Giving away the keys to a Nuclear Iran: Deal can be reached, says Rouhani

The United States and other European nations are negotiating out of weakness not strength since they’re afraid of taking military action against Iran to destroy their nuclear program. Iran has been a rogue nation since 1979 and they have done nothing in their history to show they can be trusted to keep their word. This is an insane exercise.

BBC reports Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says that progress made in nuclear talks means a final deal can be reached.

“There is nothing that cannot be resolved,” although some differences still remain, Iranian state media quoted him as saying.

US Secretary of State John Kerry also said that “substantial progress” had been made in the talks.

Six world powers are negotiating a deal with Iran aimed at limiting its nuclear activity, with a late March deadline.

Iran insists its nuclear programme is for peaceful purposes but world powers fear it has military ambitions.

Mr Rouhani said that in the current round of talks in Lausanne, Switzerland, “shared points of view emerged in some of the areas where there had been a difference of opinion”.

They could become “a foundation for a final agreement”, he said, according to state news agency Irna.

‘Intensive verification’

Speaking separately in Lausanne, Mr Kerry said “genuine progress” had been made, although “important gaps” remained.

Both sides had “kept the commitments we have made in the joint plan [the interim deal agreed in November 2013] and we have all lived up to our obligations”, he said.

The US wanted “a comprehensive and durable agreement… whose implementation is not based on trust, but based on intensive verification”.

Mr Kerry also said that “fundamental decisions have to be made… they need to be made now.”

On Friday, US President Barack Obama said in a video message to the Iranian people that there was “an historic opportunity to resolve this issue peacefully”.

Iran has been in talks with the so-called P5+1 – the US, UK, France, China and Russia plus Germany – who want it to scale back sensitive nuclear activities to ensure that it cannot develop a nuclear weapon.

In return, the world powers have offered to lift sanctions that have crippled Iran’s economy.

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Iran hasn’t earned the right to even be at the negotiating table while at the same time sponsoring terrorism around the world.

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Samuel Gonzalez

Samuel Gonzalez

Samuel Gonzalez is the editor-in-chief of The Last Tradition, a blog he started in April 2009. Samuel is one of the top Latino bloggers in the country and his blog has been linked by Gateway Pundit, Right Wing News, Instapundit, Legal Insurrection, American Thinker and other top conservative blogs. He's a strong Reagan conservative, a Rush Limbaugh disciple, an unconventional Evangelical who not only takes on Liberal orthodoxy, but also challenges other so-called soft conservatives afraid to buck political correctness.

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