The P5+1 nuclear talks with Iran resumed today in Geneva, Switzerland, the first talks to take place since the latest extension of the interim nuclear deal was agreed to.
After hopes of a quick deal when the extension was reached in late November, there seems to be more pessimism that the process will continue through the summer.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, however, speaking in Tehran, remained optimistic, saying that Iran was determined to see the negotiations through to a deal in spite of opposition from the ultraconservative bloc.
Among the primary issues remaining are the size of Iran’s remaining civilian uranium enrichment program, and how fast the sanctions against Iran will be removed. The deadline for the new talks is July.
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