VIENNA, July 17 (Reuters) – Behind closed doors in a
19th-century Viennese palace, U.S. and European negotiators have
tried to scare Iran with facts and figures showing that without
a swift nuclear deal it will plunge further into economic ruin.
In conference rooms at the Palais Coburg, Western officials
have repeatedly warned Iranian counterparts over the past six
months that more economic pain is a risk for an OPEC member
whose oil exports have already shrunk to a fraction of what they
could have been, diplomats and Iranian officials told Reuters.