Secretary of State John Kerry on extension of Iran nuclear program talks: 'This will give us a short amount of additional time to continue working to conclude a comprehensive agreement, which we believe is warranted by the progress we've made and the path forward we can envision' - @StateDept
Editor's note: Reuters, AFP and Wall Street Journal are reporting that Iran and six world powers have reached a deal on an extension of the nuclear negotiation deadline, according to diplomats. We're watching for an official announcement. - Stephanie
Iran, 6 world powers working to finalize terms of likely extension in negotiations over Iran's nuclear program beyond July 20 deadline; announcement may come as early as Friday, diplomats say - @Reuters
On Nov. 24, 2013, the United States, France, Britain, Germany, China and Russia reached a nuclear deal with Iran, following intense negotiations that took place over several days in Geneva.
Iran and six of the world's powers agreed on a "first step deal” that is meant to limit advancements in Iran's nuclear program in exchange for easing some of the economic sanctions that have deeply hurt Iran's economy.
According to the White House, the deal stipulates that Iran will commit to halt uranium enrichment above 5 percent and also to neutralize its stockpile of near-20 percent enriched uranium. The Islamic Republic has also committed to halt progress on its enrichment capacity. Iran will also halt work at its plutonium reactor and provide access to nuclear inspectors. - NBC News