Now Iran Wants to Rush Nuke Deal?
After years of foot dragging and outright lies, Iran claims now is possibly the last opportunity for the West to negotiate a deal over Iran’s “peaceful” nuclear program. Given the Obama administration’s willful ignorance of the Islamic regime’s true goal to at least incinerate Israel, will Obama cave in to a deal that is no deal at all? Israel may be forced to act unilaterally to thwart Iran’s nuclear program:
MUNICH (WSJ) —A final deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program remains elusive after the latest talks, with Tehran refusing to move on a central demand to significantly curtail uranium enrichment, Western officials said Sunday.
Iran’s lead negotiator, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, got a boost Sunday from Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who signaled he could back a compromise accord but would oppose a deal he saw as hurting Iran’s interests. Mr. Khamenei is widely seen as the final arbiter of Iran’s security policies.
With political pressure mounting in Washington and Tehran, Mr. Zarif met this weekend with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and other members of the six-power group that Iran negotiates with on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference.
He said now is the time—and perhaps the last chance—to clinch a final deal.
“We are prepared to reassure the international community” about the nuclear program, Mr. Zarif said Sunday. “This is the opportunity to do it. We need to seize this opportunity. It may not be repeated.”
The talks have been extended twice but Mr. Zarif said it wouldn’t be in anyone’s interest to do so again.
Still, Western officials say that despite Iran’s public haste, Tehran isn’t offering compromises that would make a deal possible.
Translation– Iran wants to get a “deal” before a Republican takes the White House in 2016. – Grizzly Joe