American Thinker: Iran wants sanctions lifted now. Will the US cave?


The biggest sticking point in the negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program is apparently a disagreement over when sanctions against Tehran should be lifted.

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Iran is demanding that sanctions be lifted at the conclusion of the framework agreement, which is the first step toward a comprehensive accord still to be negotiated. The deal on a framework for negotiations must be reached by the end of this month.

But the US and the EU are insisting that the sanctions must remain in place until the International Atomic Energy Agency says that Iran’s nuclear program is not intended to build a bomb. The impasse threatens to shut down the talks.

But never fear. The US and Europe, who desperately want this deal, will probably cave in to the mullah’s demands rather than see the talks fail.

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