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'Quick breakthrough' unlikely in Iran talks: Britain's Hague

Published on Jul 13, 2014 8:04 PM
 
British Foreign Secretary William Hague said that a breakthrough in Vienna talks between world powers and Iran over the latter's nuclear programme is "unlikely" on Sunday, July 13, 2014, because of big divergences. -- PHOTO: AFP

VIENNA (AFP) - A breakthrough in Vienna talks between world powers and Iran over the latter's nuclear programme is "unlikely" on Sunday because of big divergences, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said as he arrived in the Austrian capital.

"There are very significant gaps, that is very clear in these negotiations. It is unlikely that there will be a quick breakthough today," he said.

He added that Western foreign ministers were in Vienna "to see what the scope is for making progress before July 20," when a deadline expires for a deal to be reached.

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