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US-Iran nuclear talks becoming the norm

3 years 10 months 3 weeks ago Saturday, June 27 2015 Jun 27, 2015 June 27, 2015 1:25 PM June 27, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Bradley Klapper and Matthew Lee

VIENNA - Here's the scene Saturday in Vienna: The top American and Iranian diplomats are facing each other across a square table in a 19th century palace.

The atmosphere was calm as Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign minister Mohammed Javad Zarif started the final push for a generation-defining nuclear agreement.

Just a short while ago, a snapshot of representatives from these two enemies engaged in discussions on nuclear and other matters would have been a bombshell felt in capitals around the world.

Now, whether or not the U.S. and its negotiating powers can finalize a nuclear deal with Iran in the next several days, it's hard to imagine the tentative warming of U.S.-Iranian relations ending anytime soon.

It's become the new normal.

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