‘No Flexibility Regarding Our Red Lines’ – Iranian Diplomat
“Iran has presented constructive solutions to overcome the remaining differences. We will not show flexibility regarding our red lines,” the unnamed Iranian diplomat told Iran’s semi-official news agency ISNA. (ISNA/Reuters, 8 July)
The biggest sticking points reportedly include the speed of sanctions relief, R&D on advanced centrifuges, and the current UN Security Council resolutions on arms embargo against Iran and the country’s ballistic missile program.
“I have not seen anything new from Iran (on the remaining differences,” a Western diplomat close to the talks today told Reuters. Another Western country echoed the remarks.
A senior U.S. official told reporters late on Tuesday that negotiations were approaching a moment of truth.
“I believe we will in the near-term either get the deal or find out we can’t,” the U.S. official said. (Reuters, 8 July)