US warns Iran nuclear deadline may be missed

Lausanne (AFP) – The United States warned Tuesday that a midnight deadline to agree the outlines of a deal aimed at stopping Iran obtaining nuclear weapons may be missed, saying marathon talks in Switzerland may stretch into Wednesday.

In Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued his third broadside against the deal in as many days, saying it will “pave the way” to an Iranian nuclear bomb.

A senior US State Department official said negotiators would “keep working… if we are continuing to make progress, including into tomorrow (Wednesday), if it’s useful to do so.”

“At this time, no decisions have been made about our travel schedule,” the official said, adding that the US delegation was evaluating the progress made so far.

As Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov returned to the negotiations in Switzerland, an Iranian negotiator said progress was being made, but “slowly”…

  • David

    flat, black and glowing in the dark

  • mobuyus

    The Iranians have kerry and obama on the ropes.

  • mauser 98

    centrifuges , fissile materials …why bother?
    Iran , Saudi Arabia could buy a nuke weapon..years ago
    read some were missing in Russia… or buy one from China, Pakistan,NK
    none of this soap opera has ever made sense to me

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Buy a man a nuclear bomb and he can bomb Israel for a day.
      Teach him to make a nuclear bomb and he can bomb Israel every day.

      • mauser 98

        unlimited oil revenues will buy lots

  • Brett_McS

    Nuclear deadlines are so much more serious than conventional ones.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I didn’t say it was a red line.
      The world, the World said it was a red line.

  • Alain

    Gee, I am just so surprised with Obama and Kerry running the show.

  • JoKeR