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An Iran Nuclear Deal Built On Coffee, All-Nighters And Compromise

The Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland, where an extended round of talks on Iran's nuclear programme is taking
The Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland, where an extended round of talks on Iran's nuclear programme is taking place, Wednesday April 1, 2015. Iran's foreign minister says his country and six others have made "significant progress" at marathon all-night nuclear talk sessions. But Mohammad Javad Zarif said Thursday that agreement still remains to be written, adding there is not yet a "final result." (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool)

It was just one of hundreds of arguments between American and Iranian officials as they tried to hash out what may prove to be one of the hardest-to-negotiate arms control agreements in history. But it spoke volumes about how two countries that so deeply distrust each other managed to strike a tentative deal.

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