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French Minster: In nuclear talks, Iran seeks 24 days before IAEA could visit suspect sites


PARIS — France's foreign minister says Iran wants 24 days before international inspectors could visit its nuclear sites in the event of a suspected violation of a deal with world powers over its atomic program.

Laurent Fabius unveiled details Thursday about the state of talks between six world powers and Iran ahead of a June 30 deadline to reach an accord aimed to keep Tehran from developing nuclear weapons.

He said Iran was seeking 24 days between the reporting of a suspected Iranian violation of the deal's terms and the time when International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors would be allowed to visit the relevant nuclear site.

Fabius cautioned that "a lot of things can disappear" in 24 days. He said another outstanding question is how international sanctions against Iran might be lifted.

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