Iran Nuclear Deal: Talks Continue Day After Missing Deadline

April 1, 2015 10:50 AM

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Iran Nuclear Deal: Talks Continue Day After Missing Deadline

(LAUSANNE, Switzerland) — Negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program resumed here Wednesday but were almost immediately beset by competing claims, just hours after diplomats abandoned a March 31 deadline to reach the outline of a deal and agreeing to press on. And as the latest round hit the week mark, three of the six foreign ministers involved left the talks with prospects for agreement remaining uncertain.

Iran’s deputy foreign minister told reporters that the lead negotiators would release a joint statement by the end of the day declaring that progress had been made but containing no specifics. A senior western official quickly pushed back, saying that nothing about a statement had been decided and t...

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