PM says alternative to the new, ‘bad deal’ with Iran is not war, but ‘standing firm for better deal’; Feinstein: This can backfire on him
President says agreement cuts off ‘every path’ to a bomb; Officials in Israel: It legitimizes Iran’s nuclear program; Zarif: No facilities closing; Joy in streets of Tehran
In infuriated statement, PM pans emerging ‘unconscionable’ deal, says cessation of Tehran’s aggression ‘should be nonnegotiable’
PM warns of ‘Iran-Lausanne-Yemen axis’; officials say Tehran has agreed to ship out all enriched uranium to Russia
At Tehran rally marking revolution anniversary, Rouhani urges ‘constructive engagement’ with West, blasts ‘Zionist’ meddling
Published April 06, 2013
Catherine Ashton said Saturday that the talks revealed that “the two sides remain far apart on substance.”
“What matters in the end is substance, and … we are still a considerable distance apart,” Ashton said at the end of the two day talks.
The six insist Iran cut back on its highest grade uranium enrichment production and stockpile, fearing Tehran will divert it from making nuclear fuel to form the material used in the core of nuclear warhead.
Iran insists it has a right to enrich but says it has no interest to use the technology to make weapons. It wants more sanctions relief than the six are offering for any concessions on its part.