European powers warn Iran nuclear talks nearing ‘end of road’ | The Guardian Nigeria News


Western powers on Friday reported some progress in talks to save the landmark Iran nuclear deal, but European diplomats warned that they were “rapidly reaching the end of the road”.

In a blow to European mediators, Iran requested a new pause in the talks in Vienna, which aim to bring the United States back into the 2015 agreement and roll back nuclear activities. The Islamic republic stepped up its nuclear projects after the US withdrawal.

The talks had just resumed in late November after a five-month break following the election of a new hardline government in Iran.

“There has been some technical progress in the last 24 hours, but this only takes us back nearer to where the talks stood in June,” Britain, France and Germany, known as E3, said in a statement.

“We are rapidly reaching the end of the road for this negotiation.”

Underlying Western concerns are fears that Iran will soon have made enough progress that the 2015 accord — under which it was promised economic…

Source: Guardian Newspaper