The Latest: Israeli Official: Iran Deal a 'License to Kill'

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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9:20 a.m.

An Israeli Cabinet minister says a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers gives the Islamic Republic a "license to kill."

Miri Regev, a former military spokeswoman who serves as Israel's culture and sports minister, said Tuesday that the deal was "bad for the free world (and) bad for humanity."

Israel has been at the forefront of efforts to block an accord that would lift sanctions on Iran. Iranian officials over the years repeatedly have threatened to destroy Israel. Iran also has backed militants groups that have attacked Israel.

Regev called on further lobbying against the deal reached in Vienna and said Congress could still block it.

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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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.

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