Iran and the West – how big a gap?

Will Iran’s tenacious defiance finally triumph over the pusillanimity of the US administration?

November 17, 2014 14:30
Nuclear facility

Nuclear facility. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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The signals are mixed. As the November 24 deadline for reaching an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program approaches, signs of premature triumphalism are emerging from Tehran. At the same time expressions of caution, if not downright pessimism, emanate from Washington – but are they genuine? There is a growing belief in the media that a dishonorable deal is in the making.

This final round of talks between Iran and the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council – US, UK, Russia, China, France – plus Germany) is nearly upon us. Last week Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamanei, declared that the “Great Satan’s” (i.e. the US’s) attempt to bring Iran to its knees had failed.


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