No agreement has been reached in the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program in Vienna. CCTV’s Jim Spellman reports.
As the July 20 deadline for a deal draws nearer, negotiators from the United Kingdom, Germany, France and the United States have not yet decided on a solution to the issues regarding Iran’s nuclear capabilities.
The deal is supposed to permanently loosen economic sanctions against Iran in exchange for a partial dismantling of their nuclear infrastructure.
It seems unlikely that an extension of the deadline for a deal will be provided, but negotiators have yet to decide how much nuclear infrastructure Iran can use for energy and medical research, and how long it will be until the economic sanctions will be removed.
Iran has repeatedly said that it has no intention of using the nuclear facilities to produce weapons, yet they have enriched uranium to levels that analysts say could provide material for weapons production.
In addition, there are rising concerns of disagreement over the best solution to the issue because the foreign ministers of both Russia and China are not participating in the Vienna talks.