Iran: Nuclear Aspirations Closer Thanks to Obama

Last Friday, US Secretary of State Kerry, meeting with Iranian Secretary of State Zarif on the sidelines of a conference in Munich, encouraged Iran to move forward on finalizing those parameters by March 24 (the deadline a group of Democratic Congresspersons had given Obama before considering sanctions). Following this, details would be ironed out by the June 30th final deadline.

Both Zarif and Kerry have agreed that there will be no more extensions of the final deadline. After Kerry pressed him on the issue, Zarif concurred.

“I do not believe another extension is in the interest of anybody. We’re reaching the point where it is quite possible to make an agreement … This is the opportunity to do it, and we need to seize this opportunity,” concluded Zarif.

The parameters of the deal are horrendous…