Iran FM: ‘Unrealistic US’ to Blame for Nuclear Deal Delays

Warns US to stop wasting time

There is no Iran nuclear deal yet, and everyone agrees its someone else’s fault. Iranian FM Hossein Amiradollahian reported Thursday that that they view this as the fault of the US.

Amiradollahian says that if the US is pragmatic, a deal could be reached in the short term, and that the US has “unrealistic” expectations and are just wasting time.

The US and Iran both seem to have different expectations of how things will unroll, but Iran seems to have come in line with the rest of the negotiating nations, and the US keeps adding extra demands that are improbable when a deal seems to be close.

The specific disagreements aren’t clear anymore, with most things already resolved. Reports are that the US is considering removing the Iran Revolutionary Guard from the terror list, either as part of the deal or as part of a side-deal with the US in return for a promise to deescalate regional violence.

Neither side seems to be ruling out any offers, but both the US and Iran seem to want the other side agree with them, so they get credit for the deal, while wanting to make sure the other side takes the blame if it falls apart.

Author: Jason Ditz

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