Iran, US eye ‘intense’ month to seal historic deal

Iranians burn Israeli and American flags during a demonstration in Tehran on May 29, 2015, following weekly Friday prayers, to call on the Iranian government to reject the nuclear agreement with world powersUS top diplomat John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart Saturday launch a new high-stakes diplomatic drive to nail down an unprecedented nuclear deal as they hurtle towards a deadline just one month away. US officials warned the weeks leading to June 30 would be intense, vowing to "keep the pressure on" to force the Iranians and everyone at the table to make the "tough decisions" needed to end a 12-year standoff and put a nuclear bomb beyond Iran's reach. Sealing a long-elusive deal with the Islamic republic could prove President Barack Obama's lasting foreign policy achievement.


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