According to Western officials familiar with the situation, Iran is expected to bring a package of serious proposals for a permanent settlement of the ongoing nuclear program dispute to the Geneva conference with the P5+1 next week.
The package will offer specific limits on the number of centrifuges Iran’s civilian enrichment program will use, and will reportedly also offer to phase out 20 percent enrichment and allow additional inspections above and beyond the requirements under their safeguards agreement, in return for an easing of sanctions.
The Iranian government has been winding down 20 percent enrichment at any rate, having made enough fuel rods for its aging US-built medical reactor for the rest of its life, and is more focused on ensuring a supply for its Bushehr power plant now, which runs on 3.5 percent enriched uranium. Weapons-grade uranium would need to be over 90 percent.
The offer may well split the P5+1 on the talks, with most of the nations likely to be in favor of an extremely reasonable Iranian offer and the US likely to be driven primarily by Israel’s opposition to any deal in general more inclined to counter with an “offer” for Iran to do all of this and more unilaterally without any real sanctions easing.
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It won't matter how far over Iran Bends backwards. USrael will not ever be happy without an "enemy" to beat up on, humiliate, and aggravate. For sport.
The US position posited here is not just likely. It is what Kerry has said. What may or may not be likely is the US backing off that position under pressure from the other P4+1.
The distinction is important, because they could simply stop honoring the unilateral sanctions. They have real power to end the sanctions. The US acts as if they don't.
I wouldn't count on that. There have been far too many occasions over the last 20 years of the rest of the world cravenly conceding to US extremism, even when they HAD to know the US was lying or mistaken. I've given up waiting for the rest of the world to get post-Munich with today's US. The leaders of each of the other P4+1 should all be given complimentary Neville Chamberlain-autograph model umbrellas.
It is highly probable that any proposal Iran makes will have been discreetly run by Russia and China who have a good idea what the UK, France, and Germany are prepared to accept. If Iran makes an proposal acceptable to the Europeans, it is difficult to see how the US could block it without becoming completely isolated. Iran knows this. Obama is no fool and so he knows this too. The Israelis know it too, but they don't care. Those who don't know are the imbeciles in Congress who don't have a clue about anything outside the US and Israel.
There are two good reasons to assume that the rest of the world wioll alwaysn say "your wish is my command" to the US: cowardice and greed.
The sanctions are mainly based on UN approval, regarding Iran sanctions USG and some European governments are eager to make sure that Iranians will suffer no matter what. Question is if the very same governments are eager to impose any sanctions against Israelis government knowing and the historical records shows that political system governing Israel is based on being a apartheid regime and acting by the rules of an apartheid regime. In the other hand, USG and others have no other option but to cooperate with such regimes because there is no such social matter as functioning democracy any longer exist in what is presented by these regimes as democracy.
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