No Visible Signs of Progress
The latest round of nuclear talks between Iran and the world powers ended in Vienna today without any visible signs of progress. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif told reporters that the other side is "far away from realism," echoing what Western diplomats have been saying about some of Iran’s demands. U.S. chief negotiator Wendy Sherman said Iran must take "necessary steps" before 20 July expiration of JPOA, the current interim nuclear agreement. The two sides, however, agreed to meet again on 2 July.