Iran Sees US Delaying Nuclear Deal: More Than One Issue Remains

EU coordinator: US 'taking their time' in giving replies

Iranian officials say there is no end in sight for the ongoing nuclear talks, saying that there are multiple issues unresolved and still pending with the US. They say US messages provided through the EU are far from settling the matter.

Unfortunately as with other recent reports, it is not specified what these remaining issues are, so it is difficult to judge how likely they are to be sorted out, or what the next step is. The only known issue at present is the removal of the IRGC from the terror blacklist, which the US doesn’t want to do.

EU coordinator Enrique Mota, responsible for passing US messages to Iran, says that the US is responsible for the delays and is “taking their time” on any messages.

US officials claimed recently to see an opportunity to work out a deal. So far, however, they don’t seem to be stepping up to get that done in a timely fashion. While things are delayed, US officially continually threaten to enforce an unspecified and seemingly arbitrary deadline.

Author: Jason Ditz

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