25 November 2014
Though the six world powers and Iran couldn’t clinch a final comprehensive agreement for the second time, there is still hope for resolving the long-lasting dispute over Islamic Republic’s nuclear energy program as the sides agreed to extend the nuclear talks for seven consecutive months.
After a nearly week of intensive talks in Vienna, the P5+1 and Iran have ended talks with the two sides agreeing to extend the Joint Plan of Action till July 1, 2015.
The extension of the nuclear talks showed that both sides are willing to overcome the differences between them. The diplomats from both sides are hopeful to reach the final deal in less than seven months.
… Commenting on the issue, James M. Dorsey, Senior fellow at Nanyang Technological University’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies told AzerNews that a failure means there would be no agreement to resolve the nuclear issue and no agreement to extend the talks.
“Beyond the differences over remaining issues, both the United States and Iran need to project a sense of tough and difficult negotiations to counter critics, both domestic and regional, of any agreement that might be achieved,” Dorsey said.
RSIS / Online
Last updated on 26/11/2014