The Latest: Diplomat Says Nuclear Deal Reached With Iran

Here are the latest developments involving negotiations between Iran and world powers in Vienna over the Islamic Republic's contested nuclear program (all times local):

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8:45 a.m.

A senior Western diplomat says a landmark Iran nuclear agreement has been reached.

The diplomat made the comments Tuesday amid nonstop negotiations between Iran and world powers in Vienna.

The diplomat says it includes a compromise between Washington and Tehran that would allow U.N. inspectors to press for visits to Iranian military sites as part of their monitoring duties. Iranian state television earlier rejected such a demand.

The diplomat spoke on condition of anonymity pending a formal announcement, expected after a 10:30 a.m. final meeting between all negotiators.

The talks have been aimed at reaching a final deal to limit Iran's nuclear program in exchange for lifting economic sanctions. Iran long has said its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes. The West fears it could be used to build an atomic bomb.

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Associated Press writers George Jahn and Matthew Lee contributed to this report.

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8:35 a.m.

A senior Western diplomat says a landmark Iran nuclear agreement has been reached Tuesday after clearing final obstacles. The diplomat says it includes a compromise between Washington and Tehran that would allow U.N. inspectors to press for visits to Iranian military sites as part of their monitoring duties.

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8:15 a.m.

Officials are saying the last meeting between negotiators from Iran and world powers will be at 10:30 a.m. in Vienna. They say that will be followed by a news conference, without elaborating.

A diplomat earlier speaking to The Associated Press said a deal likely was to be announced by Tuesday afternoon in Vienna. Iranian state television has said a joint statement marking the conclusion of nuclear talks with world powers will be read around noon.

The talks are aimed at reaching a final deal to limit Iran's nuclear program in exchange for lifting economic sanctions. Iran long has said its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes. The West fears it could be used to build an atomic bomb.

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7:55 a.m.

Iranian state television is reporting that a joint statement marking the conclusion of nuclear talks with world powers will be read around noon in Vienna.

The TV report Tuesday said the statement will be read by European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

It did not elaborate, though it called the talks Tuesday the "final steps in a 12-year marathon."

A diplomat earlier speaking to The Associated Press said a deal likely was to be announced by Tuesday afternoon in Vienna.

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7:45 a.m.

Iranian state television is rejecting that military site inspections will be included in a final nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic and world powers.

In its report early Tuesday, state television said it was quoting a source close to Iranian nuclear negotiators as saying: "Some Western media is resorting to propaganda aimed at implying that Iran's red lines, including inspections to military sites, has not been observed in the final" deal.

The report also said floating that idea was meant to make the deal look like a win for the West.

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