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    U.N. to Test Iran on Nuke Deal

    NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 24:  President of Iran Hassan Rouhani sits before speaking at the United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly on September 24, 2013 in New York City. This year's U.N. diplomacy session, the 68th General Assembly, is likely to be dominated by Syria's civil war and Iran's suspected nuclear ambitions.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)  NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 24:  Iranian President Hassan Rouhani sits before speaking at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly on September 24, 2013 in New York City. Over 120 prime ministers, presidents and monarchs are gathering this week for the annual meeting at the temporary General Assembly Hall at the U.N. headquarters while the General Assembly Building is closed for renovations.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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    The five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and Germany will meet with Iran’s top diplomat Thursday to discuss a deal over the Islamic nation’s nuclear program. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has made bold headlines at the U.N. General Assembly this week, suggesting that Iran was eager to strike a deal and acknowledging the Holocaust, as his hard-line predecessor notoriously failed to do. The meeting will be the first high-level talks between the U.S. and Iran in six years; the U.S. is hopeful that Rouhani will be more moderate on the nuke issue than his predecessor, but is skeptical that Iran’s supreme leader will allow him to change the country’s stance.

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