US ‘sees path’ to Iran deal by Tuesday deadlineTop US diplomat John Kerry arrived in Switzerland late Wednesday for down-to-the-wire Iran nuclear talks, with US officials cautious but saying a deal was in sight by March 31. “We very much believe that we can get this done by the 31st. We see a path to do that,” a senior State Department official told reporters, cautioning however it was still possible that a political framework to rein in Iran’s nuclear program could elude them. Kerry touched down in Geneva late Wednesday and was driving to the lake resort of Lausanne, where he was set to hold several days of make-or-break talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. The top diplomats from Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia would join if the US and Iran are close to an agreement. The state department official traveling with Kerry noted that significant gaps remained in certain areas, but said the last round of talks, also in Lausanne, produced more progress than many previous rounds when it ended last weekend. The official added: “We can see a path forward here to get to an agreement, we can see what that path might look like… that doesn’t mean we’ll get there.” Beyond Thursday there was “a blank slate” with all days reserved for further talks and an “incredibly fluid” schedule, the US official said. FULL REPORT