In Lausanne, U.S. with Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia are looking to find an agreement on the possibility for Iran to develop nuclear power and to remove anti-Tehran sanctions.
The negotiators want to ensure Iran‘s nuclear program is just for peaceful civilian purposes, with enough assurances and monitoring to prevent it from producing high-grade fuel for a nuclear bomb. Iran, an oil-rich nation, says it wants to produce its own nuclear fuel for domestic energy, scientific and medical purposes. (USA Today)
Strong criticism from Israel: “Iran would be less than a year away from obtaining a nuclear weapon if its emerging deal with world powers is signed”, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Tuesday, as talks between Iran and the US-led group of countries went down to the wire in Switzerland. (Times of Israel)
A senior member of Iran’s nuclear negotiating team says Tehran and the P5+1 group of countries have reached an agreement on the removal of anti-Tehran sanctions, “but minor issues still remain”. (Tehran Times)