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Iran likes Iraq for nuclear venue

George Jahn reports for The Associated Press:

With nine days to go, Iran still has not agreed on a location for talks with world powers over its nuclear program, Western officials said Wednesday but suggested Istanbul remained the most likely venue.

The officials - from the European Union and a Western country that will be at the planned meeting - dismissed calls from Tehran to hold the meeting in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon or China as brinkmanship.

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