US Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday he was prepared to “call an end” to nuclear talks with Iran if “tough decisions” are not made. “If the tough decisions don’t get made, we are absolutely prepared to call an end to this process,” Kerry told reporters in Vienna, saying the talks were not “open-ended” but he would not be “rushed” into a deal.

The top US diplomat insisted “we’re making real progress toward a comprehensive deal” to curtail Iran’s nuclear programme. Two deadlines to reach an accord have already been missed in the talks which have stretched into their 13th day. US lawmakers have also set a midnight Washington deadline to be given a copy of any text to review. FULL REPORT