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Ahead of Tuesday's deadline, Secretary of State John Kerry, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi wait Monday for the opening of a plenary session on Iran's nuclear program at the Beau-Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sticking Points In Iran Nuclear Talks: Sanctions And A Fuel Stockpile

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David Petraeus speaks in Los Angeles on Nov. 7, 2014. The former head of the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq tells The Washington Post that Iran and Shiite-backed militias pose a greater threat to Iraq than the self-described Islamic State. Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images hide caption

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Shiite fighters and Sunni fighters, who have joined Shiite militia groups known collectively as Hashid Shaabi ("Popular Mobilization") to fight the Islamic State, gesture Tuesday next to former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's palaces in the Iraqi town of Ouja, near Tikrit. Thaier Al-Sudani/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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In Tikrit Offensive, Local Sunnis, Shiite Militias Are Unlikely Allies

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A Nuclear Deal With Iran Could Increase Global Oil Glut

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at a news conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, on Saturday. Kerry said he's returning to nuclear negotiations with Iran with "important gaps" standing in the way of a deal. Brian Snyder/AP hide caption

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Its doubtful that Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton (right) will face legal consequences for the letter he wrote to Iran. The Logan Act hasn't been used to prosecute anyone since it was passed more than 200 years ago. Lauren Victoria Burke/AP hide caption

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A letter from U.S. senators suggests the lawmakers "not only do not understand international law, but are not fully cognizant of the nuances of their own Constitution," says Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Kyodo /Landov hide caption

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Iran Calls GOP Letter 'Propaganda Ploy,' Offers To 'Enlighten' Authors

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Iraqi security forces and Shiite fighters fire artillery during clashes with ISIS militants in Salahuddin province. The push to retake Tikrit is being aided by Iran, which is providing rockets and other support to Iraq. THAIER AL-SUDANI/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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With Iran's Help, Iraqi Force Pushes Toward ISIS-Held Tikrit

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