Iran-P5+1 N-deal unlikely till deadline
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 24
By Dalga Khatinoglu, Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Achieving an agreement between Iran and the P5+1 group over the Islamic Republic's nuclear program is unlikely in the remained time, Iranian lawmaker, Esmail Kovsari said.
Kovsari, who is a member of Iran's Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy commission, told Trend that the negotiations have not achieved any success so far despite the claims.
He also argued that the western side pursues political issue rather than nuclear issues in the negotiations.
A fresh round of Iran-P5+1 (the US, UK, France, Russia, China, and Germany) talks will be held in Geneva on March 2.
The latest of talks was for the first time attended by Chairman of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi and US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz. The two attended the talks to discuss detailed technical issues.
The talks between Iran and the P5+1 were extended until June 30, 2015 to reach a comprehensive nuclear agreement. However, the sides attempt to reach a political accord in March.
The US Secretary of State John Kerry has announced that the US President Barack Obama had "no inclination whatsoever" to extend the talks facing a March 31 deadline for agreement on a political framework for the deal.
After the parties failed to meet the Nov. 24, 2014 deadline they also extended the Geneva nuclear deal, which was signed in November 2013 for providing Iran with some sanctions relief in exchange for Tehran agreeing to limit certain aspects of its nuclear activities.
Edited by CN