Iranian Source: Other Side’s Affinity for Sanctions Prolonged Nuclear Talks
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The reason that the nuclear talks between Iran and world powers have been once again extended until July 10 was that the other side is reluctant to abandon the anti-Iran embargos and has a strong feeling of affinity for the UNSC sanctions, a source close to the Iranian team said.
Speaking in Vienna on Tuesday, the source said the other side seems to be unable to make “tough decisions” on the removal of the anti-Iran sanctions.
The other parties’ strong affinity for the United Nations Security Council’s power, its resolutions, and the contents of a new UNSC resolution that will annul the whole previous anti-Iran sanctions under a possible final nuclear deal, were among the factors that hindered the conclusion of the talks on Tuesday, the source noted.
“The lack of consensus and unified conclusion among members of the (Group) 5+1 is another reason that the negotiations have not been finished until this stage,” the source noted, adding that the time has come for the six powers to carry out their political will with the political decisions.
Iran and the Group 5+1 (also known as the P5+1 or E3+3) have been negotiating over the past 22 months to end more than a decade of impasse over Tehran's civilian nuclear program once and for all.
Last week, the parties gave themselves an extra week beyond an end-June deadline to nail down details of the long-awaited accord.
However, they decided on July 7 to continue the talks until Friday to overcome the remaining differences and finalize the deal.