French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said during a session of parliament last week that Iran must make a decision now.
“We have reached a tipping point. It is now a matter of days, not weeks,” Le Drian said, adding that the six world powers negotiating a renewed nuclear deal with Iran in Vienna are now aligned on the contours of the new accord.
“Political decisions are now expected from Iran. Either they cause a serious political crisis in the coming days, or they accept the agreement that respects the interests of all parties,” said Le Drian.
However, earlier Iran made it clear that it does not want to rush into a new deal. According to Iran, it is the West that must make a political decision if it wants a new agreement with the Islamic Republic.
Ten days ago Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi reiterated that the regime has never pinned any hopes of reaching an agreement acceptable to the Islamic Republic.
According to Raisi, Iran places only “hope in the...
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