World powers, Iran discuss extending nuclear deal deadline: US

Iran and world powers are now discussing a possible extension of their deadline for a nuclear deal, a senior US State Department official said Sunday for the first time.

Vienna: Iran and world powers are now discussing a possible extension of their deadline for a nuclear deal, a senior US State Department official said Sunday for the first time.

"Our focus remains on taking steps forward toward an agreement, but it is only natural that just over 24 hours from the deadline we are discussing a range of options both internally and with our P5+1 partners," the official said.

"An extension is one of those options. It should come as no surprise that we are also engaged in a discussion of the options with the Iranians," added the official.

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