Iran’s nuclear capabilities: What’s next?

The Heat

Last Friday, the fifth round of negotiations over Iran’s nuclear capabilities ended in Vienna. However, it is still unclear how much progress has been made.

According to a spokesman for EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, the drafting of a deal is in progress. Iranian foreign minister Mohammed Javad Zarif has urged the P5+1 powers to “abandon excessive demands which will not be accepted by Iran.”

Such demands include strict constraints on uranium enrichment and deep cuts in Iran’s nearly 20,000 centrifuges, in exchange for relief from damaging economic sanctions.

There is clearly still much to be decided, with less than a month before the self-imposed deadline for an agreement. CCTV’s Sandra Gathmann has the latest from Vienna.

The Heat: Fifth round of Iran nuclear talks completed

Last Friday, the fifth round of negotiations over Iran's nuclear capabilities ended in Vienna. However, it is still unclear how much progress has been made. CCTV's Sandra Gathmann has the latest from Vienna.

Two leading scholars with opposing viewpoints join CCTV’s Anand Naidoo to discuss the status of negotiations with Iran over its nuclear capabilities. From London, Emanuele Ottolenghi, a senior fellow with the U.S.-based policy institute Foundation for Defense of Democracies. And from Tehran, Seyed Mohammad Marandi, a member of the Institute for North American and European Studies and a professor at the University of Tehran. The interview is divided into two parts.

Part I:

Marandi and Ottolenghi on Iran\'s nuclear program: Part I

Two leading scholars with opposing viewpoints join CCTV's Anand Naidoo to discuss the status of negotiations with Iran over its nuclear capabilities. From London, Emanuele Ottolenghi, a senior fellow with the U.S.-based policy institute Foundation for Defense of Democracies. And from Tehran, Seyed Mohammad Marandi, a member of the Institute for North American and European Studies and a professor at the University of Tehran.

Part II:

Marandi and Ottolenghi on Iran\'s nuclear program: Part II

Two leading scholars with opposing viewpoints join CCTV's Anand Naidoo to discuss the status of negotiations with Iran over its nuclear capabilities. From London, Emanuele Ottolenghi, a senior fellow with the U.S.-based policy institute Foundation for Defense of Democracies. And from Tehran, Seyed Mohammad Marandi, a member of the Institute for North American and European Studies and a professor at the University of Tehran.