November 22, 2014

ACTUALLY, TIME IS INFINITE:

John Kerry stays in Vienna in bid to hammer out Iran nuclear deal (Julian Borger, 21 November 2014, The Guardian)

Earlier, [British foreign secretary, Philip] Hammond had told reporters: "It's clear that both sides want to get a deal done. But none of us want to do a bad deal and we're very clear we have to get more flexibility from the Iranians. In return, we're prepared to show some flexibility on our side. But time is short."

Hammond added: "There is clearly an interest on the Iranian side to get a deal done. The prize for Iran is huge. Access to very large amounts of frozen assets, the ability to trade freely with the world again, and the ability to reset relationships with the international community, so there is a huge prize on the table for Iran."

The reality is that there's no rush. It's just a matter of how both sides get to the prize that was already decided on when they sat down : normal relations with the West for a non-nuclear Iran.

Posted by at November 22, 2014 12:01 PM
  

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