The talks between Iran and five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany (P5+1) have been extended four months from July 28 to allow more time to reach agreement on Tehran's nuclear program.
Progress has been reported but the Western negotiators are not convinced that the program has been restrained enough to prevent it building nuclear weapons. Iran insists its nuclear program is entirely peaceful. When or if a deal is signed, the sanctions that have severely damaged Iran's oil-dependent economy will be eased or lifted.
Date written/update: 2014-07-24