Saturday, April 5, 2014

Iran, P5+1 Technical Talks Ended in Vienna

The three-day technical expert-level talks between Iran and P5+1 ended today in Vienna. Iran lead negotiator Hamid Baeedinejad called the talks “useful,” without providing any details. Next week, senior-level political negotiations will be resumed, also in Vienna. The two sides are on record as saying that they believe a comprehensive deal could be completed by 20 July. 


Anonymous said...

"The two sides are on record as saying that they believe a comprehensive deal could be completed by 20 July. "

Only three months until this lie is exposed, and soon *real* sanctions and possibly military action will start

Nader Uskowi said...

And how do you base this brilliant analysis on? Is the source anonymous too?

Anonymous said...

no matter what happens , US will not engage itself with a military campaign while withdrawing from ME. Of course MEK is disappointed.

Anonymous said...

I hope a US-Iran deal does happen as it would take the veneer off the Akhoonds corruption and ineptitude and blaming the state of the art mismanagement of Iran's economy and national wealth on "sanctions" while fleecing billions in gold and currency via their AKP buddies in Turkey. Who would the vile mullahs blame then?

Anonymous said...

AnonymousApril 5, 2014 at 4:40 PM

the US is not withdrawing from the Middle East. whatever are you thinking and how can you ignore all the evidence to the contrary?

Anonymous said...

All evidence to the contrary ?

I see several indicators pointing to a gradual withdrawal of their presence compared to a decade ago, and the decade before. And it's only logical and wise, considering the US needs all the assets it can get to perform its drastic strategic re-orientation through Obama's "Pivot to Asia" which is now fully backed by the Pentagon, and designed as an early counter-move against a growingly worrying China setting course for global dominance in its huge and spreading area of influence, not to mention its SCO co-founder Russia being a de-facto ally in this quest for creating an alternative to a fledgling US hegemony. The US of A doesn't have the economic or military capability to maintain its posture as a global hegemon and be able to hold solidly to every of its possible interests on all fronts at once anymore, and it has to focus only on the most important ones. For the first time of its history since WWII it has been rolling back dozens of outposts around the world, slowly but surely diminishing the scale of its "Empire of Bases" in the process and keeping only the most important ones.

Middle Eastern involvement has been dragging on for too long and has siphoned way too much resources over the years, and successive gov't have made critical mistakes in creating any kind of return on that investment, hence their hasty and desperate moves to reach a lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict even though it seems ludicrous, their restraint in using military force in Syria, total withdrawal from Iraq and possibly the same outcome for Afghanistan to the pleasure of India and Iran sealing deals after deals for the post-occupation phase, tremendous loss of influence in Pakistan to the direct benefit of China and Iran, and their persistent and so far successful engagement with the latter in nuclear discussions, among other indicators.

Now America may still be the biggest concentration of power in a single National entity, but the days of it mastering full spectrum dominance everywhere they wish, and imposing (read bombing) their way on every point of their choosing on the globe no matter the issue, and with little to no consultations with international partners would they be allies or competitors/foes are completely over, half of the past decade have shown clear and measurable proof of that change on many occasions to this day, to some extent the Crimean case and their utter inability to prevent basically anything from happening being a good example stretching to the far east.

People in power in the US have indeed learned the notions of compromise, dialogue and restraint in a way not seen since the end of the Cold War.

As for the MEK, it is practically done for in every regard, and even though I have no love for them since their collaboration with Iraq and later their unconditional pro-US and pro-Israel stances, I cannot say I feel any kind of joy witnessing the countless abuses their families are exposed to in what was supposed to be their refuge out of the country once defeated as an opposing force. A sad but expected development... their record since the 80s led them to be hated by too many Iranians including opponents to the IRI in Iran itself, to be truly supported or respected on the long term.