On Tuesday morning, my colleague Carol Morello was greeted with this notice in the lobby of the Vienna hotel where she and others in the American press corps had accommodations. Her stay was being extended; a July 7 deadline for the United States and its partners to reach an accord with Iran over its nuclear program was once more being pushed down the road.

This was no great surprise. For many months, journalists covering the Iran talks have grown accustomed to waiting and waiting some more as diplomats wrangle over the highly technical finer points of a nuclear deal.

[What's in the way of a 'good' nuclear deal with Iran.]

This is the second missed deadline in less than 10 days.

The temperatures have been hot in the Austrian capital.

And some journalists covering the events have had to endure more than others to get the story.

There was a bit of snark from familiar sources:

On her Twitter feed, France 24's Sanam Shantyaei has a particularly amusing chronicle of the fourth estate's plight in Vienna, as it copes with the boredom, heat and uncertainty.

One Iranian journalist, seeking some news, took it upon himself to poll other journalists on how they thought the current round of high-stakes diplomacy would go.

Here are his results:

Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian American Council and a leading proponent for a mending of fences between Washington and Tehran, found ways to pass the time in between interviews and meetings.

His colleague, Reza Marashi, at least appears to be eating well.

And so the wait continues...


Journalists wait in front of Palais Coburg where closed-door nuclear talks with Iran take place in Vienna, Austria, July 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)