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Lacking breakthrough, sides weigh next moves in Iran nuclear dispute

MUSCAT/BEIJING - The United States, Iran and Europe were weighing their next moves on Tuesday after two days of nuclear talks in Oman failed to produce any apparent breakthrough ahead of a November 24 deadline.
One of Iran's chief negotiators, Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi, described the Oman talks as "two days of very hard work," the official IRNA news agency reported."We are still not in a position to claim that progress is achieved, although I cannot say that it was no good, either," he added. "Every dimension of the negotiations, over any particular topic, has many side issues and technical, legal, and political complications."
US officials similarly described the talks as complex and difficult, but refused to provide details.
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