US weighs broader nuke deal with Iran

Officials say the U.S. is considering a new approach in negotiations to curb Iran

In this photo released by the official website of the Iranian presidency office, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, second right, welcomes Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi for the opening session of the Nonaligned Movement, NAM, summit, in Tehran, Iran, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. Morsi described the Syrian regime as "oppressive" and called for it to transfer power to a democratic system during a visit to Syria's key regional ally Iran on Thursday. Iranian Vice-President Mohammad Reza Rahimi stands at right, and Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi, left. (AP Photo/Presidency Office)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Officials say the U.S. is considering a new approach in negotiations to curb Iran's nuclear program that would ease economic sanctions faster than previously offered if Tehran makes greater concessions than it has ever discussed.

The proposal is among several being discussed amid an upsurge in diplomatic activity since President Barack Obama won re-election, and as world leaders prepare for future talks with Iran.

The U.N.'s International Atomic Energy Agency announced Friday talks of its own in Tehran in December.

Meanwhile, a Western official says negotiators from the U.S., Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia will meet Nov. 21 in Brussels, in a prelude to a possible resumption of talks with Iran early next year.

Officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to discuss the issue publicly.


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