Gaps Remain, But Progress on Iran Nuclear Deal

West No Longer Demanding Iran 'Disclosures' in Deal

Progress continues to be made on the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran today, with Western powers finally deciding to end their demands for “disclosures” of more past research by Iran as part of the deal.

Iran has insisted that what they’ve disclosed is the full extent of the past research on nuclear arms, a program scrapped years ago. The US has continued to demand Iran disclose additional research, and wanted a public admission of guilt as part of a final pact.

With the deadline just days away now, officials seem to have finally figured out that a deal on current nuclear activities is far more important than a public shaming over what nuclear actions did or did not happen years ago.

Despite the progress, negotiators say that “big gaps” remain between the two sides on the final pact, mostly centering around how fast the sanctions will be removed and how much civilian uranium enrichment Iran will retain.

Author: Jason Ditz

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