The negotiators of major powers and Iran are against the wall, Tuesday, July 7, the last day of theoretical talks to find a historic agreement on the Iranian nuclear Vienna, the assumption of a further extension is increasingly likely.
After ten days of fierce negotiations in the Austrian capital, negotiations always come up against questions “decisive” and the possibility of “failed” can not be excluded , told a German diplomatic source
To avert such a scenario, that would ruin nearly two years of efforts to clear a dispute that is poisoning international relations for over twelve years, the White House, like Iran, have not ruled Monday a further extension of negotiations. “I would say it is quite possible” said Josh Earnest, spokesman of President Barack Obama, when asked about a possible “slippage” schedule compared to this deadline.
“A failure can not be excluded”
Initially set at 30 June, the deadline was postponed to Tuesday, July 7, from mutual agreement between Iran and the P5 + 1 countries (China, USA, France, Great Britain, Russia and Germany). A new report, even hours, require Tuesday to extend once again the interim agreement that provides a framework for negotiations since November 2013, and provides for a partial suspension of sanctions against Iran and a freeze of part . of its nuclear activities
Nuclear: the last difficult choices in Tehran
The intended agreement is to ensure that Tehran’s nuclear program can not have military outlets, in exchange for a lifting of international sanctions that stifle the economy for years. The Islamic Republic has always denied prosecution or pursue military nuclear aims. But Tehran claims its right to operate a full civil nuclear industry, including uranium enrichment.
Iran as the major powers have expressed their determination to succeed, while refusing to subscribe to a “bad agreement” . “We did not yet. We should not underestimate the fact that important issues are not addressed. If there is no movement on these critical issues, failure can not be excluded “, said German source.
Monday, all Ministers stakeholder countries in the file ended up in plenary meetings for the first time in this final round of negotiations. But could not announce “breakthrough” expected. Despite the conclusion of a framework agreement in Lausanne in April, leaders of American diplomacy John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif, who have hardly left the negotiating table in recent days failed to iron out all disputes
An Iranian official did not rule out that negotiations can go beyond 9 July, when an agreement is to be submitted to Congress that it can implement its “right to look “. Beyond 9, the start of the implementation of an agreement would take at least two months.
The negotiations stumble on the same key points for months, mainly the issue of sanctions. Tehran wants a substantial and quick lifting of sanctions, including those of the UN Security Council adopted from 2006. The P5 + 1 insists, he, on a gradual and reversible process if Tehran does not take its obligations.