After months of threats to really stick it to Iran if they renege on the interim P5+1 nuclear deal, US State Department official Wendy Sherman today conceded that Iran has actually done everything they promised to do under the deal.
Sherman insisted the US has done everything they promised as well, though since one of their promises was no new sanctions throughout the deal and hawks in Congress are still pushing those sanctions, that remains speculative.
Either way, Sherman continued the administration’s policy of downplaying the chances that the new talks would net a permanent nuclear settlement, saying any deal would “be very tough.”
The ongoing talks in Vienna went through their second day today, and officials say that good progress was made, though only two days into a six month process it is still awfully soon to predict a breakthrough.
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