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European leaders meet to discuss state of Iran nuclear talks

March 20, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — The leaders of France, Britain and Germany are discussing the state of negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program.

Francois Hollande, David Cameron and Angela Merkel met with the EU’s top diplomat, Federica Mogherini, on the sidelines of an EU summit early Friday.

Iran is negotiating in Switzerland with the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany, with an end-of-March deadline to reach a preliminary deal for Iran to scale back its nuclear program in return for an easing of economic sanctions. Iran insists it is not trying to build a nuclear bomb, but the West is skeptical.

The senior Russian negotiator at the Switzerland talks said European foreign ministers will join the negotiations over the weekend.

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