How much longer will Iran talks be 'weeks from ending?' - analysis


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How much longer will Iran talks be 'weeks from ending?' - analysis
The longer the US and E3 complain about Iran negotiating too slowly, but do anything about it, the more Iran will take full advantage.
Published: JANUARY 23, 2022

Two days before the Iran nuclear talks resumed last November, and after the new Iranian government avoided negotiating for five months, European Union mediator Enrique Mora warned that time was of the essence. “There is a sense of urgency in all delegations that this negotiation has to be finished in a relatively reasonable period of time,” he said. “Again, I wouldn’t put limits, but we are talking about weeks, not about months.”

Eight weeks later, the message has remained the same from the Western parties to the talks, the US and E3 – France, Germany and the UK. “There is real urgency, and it’s really now a matter of weeks where we determine whether or not we can return to mutual compliance with the agreement,” US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said last Thursday.

The reason for the urgency is that Iran has far surpassed the limitations of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the 2015 nuclear deal that world powers are seeking to restore. That agreement restricted uranium enrichment to 3.67% purity, but Iran is enriching to 60%; weapons-grade uranium is 90% enriched. The Islamic Republic has been stockpiling uranium beyond what the JCPOA allows in recent years.



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Depends on Iran's timing it'll take as long as needed for Iran to get what they want nothing else will do.