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Talks to resume between Iran and the West, as deadline passes

diplomacy-not-bombsflag-IranIran nuclear talks to resume Saturday as deadline slips by PAUL KORING WASHINGTON — The Globe and Mail, Jul. 10, 2015 A deal to deny Iran an arsenal of nuclear warheads remained unfinished as the world’s big powers and Tehran failed again to meet a self-imposed deadline, only to set a new one for Monday.

Talks will resume Saturday in Vienna, but stark differences on key issues – intrusive inspections of Iran’s military bases, whether ending sanctions also means lifting the arms embargo – may still derail a deal.

After weeks of intense diplomacy failed to meet a twice-extended deadline, both sides resorted to veiled threats and traded accusations.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused the United States and its Western allies of demanding additional, last-minute requirements. “Now they have excessive demands,” he said.

President Barack Obama still hopes to announce what would be an historic breakthrough and provide a significant foreign-policy achievement to his legacy…..

July 11, 2015 - Posted by | general

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