US, Iran race against the clock in nuclear talks

March 17, 2015 3:02 PM

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LAUSANNE – US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart sought on Tuesday to make progress in tortuous negotiations as the clock ticked down on reaching an elusive deal on Tehran's disputed nuclear programme.

A March 31 deadline loomed over Kerry and Mohammad Javad Zarif as they sat down for a second day of talks on Tuesday, trying to agree the outlines of a deal that would bury any prospect that Iran might develop atomic weapons.

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