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Iran stakes out red lines on sanctions, inspections as nuclear talks get underway in Vienna

  • A police car passes in front of Palais Coburg where closed-door nuclear talks with Iran take place in Vienna, Austria, Saturday, June 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

    A police car passes in front of Palais Coburg where closed-door nuclear talks with Iran take place in Vienna, Austria, Saturday, June 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)  (The Associated Press)

  • Journalists are waiting in front of Palais Coburg where closed-door nuclear talks with Iran take place in Vienna, Austria, Saturday, June 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

    Journalists are waiting in front of Palais Coburg where closed-door nuclear talks with Iran take place in Vienna, Austria, Saturday, June 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)  (The Associated Press)

  • Satellite transmission vans stand in front of Palais Coburg where closed-door nuclear talks with Iran take place in Vienna, Austria, Saturday, June 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

    Satellite transmission vans stand in front of Palais Coburg where closed-door nuclear talks with Iran take place in Vienna, Austria, Saturday, June 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)  (The Associated Press)

Iran is making its red lines clear as talks on a final nuclear deal get underway.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif are meeting in a Vienna hotel in the first of what should be several days of negotiations ahead of a Tuesday deadline.

The U.S. and other world powers are pursuing an agreement that would curb Iran's nuclear program for a decade in exchange for billions of dollars in sanctions relief.

Zarif says an accord is in reach unless there are "excessive demands."

He says U.N. sanctions must end immediately after a deal and all other penalties must be removed. The U.S. and others say that won't happen.

On the key question of inspections, Zarif says Iran won't accept "exceptional procedures."