Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Conflicting Reports from Lausanne on Nuclear Deal

As of 6am local time on Wednesday, conflicting reports were emerging from Lausanne on what exactly has been agreed to. The Russians said "all" major issues have been agreed on and a framework agreement will be drafter on Wednesday. Iran's foreign minister said that "majority" of the issues have been resolved. And a Western diplomat was quoted as saying that no agreement had been agreed upon as of yet.

- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lovrov said in Lausanne that Iran and the six world powers have agreed on main issues during the latest talks. A framework agreement will be drafted and presented on Wednesday, Lavrov said.

- Lavrov added that Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini will give a joint statement about the agreement on Wednesday.

- A short time after Lavrov's announcement, Reuters, citing a diplomat close to the talks, reported that such an agreement, as described by Lovrov, had not been reached and there were issues still unresolved.

- A French official also told Reuters that Foreign Mimister Laurent Fabius was leaving the talks and would return from France when it was "useful."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I did receive an email about this about 1 hour ago, but surprisingly, none of US Media, are reporting this yet. Is the US vetting the results with allies in the US and abroad?