With EU managing the process, the US and Iran have returned to Vienna for nuclear talks. Both sides agree a breakthrough is unlikely.
There may not need to be one, though, as US officials say the negotiations are effectively done anyhow. That’s reported to have been the case for months, with a deal just waiting to be finalized.
US officials say they’ve lost nothing by keeping in the talks, though they also keep warning time is running out. Iran doesn’t recognize any deadline.
The deal is there to be had. To increase pressure on the matter, the US keeps imposing new sanctions, and Iran upgrades its enrichment process.
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