Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Nuclear Talks in Geneva

The latest round of the nuclear talks that had started on Wednesday in Geneva continued today, primarily at technical level, and will continue through tomorrow. On Saturday, Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Geneva to meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif.

The negotiators have a self-imposed deadline to strike a final deal by 30 June. Today State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke told reporters in Washington today that the U.S. is not contemplating any extension of talks beyond 30 June.

Meanwhile, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has said on Wednesday that France will not no deal with Iran if the inspection of military sites suspected of carrying possible nuclear work are blocked.

“France will not accept a deal if it is not clear that inspections can be done at all Iranian installations, including military sites,” Fabius told French lawmakers at the national assembly in Paris. (AP, 28 May)

Laurent’s comments came a week after Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made clear that he will not allow the Iranian negotiating team to accept inspections of military sites.

“We have already said that we will not allow any inspections of military sites by foreigners,” Khamenei said last week. (IRNA, 20 May)


Anonymous said...

indeed, Iran's negotiators will consider extending the talks and several other measures that could help prevent an agreement.

Anonymous said...

Wendy Sherman will leave the foreign office Ende of June ==> NO DEAL