Tehran cast doubt Friday on whether the Iran nuclear deal will proceed. But the Iranians are also dealing with an unstable political landscape – and with Obama, who wants to give diplomacy a chance.
Iran has 'responded' to a nuclear swap deal. But the IAEA won't say if Iran said 'yes' or 'no.' It appears Iran is making fresh demands. If so, sanctions from the US may be coming soon.
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Tehran says it needs more time to decide. It may be playing for better terms, but in wavering on the Iran nuclear deal, it could lay the groundwork for sanctions.
Iran missed a deadline to respond to a proposed deal. Tehran asked for more time, but some worry that it's backing away from what had been termed a possible breakthrough for easing concerns about its nuclear program.
Negotiators for President Barack Obama and other powers may have a breakthrough deal on Iran's nuclear program. But while they wait for Tehran's Friday answer, some worry that Iran won't deliver.
An Iranian official spoke against the tentative Iran nuclear deal Thursday. But US officials expect that dissonant voices may be heard before Tehran makes a final decision.
Negotiators appeared to reach a draft agreement on Iran's nuclear program on Wednesday that could see most of the country's nuclear fuel sent abroad and vindicate Barack Obama's engagement policy. But it awaits approval from senior officials in Tehran.
A round of talks on Iran's nuclear program in Vienna, at which the US and other powers were hoping to nail down a deal, faltered on Tuesday.
The meeting between Iran and world powers was off to a 'good start,' said the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, and discussion of a nuclear-fuel swap would continue Tuesday.