The exhausting negotiations over Iran’s nuclear : One last trip to Tehran to complete a deal? Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Iranian foreign minister, left Vienna on the evening of Sunday, June 28, for a flying visit to Iran in order to consult with the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, who has final authority to say on thorny Iranian nuclear issue.
Mr. Zarif should be back in the Austrian capital on Monday, the day before the deadline to agree with the countries of the “P5 + 1” (United States, Russia, China, France, UK, Germany ) over the exhausting negotiations over Iran’s nuclear. But in all likelihood, the negotiations will be extended for a few days.
Again, delegations are preparing for a grueling marathon to complete the talks which continued to oscillate between “roller coaster” and “false flat” for twenty months, …
With all sides now acknowledging that the talks would need to continue beyond Tuesday, once considered the absolute deadline for a final deal, officials from several nations said some of the politically difficult questions — from inspections to how fast Iran could expand its nuclear infrastructure in the waning years of an accord — are still just as vexing as they were when the 18-month negotiation odyssey began. Earlier Iran refuses to inspect military sites .
For Secretary of State John Kerry, for whom an Iran deal would be the crowning achievement of his time in office, how the talks proceed this week will determine whether he can make a convincing argument to skeptics in Congress that he has negotiated an airtight freeze on the program for at least a decade while hobbling Iran’s ability to race for a bomb for years thereafter.