Struggle to finish line in Iran nuclear marathon

Iran and six world powers were close to clinching an historic pact on Monday that would bring Iran sanctions relief in exchange for curbs on its nuclear programme, but an Iranian negotiator said he could not guarantee a deal was imminentIran and major powers headed into another late night of talks Monday on a deal to rein in Tehran’s nuclear ambitions, as negotiators struggled to overcome the remaining few obstacles. The White House said the marathon discussions in Vienna had “made genuine progress” but suggested they would stretch beyond a Monday night deadline. “There continues to be some sticking points that remain unresolved,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters in Washington.

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