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on June 26, 2015. AFP PHOTO/CARLOS BARRIA/POOL
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was set Saturday to try and seal a historic deal with Iran that would curb its nuclear program in exchange for relief from painful sanctions.But just days ahead of Tuesday's deadline for Iran and six major powers to nail down the accord they hope will end a 13-year standoff, diplomats on both sides said Friday that major differences remain. As a result, the June 30 target date may slip -- if only for a few days -- setting the stage after almost two years of hard bargaining for yet another bruising and lengthy round of talks. This was echoed by a Western diplomat, who said that several key issues including a stalled U.N. probe into Iran's past activities and the timing of sanctions relief remain "extremely problematic".Khamenei also took issue with the IAEA visiting military sites -- vital for the UN investigation -- and with the time periods for which Iran will halt certain activities.
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