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Iran nuclear talks extended to November 24

In a deal reached late Friday in Vienna, the world powers and Iran agreed to extend their talks on Tehran's nuclear programme until November 24, 2014, and the United States agreed to release $2.8 billion in frozen Iranian funds in return for Iran agreeing to convert some of its 20 percent enriched uranium stocks into fuel.

Iran nuclear talks extended to November 24
Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union of Foreign Affairs and Security Policy for the European Union, and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (R) give a press statement after round of talks of the European Union and Iran in Vienna, on July 18, 2014. (AFP/Getty Images)
Iran nuclear talks extended to November 24
Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union of Foreign Affairs and Security Policy for the European Union, and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (R) give a press statement after round of talks of the European Union and Iran in Vienna, on July 18, 2014. (AFP/Getty Images)
Iran nuclear talks extended to November 24
Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union of Foreign Affairs and Security Policy for the European Union, and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (R) give a press statement after round of talks of the European Union and Iran in Vienna, on July 18, 2014. (AFP/Getty Images)
Iran nuclear talks extended to November 24
Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union of Foreign Affairs and Security Policy for the European Union, gives a press statement with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (unseen) after round of talks of the European Union and Iran in Vienna, on July 18,2014. (AFP/Getty Images)
Iran nuclear talks extended to November 24
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif gives a press statement with Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union of Foreign Affairs and Security Policy for the European Union (unseen) after round of talks of the European Union and Iran in Vienna, on July 18,2014. (AFP/Getty Images)
Iran nuclear talks extended to November 24
US Secretary of State John Kerry (R) sits in front of German Foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier (2dL) as they meet at the Coburg Palais in Vienna, on July 13, 2014, during talks of foreign ministers from the six powers negotiating with Tehran on its nuclear programWestern foreign ministers from the P5+1 group of nations are expected in Austria to try and resolve differences with Iran over its nuclear program, a week before the deadline to strike a deal. (AFP/Getty Images)
Iran nuclear talks extended to November 24
Vice President of the European Commission Catherine Margaret Ashton (L) and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Mohammad Zarif (R) meet during socalled EU 5+1 talks with Iran at the UN headquarters in Vienna, on July 3, 2014. Negotiators from Iran and six world powers begin a marathon final round of talks towards a potentially historic agreement on Tehran's nuclear programme before a July 20 deadline. (AFP/Getty Images)