Deadlocked Iran nuclear talks break off, set to resume next week

March 20, 2015 3:21 PM

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Iran and six world powers suspended negotiations on a historic nuclear deal and were set to convene again later next week to break a deadlock over sensitive atomic research and lifting of sanctions, Western officials said on Friday.

While the negotiations have made progress over the past year and both sides appear determined to push for a deal, differences on major sticking points are still wide enough to potentially prevent an agreement in the end.

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