America and other major powers are not in a rush to reach a nuclear agreement with Iran said John Kerry, US Secretary of State. He also emphasized that they would not wait indefinitely.
The same idea has also been expressed by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who tweeted “We’re working hard, but not rushed, to get the job done.”
Both Iran and world powers see the pressure building up on them to strike a deal on the nuclear programme. If the deal is done, this would not become an issue in the US Congress.
Kerry said in a cautious manner that he was prepared to call an end to nuclear deal, if tough decisions aren’t made and they wouldn’t be sitting at the negotiating tables forever.
Kerry emphasized that “We also recognise that we shouldn’t get up and leave simply because the clock strikes midnight. And I emphasise, given that the work here is incredibly technical and that the stakes are very very high, we will not rush and we will not be rushed.”
Iran and the P5+1 exhibit differences in three key areas – international inspections of Iran’s non-nuclear sites, sanctions, and how Iran’s compliance will be verified.
The World powers want an assurance that Iran is not getting into the development of nuclear bomb. Iran has replied that its nuclear programme is for peaceful purposes.
Despite a little sign of concrete breakthrough, both the sides at the Vienna have confirmed that they are looking for progress.