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National Edition News cover for July 7, 2015 - Iran nuclear talks deadlocked as midnight deadline nears: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers a statement on the Iran talks in Vienna, Austria, Sunday, July 5, 2015. Secretary of State John Kerry says negotiations with Iran could go either way — cutting off any potential path for an Iranian nuclear bomb or ending without agreement. Speaking in Vienna on the ninth day of the nuclear talks, Kerry says disagreements remain on several significant issues. He says hard choices must be made for a deal to be made by Tuesday, the latest deadline. (Leonhard Foeger/Pool photo via AP)

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The apparent deadlock in the Iran nuclear talks brought unease at the State Department, where officials reiterated threats by Secretary of State John F. Kerry and President Obama to "walk away" from the negotiations if it looks like a final deal would overly favor the Iranians. (Associated Press)

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"The only way to stop Iran from getting a nuclear weapon is through military force, which President Obama will not undertake," former State Department missile-counter John R. Bolton told Inside the Beltway Monday (Associated Press)

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President Obama insisted again Tuesday that he was not wedded to an agreement at any cost and threatened outright to "walk away" if Iran reneges on the parameters of an April interim agreement in Lausanne, Switzerland, with the so-called P5+1 negotiating group that also comprises Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany. (Associated Press)

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Secretary of State John F. Kerry (left) and his U.S. delegation met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (right) as talks continued Tuesday on Iran's nuclear program. (Associated Press)

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Illustration on Iran's "North Korean strategy" for developing nuclear weapons by Linas Garsys

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In this Saturday, June 13, 2015 file photo, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a press conference on the second anniversary of his election in Tehran, Iran. A picture of the supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei hangs on the wall. Should the talks over Iran's nuclear program collapse, the alternatives are not appealing: The war option that the United States has kept on the table has few fans, and the world does not seem willing to truly bring Iran to its knees by shutting off the flow of capital and goods. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)

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Iran executed at least 289 people in 2014, according to Amnesty International, making the Islamic republic the world's second most prolific practitioner of capital punishment. Women and children in Iran also struggle under harsh, discriminatory laws despite numerous calls for reform from human rights groups and the international community. (Associated Press)

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Iran Terror Curriculum Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

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Iranians looked on during the public hangings of five men, including a convicted serial killer. Rights groups say Iran is on pace to hang more than 1,000 people this year, many from construction cranes in public squares. (Associated Press)

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Samereh Alinejad, blindfolded and ready to be hanged, was slapped by the mother of the man he was convicted of murdering then pardoned by the victim's family. Iran executes hundreds of prisoners annually through an opaque legal system that human rights groups say also puts scores of political prisoners behind bars. (Associated Press)

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CORRECTS SPELLING OF NAME TO SOLEIMANI — In this photo released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, commander of Iran's Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani, right, sits next to the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei while attending a religious ceremony in a mosque at his residence in Tehran, Iran, Friday, March 27, 2015. Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif sought Friday to reassure the six world powers conducting nuclear power talks in Switzerland, saying the negotiations remained focused on sealing a deal. (AP Photo/Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader)

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Iran informs me that we are close to a deal ... (Illustration by Michael Ramirez for Creators Syndicate)

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National Edition News cover for June 24, 2015 - Iran nuclear deal skeptics note history of deception: Iranian lawmakers are seen in this photo taken on Sunday Oct. 24, 2004 during their visit to the Isfahan uranium conversion facility in central Iran which is nearing completion. The uranium conversion facility is nearing completion, a top official said Sunday, only days after European countries offered a deal in which Iran would reportedly have to give up all uranium enrichment activities. (AP Photo/ISNA/Kholosi)

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said this month that a final nuclear deal is "within reach" as the Islamic republic and world powers face a June 30 deadline for an agreement, but he added that Iran won't allow its state "secrets" to be jeopardized. (Associated Press)

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The Case for Regime Change in Iran: Denying Tehran The Bomb cover ( June 17, 2015)

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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani gives a press conference on the second anniversary of his election, in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, June 13, 2015. Rouhani said a final nuclear deal is "within reach" as Iran and world powers face a June 30 deadline for an agreement. Rouhani said Iran will allow inspections of its nuclear facilities but vowed that the Islamic republic won't allow its state "secrets" to be jeopardized under the cover of international inspections. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

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U.S. United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power Tuesday faced intense grilling from lawmakers over Iran. Ms. Powers denied that the U.S. and its allies ignored sanction violations by Iran in order to preserve ongoing nuclear talks. (Associated Press)

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Illustration on Obama's fantasist thinking on a nuclear Iran by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Besides trying to salvage the crucial trade deal, Mr. Obama is awaiting a decision by the Supreme Court that could unravel Obamacare, and he is racing against a June 30 deadline to reach a deal to curb Iran's nuclear weapons ambitions. (Associated Press)