VIENNA: Diplomats say the U.S. and five other nations trying to negotiate a nuclear deal with Iran are turning away from attempting to reach an agreement by deadline and have started internal discussions on extending the talks.
The decision comes less than two days before the Monday deadline for a deal attempting to cap Iran's nuclear activities in exchange for lifting sanctions on the Islamic Republic.
Two diplomats told The Associated Press Sunday that formal extension discussions have not yet started with Iran. But the U.S., Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany have started talks among themselves on approaches they could present to Tehran.
At the same time, formal talks with Iran on bridging the differences are continuing.