VIENNA (AP) — A well-placed Western diplomat says that elements are falling into place for an agreement to allow talks on Iran's nuclear program to continue for more than seven months.

The diplomat told The Associated Press Monday that a broad agreement should be completed by March 1, with the final details worked out by July 1.

The diplomat is familiar with the discussions now in progress on how to continue the negotiations past the original deal deadline of Monday midnight.

Such a deal would likely outline what needs to be done by both sides to reach a final deal, and over what time frame.