Iran Says Nuclear Talks Will Restart Soon

Iran will stick to "rightful and logical" stance

France’s warning that time is running out on trying to revive the Iran nuclear deal doesn’t mean the process is dead. Rather, Iran is reporting that talks will resume very soon, with exact date and time to be released within the next few days.

Both Iran and the US suggest the other side needs to make concessions. Signs are that the US will not consider any concession involving sanctions relief, even though that’s materially what the whole negotiation is about.

The Iranians say they will retain a “rightful and logical stance” in the talks, which so far has not supported making a proper deal. Iran has pushed for sttraightforward deals built on the 2015 version.

The US, by contrast, seems to give support for the 2015 language, and would be happy to put restrictions back on Iran so long as they never have to deliver on promised sanction relief.

Author: Jason Ditz

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