Iran: Initial deal on implementing nuclear deal

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, center, is seen off by Vice-President Eshagh Jahangiri, second right, the head of the supreme leader's office, Mohammad Mohammadi Golpayegani, second left, and deputy parliament speaker Mohammad Hassan Aboutorabi Fard, left, during an official departure ceremony as he leaves Mehrabad airport in Tehran, Iran, en route to New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. As world leaders gather at the U.N. this week, the U.S. and its European allies are consumed by efforts to blunt the savage advance of the Islamic State group, to end the raging Ebola epidemic and to make progress in nuclear negotiations with Iran. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, center, is seen off by Vice-President Eshagh Jahangiri, second right, the head of the supreme leader's office, Mohammad Mohammadi Golpayegani, second left, and deputy parliament speaker Mohammad Hassan Aboutorabi Fard, left, during an official departure ceremony as he leaves Mehrabad airport in Tehran, Iran, en route to New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. As world leaders gather at the U.N. this week, the U.S. and its European allies are consumed by efforts to blunt the savage advance of the Islamic State group, to end the raging Ebola epidemic and to make progress in nuclear negotiations with Iran. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

GENEVA (AP) — Iran's nuclear envoy in Geneva says an initial agreement has been reached on implementing a nuclear deal with six world powers and that it's been sent to capitals for approval.

Abbas Araghchi made the comments to the official IRNA news agency. He said world powers and the Iranian government should respond within two days about whether they accept the terms.

An official from a member country of the United Nations nuclear agency who is closely following the talks said a preliminary agreement was reached Friday evening. He demanded anonymity because he was not authorized to comment on the closed negotiations.

While not a final deal, it maps out a first-step agreement for six months as diplomats negotiate a final deal. A November deal calls for capping Iran's uranium enrichment program in return for an easing of some international sanctions.

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Associated Press writer George Jahn in Vienna contributed to this report.

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