Skip to comments.US, France, Britain: Iran nuclear negotiations have reached an abrupt halt (France holds the line)
Posted on 11/09/2013 6:18:24 AM PST by Dave346
After negotiating with help of US secretary of state, French FM stresses importance of Israel's security concerns, says there will be no deal; US diplomats tell 'LA Times' talks will continue at least into next week.
France said on Saturday there was no certainty nuclear talks under way with Iran in Geneva would succeed because of major stumbling blocks over an initial proposed text on a deal, and the importance of Israel's security concerns.
"As I speak to you, I cannot say there is any certainty that we can conclude" the talks, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on France Inter radio, noting that France could not accept a "sucker's deal".
Top diplomats from Iran and six world powers are in a third day of negotiations over Iran's nuclear program to try to end a decade-old standoff. The West suspects that Iran is enriching uranium to develop nuclear weapons capability. Tehran denies this.
"The security concerns of Israel and all the countries of the region have to be taken into account," Fabius said.
Among the sticking points for Paris, Fabius said that France wanted Iran to stop operations at its Arak reactor during the negotiations and said there were questions about Iran's stock of uranium enriched to 20 percent.
France has traditionally taken a tougher line on Iran than most other world powers and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has accused it of being more intransigent in talks than the United States.
Among the sticking points, Fabius said, was a call for Iran to halt operations at its Arak research reactor - a potential producer of bomb-grade plutonium - while the negotiating process goes on, as well as questions about Iran's stock of uranium enriched to 20 percent of fissile purity.
(Excerpt) Read more at jpost.com ...
“French FM stresses importance of Israel’s security concerns”
I never thought I’d say, “Way to go, France.” A “sucker’s deal” indeed. Very plain talk from a diplomat.
France is probably angling for the contacts to build the reactors.
There may still be a deal:
EXCERPT: “Word that Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and a senior Chinese official from Beijing also were headed to the talks provided fresh hope for at least an interim deal, perhaps on Saturday.”
World powers, Iran seek nuclear deal despite Israeli opposition
Kerry needs a success, hope this is not his legacy. Also, considering how Obama is handling the mess of the ACA rollout, this Iranian rollout can not turn out well!! It’s more then a systemic problem.
How far our country has fallen. France is defending our allies.
France to Obama....... you spy, you die
Reference: NSA listening in in France
Not sure if this ‘deal’ means anything since Obama let the horse out of the barn months ago...
I think this is what you really meant
Israel accuses US of deceit on nuclear deal with Iran. Geneva signing drags out as Iran ups its price
Regardless of how you might or might not doubt Debka as a source, I would recommend reading this in its entirety — has some interesting insights and more details about Obama’s deception tactics — telling Israel one thing and doing another.
EXCERPT: “From those conversations, Netanyahu learned to his dismay that the version of the accord he had received from Kerry in the first of their three conversations differed substantially from the outline prepared for signing in Geneva especially in the key clause of sanctions relief.
While Obama and Kerry have admitted only to lifting a few minor reversible sanctions and modest sanctions relief as part of the deal, Israel discovered a far more generous package of concessions was on offer. The Europeans would lead the way in easing sanctions to allow Washington to show clean hands especially to Congress.
By Friday, the Iranians understood that the Obama administration was so hell-bent on signing the first ever international accord on their nuclear program, that they could afford without much risk to up the price for their signature and extort more last-minute concessions.”
France? What has happened? Are they the new leaders of the Free World? Thank you Obama! What are you going to do? Drone Strikes on Paris?
Three more years of this nonsense. Will the voters push back or will they be too sick too care due to the Iatrogenic nature of Obamacare?
The shame one has to feel when the U.S. is being exceeded in rational diplomacy by the French is truly traumatic.
France has woken up to the problem that is Islam, along with a few other countries in Europe. Our problem, is that we have a muslim in the White House.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.