VIENNA, Feb 18 (Reuters) – The United States and long-time
arch-foe Iran agree on at least one thing ahead of Tuesday’s
negotiations on a long-term nuclear deal – reaching an agreement
will be very difficult, if not impossible.
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the man who
has the final say on all matters of state in the Islamic
Republic, declared again on Monday that talks between Tehran and
six world powers “will not lead anywhere.”
VIENNA (Reuters) – The United States said on Monday that talks between Iran and six world powers on a long-term deal for Tehran to limit its nuclear program and see international sanctions lifted will be long and complicated with no guarantee of success.
The remarks came from a senior U.S. official, who spoke on condition of anonymity on the eve of the first round of high-level negotiations since an interim deal struck on November 24 under which Tehran curbed some nuclear activities for limited sanctions relief.