Monday, November 24, 2014

Iran, World Powers Fail to Reach an Agreement

 Nuclear Talks Extended for Seven Months
After more than a year of intense and serious negotiations between Iran and world powers, the negotiators failed to meet today’s deadline to reach a deal on Iranian nuclear program, and instead decided to extend the talks for another seven months. The current interim agreement, so-called Joint Plan of Action or JPOA, was extended until 30 June 2015.

Photo credit: Secretary of State John Kerry, Britain's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, EU High Representative Catherine Ashton, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and their delegation sit around the negotiations table; Vienna, 24 November 2014 (Reuters)


Anonymous said...

bad, bad news.

Mark Pyruz said...

A seven month extension-- excellent news!

From what we hear of the give-and-take, both sides engaged in serious discussion.

In real terms, this means the forwarding interval of discussion will go beyond the upcoming Iraqi Spring Offensive against ISIL.

This was probab;ly the best outcome for the West, Russian, Cina and Iran-- and it was realized.

Anonymous said...

Iranian Negotiators Brag How They Are Artfully Tricking Western Diplomats With A Good Cop/Bad Cop Tactic
November 25, 2014 by jonathanturley

" Many cops, attorneys and others have used the classic good cop/bad cop tactic to try to force concessions or confessions. The key of course is not to admit that you are just doing good cop/bad cop. That seems to have escaped Iranian negotiators in the ongoing nuclear program talks who have been giving interviews bragging about how they are screaming at American and other diplomats in a good cop/bad cop ploy. Hmmmm. It is nothing like a man screaming like a lunatic to convince you that he and his country should have access to weapons-grade nuclear material.

Part of the tactic does not appear to be an act. This appears to be the signature style of Iran’s foreign minister and lead negotiator Javad Zarif. His shouting and screaming is so loud that security repeatedly came bursting into the room out of concern that there was a violent breakout. Western diplomats have been sitting back to allow Zarif to blow himself out in each of the tirades. In one incident, European Union Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton assured worried security officers that it was just Zarif again and that everyone was used to it."

Anonymous said...

Any deal with Iran will remain a pipe-dream sadly.

Anonymous said...

so what?

Anonymous said...

" so what? "

so folks in Iran best start preparing for lean times.