Wednesday, 20 June 2012

The Latest from Iran (20 June): Nuclear Talks Over, Sanctions on the Way

0605 GMT: We open this morning with an analysis of the two days of talks in Moscow on Iran's nuclear programme: "Put bluntly, the US and European teams have decided to wait for the possible crash of the Iranian economy from further sanctions and domestic tensions."

Meanwhile, there is an interesting lack of commentary in Tehran, both on the West's apparent rejection of its five-point plan as the basis for discussions, on the gesture of "technical talks" in Istanbul on 3 July, and on the European Union's cut-off of oil imports from Iran two days before that.

There has been no word from Press TV since Tuesday afternoon, and State news agency IRNA prefers the story of a "sponsorship package" to strengthen co-operatives. The English edition of Fars, linked to the Revolutionary Guards, does offer an alternative, featuring the post-talks statement from Iranian negotiator Saeed Jalili:

Iran has no problem with transparency, rather it has a problem with deprivation. We are ready for cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency, but we, in turn, expect the illegal attitudes which are beyond the NPT (Non-Proliferation Treaty) and have been shown against the Iranian nation be withdrawn." 

from EA WorldView: EA Iran

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