Jun 20, 2021 - World

Latest round of Iran nuclear talks end without deal

Iran's heavy water nuclear plant.
Iran's heavy water nuclear facility. Photo: ATTA KENARE/AFP via Getty Images

The sixth round of indirect nuclear talks between the United States and Iran ended on Sunday with progress but without a deal, according to the European Union's envoy to the negotiations.

The big picture: The Biden administration has said it would like to finalize an agreement with Iran to return to the 2015 nuclear deal before the inauguration in August of hardliner Ebrahim Raisi, who won the presidency over the weekend.

State of play: Russian envoy Mikhail Ulyanov said last week that a deal was perhaps "a couple of weeks" away. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas also stressed that "playing for time is in no one's interest," Axios reported.

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