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Russia’s top diplomat at the Iran nuclear talks, Mikhail Ulyanov, said there was a “very high probability” that the disagreement between the US and Iran on the 2015 atomic accord will be resolved before the end of next week.

  • agreement would “almost for sure” be settled “next week or before the end of the next week,”
  • hedged by saying that “surprise or negative developments” could still scuttle the negotiations.

The report adds that he:

  • brushed off questions about whether the conflict could derail the negotiations, saying “theoretically even asteroids may have some affect on Vienna talks.”

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