Iran nuclear talks: Optimism as deadline is extended -BBC

No surprise. The Iran-US nuclear talks did not produce a deal by Monday’s deadline. Although a disappointment, both sides maintain that a deal is within reach if they continue to talk. The bottom line is that while a deal would be nice, the status quo is acceptable to both Iran and the US. Conversely, if the talks were to collapse completely it would cause a crisis that both sides want to avoid, particularly because they also have to deal with the IS crisis.