Iran’s economic transformation rests with domestic issues and not with ongoing nuclear negotiations, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said Wednesday. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Tuesday in New York City with his Iranian counterpart, Javad Zarif, to review progress on nuclear talks . State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke said the meeting “was productive.” The five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, plus Germany, are working with their Iranian counterparts to formalize a framework agreement that pulls Iran back from the brink of having the technology needed to develop a nuclear weapon. Iran is restricted to around 1 million barrels per day in exports to a few consuming nations. That’s about half the level from before a joint arrangement went into force in late 2013, though […]