Nuclear dispute with Iran:France’s foreign minister dampens expectations of Geneva Round / Breaking News


Up and down in Geneva: The West and Iran compete for a compromise in the nuclear dispute, Russia’s foreign minister also turns on. Still expected for Saturday, negotiators breakthrough. But now France’s foreign minister urged Fabius, a deal is by no means certain.

Six foreign ministers will probably come together this Saturday to negotiate with Iran imAtomstreit. According to his colleagues from the USA, Germany, France, Britain and Iran, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has left for Geneva.

Lavrov was currently on his way to Switzerland , the Russian Interfax news agency reported on Saturday , citing an unnamed source. From Russian sources said diplomats accordingly , Moscow still expect for a Saturday meeting of the so-called 5 +1 group , composed of the five UN veto powers and Germany .

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius , however, has dampened expectations . “There’s a first text that we do not accept,” Fabius said on Saturday the radio station France Inter. There is ” no assurance ” that the talks in Geneva an agreement come about.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry had traveled to Geneva on Friday surprisingly , saying there about five hours with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Sarif and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton. Then said members of the U.S. negotiating team , in the course of the evening ” made ​​further progress ” had been . There was , however, ” much work ” .

According to Iranian data , an agreement should be signed this Saturday , which will end the now run for more than ten years, nuclear , at least in the short term . On the negotiating table is a temporary solution , as it was some of the delegates .

Accordingly Tehran to suspend its nuclear program first . In turn, some of the economic sanctions imposed on the country should be softened or in foreign bank accounts blocked funds are released from oil revenues.

In a second step is then to negotiate a broader agreement . This is to ensure that Iran does not operate under the guise of a civilian nuclear program of nuclear weapons. Tehran wants to dispel this concern , but demands in return the recognition of the right to a civilian nuclear program , including uranium enrichment up to five percent , and the lifting of economic sanctions. “We have reached a delicate and very complicated phase of the negotiations and must now prepare the written agreement ,” said Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghtschi .

U.S. President Barack Obama informed the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday about the progress of the talks. Netanyahu Obama had called to speak with him about ” our continuous efforts for a peaceful solution ” to the conflict over Tehran’s nuclear program , said the White House . ” The President brought the Prime Minister to date , and underlined its strong commitment to prevent Iran from a nuclear weapon possession ,” the report said . That is the goal of the Geneva talks .
Netanyahu had previously affirmed and declared that Israel would not be bound by any agreement of the international community with his deep distrust of Iran, the Iranian intentions.

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) , Yukiya Amano , will be on a new round of nuclear talks with Iran in Tehran on Monday . Amano wants to meet with senior representatives , there to strengthen the ” dialogue and cooperation ” . Topic will also be inspections of military facilities .

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