Det ligger ikke an til at det blir noen avtale med Iran om atomprogrammet. Frankrike skal ha gått inn for tøffere krav og Iran skal ha satt seg på bakbena.
Hva som skjer i forhandlingene i Geneve er vanskelig å si. Kan det være at USA/Obama har et så sterkt ønske om å distansere seg fra Midtøsten at det er villig til å gå med på kompromisser som man ellers ikke ville sagt ja til? Obamas politikk i Midtøsten er ved å rakne. Han velger ad hoc-løsninger for å komme seg ut. Slik kan det tolkes, og slik kan man forstå Israels frustrasjon.
Iran and the six world powers were split on the terms of a nuclear deal because the French were holding out for tougher conditions, a Western diplomat said.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Tehran was resisting demands that it suspend work on a plutonium-producing reactor and downgrade its stockpile of higher-enriched uranium to a level that cannot quickly be turned into the core of an atomic bomb.
Fabius’s remarks to France-Inter radio were the first to provide some specifics on the obstacles at the Geneva talks. He spoke by telephone from Geneva, where he, Kerry, Lavrov and counterparts from Britain and Germany, who are negotiating with Iran, consulted on how to resolve the obstacles at the talks.
Fabius mentioned differences over Iran’s Arak reactor southeast of Tehran, which could produce enough plutonium for several nuclear weapons a year once it goes online. He also said there was disagreement over efforts to limit Iran’s uranium enrichment to levels that would require substantial further enriching before they could be used as the fissile core of a nuclear weapon.