Editor's note: The @nytimes is reporting that there are two issues at the Iran nuclear talks that negotiators are finding difficult to resolve. The first is what capacity for the enrichment of uranium Iran will be allowed to keep. The second is the pace at which economic sanctions would be lifted. - Tricia
US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Vienna for Iran nuclear talks; to meet with US delegation before trilateral meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and EU representative Catherine Ashton - @NBCNews
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