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Iranian nuclear talks process still precarious despite extension

Prospects for permanent agreement remain uncertain given gaps between parties and Republican opposition in US.

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Mohd Zarif discussing with European Commission VP Catherine Margaret Ashton in July.

IRAN and the P5+1 nations (the United States, China, Russia, France, the United Kingdom and Germany) agreed on Monday to an extension until end-June 2015 of their talks aimed at forging a comprehensive, final nuclear deal. This follows failure to reach what would be a landmark historical