Though details are still scant, the White House has made an unusual public comment on the P5+1 talks with Iran, saying that they will propose a “phased approach” that will reportedly include “limited sanctions relief.”
The plan reported involves a “six month halt” to Iran’s nuclear program, though it isn’t clear what exactly this means, nor was there any information on the “limited and reversible” sanctions relief.
Officials did seem agreed on the idea that the relief wouldn’t touch any of the “core” sanctions against Iran. Iran has also been pushing the idea that a tentative framework could be reached at the conference in Geneva.
US officials say they believe Iran wants a deal “fast,” but with the reformist Rouhani government facing a lot of criticism from hardliners on the idea the US can’t be trusted, a deal for temporary, limited relief may be tough to swallow, unless it offers a reasonable track for a permanent deal.
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