No nuclear deal by Nov. 24 deadline


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By Gordon Duff and Press TV, Iran


As Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany hold final round of nuclear talks in the Austrian capital Vienna, an American political commentator casts doubt on the possibility of a final deal by November 24 deadline.

“There is not going to be a deal before November 24 because the United States is not going to be able to promise lifting sanctions,” Gordon Duff, a senior editor at Veterans Today told Press TV.

“The other thing that we have seen continually is that they will come right up to the edge of an agreement and the West is going to raise the bar, they are going to add something, they are going to change something or they are going to stage an incident or some kind. This is one of the things that’s pre-staging, this is the phony human rights report is an attempt to sabotage the negotiations to make their next flatulent attempt to interfere with these negotiations to seem more justified. This is being played out like a game,” he added.
This comes against the backdrop of comments by British foreign secretary who has said the West is prepared to offer flexibility in the ongoing talks with Iran over its nuclear energy program.
“I’m not going to go into the detail but there has been positive discussions. There’s a very cordial atmosphere. It’s clear that both sides want to get a deal done. But none of us want to do a bad deal and we’re very clear we have to get more flexibility from the Iranians. In return, we’re prepared to show some flexibility on our side. But time is short,” Philip Hammond told reporters upon arrival in Vienna.
Hammond and his French counterpart Laurent Fabius arrived in Vienna on Friday to join the nuclear talks which have been underway since Tuesday.
Iran and the so-called P-5+1 groups of countries, which includes the US, Britain, Russia, China, France and Germany are holding the final round of talks over Tehran’s nuclear energy program.
The two sides are trying to hammer out a comprehensive deal ahead of November 24th deadline.
The scale of Iran’s uranium enrichment and the timetable to lift the sanctions against Tehran are said to be the major sticking points in the course of the negotiations.


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