The issue of nuclear weapon between Iran and six world powers negotiating on Tehran’s nuclear program has continued, as the deadline issued draws near.
The U.S Secretary of State, John Kerry, said on Sunday that, the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China want Iran to reduce its nuclear fuel-making capacity to deny it any means of quickly producing atom bombs and in exchange, international sanctions that have crippled the large OPEC member’s oil-dependent economy would gradually be lifted.
Iran, however, says it is enriching uranium for peaceful energy purposes only and wants the sanctions removed swiftly. But a history of hiding sensitive nuclear work from U.N. inspectors raised international suspicions and the risk of a new Middle East war if diplomacy fails to yield a long-term settlement.
U.S Secretary of State, John Kerry, who spoke ahead of meeting with foreign ministers in Australian capital at the weekend to breathe new life into the talks, said that there were some very significant gaps still.
Also, German Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, told reporters that Germany and the other members of the six-power group have tried to persuade Iran of the urgency of a deal.
He said that this may be the last chance to peacefully resolve the dispute over Iran’s nuclear program, he told reporters, “It’s now up to Iran to decide whether it wants cooperation with the international community or to remain in isolation… The ball is in Iran’s court”.