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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St edges down as U.S.-Iran tension counters trade hopes


June 21 (Reuters) - Wall Street closed slightly lower on Friday as U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's decision to defer a speech on China policy increased optimism on upcoming trade talks between Washington and Beijing, while tensions between the United States and Iran undercut sentiment.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 33.97 points, or 0.13%, to 26,719.2, the S&P 500 lost 3.65 points, or 0.12%, to 2,950.53 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 19.63 points, or 0.24%, to 8,031.71. (Reporting by Noel Randewich Editing by James Dalgleish)