EU Expects Quick Responses on the Iran Nuclear Deal

US, Iran mull final test

Negotiations are done, the text is as final as it is ever going to be, and the European Union seems surprisingly upbeat on the nuclear deal’s chances, saying they envision a “very quick” response from Iran and the US on the matter.

That hope comes in spite of there not being a quick anything in the years of negotiations. Both the US and Iran are reportedly weighing the text, though some reports say the US stands ready to “quickly conclude” the deal.

That sounds very hopeful, especially since several recent EU attempts to bring both sides to the table convinced Iran quite readily, only for the US to stall and then suggest time was running out.

US officials say the EU plan is the “only possible basis” for a deal, while Iran has reportedly backed off key demands. Time seems right to make a deal, and if it’s going to happen, it clearly should happen soon.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is senior editor of