Iran's ambassador to the United Nations said Friday that negotiations with the big powers over the disputed Iranian nuclear program had reached a "critical point," implicitly raising the possibility of failure, because of the new regimen of harsh economic sanctions that have just been imposed on his country by the United States and European Union.
"This by itself indicates that they are not willing to engage with us in a meaningful dialogue," the ambassador, Mohammad Khazaee, told reporters at a news conference convened by Iran's United Nations mission to present its view of the nuclear negotiations, which have made scant progress after three rounds of high-level talks since April.
A meeting of lower-level negotiators representing Iran and the so-called P5-plus-1 group of nations -the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany -is set for Tuesday in Istanbul.
hmm who knows if certain political figures from the US are intervening behind closed doors. As i have pointed out, the CONS have failed to create some major scenarios that would have handed the election to Mitt Romney (such as a government shutdown, default on the debt, the Supreme Court KO'ing ObamaCare, a shutdown of transportation/infrastructure work, and now doubling student loan rates). So now they'll have to disrupt international politics to influence the election...