- 08 Jul
Another Day Without Nuclear Progress
The global media continues to diligently report on the progress of nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1, even though there is virtually no progress to speak of. The AP reports that the two sides are no closer to an agreement on the number of centrifuges or the quantity of enrichment that Iran would be permitted. Neither has Iran shown willingness to convert the Arak heavy water facility in order to alleviate Western concerns that it is aimed at providing a plutonium pathway to nuclear weapons. With little to no progress and the deadline for an agreement now less than two weeks away, an extension of negotiations seems increasingly likely.